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The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

Join hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder & Executive Chairman at Channel Advisor, as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.
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Mar 23, 2017

Charlie Cole (@CharlieCole) is Global Chief Ecommerce Officer at Tumi, and Dan de Grandpre (@dan_degrandpre) is CEO of Dealnews.  We caught up with both of them at a networking event hosted by Scot Silverman at ShopTalk.

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Episode 75 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Monday March 20th.

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Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at SapientRazorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

Mar 14, 2017

EP074 - Selling on Amazon with Melissa Burdick of The Mars Agency

Melissa Burdick is the VP of E-Commerce for The Mars Agency, and a former Amazonian who was involved in Amazon's entry into the CPG space.

We talked with Melissa about all things Amazon, including:

  • Her background at Amazon, and the early days of Amazon's relationship with CPGs.
  • How CPGs have evolved on the Amazon platform
  • The different selling platforms available to CPGs on Amazon (Prime Now, Fresh, Core, Pantry, SNS, Dash)
  • CRaP - Can't Realize a Profit stats on Amazon
  • Brands on Amazon 1p vs 3p selling
  • Hybrid accounts (selling both 1p and 3p)
  • Amazon Private Label
  • Amazon Advertising Platforms
    • AMS - Amazon Marketing Services
    • AMG - Amazon Media Group
    • AAP - Amazon Advertising Platform
    • ARA  - Amazon Retail Analytics
  • Future of E-Commerce

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Episode 74 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Wednesday March 8th, 2017.

 

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Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

Mar 8, 2017

EP073 - Evercore ISI Softlines Analyst Omar Saad

Omar Saad is a Senior Managing Director and heads Evercore ISI's Softlines, Luxury & Dept Stores team.  In February 2017, he published a report "Softline Wholesale Channel Must Evolve or Die." (PDF Download).

In the report, Omar predicted that one of the most pronounced effects of the digital disruption we are currently living through will be the elimination of middlemen throughout the economy.  He views department stores and other retailers of third party products as one form of middlemen (between the product manufacturer and the consumer) that is already being dramatically disrupted and will need to re-invent itself to survive.  In the softlines category, he believes this disruption will also effect the products brands dependent on a middleman based supply chain, and it's economic model.  As a result he downgraded the status of seven brands he follows.  Shortly thereafter, many of those firms reported disappointing earnings and/or predicted significant headwinds in their businesses.

In this interview we cover:

  1. Why the Middlemen are being eliminated:

a) consumers have instant visibility into price, selection, and value across retailers and brands;
b) celebrities, fashion bloggers, and YouTubers (not department store buyers) define style and synthesize trends;
c) brand building is achieved more through social than traditional media; and
d) the new standard of convenience is same-day delivery, not a shopping center with a bunch of stores in one place that requires a several-hour time commitment

2. What effect this will have on retailers 

It's going to be hard surviving as a business selling other peoples stuff.  Retailers may shift to more of a "Concession" model in which retailers charge brands for space, and the brands sell their own goods.  This model is of course already very common online (Marketplaces) and is also common in Asia.  Omar suggests that this element of Ron Johnson's JC Penny strategy may have been right.

3. What effect this will have on manufacturers

In the long run Brands that create innovative product, produce strong content, and are able to connect directly with consumers will thrive.  However, Omar predicts severals years of significant challenges for brands as they wean themselves off their current supply chain model.

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Episode 73 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Tuesday February 28st, 2017.

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Mar 4, 2017

EP072 - RetailDIVE Editor Jason Ankeny

Jason Ankeny is the Editor at RetailDIVE. RetailDIVE is a daily e-newsletter focused on the retail industry, offering industry news and original analysis, and is one of Jason & Scots favorite industry news sources.  Jason is on Twitter as @jankenydive and can be reached via e-mail at jankeny@industrydive.com.  Jason sat down for an interview live from the NRF Big Show, and we covered a wide range of topics.

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Episode 72 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Monday January 16th, 2017.

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Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

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