Podcasts have become a popular way for people to consume information these days. You can find in-depth discussions, how-to’s, interviews, and more on just about anything, from politics to hobbies to sports to ecommerce.
The biggest selling point for podcasts is the fact that you can listen to them on your computer or smartphone anytime – while you work out, commute, or take a break from work. They can be great motivators while keeping you up-to-date on new trends and innovations.
The downside of podcasts is that there are just too many to choose from! It’s hard to know where to start. Well, we’ve done the homework for you. Here is our list of the top ten best ecommerce podcasts that all entrepreneurs should be listening to.
In this podcast, ecommerce entrepreneur, Andrew Youderian, provides listeners with tips from ecommerce experts on researching, launching, and growing your online business. Andrew is an expert in the online retailing world. He built two successful dropshipping companies with over a million dollars in sales. The eCommerceFuel podcast includes conversations with the industry’s leading ecommerce entrepreneurs offering actionable advice along with funny anecdotes and humor.
Steve Chou hosts this podcast about entrepreneurs who have built successful online businesses, allowing them to quit their day jobs. Steve drills down to the different strategies that contributed to each entrepreneur’s online retail success. All featured guests on the podcast are known for bootstrapping their businesses from inception, hustling to the top without drastic measures like mortgaging their home, sacrificing relationships, or working 100-hour weeks. Each episode of My Wife Quit Her Job is filled with useful takeaways that you can use for your business today.
The best way to learn how to succeed in ecommerce is to get advice from real entrepreneurs who actually get their hands dirty with their business. That’s why I focus on interviewing small business owners who know and understand the low level details of what it takes to succeed.
– Steve Chou, Founder of My Wife Quit Her Job
Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income podcast offers a helpful mix of online business and blogging strategies, ways to source new income, and marketing tips to stay ahead of your competition. Some of the topics covered on this show are social media marketing, customer trust and loyalty, automation, search engine optimization, and other marketing strategies. This podcast doesn’t focus solely on retail businesses, but also on creating other passive income streams that will allow you to spend more time doing the things you love to do.
Practical Ecommerce, the popular website that brings its audience down-to-earth articles and commentary about all-things-ecommerce, is also home to the Ecommerce Conversations podcast. In the podcast, hosts Kerry Murdock (Practical Ecommerce founder) and Armando Roggio (senior editor) discuss topics like marketing, branding, analytics, various ecommerce platforms, and many other online selling subjects.
“There are so many terrific podcasts. I listen to many myself. We hope our ‘Ecommerce Conversations’ helps merchants improve their business. That’s our goal. We also transcribe each episode for folks who prefer reading to listening.”
– Kerry Murdock, Founder of Practical Ecommerce
Leighten Taylor, web designer and ecommerce entrepreneur, hosts a podcast that provides online retailers practical advice and interviews with experts in the ecommerce industry. The format of the show is practical and easy-to-understand, even for ecommerce newbies. Topics of past shows include building a store website, finding a niche, choosing a shopping cart, sourcing products, increasing traffic, sales conversion optimization, and automation.
The editors of Internet Retailer, B2B Ecommerce World, and Internet Health Management started the Digital Commerce 360 Insights podcast. It covers news and stories of how digital mediums are disrupting and transforming commerce. They analyze data and present results of successful ecommerce businesses. They discuss strategies that listeners can apply to their own online retail companies. It also includes interviews with industry leaders and trendsetters.
The Insights podcast looks at many ways the internet is changing industries and the way they do business. It looks primarily at online retail, healthcare and B2B e-commerce, and guests include leading executives in these areas interviewed by editors of DigitalCommerce360.com. It also highlights editors’ takes on industry news and the latest research findings from Internet Retailer.
– Allison Enright, Editorial Director of Internet Retailer
On the Build My Online Store podcast, hosts Travis Marziani and Terry Lin talk about the latest news, trends, and strategies in ecommerce and online marketing. Both hosts run their own successful online store, and they share personal stories of success, failure, and everything in between. This is a great show for ecommerce businesses owners of all experience levels.
The Fizzle Show podcast provides weekly insights for online retailers and small business owners. It focuses on current business essentials, motivation, self-employment, audience and customer growth, content marketing, work-life balance, and other important aspects of owning a business. The show is hosted by friends, Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Steph Crowder, and it’s sure to keep you entertained while giving you great advice, inspiration, and humor.
9 – Mixergy Podcast
Ecommerce entrepreneur, Andrew Warner, hosts the Mixergy podcast, where he asks tough questions to guest experts to help enlighten listeners about the good, the bad, and the ugly related to running an ecommerce business. The podcast boasts over 1,000 interviews with successful entrepreneurs – some of the biggest in the ecommerce world. Chances are good that if you have a question or concern about ecommerce, you will find the answer in this podcast.
“It’s imperative that I interview more entrepreneurs in ecommerce because if ecommerce is becoming bigger, if more entrepreneurs are building business[es], either by selling things online or selling software to the people who sell things online, then we have to cover it right here on Mixergy. We have to understand how they did it, what they’re doing right, what we can all learn from it, and what’s changing in the world today.”
– Andrew Warner, founder of Mixergy
#10 – Shopify Masters
On the Shopify Masters podcast, host Felix Thea interviews leading ecommerce entrepreneurs and finds out just how they grow their businesses along with lessons they’ve learned along the way. You’ll find inspiration, motivation, and practical knowledge so you can grow your online business like the pros.
Which Ecommerce Podcasts Do You Listen To?
Now that we’ve shared our favorite ecommerce podcasts, we would love to know which ones you are listening to. Did we miss one? Let us know which podcasts help and inspire you in the comments below.
Don’t love podcasts? Check out our list of top ecommerce trend publications and blogs.