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An eCommerce podcast for store owners, hosted by 7-figure store owners Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant. We cover everything in eCommerce from Shopify, to Amazon FBA. From email marketing, to Facebook Ads. Never before has there been a podcast with store owners who are so candid. Subscribe to the Ecomcrew podcast today!

The Ecomcrew Ecommerce Podcast Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant | eCommerce, Shopify, and Amazon FBA Experts

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    • 4.5 • 296 Ratings

An eCommerce podcast for store owners, hosted by 7-figure store owners Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant. We cover everything in eCommerce from Shopify, to Amazon FBA. From email marketing, to Facebook Ads. Never before has there been a podcast with store owners who are so candid. Subscribe to the Ecomcrew podcast today!

    E539: How Leslie Pierson Built A Shark Tank Winning Business

    E539: How Leslie Pierson Built A Shark Tank Winning Business

    Leslie Pierson, Shark Tank Winner and founder of GoodHangUps, joins Mike on the podcast to talk about how she got started in eCommerce, how one unexpected night eventually lead her to appear on Shark Tank, and how she is technically her son's employee. 
     
    Shark Tank is one of the biggest reality TV shows that almost every business owner knows about. It's not everyday that we get to interview a winner on the podcast. 
     
    But Leslie Pierson isn't just a typical business owner: she's an Ecomcrew Premium member. 
     
    In this episode, we get to talk about the multiple things that led to how she built a Shark Tank Winning Business. From starting with selling laptop skins, to building a business out of a 7 year old's idea, Leslie covers her ecommerce journey from start to present. 
     
    Leslie, thank you for the absolutely delightful conversation, it's been my favourite episode to record out of all 500 or so episodes. I hope to see you more in person, and I wish you and your family all the best with Tacos vs. Burritos. 
     
    If you have any questions or any topics you’d like us to discuss on the podcast, you can now email us directly at support@ecomcrew.com! Also, we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review on iTunes. 
     
    Thanks for listening!
     

    • 43 min
    E538: If You Were to Start All Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?

    E538: If You Were to Start All Over Again, What Would You Do Differently?

    Mike Beckham, a 9 Figure Business Owner, is on the podcast with Mike today to talk about what he'd do differently if he were to start building a 9 figure business all over again. We dive into how and why brand story is so important, and the uncommon mindset Mike Bekham uses to perpetuate business growth.
     
    Its hard enough trying to start an ecommerce business.
     
    Being a solopreneur means you'll have to be on top of your inventory levels, your PPC Campaigns, while also writing blog articles, making Youtube videos about your product and not to mention getting UGC from influencers. 
     
    But what does a 100+ person company look like? Better yet, what did it take to get to be able to sustain that level of overhead? 
     
    We've invited Mike Bekham, the co-founder of Simple Modern and 9 Figure Business Owner, to the podcast to ask him the golden question. If he had to do it all over again, what would he do differently? 
     
    We talk about how being part of a community and choosing the right niche can open up more growth opportunities than you realize, and how building a brand starts internally. 
     
    Here's some timestamps to help you along: 
    0:00 - Introduction  0:31 - Podcast Start  1:39 - Being a Part of an Amazon Community  6:55 - "What Would You Do Differently?" 7:44 - Playing to your strengths  8:34 - Choosing a product niche  14:53 - Product Differentiation 17:07 - Differentiation without millions in capital  24:13 - How Mike makes sure everyone's winning  30:42 - What Mike's learned over the years   
    Mike, thank you for coming on the podcast and sharing all of the things you'd consider heavily when starting over. I hope that everyone who listens enjoyed the episode as much as I had recording it with you, and wish you well for the rest of the year.  
     
     If you want to get in touch with Mike, you can find him at Linkedin or you can check out his Twitter. 
     
    If you have any questions or any topics you’d like us to discuss on the podcast, you can now email us directly at support@ecomcrew.com! Also, we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review on iTunes. 
    Thanks for listening!
     

    • 34 min
    E537: How Going Into Retail Killed John Terry's Business

    E537: How Going Into Retail Killed John Terry's Business

    John Terry joins Mike in today's episode as a follow up from his Under the Hood Episode 417 where he talks about how COVID & the political climate affected his business, and how going into retail ultimately killed his consumer packaged goods (CPG) business.
     
    Today's episode is one that left me absolutely speechless during recording. 
     
    It's a hard topic to talk about when listing down a bunch of mistakes, but it's infinitely more difficult to talk about when the list of mistakes eventually lead to the death of your business. 
     
    Nevertheless, I commend John for coming on today to talk about how his business ended up this way, the "trap" of going into retail, and advice for those looking to expand into selling in any big box retailer. 
     
    Here's some timestamps to help you along: 
    0:00 - Introduction  2:47 - Podcast Start  3:03 - Under the Hood Overview 4:31 - Meeting with Walmart 7:16 - The Second Mistake  7:48 - Kroger Reaching Out  9:13 - Ordering Inventory for Retail  11:34 - Kroger Privacy Around Logistics 12:35 - Kroger's Costs  13:41 - Backing out from Kroger 14:42 - First Warning  15:10 - Skyrocketing costs 18:27 - Poor performance in Walmart 20:24 - The goal moving forward 21:36 - Buying back inventory from Walmart  22:25 - Why the product failed in retail 25:39 - Where to go from here 28:00 - Mike's advice 32:02 - John's advice to entrepreneurs  37:21 - John's public adjusting business   
    John, I can't thank you enough for coming on the podcast and sharing all of the painful things you went through. I hope that someone listens to the episode and knows not to get into retail for the prestige of it. 
     
