Want to get the most out of your Shopify business? Listen to the Shopify Solutions Podcast to get concrete examples and recommendations on how to build and grow your eCommerce business. Hosted by Scott Austin, owner of JadePuma, a Shopify-focused agency in San Diego, California. Scott has decades of e-commerce experience with the biggest companies and the smallest stores and everything in between.
12/6/23 - Episode 121
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11/22/23 - Episode 120
This podcast episode by Scott Austin focuses on analyzing Black Friday marketing strategies of Shopify stores. Scott begins by searching for "Black Friday deals Backpack 2023" on Google and examines the results, particularly focusing on Shopify stores appearing in the search.
He first discusses an AdWords result, critiquing the use of a pop-up for email sign-ups, which he believes ...
11/8/23 - Episode 119
The podcast episode discusses the selective use of product recommendations on Shopify. Unlike Amazon, which has a vast catalog, Shopify stores should use recommendations sparingly. Scott Austin suggests using them for complementary products, like Ortho Bracing's ice packs for therapy machines, and for upselling, as with Chama Valley Meat Co.'s bundled meat products. He recommends manual over...
10/25/23 - Episode 118
Introduction: Scott Austin introduces the topic of AI for Image Generation and mentions that there will be an accompanying video for the podcast.
Importance of AI in E-commerce: Scott emphasizes the significance of content creation for building e-commerce brands. He believes AI is a valuable tool for content creation strategies.
Recent Advancements: He notes recent improvements in g...
10/11/23 - Episode 117
Bundles are combinations of products sold together, often at a discount. There are various types of bundles such as Pure, Mixed, Cross-Category, and more. They offer numerous benefits to businesses, including convenience, increased sales, inventory movement, and enhanced shopping experiences. Shopify has introduced a new Bundle App, which is free and aids in managing bundle inventory. However, it com...
9/27/23 - Episode 116
Scott Austin discusses the benefits of using dynamic sources in Shopify's Online Store 2.0 theme to create more maintainable pages for products and collections. Dynamic sources allow for the connection of theme settings to various data entities, reducing the need for multiple unique templates and making it easier to manage content across the store. He provides examples of how dynamic sources can ...
9/13/23 - Episode 115
8/30/23 - Episode 114
The episode delves into the world of digital creators and how they are shaping the future of online commerce. The host, Scott Austin, interviews Jaimie Lee, a prominent digital creator. They discuss the evolution of digital content, the role of influencers in the e-commerce landscape, and the tools and platforms that are empowering creators to monetize their content.
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8/16/23 - Episode 113
The podcast episode features host Scott Austin and guest Elizabeth Potts Weinstein discussing the importance and intricacies of trademarks for brands. Here's a summarized overview:
8/2/23 - Episode 112
In this podcast episode, Shopify expert Scott Austin shares insights on improving customer decision-making in e-commerce. He critiques a client's buyer's guide, noting it lists product specifications without aiding decision-making. Scott suggests reducing the number of products presented, highlighting key differences, and using language that resonates with customers. He cites an example of a ...
7/19/23 - Episode 111
In this podcast episode, the host, Scott Austin, discusses how to effectively tell a brand's story on its 'About' page using 10 Shopify stores as examples. These include All Birds, Asphalt, Blend Jet, Chubby, Grub Club, Nix, New Era Cap, PipCorn, Pura Vida, and WP Standard.
Each brand uses different strategies to convey their story and values. For instance, All Birds emphasize...
7/5/23 - Episode 110
Host Scott Austin discusses the importance of a compelling welcome series in email marketing. He emphasizes that a well-crafted welcome series is crucial for brand building, customer engagement, and retention. Scott advises against focusing solely on revenue generation in the welcome series, instead suggesting it should be used to tell the brand's story and differentiate it from competitors. He pr...
6/21/23 - Episode 109.
In this podcast, Scott Austin talks with Andrew Maff of BlueTuskr. Andrew explains how Shopify store owners can get started with Google advertising.
SHOW VIDEO - https://jadepuma.com/blogs/the-shopify-solutions-podcast/episode-109-getting-started-with-google-ad-in-your-shopify-store
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6/7/23 - Episode 108.
In this podcast, Scott Austin discusses the importance of email as a revenue driver for Shopify stores, particularly focusing on the use of Klaviyo for email marketing. Klaviyo divides emails into two types: flows and campaigns.
Flows are automated email sequences triggered by customer behaviors and events, like signing up for a newsletter or making a purchase. These allow stores to automate ...
5/24/23 - Episode 107.
In this episode, the host, Scott Austin, consults with Dave Jordan of ClubTech Golf and provides his advice on how to improve the store and business.
SHOW VIDEO - https://jadepuma.com/blogs/the-shopify-solutions-podcast/episode-107-consult-with-clubtech-golf
5/10/23 - Episode 106.
In this episode, the host, Scott Austin, emphasizes the importance of consistent branding across all customer touchpoints, especially emails, for Shopify stores. He highlights the benefits of incorporating branding elements in emails, such as reinforcing brand identity, building trust, and gaining a competitive advantage.
The episode discusses the challenges of maintaining consistency in bra...
4/26/23 - Episode 105.
In this podcast episode, Scott Austin provides an update on using images in Shopify stores in 2023. He emphasizes the importance of images for effective communication and design, and discusses different image file types such as raster (JPG, PNG, and WEBP) and vector images (SVG). He advises against using GIFs due to large file sizes and suggests using HTML5 video format for animations.
4/12/23 - Episode 104. In this podcast episode, Scott Austin discusses Shopify Plus, explaining that upgrading to this plan is primarily an economic decision for most stores. He highlights the features that come with Shopify Plus but emphasizes that the financial impact is more significant. The episode provides a mathematical breakdown of when upgrading to Shopify Plus can save a store money, considering factors such as the number...
3/29/23 - Episode 103. In this episode, I talk about the rapidly exploding developments happening in AI. I show how you can use AI in your Shopify store today and give some best practices to get the most out of it.
SHOW TRANSCRIPT - https://jadepuma.com/blogs/the-shopify-solutions-podcast/episode-103-harnessing-the-power-of-chatgpt-for-your-shopify-store
3/15/23 - Episode 10. In this episode, I explain the steps you need to take to create a Google Analytics 4 property and connect it to your Shopify store using the newly updated Google sales channel in Shopify.
SHOW TRANSCRIPT - https://jadepuma.com/blogs/the-shopify-solutions-podcast/episode-102-adding-google-analytics-4-to-your-shopify-store
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