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eCommerce Evolution

eCommerce Evolution is hosted by Brett Curry, CEO of OMG Commerce. Tune in for fresh interviews with the merchants, vendors, and experts shaping the eCommerce industry. We take an in-depth look at what's new and what's next in eCommerce.
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Jun 25, 2019

The first glowing testimonial I heard about Joana Galvao was from Ezra Firestone.  Next was my buddy, Jared Mitchell of Skincare by Alana. Joana was described as a designer who “Gets it” - who understands how design impacts online experience and sales.

She recently spoke at Traffic & Conversion Summit in San Diego and I heard she brought down the house.  So I wanted her to come on the podcast and talk about how design and visuals impact shopping behavior. Here’s a look at what we cover:

  • The branding triad and where most businesses fall short
  • How color can influence experience and results…and a truly mind-blowing laundry detergent user experience that illustrates this beautifully. 
  • How we’re wired to make assumptions at the subconscious level about whether something is expensive or cheap, quality or shoddy…all within in seconds.  You need to incorporate this for your products!
  • How your product packaging should engage all of the senses.  
  • How to make your copy more visually appealing
  • Joana’s 5-Step Process that every brand should go through for better performance.  
  • Plus more!
Jun 18, 2019

Austin Brawner is a legend in the eCommerce space, namely because his podcast - Ecommerce Influence - is one of the most popular in the industry.  Austin has worked with, and is friends with, many of the top DTC brands in eCommerce - MVTM Watches, Pura Vida Bracelets, Blenders Eyewear, Four Sigmatic and many others.  In fact, we reminisce on the podcast about a dinner we both attended in San Diego with the founders of those companies all together in a room hanging out and swapping stories.

What separates eCommerce brands that scale vs. those that stall and plateau? What separates the Bonobos and Away Luggage companies of the world from an eCommerce company that hits a ceiling at 5 or 10 million per year in sales?  Austin has a unique perspective on this topic, having walked alongside dozens of the biggest eCommerce brands of our generation.

In this episode Austin and I break down the following:

  • What you need to know about AOV and LTV and how it directly impacts your ability to scale.
  • How product market fit impacts scale potential - and why combining a hungry market with a product people want to identify with is so important.  
  • Demand Generation vs. Demand Capture…which is better and which lends itself to scale.
  • The road map to building a team and scaling your business
  • Why a CEO’s role is mainly about people and product and what that means.
  • How and when to hire an agency.
  • Why it’s hard to scale single SKU businesses and why line extension is imperative.
Jun 5, 2019

My buddy, Johnny Pinto has a unique product, a unique story, and a unique approach to eCommerce growth.  He’s the CEO and Co-Founder of BoomBoom. BoomBoom produces an essential oil based inhaler that refreshes and energizes you.  These types of inhalers are super popular in South East Asia, and BoomBoom is determined to make them popular in the US too. The story of BoomBoom is chock full of fantastic marketing and entrepreneurial lessons.

John got his start in business working for an LA start-up that would later become SnackNation which is now a 200 person thriving company.  When John joined he was one of 3 employees. That’s also where he met our mutual friend and host of the Ecommerce Influence podcast - Austin Brawner.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview and I’m confident you will too.  Here’s a look at what we cover:

  • How John has masterfully used bootstrap marketing and “sampling” to propel his company’s growth - you should too!  
  • How John and his wife Chelsea got on Shark Tank.
  • What he learned from being in the tank and why the ultimately walked away from a deal.
  • How the went viral on Twitter AND ended up on Ellen.  
  • How he’s perfected the art of boot-strap marketing.  Most ecommerce companies overlook this to their detriment.  
  • Their philosophy for building long-form PDP pages that convert!
  • What’s next for BoomBoom!
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