    We hope today’s episode was useful to you. If you want to get in touch with John, you can find him at Linkedin or you can check out his company, Crossroads Insurance Recovery. If you want to check out John's previous episode, click here.
     
    If you have any questions or any topics you’d like us to discuss on the podcast, you can now email us directly at support@ecomcrew.com! Also, we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review on iTunes. 
     
    Thanks for listening!

    • 41 min
    E536: The 10 Types of Add Backs You Need To Know When Selling Your Ecommerce Business

    E536: The 10 Types of Add Backs You Need To Know When Selling Your Ecommerce Business

    Chris Duty is back on the podcast as a special guest to talk about all the types of add backs you need to know when selling your ecommerce business. The inspiration for today came from a listener submitted question, which asked "what type of add backs can I negotiate when selling my ecommerce business?"
     
    When selling an ecommerce business, its important for owners to be compensated for the stressful one-time events that was experienced in the last 12 months when going to sell. 
     
    These are called "Add Backs", but what are they exactly? 
     
    I've invited Chris Duty, an advisor from Quiet Light Brokerage, to talk about the various types of Add Backs that you need to know about, why they matter, and how it can significantly impact the valuation of a business to potential buyers. 
     
    Here's some timestamps for your convenience: 
    0:00 - Introduction  0:31 - Ad Spot  2:46 - Background of Today's Subject 4:50 - What is an Add Back?  7:16 - Accrual Accounting 11:04 - Owner Salaries  13:20 - Value of Working Less  16:13 - Payroll Taxes / Income Taxes  17:53 - Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and Other Legal Fees 19:44 - Change in Service Provider Costs  20:26 - Employee Removal Costs   22:21 - How Mike Views Add Backs  27:33 - Cash Back / Points Credit Cards  30:26 - What if you use a regular credit card? 31:51 - Masterminds & Ecommerce Courses  32:27 - Lowered COGS  37:46 - Negative Add Backs  39:51 - Price Changes  43:33 - Conclusion  We hope today’s episode was useful to you. If you want to get in touch with Chris you can find him at Linkedin or you can check out the company at QuietLight.com. If you want to check out Chris' previous episode, click here.
     
    If you have any questions or any topics you’d like us to discuss on the podcast, you can now email us directly at support@ecomcrew.com! Also, we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review on iTunes. 
     
    Thanks for listening!
     

    • 49 min
    E535: Will E-commerce Ever Get Easier?

    E535: Will E-commerce Ever Get Easier?

    Mike discusses some hard hitting points of e-commerce with long-time friend John Canetta, including whether e-commerce will ever get easier, the hidden stresses of running an ecommerce business, and how John was able to recover from losing 80% of his business during quarantine. 
     
    With a new year coming around, it looks like the ecommerce landscape only gets more and more difficult. Amazon introduces more changes to storage fees, the number of competitors increase day by day, along with all the other stresses of a growing e-commerce business. In fact, the last time I've experienced an "easy" ecommerce year was back in 2019. 
     
    That's why I've invited John over to the podcast to discuss today's topic. John is a 7-figure business owner, with almost as much (if not more) years in experience selling on Amazon and Google than I do.  
     
    Here's some timestamps to help you skip to your favorite parts:
    0:00 - Introduction 0:30 - Ad Spot 2:46 - Podcast Starts  4:49 - Background on John 6:22 - The Hidden Stresses of an E-Commerce Business 9:15 - Difficulty of E-commerce 11:43 - Why Cash is King 13:10 - Ecommerce Struggles  14:36 - Evaluating the Financial Model  16:09 - The EOS Model  17:33 - Tracking Return on Working Capital  19:04 - 1 SKU Brand vs 100 SKU Brand  22:51 - Machinery Manufacturing Issues   
    As always, if you have any questions or anything that you need help with, reach out to us at support@ecomcrew.com if you're interested. 
     
    Don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes if you enjoy our content. If you have any questions, send us an email at support@ecomcrew.com. We'd love to help you in any way we can. 
     
    Until next time, happy selling!

    • 31 min
    E534: The Best Amazon Software of 2023

    E534: The Best Amazon Software of 2023

    It’s that time of the year again!
    In this episode, Dave and I will be revealing the winners (a couple of which you might not have expected) of last year’s survey to find out the Best Amazon Seller Software across five categories:
    Product and Keyword Research PPC Management Reimbursement Services Repricing Tool Product Launches and Giveaways On top of that, we’ll be talking about the software that we use in our day to day basis, and whether it's something Dave and I can't live without, the significant shifts in software usage among sellers, and the future of the SaaS ecosystem. 
    To check out the full breakdown of our results, head over to our blog post of the Best Amazon Software of 2023. 
    Don’t forget to leave us a review over on iTunes if you enjoy content like this. Happy selling and we’ll talk to you soon!

    • 41 min

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