This is not your average podcast. This podcast is for mindful e-commerce entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world.
We discuss the role of e-commerce and how it can be improved to better protect our natural world. We will chat openly and honestly to leaders in e-commerce: brands, merchants, tech solutions, web agencies and freelancers who are on a journey to make change.
With the global increase in demand in e-commerce: with billions of online stores selling and shipping products around the globe, this shift to online sales is a big contributor to climate change. We have one common goal - to build awareness of the social and environmental issues in e-commerce but most importantly to discuss the ways in which we can improve this and be better - together.
We have an opportunity, through education and awareness to influence shoppers, merchants, tech developers and associated industries to be mindful of our environment, social impact and reduce demand on natural resources.
So, here we are! Welcome to the MindfulCommerce podcast.
#12 Sustainable Packaging & Shipping Solutions For Ecommerce Brands - on a Budget!
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Where to find Packhelp:
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Where to find Zuzanna Mazurek:Zuzanna Mazurek - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find Byrd:
Byrd - Website
Where to find Sinem Yazici:Sinem Yazici - Email: email@example.com
Links Mentioned in Episode:
PlanetlyIndie Do Good
DHL - Go Green SolutionsDPD - Sustainability at DPDGroupGLS - KlimaProtect
Krissie Leyland 0:00 Hello, and welcome to the MindfulCommerce Podcast, a place where we talk to ecommerce brands and service providers and developers who care about protecting our planet. I'm Krissie.
Rich Bunker 0:11
And I'm Rich, and we're your hosts. This podcast is an extension of the MindfulCommerce Community.
Krissie Leyland 0:18
The MindfulCommerce Community is a safe place for ecommerce brands and experts to connect, collaborate and explore opportunities to work together to unleash the power of ecommerce as a force for good.
Rich Bunker 0:30
You can join by going to mindfulcommerce.io and clicking 'Community'. See you there!
Krissie Leyland 0:37
Hello, and welcome to another episode of The MindfulCommerce Podcast. So today, you'll be hearing a replay of a special panel event that we did in April. This event was all about sustainable packaging and shipping. The reason why we chose this subject is because as always, we polled the MindfulCommerce community. The biggest topic or challenge that they had on their mind at that time, was how to package and ship their products in the most environmentally friendly way. So we thought, "right, we're gonna get some experts to talk about this so that our community members can learn and ask questions." And and that's exactly what we did! So we speak to two experts. First, we speak to Zuzanna from Packhelp, and they provide custom designed packaging solutions for ecommerce brands. Then, we speak to Sinem from Byrd. Byrd is an ecommerce fulfillment company. So that's the perfect blend, we thought! So if you have any questions after listening to this event podcast, please feel free to find Zuzanna and Sinem's contact details in the show notes or join the MindfulCommerce Community to carry on the conversation. We will also be adding a handy guide on this subject to the MindfulCommerce Education Hub. So be sure to check that out for more tips. I'll link it to the show notes, of course. So thank you very much and enjoy!
Zuzanna Mazurek 2:21
My name is Zuzanna Mazurek and I'm going to briefly tell you what I do at the Packhelp. So at Packhelp, we have this creator where you can design & personalize your own packaging and that's my responsibility. We also have this feature for eco friendly, eco minded people. You can add any kind of icon or symbol related to sustainability and also you can plant trees with us. So that's pretty cool.
Just a few things about my agenda: So I'm going to talk about making your packaging sustainable, about eco properties... so what's really important, and the third point: are inspirations. I'm going to skip this part where I explain why sustainability is such an important topic. I know that since you voted for this topic, then you must know that already. I'm just going to give you very quickly, a short statistic that I read in many different reports: that almost half of the population worldwide pays attention to information about packaging, if it's sustainable or not. They're looking for some information. So that's why I think it's very important to have sustainable packaging, and also to share the message that you have sustainable packaging.
So first point: how to make your packaging sustainable. You can follow two different p
#11 Better Customer Connections For Your Online Store: For Planet & Profit
In this episode, we are re-uploading an event we did in the community. This is an event we hosted in January: 2021-with Okendo, which is a customer review app for Shopify stores, and Brave the Skies & Reverie The Boutique. This event is all about how online stores can create better connections with their customers. We talk about user generated content, influencer marketing, customer reviews and email marketing as well and how you can combine all of those together to create the perfect strategy to connect with your customers on another level. In particular, we talk about this from a perspective of a small brand with not such a big budget.
#010 The Perfect Blend: Find Your Why, Grow Your Ecommerce Business & Maintain Your Mental Health
Today we are talking to Adam the CEO and Co-founder of Blend Commerce - a Shopify agency specialising in turning ideas into reality. Blend are driven by success, with a mission to help Shopify entrepreneurs achieve significant and sustainable growth. Blend Commerce’s Motto is Clarify. Create. Convert. Which we will go into more detail on in the show! We also touch upon finding your why with Simon Sinek's approach, the 4 hour work week with Tim Ferris' method and whether it's really possible or if we even want that! All of this plus some chat about mental health and ensuring we protect ourselves when we start to experience business growth.
#009 Katie Boothby-Kung: Shopify's Incredible Work for Social Impact & Sustainability
Krissie chats to Katie Boothby-Kung from Shopify's Social Impact Team. Katie is doing lots of incredible work at Shopify and we wanted to chat about it here on the podcast to inspire others to follow in Shopify's footsteps. I'm a huge fan of Shopify and what they're doing so I'm extremely excited to share this chat with you.
#008 Does the World Need MoreTrees?
We talk to Niki and Alan from MoreTrees. You probably know that carbon dioxide is one of the biggest drivers of climate change and we know we should be playing our part in reducing and negating carbon emissions. MoreTrees is a tree planting app. MoreTrees not only helps offsets your emissions, but it comes with tons of other benefits too. Every tree planted helps the planet & it reduces extreme poverty and combat deforestation.
Happy Valentines Day - My Relationship With Bullies & Entrepreneurship.
This is a very raw and real conversation and self reflection - I really hope this helps even just one person. I explore the connection with experiencing bullying at a young age and the journey to becoming a business owner and entrepreneur. I also talk a bit about my upbringing, my parents, my boyfriend and how surfing saved my life and how this led to where I am today.