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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: January, 2021
Jan 28, 2021

EP252 - Amazon FBA Roll-ups w Chris Bell CEO of Perch 

[NOTE: The audio quality of this episode is not up to our usual standards due to some internet challenges. But we felt the content was valuable enough to publish the episode anyway.]

A number of firms are acquiring, or some would say rolling up, brands that primarily distribute their products on Amazon using Fulfillment by Amazon. By some accounts, these firms have cumulatively raised over $1B in capitol, and are rapidly acquiring brands.

This week we explore this trend, with the founder of one of these firms, Chris Bell, CEO of Perch. Chris sees Perch as a next generation CPG conglomerate leveraging the Amazon marketplace. While traditional CPGs may review their pricing quarterly, and set marketing strategies annual, Perch adjusts pricing strategy hourly, and advertising strategies daily.

“Amazon marketplace is 2x any CPG and growing faster.”

CHRIS BELL, CEO OF PERCH

In this interview we cover:

  • Overall trend, and how Chris sees the marketplace
  • Perch criteria for acquisitions
  • Synergies for brands in the roll-up model
  • Off Amazon strategy
  • Potential risks of this model, including from Amazon
  • What the potential future of this market looks like

If you’re interested in selling your FBA business to Perch, you can reach them at info@perchhq.com.

Episode 252 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021.

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Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

Jan 22, 2021

EP251 - 2021 Annual Predictions

2020 Recap – Predictions made on episode 204

2020 Predictions Recap

Scot

  1. Shopify wilts a bit – new competition comes out with different angles (marketcap stays static) – No
  2. Fedex does something drastic – buy eBay? Merge with Alibaba? No (but shoprunner for 0.5)
  3. The year of returns – “happy returns” – a startup raises $100M+ in space. No (but 0.5 for year of returns)
  4. Mallageddon continues At least another 8k stores Yes 8721 stores +1
  5. Google gets aggressive in ecommerce Yes +1 (Bill Ready, etc…)

Score 3/5

Jason

  1. Walmart – growth slows due to completion of grocery build out. Marc Lore leaves Walmart. No on growth, yes on Marc Lore (0.5)
  2. Amazon – Opens affordable grocery concept. Digital grocery wars heat up. Yes
  3. Owned brands continue to grow. 5% of retail in 2019, could be 8-10% in 2020 (as measured by IRI, for CPG private label). Yes
  4. Installment Payments heat up – At least one company is acquired (Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, QuadPay, Sizzle) Yes (IPO’s)
  5. Digital in-store heats up, QR codes make a comeback Yes

Score 4.5/5

2021 Predictions

Jason:

  1. Made to Order apparel business > 9 figures
  2. Retailer offers viable health alt insurance option to consumers
  3. Grocery E-Com > 10%  someone deploys(not pilots) MFC
  4. Amazon Shopify Competitor (shipping solution)
  5. Retail Media > $20B

Bonus – More store closures in 2021 than 2020.

Scot:

  1. Amazon move to same day prime by opening a huge wave of neighborhood DCs (near DSPs)
  2. Shipping (Shopify) – launch own DSP
  3. Shopify marketplace 
  4. ‘zero friction addiction’ sticks – I’ve seen 30-40% repeated a lot, I think it’s 60-80%. commerce penetration says at 16% or better in 2021.
  5. spac/ipo? Dnvb wave

Bonus: post-covid anti-consumerism/materialism wave

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Episode 251 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

http://jasonandscot.com

Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

Jan 8, 2021

EP250- Holiday 2020 Recap

This week we recap the commerce results for Holiday 2020 (including the data sources you can use to get a read for yourself), give an update on #shipageddon, and cover some industry news.

  2019 2020 YoY %Ch
Stores $864.69 $822.79 -4.8%
Online $140.28 $190.47 35.8%
Total $1004.97 $1013.26 0.8%

Nov-Dec Sales estimates from e-marketer $B

Shipageddon Recap:

Episode 250 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live on Thursday, January 7th, 2021.

http://jasonandscot.com

Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

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