Future Commerce: eCommerce, DTC and Retail Strategy
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Are you looking for eCommerce insights, strategy, or operational advice for your eCommerce business? Future Commerce is the leading podcast for founders and operators alike who aren't looking for the next conversion rate optimization tip or how to execute a playbook. It's for those who yearn for something deeper than CRO and PPC. Each week our hosts Phillip Jackson and Brian Lange ask hard questions to founders and executives at successful brands and how they turned their 'making money online' approach into a thriving business.

Weekly essays, blogs, show notes, full transcripts, and quarterly market research reports are available at https://futurecommerce.fm

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    Vision 2020: A Future Commerce Podcast on the State of Retail, presented by Gladly

    The next phase of the growth of your business will be based on your ability to plan for the changes coming over the next 10 years. Things like outsized customer expectations, online behemoths and marketplaces like Walmart and Amazon, Generation Z coming of age, aging of the Millennial population, and a whole lot more there are things to consider in the 2020s that will either put you ahead of the pack in your DTC or retail business or at the back of the pack. In this podcast, we break down what you need to succeed in the next 10 years, from our perspective as analysts.

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    How Accurate Were our 2019 Predictions?

    It's time to look back on our 2019 predictions to see how accurate we were. Death of Apple? Nope. The departure of Walmart from DTC? Yep. Acceleration of customer expectations? YES. Lots to unpack in our first episode of the year. Listen now!

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    "You See the Glory, But You Don't Know the Story" w/ Audrey McLoghlin, Grayson

    After the birth of her daughter, the creator of cult brand Frank and Eileen saw the world a little differently. Women are superheroes and Audrey McLoghlin wanted to create a shirt just for them. Grayson is the result of her 5 year consideration on building a new brand from the ground up. In this episode, we talk about how to create a sustainable business with a B2B component in the new DTC era, how to play the long game, and how to join the “hundred club” — owning 100% of the business. Listen now!

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    Climate Neutral: The New Minimum Standard for Corporate Responsibility

    Measure, Reduce, Offset. That's the simple formula for Climate Neutral, a new label that certifies the commitment of a brand to track, and lower, their carbon emissions. Austin Whitman and Caitlin Drown join us to talk about the future of brand trust, consumer expectation, and even a little bit of speculation on how offsetting today can change the world tomorrow. Listen now!

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    [Step by Step] How Can I Successfully Sell My Business? (Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Lively)

    Welcome to Step by Step, a 5-part series from Future Commerce to help walk you through how to launch and grow a successful business. This season, we're talking about funding. Today is episode 5. Phillip & Brian are joined by Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder of Lively to chat about her experience working with Venture Capital from a founder's perspective.

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    [Step by Step] How and When Do I Raise Venture Capital? (Robin Li, GGV)

    Welcome to Step by Step, a 5-part series from Future Commerce to help walk you through how to launch and grow a successful business. This season, we're talking about funding. Today is episode 3. Phillip & Brian are joined by Robin Li, Principal at GGV Capital to talk about discuss the process of raising venture capital and an initiative called Evolving E.

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    [Step by Step] Retail Funding 101 (Jordan Knapp, Jamie Oliver, Shopify Plus)

    Welcome to Step by Step, a 5-part series from Future Commerce to help walk you through how to launch and grow a successful business. This season, we're talking about funding. Today, Phillip and Brian are joined by Jamie Oliver and Jordan Knapp from Shopify Plus to talk about funding for your eCommerce store.

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    Coming Soon: Step by Step, a New Series

    Have you ever wondered how to get funding for your retail business? Wonder no more! in a new series from Future Commerce - the number one retail podcast - we walk you through all that you need to know in order to build and exit from a successful retail business. In partnership with Shopify Plus, we'll take you from zero to hero, Step by Step.

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