The EcomCrew Ecommerce Podcast

By Mike Jackness

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 Jan 8, 2019

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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!

Episode Date
E216: Plan of Action When Starting a Physical Products Business from Zero
50:57
We received this question from Brenna Olsen for our Under the Hood segment: “My product is pre-launch so my biggest questions are...
Jan 22, 2019
E215: Amazon or Shopify – Where to Focus to Maximize Growth
1:02:59
Amazon or Shopify? For established entrepreneurs, it’s not really a matter of choosing which one to use as both platforms are necessary...
Jan 17, 2019
E214: 2018 Goals Review
45:50
It’s goals time. Before I go into this year’s list, revisiting the 18 goals I’ve set up for myself and my company...
Jan 14, 2019
E213: FBA Fees, Product Targeting and PPC Updates, Amazon Photography Service and Dave on The Verge
42:39
It’s the start of a new month and a whole new year, so Dave and I bring you some of the latest...
Jan 10, 2019
E212: An Entrepreneur’s Story of Overcoming Adversity and Achieving Success
56:51
Our second podcast of 2019 is a different take on our usual Under the Hood. On today’s show, we have a Premium...
Jan 07, 2019
E211: Making a Case for Private Labelling in a Competitive Niche
39:30
Happy New Year! I’m here with Dave to bring you our very first episode in 2019. I wanted to start the year...
Jan 03, 2019
E210: Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2018
27:41
Time flies so fast and before you know it, another year gone! As 2018 comes to an end, we decided to look...
Dec 31, 2018
E209: Growing a Business with a ‘Patent Pending’ Product (Under the Hood with Anthony Procopis)
52:18
In this segment, I regularly come across ecommerce entrepreneurs who need help in getting their marketing efforts down pat. But once in...
Dec 27, 2018
E208: Getting Out of a Conversion Rate Slump – Under the Hood with Shervin Mazaheri
56:36
Our Under the Hood guest today is struggling with a problem that’s very baffling. Shervin Mazaheri is struggling with conversion rates on...
Dec 24, 2018
E207: What Makes an FBA Business Attractive to Buyers Like Richard Jalichandra of 101 Commerce
35:08
Over the past few months I’ve been talking a lot about the mounting challenges of selling on Amazon. One of these conversations...
Dec 20, 2018
E206: A Rundown of the Best Amazon Tools
46:07
Dave and I have been part of this industry long enough to have tried a number of strategies to grow our respective...
Dec 17, 2018
E205: Advanced Amazon PPC Strategies with Dave Bryant
24:43
Hey, Dave here. Today’s podcast will once again be about PPC. But, we’ll be going into the more advanced strategies that Mike...
Dec 13, 2018
E204: A Follow-Up to the Stress Episode (Listener Comments)
28:07
We’ve been talking quite a lot about the stress that comes with running an ecommerce business. In fact, in our last episode...
Dec 10, 2018
E203: Stress and Loneliness in Ecommerce – An Interview with Dr. Sherry Walling
34:39
Now, this isn’t the first time I’ve talked about these two things on a podcast. In episode 192, you’ll recall that Dave...
Dec 06, 2018
E202: The $5,000 Question
24:30
This episode is a follow up of sorts to our 200th episode. After wrapping up 5 Minute Pitch semis, my co-judges Scott...
Dec 03, 2018
E201: Amazon Update – Black Friday, Review Throttling, PPC
34:33
Q4 is already in full swing with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but before it could swallow us alive, Dave and I...
Nov 29, 2018
E200: Ecommerce Observations and Realizations from the 5 Minute Pitch Guys
49:08
It’s our 200th episode. I’d like to start off by saying a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who’ve tuned in...
Nov 26, 2018
E199: A Thanksgiving Episode
20:56
Happy Thanksgiving! For our listeners outside the United States, we are celebrating the second biggest holiday today. Next to Christmas, Thanksgiving is...
Nov 22, 2018
E198: The First Steps in Ecommerce Marketing (Under the Hood with Colin Grice)
59:53
I’ve been tackling a couple of interesting niches in our last few Under the Hoods. The business we’ll be talking about in...
Nov 19, 2018
E197: Predictions for the Future – State of the Merchant Report with Andrew Youderian
45:42
Every year Andrew Youderian of EcommerceFuel surveys hundreds of store owners to better understand the trends in the ecommerce industry. Today Andrew...
