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Trying to work out how to acquire more customers? Need to improve customer retention? Or just looking for some reassurance you’re on the right track? That’s what the eCommerce MasterPlan is here for. Every week we interview an e-Commerce business person (owner, manager or marketer) with a fascinating insight into successful online retailing. Their business might be a UK mail order retailer, an online only store for Australia, or a brick and clicks business from the USA – but every one of them is doing something we can all learn from. Listen for advice on what to do next, reassurance you’re heading in the right direction and all the inspiration you need to grow your eCommerce business without losing your life in the process!

Trying to work out how to acquire more customers? Need to improve customer retention? Or just looking for some reassurance you’re on the right track? That’s what the eCommerce MasterPlan is here for. Every week we interview an e-Commerce business person (owner, manager or marketer) with a fascinating insight into successful online retailing. Their business might be a UK mail order retailer, an online only store for Australia, or a brick and clicks business from the USA – but every one of them is doing something we can all learn from. Listen for advice on what to do next, reassurance you’re heading in the right direction and all the inspiration you need to grow your eCommerce business without losing your life in the process!
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Trying to work out how to acquire more customers? Need to improve customer retention? Or just looking for some reassurance you’re on the right track? That’s what the eCommerce MasterPlan is here for. Every week we interview an e-Commerce business person (owner, manager or marketer) with a fascinating insight into successful online retailing. Their business might be a UK mail order retailer, an online only store for Australia, or a brick and clicks business from the USA – but every one of them is doing something we can all learn from. Listen for advice on what to do next, reassurance you’re heading in the right direction and all the inspiration you need to grow your eCommerce business without losing your life in the process!

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Episodes

176: 25 eCommerce Marketing Tips from the eCommerce MasterPlan Virtual Summit

9/16/2018
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The eCommerce MasterPlan Virtual Summit goes live this week. Sign up now or in the future at eCommerceMasterPlan.com/summit176 In this episode podcast host Chloe Thomas will give us a run down of the top tip from each of the 25 sessions within the summit.

Duration:00:32:21

175: Liam Jennings from Regal Gentleman is back - Facebook Groups, Product Dev and Relaunches

9/9/2018
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We’ve got Liam Jennings from Regal Gentleman back on the show. Liam was last here over 2 years ago! Wowser time flies. Episode 56 if you want to listen to the ‘before’! Liam is a co-founder of Regal Gentleman which is an online only retailer who sell male grooming products. They launched in late 2014, last time we chatted they were enjoying 150% year on year growth. At the start of 2018 they stopped selling, and sold off all their stock, as they knew the business had to go in a different...

Duration:00:26:24

174: Podcasting, SEO, Email, Shopify, Livechat and more - Nik Hawks of Paleo Treats

9/2/2018
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Nik Hawks is the co-owner of multi award winning Paleo Treats – the best paleo desserts in the world. They started the business from their kitchen table in 2009, and now wholesale and sell worldwide shipping over 1 million desserts since they started and with a turnover fast approaching $500k.

Duration:00:29:41

173: Keen Footwear's Kristina Smith: Adwords, Email Marketing, Partnerships and more

8/26/2018
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Kristina Smith is the Global Digital Marketing Director at Keen Footwear. Where she’s responsible for all direct-response marketing and Marketplace Marketing activity. Including the target to double the active email list in the next 2 years! Keen are a designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of performance footwear. Established in 2003 they’ve already donated more than $15m to non profit organizations and causes around the world. We chat email marketing list growth, Google Adwords,...

Duration:00:36:38

172: Influencer marketing. Alexandra Jimenez explains how to target and work with Influencers

8/19/2018
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There’s a marketing topic that I know intrigues a lot of you, but that most of you are struggling to work out where to start. And that’s influencer marketing – getting influential people to talk about your business leading to their followers buying from you.Today I have a real-live influencer on the show to tell us more about this world of Influencer marketing. Alexandra Jimenez is an influencer. She is Editor-in-Chief at Travel Fashion Girl where they teach women how to travel carry-on only...

Duration:00:28:28

171: White Paper: 14 Tips to Beat Newsletter Block - email marketing

8/12/2018
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In this episode our host Chloe Thomas shares the white paper: "14 Tips to Beat Newsletter Block" that she wrote for email marketing platform dotmailer. Lots of great tips for easily improving your email marketing, and getting more creative with your messages.

Duration:00:18:48

170: Subscription Stationery Box. Chad Ettelbrick reveals 3 yrs of monthly growth at Scribe Delivery

8/5/2018
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Chad Ettelbrick is the founder of Scribe Delivery. They are a stationery subscription business who ship 1,000s of orders monthly and have grown every month since they launched 3 years ago. We discuss Instagram, Facebook Groups, Community, and much more

Duration:00:29:28

169: How to use Amazon to grow your sales alongside your existing eCommerce site. Inc Amazon ads

7/29/2018
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Steve Honight of Alchemy NRG is back with us again, but this time to talk about something very different. Last time Steve joined us to talk about the eCommerce business he was running – New Running Gear. (Episode 98 if you want a listen). Steve recently sold that business and is now using what he learnt making New Running Gear a success to help brands use the Amazon Marketplace as an extra channel alongside their eCommerce site. We talk Amazon Ads, FBA, Vendor, Shopify integrations and much...

Duration:00:37:42

168: 40% year on year growth by focusing on customer service with Gary Amstutz of Sticker and Label

7/22/2018
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Gary Amstutz has been running eCommerce businesses since 2005. Serving the B2B office supplies market in South Africa. For Gary it all started with RubberStampSA.co.za, and he now also runs BusinessCardSA.co.za, NameBadgeSA.co.za, PlanPrintSA.co.za and StickerandLabelSA.co.za. Across those 5 Gary and team serve over 40,000 customers across South Africa.

