The Shopify Solutions Podcast

The Shopify Solutions Podcast

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.


December 6, 2023 25 mins

 12/6/23 - Episode 121

Key topics include:

  • Importance of Color Palette: Emphasizes the role of a consistent color palette in brand recognition and emotional connection with the audience. Colors distinguish a brand from competitors and are integral to the brand's identity​​.
  • Color Theory Basics: Explains primary, secondary, and tertiary colors, and the concept of color relationships like complementary, analogous, and...
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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 ...

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November 8, 2023 17 mins

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...

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October 25, 2023 49 mins

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...

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October 11, 2023 10 mins

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...

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September 27, 2023 17 mins

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 ...

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September 13, 2023 23 mins

9/13/23 - Episode 115


  • Shopify has been continuously improving its platform, and the latest release allows for more robust filtering options.
  • The episode aims to guide you through implementing powerful filters on your Shopify store using free tools.

Tools Needed:

  1. Shopify Search & Discovery App: This free app by Shopify helps in setting up filters.
  2. Shopify Flow: Another free app that automates various t...
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August 30, 2023 33 mins

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.

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT - https://ja...

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August 16, 2023 51 mins

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:

  1. Basics of Trademarks: Elizabeth delves into the fundamental concepts of trademarks, explaining what they are and why they are essential for businesses.
  2. Benefits of Trademarks: Registering a trademark can provide a br...
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August 2, 2023 16 mins

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 ...

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July 19, 2023 17 mins

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...

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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...

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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.




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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 ...

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May 24, 2023 78 mins

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.



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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...

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April 26, 2023 17 mins

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.


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April 12, 2023 8 mins

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...

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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.



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March 15, 2023 7 mins

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.



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