Nov 15, 2018
E196: The Most Important Success Factor in Business – Takeaways from the 5 Minute Pitch
25:18
Early this year my buddies Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job, Scott Voelker of The Amazing Seller, Greg Mercer of...
Nov 13, 2018
E195: Road to 1M – Dave’s 18th Month Update on His New Ecommerce Business
27:57
It’s Dave here. I’ve taken the reigns from Mr. Jackness in order to bring you an update on the status of my...
Nov 08, 2018
E194: Growing a Highly Niched Ecommerce Business (Under the Hood with Elias Manopla)
37:53
I always enjoy meeting people who listen to our podcasts. Our audience base is largely located in the United States, however; we...
Nov 05, 2018
E193: 2018 Goals – The Home Stretch
30:54
The first month of the Q4 is nearly at an end so its high time that I give you guys an update...
Nov 01, 2018
E192: Our Stress Points in Running an Ecommerce Business
43:28
Stress is perhaps one of the many constants in running an ecommerce business. Whether you’re a starting entrepreneur or someone looking to...
Oct 29, 2018
E191: Takeaways from Retail Global and Rhodium Weekend
30:48
The second week of October was a particularly busy time for me. I was up in Vegas to speak at back-to-back conferences....
Oct 25, 2018
E190: Achieving Success on Amazon,Exploring Traffic Channels Beyond Facebook (Under the Hood with Greg Williams)
59:59
I really enjoy doing these Under the Hood episodes for many reasons. I get to ‘pay it forward’ and help people who...
Oct 23, 2018
E189: Advanced Amazon A9 SEO Strategies
28:02
Hey everyone! Dave here going solo for this episode. Mike is down with a terrible cold after a couple of Las Vegas...
Oct 18, 2018
E188: Launching Products for a New Ecommerce Business (Under the Hood with Wilson Lee)
43:08
A brick and mortar business can be vastly different to owning an ecommerce one. Each offers a unique selling experience and would...
Oct 16, 2018
E187: How to Save on High-Quality Content for SEO – Under the Hood with Sebastien Taché
58:46
It’s been a while since we’ve had an Under the Hood episode! For those of you who are new to this segment,...
Oct 11, 2018
E186: Why Messenger Marketing is the Future: An Interview with ManyChat’s Mikael Yang
36:09
The avid listeners of this podcast would know that I don’t do interviews with people I don’t actually know in person, with...
Oct 08, 2018
E185: Amazon News, Updated Review Policy, Minimum Wage Hike, Increase in Storage Fees, etc.
41:45
It’s been a hot minute since Dave and I sat down and did a podcast focused solely on discussing news and updates...
Oct 04, 2018
E184: Dealing with Cash Flow
36:55
Very few people go into ecommerce with a comfortable cash cushion. Most start off with just a wee bit of savings and...
Oct 01, 2018
E183: Why We Don’t Have Phone Support
38:43
You may find this surprising, but Dave and I don’t have a dedicated phone support for our respective businesses. Well, we used...
Sep 27, 2018
E182: When the Little Guys Get Caught in the Tariff War
38:27
By the time this podcast airs, part 1 of the latest round of tariff increases would have taken effect. Approved by President...
Sep 24, 2018
E181: How $150 Million Companies Win On Amazon – Tips and Advice from Zack Franklin of AMZKungfu
45:31
Over the past few weeks we’ve been posting updates on Chinese sellers manipulating Amazon. While black-hat practices are particularly pronounced in China,...
Sep 20, 2018
E180: Phil Leahy Talks about Retail Global Las Vegas
29:51
I always look forward to joining ecommerce conferences. It’s a great place to meet up with old friends and network with new...
Sep 17, 2018
E179: Trademark Protection and the Importance of Being Amazon Brand Registered
51:14
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to sell on Amazon. I know I share the same sentiment with many listeners of this podcast. These...
Sep 13, 2018
E178: How Chinese Sellers Are Manipulating Amazon and Outsmarting You
34:23
During our last visit to Montreal to film new course videos, we came upon a new gathering for Amazon sellers called the...
Sep 10, 2018
E177: Product Line Diversification and Having a Successful Amazon Launch (Under the Hood with Ryan O’Connor)
1:03:45
It takes more than a great idea to achieve success in the ecommerce ecosystem. As Ryan O’Connor will tell you, there have...