Duration:00:47:24

167: White Paper: Emotional Commerce: Can create double digit eCommerce growth

7/15/2018
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In this episode our host Chloe Thomas shares the white paper: "Emotional Commerce: How and why considering the emotional impact of your eCommerce website can create double digit growth" that she wrote for the Magento agency Diligent Commerce. Including 3 case studies, and lots of neuromarketing tips. Including insights from Daniel Kahneman. Case studies of Eastpak, lalaBerlin, and Varley.

Duration:00:19:45

166: The first six months of taking over an existing business with Andy Storey of Prendas Ciclismo

7/8/2018
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Andy Storey is the owner at Prendas Ciclismo, an online business that sells cycle clothing to customers worldwide shipping up to 2,000 orders per month, with an excellent reputation in the marketplace - over 6,000 positive reviews on TrustPilot. Andy bought the business from his former boss last year, and is targeting 10% growth for his first year in charge. We also cover Shopify, Magento, magazine and podcast advertising and much more.

Duration:00:33:15

165: Create and manufacture your own products to increase margin with Nathan Resnick of Sourcify

7/1/2018
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Today we’re diving into the world of product sourcing, just how do you go about getting your products manufactured to a quality and price you’re happy with. AND then get them to you so you can sell? It’s a complex process, and yet another skill for an eCommerce business owner to understand. An essential skill too as if you get it right it will increase your margins, and speed to market. So to help you get to grips with it I’m joined today by Nathan Resnick. Nathan is the founder of Sourcify,...

Duration:00:29:32

164: Facebook Ads, product and changing the world of audio with Davies Roberts of Flare Audio

6/24/2018
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Davies Roberts is an inventor and the founder of Flare Audio. He’s spent 5 years re-inventing the loudspeaker on a mission to minimize all types of distortion. After winning the ears of the music industry they used a kickstarter campaign to launch their range of in-ear headphones and ear plugs! In 2017 they reached a turnover of £5.9 million having grown 250% in the last 12 months. All on Shopify, and with a very powerful set up of Facebook Ads.

Duration:00:36:25

163: Linear sales funnels, affiliate marketing and LOTS of top tips - chatting with Nate Lind

6/17/2018
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Nate Lind is the founder of multiple eCommerce businesses to which he’s driven $100million in sales. Mainly in the men’s and women’s beauty space. We discuss his proven model for product sourcing, sales growth, and much more.

Duration:00:35:17

162: eCommerce Delivery with Ian Kerr of The Postal Hub Podcast - inflight, PUDO, and more

6/10/2018
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Today we’re going to be exploring a very important part of the eCommerce customer service mix – the delivery. It’s essential to get your delivery strategy right if you want to get the order in the first place (returns and delivery pricing and speed remain the top reasons customers abandon that order), AND to get the repeat order by giving a great experience. It’s also a profitability battle ground, with customer expectations of faster speed and lower cost only going higher. Joining me to...

Duration:00:39:45

161: Adapting to changing markets, niche sites, and drop ship with Brian O'Donnell of Map Marketing

6/3/2018
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Brian O’Donnell is the Managing Director at Map Marketing. They launched over 40 years ago, and have sold over 1 million personalised map jigsaws! For every gift eCommerce business I’ve worked for Map Marketing products have been a season after season best seller. As well as selling via resellers in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia, they also have four of their own niche eCommerce businesses – all of which moved to Shopify in 2017. To survive for 40 years requires knowing when to adapt to...

Duration:00:38:00

160: Guest blogging and the solitary bee with Green & Blue's Faye Clifton. All about passion

5/27/2018
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Faye Clifton is the sales and marketing manager at the multi-award winning Green and Blue, a company of designers, creators and innovators who create products to help wildlife. Selling to consumers and trade. They launched in 2005 and as well as growing online sales, they are selling to over 80 stores worldwide including some awesome organisations such as the National Trust, Design Museum and the Tate.

Duration:00:31:10

159: Kathryn Moorhouse's 3 Steps to Pinterest Success, all about the organic traffic

5/20/2018
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Today we’re getting deep into Pinterest with leading expert Kathryn Moorhouse. Back in 2015 Kathryn founded children’s clothing brand Zoey & Logan, whilst marketing and growing the business her love affair with Pinterest began. And in mid-2016 she switched from eCommerce business owner to follow her desire to help other entrepreneurs grow their businesses with Pinterest. She shares her 3 steps to Pinterest success.

Duration:00:38:32

158: Running a physical boutique store alongside Squarespace eCommerce and the Trouva marketplace

5/13/2018
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Kirsty Patrick is the owner of Home by Kirsty, a boutique bricks and clicks business in Cardiff, focused on homeware by leading British and Welsh design makers with a clean contemporary aesthetic. Kirsty launched with the physical store in 2014, and added the website in early 2015.

Duration:00:32:22

157: Steve Simonson (iFloor.com) retail and eCommerce veteran shares his wisdom - must listen

5/6/2018
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This episode is so packed with great big advice - you need to have a listen. Steve Simonson is a 29 year retail veteran! Who’s now on a mission to share his knowledge to help others succeed. Steve has founded, bought, built and sold multiple companies – including iFloor.com which became one of the largest direct sellers of flooring in the world. With those businesses he’s been publically recognized multiple times including 3 years on the Inc. 500 list, and multiple listings on the Internet...

Duration:00:30:49