The EcomCrew Ecommerce Podcast

By Mike Jackness

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 Jan 8, 2019


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“…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
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
44:08 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
EcomCrew has gone through a big transformation ever since the site merged with Dave Bryant’s site In less than a year...
Apr 30, 2018
E140: Traction Part 2 – Company Core Focus and 10 Year Goal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
“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
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
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
“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