eCommerce Minute

eCommerce Minute

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The eCommerce Minute is your daily dose of eCommerce, tech and retail news, with your hosts John Suder, Bart Mroz, and Brittany Blackman. The show is a production of SUMO Heavy, an eCommerce consulting firm with offices in Brooklyn, NY, and Philadelphia.
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675: Facebook Announces $100M in Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus
The majority of the grants will be distributed in cash, with some ad credits for business services. Businesses do not need to be on Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp to apply. https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/resource?ref=alias Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
06:12
March 30, 2020
674: Offline2on: eCommerce Community Support & Resources for Merchants
Offline2on is a community-led, not for profit, cross platform initiative to support businesses in ramping their e-commerce efforts in the wake of COVID-19. https://offline2on.com Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB
06:39
March 27, 2020
673: The Real Real Looks to Bricks and Mortar
The RealReal, a San Francisco-based online luxury consignment retailer, just opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the city. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
07:18
March 26, 2020
672: Burlington Closes eCom Site to Focus on Bricks and Mortar Stores
The company hopes that this tighter inventory control drives faster turns and lower markdowns. Mentions: Is Burlington Stores Crazy for Eliminating Its E-Commerce Platform? https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/14/is-burlington-stores-crazy-eliminating-e-commerce.aspx Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:26
March 25, 2020
671: Rent the Runway Introduces Middle Rack Membership
2 Swap members also get access to Rent the Runway’s full catalog of more than 700 designers, just as Unlimited subscribers do. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
09:38
March 24, 2020
670: Amazon to Sell Cashierlesss Store Tech to Retailers
Unlike Amazon Go stores, shoppers will insert a credit card into a gated turnstile to enter, rather than scan an app. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:26
March 23, 2020
669: Grubhub Suspends Fees for Independent Restaurants
Grubhub said that it's working with large-city mayors nationwide to temporarily suspend up to $100 million in commissions for independent restaurants. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:16
March 20, 2020
668: eBay Introduces Image Cleanup Tool
eBay says that the feature is aimed at small businesses and individual sellers who may not have a budget for a professional photographer. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
07:27
March 19, 2020
667: Scooter Company Bird Launches Bird Pay
The idea is to persuade more Bird riders to go into shops where they can buy chips and soda at the beginning or end of their rides. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
06:44
March 18, 2020
666: Amazon Tests AI Powered Customer Support Agents
The automated agents use machine learning rather than rules and refer requests they can’t handle to human representatives. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
09:23
March 17, 2020
665: 7-Eleven to Expand Evolution Store Concept
The concept serves as a testing ground for 7-Eleven to try various offerings like made-to-order food and beverages. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
09:12
March 16, 2020
664: New Bill Could Make eCom Companies Liable for Counterfeit Goods
The legislation comes as U.S firms struggle to combat the sale of fake goods online. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
09:59
March 13, 2020
663: Walmart Tests Subscription Program to Compete with Prime
The program is expected to launch as a rebrand of Walmart’s existing Delivery Unlimited service. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:36
March 12, 2020
662: Amazon's One-Tap Rating System Helps Fight Fake Reviews
The change has already led to an increase in overall customer feedback, a competitive advantage that Amazon has over many of its competitors. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:15
March 11, 2020
661: Banana Republic Enlists Postmates for Clothing Delivery
Shoppers within the delivery radius won't even have to pay a delivery fee. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
10:04
March 10, 2020
660: Amazon Opens First 'Go Grocery'
It's more than three times the size of other Go stores and features around 5,000 products compared to Amazon Go’s 500 to 700. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
08:04
March 9, 2020
659: Walmart Launches Walmart Fulfillment Services on its Marketplace
The new service, called Walmart Fulfillment Services, stores, picks, packs and ships items ordered from third parties on walmart.com. Hosts: John Suder (@johnsuder) Producer and Director of Marketing at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/johnsuder Bart Mroz (@bartmroz) CEO/Co-founder of SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/bartmroz Brittany Blackman (@BrittanytB) Writer and Junior Marketing Coordinator at SUMO Heavy https://twitter.com/BrittanytB About the eCommerce Minute: The eCommerce Minute is a production of SUMO Heavy, a digital commerce and strategy firm located in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, NY. Learn more about SUMO Heavy: http://www.sumoheavy.com Follow Us: Newsletter: SUMO Heavy Weekly https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sumoheavy Twitter: @sumoheavy
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