Ecommerce Straight
Talk Podcast

Join us every week for a new episode of Ecommerce Straight Talk,
where we discuss Ecommerce trends, behaviors, news, and latest topics.


How to Grow Your Ecommerce Business in 2021 with Colin Giblin at Turtle Fur

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 11

This week we’re chatting with Colin Giblin.

Colin is the Director of Ecommerce at Turtle Fur… A brand focused on making being happy outside easier since 1982 with quality headwear & accessories for all seasons and all lifestyles.

Join us in discussing all things eCommerce, including:

  • Effects of massive mask over-inventory
  • How to be persistent through Q3 and Q4
  • Dealing with the changing purchase behaviors of consumers
  • Growing a brand in 2021

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Conversational Ecommerce & Back-To-School

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 10

This week we’re discussing:

  • Weber and Traeger go public
  • TikTok IPO on ice
  • Amazon and Google under investigation
  • Klarna buys eComm tech startup Hero
  • Back-to-School sales to hit record spending

How to Use Ecommerce Ad Automation with Adan De La Cruz at Revealbot

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 9

This week on Ecommerce Straight Talk we’re chatting with Adan De La Cruz. Adan is the Success Manager at Revealbot.

Join us in discussing all things eCommerce, including:

  • Automation in Advertising Technology
  • iOS-14 interruptions
  • What’s working and what isn’t with Facebook Advertising 2021
  • Scaling and Growing a brand in this “New Normal”

Starting and Scaling a Subscription Box Company with Cody Rich at Backcountry Fuel Box

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 8

This week we’re chatting with Cody Rich.

He’s the Founder of Backcountry Fuel Box and the Creator of The Rich Outdoors Podcast.

Join us in discussing all things eCommerce, including:

  • Subscription Box Companies
  • Branding in 2021
  • Contending with the latest iOS issues
  • Scaling and Growing a brand in this “New Normal”

Virtual Events, Gaming, and Omnichannel – The “New Normal”

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 7

This weeks episode we’re discussing:

  • LinkedIn doubling down on virtual events.
  • High fashion brands getting into gaming.
  • Six major Retailers going all in on Omnichannel.
  • How Ecommerce fits into a Post-Pandemic world.
  • Instagram releasing new “Drop” feature.

Shoppable Inventory Takeover

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 6

This weeks episode we’re discussing:

  • Amazon Prime Day Expectations this year
  • Will retail sales slow down in the near future
  • $15 minimum wage is trending in Ecommerce
  • Returned items becoming a burden
  • Shoppable inventory take over

Last-Mile Delivery Bandwagon

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 5

This weeks episode we’re discussing:

  • Summer sales extravaganza
  • Peloton and their destructive treadmill
  • Going Digital: Legacy brands vs DTC brands
  • Livestream shopping in a post-pandemic America
  • Walgreens joining the “last-mile” delivery gang

Apple Faces Antitrust Case + 5 Top Trending Ecommerce Topics

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 4

This weeks episode we’re discussing:

  • Apple hit with German Antitrust complaint
  • How should brands get smart about BOPIS?
  • As legacy brands rise from the ashes, are we about to see an increase in older brands starting to come back into the fold?
  • Lids says hats are the next sneakers..
  • Can Shopify reverse the executive exodus?

Retail Apocalypse Meets New Ad Placement

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 3

This weeks episode we’re discussing:

  • Your favorite classic movies could soon be adding product placement… Do you think this will be an effective way of marketing?
  • With this increase in growth for Snapchat and now that their user base is more Android user than iPhone… How can Ecommerce brands leverage this insight?
  • 15,000 influencers are launching new products lines… How do you think this will impact future influencer marketing campaigns?
  • Discounted or resold furniture has had recent success for the simple reason that people moved a lot amid the pandemic… Do you feel we’ll continue to see consistent sales in the resale industry?
  • In addition to the pandemic, population dispersion has had a large effect on retail stores – included mostly in this are Malls… Do you think retail will make a come back as we start getting back to “Normal”?

Apple Launches iOS-14’s ATT (AppTracking Transparency) Update

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 2

This weeks we discuss:

  • What we were really watching out for was iOS 14.5’s AppTracking Transparency, what does this mean for brands and advertisers?
  • Retail sales spike almost 10% in March, what has led to an increase in Retail sales?
  • Jeff Bezos stepped down as Amazon CEO, what does this mean for Amazon moving forward?
  • Facebook announced its moving into audio formats (like Clubhouse). Do you think Facebook will have success with this new format?
  • Blockchain is allowing high-end brands another way of certifying original products, how do you think this will have a major effect on knock-offs and copycats?
  • Has the pandemic paved the way for higher ticket items being purchased through digital channels?

Ecommerce Straight Talk: Episode 1

In our first ever Ecommerce Straight Talk episode, we discuss:

  • How inventory delays affect marketing efforts and what to do about it.
  • How engaging with customers on social media improves customer satisfaction and brand image.
  • What to expect when moving business focus away from Amazon and into your own site.
  • How to manage advertising budgets.

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