Sep 06, 2018
E176: Updated Amazon Launch Checklist
45:03
Greetings from Montreal! In the midst of shooting course videos and planning new content, we sat down to record this podcast. Both...
Aug 30, 2018
E175: An Interview with Mike Jackness
1:09:42
Hello everyone! It’s Dave again bringing you what is perhaps our most special episode yet. Today we have Michael Jackness on the...
Aug 27, 2018
E174: Avoid Being Scammed When Importing Products from China
39:23
If you’re new to importing products from China, wiring money to a supplier you’ve never met face-to-face can be a scary prospect....
Aug 23, 2018
E173: Using Free Plus Shipping Offers to Get Products Out There (And Reap the Rewards)
28:23
The topic of today’s podcast is something that I talk about a lot. You’ve probably heard free plus shipping offers being mentioned...
Aug 20, 2018
E172: Selling in Amazon Canada with Dave Bryant
38:20
Hi, it’s Dave here. Mike is taking some much-needed time off at the moment so I’m taking the reins. Coincidentally, today’s podcast...
Aug 16, 2018
E171: Optimizing for Engagement on Facebook with Dave Huss
38:43
When you’re just starting as an ecommerce seller, do you improve your Amazon listing first or get started on Facebook ads? There’s...
Aug 13, 2018
E170: Wayfair Case Aftermath and What It Means for Online Sellers
43:42
If you’re that person who listens to one podcast a year, this is definitely the episode you should listen to. Together with...
Aug 09, 2018
E169: Building Your Facebook Audience with Dave Huss
40:46
In this episode, I sat down for lunch with “Paid Traffic Guy” himself – Dave Huss. Dave helps online entrepreneurs bring in...
Aug 06, 2018
E168: Mads Singers on the Right Way to Delegate
36:54
In this podcast, I’m joined by Mads Singers, a business coach who owns a management consulting firm specializing in ecommerce entrepreneurs. He...
Aug 02, 2018
E167: Overcoming Serious Beginner Mistakes – Under the Hood with James Treloar
1:19:44
Imagine having finally decided to take the plunge and sell on Amazon. You’ve figured out what to sell, you’ve placed your first...
Jul 30, 2018
E166: Give Us Your 5 Minute Pitch and Win $50,000!
18:25
If you’re an entrepreneur who’s been tinkering around with an awesome business idea but short on capital, we’d love to help. In...
Jul 26, 2018
E165: Shipping from China Made Easy with Freightos
41:46
Last week, we hosted a webinar about importing products from China. Today we’re going to talk about the nitty gritty of shipping...
Jul 23, 2018
E164: Amazon Prime Day Recap
30:03
In today’s podcast episode, Dave and I do an apples to apples comparison of earnings over a week-long period, beginning on July...
Jul 19, 2018
E163: Why You Should Not Go All-in on Amazon – A Tale of our Most Grueling Week
25:27
An ecommerce seller’s journey is rarely a smooth one. If you’ve been a regular podcast listener, you would have heard me talk...
Jul 16, 2018
E162: 2018 Goals – The Half-Way Mark
33:38
It’s the middle of July. Man, where did the year go? So much has happened since I last gave you guys an...
Jul 12, 2018
E161: What I Learned While Working at an Amazon FBA Warehouse
24:31
Hey, it’s Dave filling in for Mike. In today’s podcast, I’m going to talk about my stint at Amazon last year. In...
Jul 09, 2018
E160: Under the Hood with David Wilson Part 3 - Taking a Plateauing Business to the Next Level
42:25
This one definitely made my day. It is really rewarding to be able to help someone grow and improve their ecommerce business....
Jul 05, 2018
E159: 3 Key Email Marketing Sequences for Your Ecommerce Business
48:52
Is email marketing dead? I certainly don’t think so. Email marketing is responsible for generating about half of our company’s revenue. Fortunately,...
Jul 02, 2018
E158: Using Amazon PPC and Giveaways to Create an Effective Launch Strategy
52:07
Creating a great launch strategy is key to being successful on Amazon. I interview an experienced Amazon PPC specialist who grew his...
Jun 28, 2018
E157: Go Brand Win is Redefining How We Do Contests and Giveaways
34:18
Ah…contests and giveaways. We now know that these are brilliant ways to increase interest in the brand and consequently boost sales. I...
