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Are you listening to podcasts to find ways to improve your digital commerce business? Why not? Podcasts offer instant access to information for on-the-go professionals. All you need is a smartphone and a pair of headphones, and you can immerse yourself with up-to-date news about your industry, how-tos about improving your business or any other topic that interests you.
The best podcasts can be as valuable as attending a conference headlined by a top speaker — all while commuting to the office or working at your desk, requiring either a nominal subscription fee or no monetary outlay at all.
Here are 10 digital commerce podcasts worth your while to check out:
1. Bringing Business to Retail
Salena Knight brings her passion about retail to life in the Bringing Business to Retail podcast, which is designed to provide business strategies to independent retailers. The podcast targets anyone hoping to open their own retail store, bringing lessons to them on their own terms. Knight typically posts episodes twice a week, most often interviewing other small retail business owners who provide tips for how to build a successful company.
Listen to Bringing Business to Retail here.
2. Digital Commerce 360 Insights
This weekly podcast — produced by the editors of B2B E-Commerce World, Internet Health Management and Internet Retailer — covers news and stories about the transformation undergoing commercial business because of the internet. The podcast engages with the digital industry and shares pioneering e-commerce strategies. Interviews with industry executives and trendsetters provide insights and analysis that you can apply to your business.
Listen to Digital Commerce 360 Insights here.
3. The Digital Entrepreneur
Tune in to this weekly podcast by Rainmaker.fm and discover smarter ways to sell profitable digital goods and services. Digital.com considers it a must-listen for those wanting general information about running an online business. Host Sean Jackson talks with a variety of e-commerce experts to provide listeners with strategies and insights they need to build and grow their digital business the right way.
Listen to The Digital Entrepreneur here.
4. Entrepreneurs on Fire
Let host John Lee Dumas inspire and motivate you daily with his energetic podcast that brings top performers from across the marketing, business and entrepreneurship worlds to his microphone, sharing their insights and tips for success. Awarded Best of iTunes, this podcasts walks you through the journey of successful entrepreneurs — including their best moments and worst pitfalls. Each podcast concludes with a recommendation for a digital marketing tool.
Listen to Entrepreneur on Fire here.
5. Future Commerce
This retail-focused weekly podcast discusses the future of digital commerce. Co-hosts Phillip Jackson and Brian Lange are veterans of the e-commerce industry who review the news of the week, follow trends in the digital commerce industry and interview guests who help identify tech and commerce trends. Their conversational style and humorous takes on the news of the day make this a must-listen podcast.
Listen to Future Commerce here.
6. In the Know
Host Buckey Barrow produces this podcast as annual seasons with different themes. Learn from leading growth professionals, marketers and strategists about specific steps they’ve taken to increase revenues from their enterprises. Season 2, the most recent season, focused on digital commerce topics such as how to use Google Analytics to your advantage and how your shopping cart might drive customers away.
Listen to In the Know here.
7. Retail Tech Podcast
This podcast focuses on technologies used by both online and offline retail businesses. Hosted by Darius Vasefi, previously co-founder of Visional Commerce, the show features interviews with CEOs, founders and other business executives on all sides of the omni-channel and e-commerce retail spectrum. It’s a great source for actionable information and advice on what drives retail today and future trends.
Listen to Retail Tech Podcast here.
Host Jerod Morris and the StudioPress team help creative entrepreneurs build the foundation of a powerful digital business in this weekly podcast. They discuss the four pillars of a successful business website: content, design, strategy and technology. This is a definite listen for anyone trying to build or redesign their e-commerce website.
Listen to Sites here.
9. The Jason & Scot Show
This weekly e-commerce podcast covers the latest events, news, strategies, tactics and trends that digital commerce professionals need to build a successful business. The show is hosted by two industry veterans: Jason Goldberg, SVP of commerce at Sapient Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, co-founder and executive chairman of ChannelAdvisor. The two served on the Shop.org Board of Directors and model their podcast on the post-meeting conversations they had — typically over a pint or two.
Listen to The Jason & Scot Show here.
10. Thinks Out Loud: E-commerce and Digital Strategy
This weekly podcast explores how e-commerce and digital trends shape business and marketing strategies. Host Tim Peter is an expert in online marketing and e-commerce strategy who helps business owners put the internet to work growing their companies. He is a member of the Search Engine Marketers Professional Organization and the Digital Analytics Association.
Listen to Thinks Out Loud here.
Each of these podcasts provides its own insights into what it takes to make an e-commerce business thrive. Be sure to carve out a few minutes each day to listen, learn and put their strategies to work.
About the Author
Rene Ferran has more than 25 years providing quality content to a variety of online and print publications. He spent 15 years as the lead high school sportswriter for the Tri-City Herald, where he honed his deadline writing skills and ability to quickly assess situations to produce clear, concise and compelling copy.
When he's not slumped over a keyboard, you can probably find him officiating a youth sports event or spending time with his wife and two teenage children.