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 best ecommerce podcasts that all entrepreneurs should be listening to.
Chloe Thomas interviews industry experts and ecommerce business owners with insight into successful online retailing. Listen for advice on how to get new customers, what technology to use to improve your business practices, ways to save time, and all the inspiration you need to grow your ecommerce business without losing your life in the process.
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
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.
#7 – 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
#8 – 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.
A weekly podcast hosted by Jason Calacanis, a podcast pioneer, sharing the insightful tips and opinions about entrepreneurship. Calacanis also gives various guest speakers an opportunity to share their personal insight about the industry. Calacanis also provides strategies and motivational work tips to his listeners while adding in some humor to make the show more interesting.
#10 – Ecommerce Evolution
The main goal of this podcast is to keep things simple for listeners. The host, Brett Curry, shares the latest information on ecommerce merchants and vendors. He also interviews entrepreneurs, ecommerce business owners, and marketing consultants. His overall goal is to help companies and owners grow their business; whether it be through content strategy or capitalizing on a marketplace. He also offers sponsorship packages, speaking opportunities, and guest appearances.
#11 – Ecommerce Minute
This NYC-based podcast provides a daily dose of ecommerce to their listeners with wide-ranging topics of the industry. The team, John Suder, Bart Mroz, and Brittany Blackman, collectively keep things real while minimizing the grunt work for those trying to get into the podcasting business. They aim to first be creative, then provide the necessary tools to those who are interested, and lastly, implement technology to better the overall experience.
From the Ecommerce Paradise Podcast, host Trevor Fenner provides listeners with tips for starting and growing high-ticket dropshipping businesses. He provides insightful content ranging from ecommerce Search Engine Optimization to tips on how to increase conversion rates.
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.
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Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published August 2018 and was updated in April 2020 to reflect more accurate and relevant information.