Jun 25, 2018
E156: Diversifying Ecommerce Businesses Beyond Amazon US
39:05
“…I think under a million dollars, personally. I don’t think that you should be trying to ‘squeeze that lemon’ much harder until...
Jun 21, 2018
E155: Where to Start with Building a Product Brand – Under the Hood with Richard Phillips
54:06
Building a product brand is no easy task. When you don’t have any experience selling physical products, where do you start? Richard...
Jun 18, 2018
E154: How to Hire Quality Filipino Virtual Assistants with John Jonas of OnlineJobs.ph
44:08
OnlineJobs.ph is a database of Filipino workers with a wide variety of skill sets. It has proven to be an invaluable resource...
Jun 14, 2018
E153: How to Get Amazon Product Reviews in 2018
45:45
In October 2016 Amazon laid down a rule that’s a double edged sword–incentivized reviews are no longer allowed. On the one hand,...
Jun 11, 2018
E152: Amazon News, Inventory Performance Index, Boost, and More
28:19
Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla in ecommerce and when they announce something new, it’s bound to make the waves. But just in...
Jun 07, 2018
E151: SEO Tactics for eCommerce with Katrina McKinnon
36:32
Getting into ecommerce is tough–it’s a low margin business and it’s saturated with competition from big and small names alike. In order...
Jun 04, 2018
E150: Rebuilding a Million Dollar Company – 12 Month Update
32:09
Last year Dave set out on a goal to rebuild another million dollar company in a span of one year. It has...
May 31, 2018
E149: Traction Part 4 – One Year Plan and Quarterly Rocks
31:59
This is the fourth and final episode of the series I’m doing on the book Traction. In Episode 1 we discussed setting...
May 28, 2018
E148: How Digital Products Can Bolster Your Ecommerce Business
46:33
Many of us starting on the ecommerce entrepreneur route debate between selling two types of products: physical or digital. It’s relatively easy...
May 24, 2018
E147: Amazon PPC Strategy – Step-by-Step Guide on Saving Thousands of Dollars
27:54
While Amazon PPC is one of the most important tools for any Amazon seller, it’s also one that’s very expensive. It can...
May 21, 2018
E146: Under the Hood with David Wilson Part 2 – Taking a Plateauing Business to the Next Level
34:27
For those who missed Monday’s episode, David Wilson is our Under the Hood guest who enjoyed massive sales growth right before suddenly...
May 17, 2018
E145: Under the Hood with David Wilson Part 1 – Taking a Plateauing Business to the Next Level
36:26
Massive growth is not uncommon for ecommerce businesses. We, for instance, doubled our revenue every year since we started in 2015. With...
May 15, 2018
E144: A Train Ride Through Asia
28:06
Here’s something you don’t hear about very often: me and Dave sitting side by side on a train heading to China talking...
May 10, 2018
E143: Traction Part 3 – Marketing Strategy and 3-Year Plan
30:36
This is the third episode of the series I’m doing on the business book Traction by Gino Wickman. In episode 1 we covered the...
May 07, 2018
E142: Philippines Office – One Year Later with Mia, our PH Office Director
34:04
Out of all the things I do with EcomCrew and in ecommerce in general, the one thing I get asked about the...
May 04, 2018
E141: Get to Know Abby, EcomCrew’s Filipino VA
34:01
EcomCrew has gone through a big transformation ever since the site merged with Dave Bryant’s site ChineseImporting.com. In less than a year...
Apr 30, 2018
E140: Traction Part 2 – Company Core Focus and 10 Year Goal
23:50
This is the second episode of a podcast series I’m doing on Traction, a business book written by Gino Wickman geared towards...
Apr 26, 2018
E139: Nightmare with AT&T – A Customer Service Horror Story
34:44
Today’s episode is a little different from what we usually publish. I recently had to undergo a torturous customer service experience with...
Apr 23, 2018
E138: Traction Part 1 – Company Core Values
27:42
We’re starting a new series on the EcomCrew Podcast today. This series is called Traction, inspired by a book I read recently...
Apr 19, 2018
E137: An Inside Look Into EcommerceFuel Live 2018
53:57
Hey everyone! If you went to the EcommerceFuel Live event in January and got shoved a microphone in the face by me,...
