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

Join hosts Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and 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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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

EP082 - Amazon Earnings, Walmart and Other News

Amazon News

  • Amazon earnings call was a clean "beat and raise" exceeding analyst estimates for revenue and earned income.  That drove the stock up 4% (approx 960), putting Amazon in striking distance of the $1000 price (which would also make Jeff Bezos the most wealthy man in the world.
  • Jeff Bezos comments were primarily focused on progress in India.
  • Jeff Bezos 2016 Shareholder letter is another can't miss (and don't forget to reread the 1997 letter posted at the end if you haven't seen it before)
  • Amazon has been profitable for 8 consecutive quarter
  • 3P Marketplace is over 50% of Amazon sales, putting total GMV for the Quarter around $60B
  • AWS continues to grow (47% this quarter) but rate of growth has continued to slow as they get larger
  • Prime estimates are now as high as 80M members
  • Amazon launched the new Echo Look device

Walmart News

  • Walmart has a new startup incubator "store 8" and Rent the Runway Founder Jenny Fleiss is the first project with a new personalized shopping concept
  • Walmart is offer new "Jet Style" discounts when you buy online and ship to store (vs. ship to home)
  • Walmart acquired Shoes.com url for $9M
  • Rumors that Walmart is in talks to acquire Bonobos 

Petsmart buys Chewy.com for $3.35M (largest e-commerce acquisition ever)

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Episode 82 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday April 6, 2017.

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Apr 25, 2017

EP081 - Retail veteran, and O Alliance Founder Andrea Weiss

Andrea Weiss has a storied career that has included operating stints at Disney, Ann Taylor, Guess, L brands, and Delia’s. She’s served on many boards including GSI Commerce, and Pep Boys and is currently on the board of Cracker Barrel, Nutrisystem and Chico’s. She also started The O Alliance and sits on the SAP NA advisory board.

We spoke with Andrea a variety of topics, including Cracker Barrel secret biscuit recipe, the current retail climate, retail concession model, and Amazon.

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Episode 81 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Tuesday March 21st.

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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.

Apr 20, 2017

EP080 - Accel Partners Brian O’Malley

Brian O'Malley, is a partner at Accel Partners.   Accel is one of the top tier Venture Capital firms with offices in the Bay Area, London and Banglore. Some of the companies they have backed include Facebook, Dropbox, Jet.com, slack, flipkart and Spotify.  Brian has been at Accel for over 3 years and focuses on marketplaces and next-generation consumer-oriented companies.  He has led investments in Dollar Shave Club, Hotel Tonight, Bazaarvoice, and Skullcandy.

We spoke with Brian about his background, his portfolio at Accel, how Brian looks at the commerce landscape from a VC perspective, the current climate for commerce investments, and the technologies that have him excited. 

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Episode 80 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Tuesday March 21st.

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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.

Apr 15, 2017

EP079 - Modcloth CEO, Matt Kaness

Matt Kaness is the CEO of Modcloth a digitally native vertically integrated apparel brand, that was recently acquired by Walmart.  Our conversation covers Matt's background, the Modcloth business, their brick and mortar FitShop concept, the future of commerce, and the Walmart acquisition.

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Episode 79 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Tuesday March 21st.

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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.

Apr 12, 2017

EP078 - Amazon News

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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.

In Episode 78, we catch up on a lot of the new Amazon news including:

  • Amazon Bookstore opens in Chicago (very near Jason's home)
  • A number of analyst raise their guidance on Amazon stock, which is now almost double Walmart's market cap
  • Amazon hosting a summit to help brands sell direct
  • Amazon Private Label update
  • Amazon Go store delayed
  • Amazon gets NFL Thursday night football
  • Amazon hiring work from home customer service people
  • New Product - Amazon Connect, AWS cloud SaaS callcenter application
  • New Product - Amazon Chime, AWS cloud SaaS video conferencing application 
  • Amazon Opening 1m sq-ft FC facility in VA
  • Amazon acquired Souq.com - middle east marketplace - Dubai, Abu Dabi, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain 
  • Amazon shuts down Quidsi

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Episode 79 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday April 6, 2017.

 

Apr 6, 2017

EP077 - Kohls CEO Kevin Mansell

Kevin Mansell is the the Chief Executive Officer and President of Kohl's Corporation and Kohl's Department Stores Inc. He joined Kohl's Corporation in 1982 as Divisional Merchandise Manager.

Kevin sat down with us at Shoptalk to discuss a wide range of topics including the latest at Kohl's, the state of US Retail, Amazon, and the evolution of omni-channel.

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Episode 77 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live from Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Tuesday March 21st.

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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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