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How Snapwrite Uses AI to Automate the Creation of Product Pages for E-commerce Websites How Snapwrite Uses AI to Automate the Creation of Product Pages for E-commerce Websites

February 16, 2024
by David Goodale

David continues to interview experts who have learned how to practically apply AI to e-commerce businesses. In this episode David speaks to Athiya Rastogi to learn how she built Snapwrite with her co-founder, and how it’s helping brands, retailers, pre-loved and vintage clothing merchants to leverage AI and run their business far more efficiently using this new technology.
How Snapwrite Uses AI to Automate the Creation of Product Pages for E-commerce Websites




Podcast Interviews

How to Handle Tax, Duty and Shipping When doing International E-commerce How to Handle Tax, Duty and Shipping When doing International E-commerce.

September 18, 2023
by David Goodale

Have you ever bought something online and been surprised by the duty charged upon delivery, or even a problem getting your package through customs? David speaks to Kat Dej-Panah of Zonos about how to remove these barriers and make it easier when selling to international customers.

How to Handle Tax, Duty and Shipping When doing International E-commerce




PCI Compliance Version 4: Is Your Business Ready? PCI Compliance Version 4: Is Your Business Ready?

August 04, 2023
by David Goodale

Merchants seeking to achieve PCI compliance will have to comply with PCI Version 4 which is the new standard landing in March of 2024. In this discussion David speaks to Robert Spivak of Control Gap to find out the big differences with PCI Version 4.
PCI Compliance Version 4: Is Your Business Ready?




How to switch from one shopping cart software How to switch from one shopping cart software

June 29, 2023
by David Goodale

David speaks to Vitaliy Naumenko of Cart 2 Cart, a shopping cart migration service that helps merchants to switch and port their data from one shopping cart software platform to another. Vitaliy shares advice not just on how to move from one shopping cart software to another, but also advice on which platforms to choose, and what to watch out for when migrating.
How to switch from one shopping cart software




A discussion about PCI compliance for e-commerce businesses A discussion about PCI compliance for e-commerce businesses

June 21, 2023
by David Goodale

PCI Compliance is often perceived as complex and intimidating by business owners. David speaks to Robert Spivak at Control Gap in order to learn more about how small and mid-sized businesses can tackle their PCI compliance issues.
A discussion about PCI compliance for e-commerce businesses




Building a Website: MODX, WordPress, and the importance of choose the right platform Building a Website: MODX, WordPress, and the importance of choose the right platform

April 20, 2023
by David Goodale

It's easier than ever to build a website. That doesn't mean it's going to be an effective website. In this episode of the podcast David speaks to Ryan Thrash, CEO of MODX to talk about the importance of choosing the right platform when building your website.
Building a Website: MODX, WordPress, and the importance of choose the right platform




Building Launchcart:  E-commerce software that includes access to products to sell Building Launchcart: E-commerce software that includes access to products to sell

March 08, 2023
by David Goodale

David speaks to Greg Writer, Founder and CEO of Launchcart. Greg shares some insights into how he's working to launch a new platform in the e-commerce shopping cart software space, that addresses the particular problems that new entrants to e-commerce run into. Greg explains how they are working to solve those problems, and shares some interesting business insights along the way.
Building Launchcart: E-commerce software that includes access to products to sell




How is AI Changing E-commerce? How is AI Changing E-commerce?

February 28, 2023
by David Goodale

AI such as ChatGPT has, at an almost unbelievably rapid pace, make people aware that it's capable of so much more, and is so much better than most people realized. It's not that dissimilar to the advent of the internet and what eventually became the dotcom bust. Everyone knew it was tremendously capable, but how do you use it? How do you use these incredible tools to improve and grow your business? In this discussion David speaks to Wojtek Hoch about how AI is changing e-commerce.
How is AI Changing E-commerce?




The importance of trust in technology, sales and relationships The importance of trust in technology, sales and relationships

May 09, 2022
by David Goodale

Without trust people don’t purchase. How do you build trust? How do you maintain trust? Especially if at a small company? Today, we speak to Chris Errington of Metontec to learn how to better engender, build and maintain trust, and even find out what it really means.
The importance of trust in technology, sales and relationships




The difference between advertising, marketing and sales. How to win the customer buying journey The difference between advertising, marketing and sales. How to win the customer buying journey

April 06, 2022
by David Goodale

How do you win new customers? What is the intersection between advertising, marketing and sales? In the latest episode of the vlogcast we talk to Keith Walthers from Mad Ads interactive, who shares his expertise on the customer buying journey, and how to win more customers for your business.
The difference between advertising, marketing and sales. How to win the customer buying journey




The Journey:  From realtor to podcaster, to e-commerce entrepreneur The Journey: From realtor to podcaster, to e-commerce entrepreneur

March 25, 2022
by David Goodale

The Journey is a series that tells the personal stories of business owners. Today we speak with Justin Loncaric, a career realtor and serial entrepreneur about the importance of finding the right expertise, what he learned when building his real estate team, a growing food delivery business, and his newest project helping home owners get interest free financing to perform much needed upgrades before selling their home.
The Journey: From realtor to podcaster, to e-commerce entrepreneur




How to use low code solutions to build complex e-commerce websites quickly, and on a tight budget How to use low code solutions to build complex e-commerce websites quickly, and on a tight budget

March 15, 2022
by David Goodale

Building an e-commerce website can be expensive and overwhelming. It's of those areas it's really easy to spend money. In this discussion with Josh Bartolomucci from Foxy.io, we explore how to implement e-commerce websites quickly and affordably by using low code e-commerce tools.
How e-commerce websites can be implemented quickly by using low-code solutions...




Design is incredibly important for e-commerce in 2021. Why is it so often overlooked? Design is incredibly important for e-commerce in 2021. Why is it so often overlooked?

Nov 1, 2021
by David Goodale

In our second vlogcast we talk to Simon Cooper from Hybrid Ideas about why good design is about more than being pretty. It's strategic and should be created with the intent of accomplishing a specific goal.
Learn more about designing for e-commerce...




E-commerce vlogcast #1 starting an e-commerce business in 2021 E-commerce vlogcast #1 starting an e-commerce business in 2021

Oct 3, 2021
by David Goodale

In our first episode we speak to Feargal Harris from Numinix. We explore many different considerations when starting an e-commerce business in 2021. Learn more about starting an online business in 2021...