Apr 16, 2018
E136: Online Merchants Guild
38:31
As ecommerce entrepreneurs we are used to doing things on our own, with many of us even starting out as solopreneurs. This...
Apr 12, 2018
E135: Under the Hood with Kevin Sanderson Part 2 – Hiring, Training, and Delegating Tasks to VAs
24:24
We recorded the intros in our Philippines office during our Asia trip. Our office is not optimized for recording; apologies for the...
Apr 09, 2018
E134: 2018 Goals Quarterly Review
28:51
At the beginning of January, I laid out 18 goals I wanted to accomplish this year. My list consisted of both business...
Apr 05, 2018
E133: Under the Hood with Kevin Sanderson – How to Stop Being the Bottleneck in Your Own Business
30:04
When running an ecommerce company as a side hustle, it’s fine–and most of the time necessary–to wear many hats. But if you...
Apr 02, 2018
E132: Dropshipping vs. Private Labeling – A Friendly Debate
33:41
“Is drop shipping dead?” – so many blog posts in 2018 We’ve recently encountered a paradox of sorts. If you type “is...
Mar 29, 2018
E131: How We Came Up with Our 2018 Forecast
24:28
If you’ve been listening to the podcast for the better part of the quarter, then my 10 million dollar goal by the...
Mar 26, 2018
E130: Under the Hood with Matt Baack Part 2 – Transitioning from B2B to B2C
41:26
During last week’s episode Matt and I talked about the lowest hanging fruit he can take advantage of as he transitions from...
Mar 22, 2018
E129: How to Pick the Perfect Product to Sell in eCommerce
25:13
“How do you pick the perfect ecommerce product?” This is one of the questions I get asked the most. It’s understandable–with hordes...
Mar 19, 2018
E128: Under the Hood with Matt Baack Part 1 – Transitioning from B2B to B2C
34:18
In today’s supply chain, manufacturers often get the thinnest slice of the margin pie. With customers shopping globally and demanding better pricing,...
Mar 15, 2018
E127: The Importance of Masterminds on Business and Personal Life
25:27
If you’ve been listening to the EcomCrew Podcast for quite some time, you’ll know that I’m a big believer of masterminds. The...
Mar 12, 2018
E126: Sourcing Tips with Meghla Bhardwaj of Global Sources
41:36
Going to trade shows is by far our favorite method of sourcing. I can tell you so many reasons right now why...
Mar 08, 2018
E125: The Sound of Panic – Why You Should NEVER, EVER Violate Amazon Terms of Service
17:58
This episode is dedicated to Bobby, our beloved German Shepherd who passed away last week. He had been with us for 12...
Mar 05, 2018
E124: Under the Hood with Rob Hampton Part 2 – Tips to Efficiently Scale Your Business
31:48
On Monday’s episode, Rob and I discussed how to effectively manage Filipino VAs and foster a long-lasting working relationship with them. Now...
Mar 01, 2018
E123: Under the Hood with Rob Hampton Part 1 – How to Effectively Manage Filipino VAs
28:06
Have you ever hired a Filipino VA and was so pleased with them that you felt like you hit the jackpot? They’re...
Feb 26, 2018
E122: EcomCrew Treat! Launching Two Courses and Catching Up with Dave Bryant
41:16
Our months of hard work have finally paid off! We are happy to announce that the following courses are open for registration:...
Feb 22, 2018
E121: How Ezra Firestone Spends Money Growing His Businesses
53:41
“If you think about the money as the fuel that drives the car, if the money is getting stopped up before it...
Feb 15, 2018
E120: Getting Fired From My Own Company
19:28
“The reality is that one day you wake up and you realize that you’re the bottleneck in your own business, and it’s...
Feb 12, 2018
E119: Under the Hood with Cory Stout Part 2 – Finding an Exit Strategy
29:49
In Part 1, Cory and I talked about his business, Woodies, and the SAAS subscriptions he has racked up in running his...
Feb 09, 2018
E118: Under the Hood with Cory Stout Part 1 – Trimming Down SAAS Subscriptions
27:57
We’ve released 4 Under the Hood episodes so far and we’ve been getting a lot of good comments about the segment. It...
Feb 05, 2018
E117: How an MMA Fighter Built a Multi-Million Dollar Company Selling Digital Products
44:59
“Even when you find business models that are pretty well fleshed-out, there’s gonna be a million ways to connect the dots that...
Feb 01, 2018