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416: Bootstrapping A 2 Billion Dollar Company With Spencer Jan Of Solo Stove

My Wife Quit Her Job

Today I have my friend Spencer Jan show. Spencer is probably one of the most successful e-commerce entrepreneurs that I have had on the show who bootstrapped his business from the ground up.

This is the last Sears for hundreds of miles. What can it tell us about the state of malls?

Retail Dive

The department store in Maryland is sparsely merchandised and low on traffic. Senior Reporter Ben Unglesbee takes a look inside to see how retail has changed since the heyday of malls


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3 Immersive Customer Experiences Using Augmented Reality

Retail Touch

When the mobile game “Pokémon GO” made a splash in 2016, global audiences got their first taste of just how engaging augmented reality experiences could be — and brands took notice.

Amazon launches same-day delivery for Pacsun, GNC and other retailers

Retail Dive

The new Prime benefit is the latest example of how the e-commerce giant’s focus is increasingly on services for third parties more than on retail

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5 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

New ‘Phygital’ Experience at Saks, Neiman Marcus Aims to Bring Shoppers into the Metaverse

Retail Touch

Fashion designer Jonathan Koon has teamed up with the retail-focused metaverse world Highstreet to launch a “phygital” experience at Saks Fifth Avenue , Neiman Marcus , Selfridges and a number of other retailers that is designed to “transport shoppers into the metaverse.”.

Walmart launches product refurbishment program

Retail Dive

The Walmart Restored program is now online and will be in select stores this fall


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Kohl’s, Levi’s to introduce ’90s-style capsule collection

Retail Dive

The collection aims to capitalize on trends supported by Gen Z as those consumers head back to school

Retail is the Number-One Industry Targeted by ADA Website Lawsuits

Retail Touch

There are 54 million disabled Americans, making up the third-largest market segment. And like their able-bodied counterparts, they shop, bank and carry on large portions of their lives online.

Walmart to open small general stores at Getaway outposts

Retail Dive

The big-box retailer is partnering with the hospitality company to help “make traveling to nature even easier and convenient &rdquo

Follett to Feature Vitamin Shoppe Health and Wellness Products in College Bookstores

Retail Touch

Follett Higher Education Group has partnered with The Vitamin Shoppe to bring a range of the wellness retailer’s exclusive products to a select group of campus bookstores across the U.S., with plans to expand both product lines and sales venues in future semesters.

How to Address the Needs of the Next Generation of e-Commerce Customers

Speaker: Jenn VandeZande, Head of Digital Engagement Strategy at SAP Customer Experience | Beth Scott, VP, Business Operations - Supply Chain | Nikki Grigsby, PHR, Chief Operations Officer at Syndigo | Levana Wang, Content Creator, Gen Z Expert

Join Jenn VandeZande, Beth Scott, Nikki Grigsby and Levana Wang for this insightful and topical conversation on the modernization of e-commerce tech.

Oracle Retail’s AI Foundation and Retail Insights solutions improve decision-making with AI and machine learning

Retail Dive

Gain enhanced data analytics and end-to-end insights-to-action workflows with Oracle Retail AI and Insights solutions

How Barnes & Noble is Leveraging the #BookTok Phenomenon (and Vice Versa)

Retail Touch

Before there was TikTok to entertain us, there were books (and radio, theater, TV, music…but that’s not the point here). Now, the “ascendent platform of the decade” is encouraging its users to “take a break from watching” and instead engage in the centuries-old pastime of reading.

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How data and expertise will determine what’s next in retail

Retail Dive

As retailers prepare for the industry’s next big shift, experienced partners will guide the way


Amazon to Offer Same-Day Store-Based Delivery for PacSun, GNC, Diesel and More

Retail Touch

Amazon is continuing to expand its last mile services beyond its own retail ecosystem with the addition of same-day delivery service from a number of leading retailers’ stores, including PacSun , GNC , SuperDry and Diesel. Sur La Table and 100% Pure also will join this roster in the next few months.

Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

4 steps to take now for a successful peak season

Retail Dive

Learn how you can plan and pivot your way to success this peak season and all year long


7 For All Mankind Brazil Adopts AI Sizing Tech to Reduce Returns and Waste

Retail Touch

7 For All Mankind is helping customers in Brazil find their perfect fit through the adoption of AI sizing technology that the denim brand hopes will boost sales and drive down return rates, while promoting less waste in the apparel industry.

Step Up Your Governance Game With Our Information Security Steering Committee Charter Template

Forrester Digital Transformation

We’ve said it many times: security matters, and security leaders have more influence and access to boards and senior executives than ever.

Battle of the brands: 5 tips to fend off private label as shoppers trade down


Changes in consumer spending patterns, including some switching to lower-priced private label goods, are inevitable as shoppers increasingly become cash-strapped in a down economy.

Why Offshoring is Better than Outsourcing

Offshoring and outsourcing are not interchangeable, as they differ in purpose depending on what drives the need behind the hiring decision. In this whitepaper, we clarify what offshoring and outsourcing are, along with the unique use cases they address.

How to Boost Domain Authority: Checking and Improving This Key Site Metric

Neil Patel

Knowing your domain authority is key to help you create or improve your marketing plan. But how do you know what your domain authority is? Let’s dive into what this metric is and some tips for picking the perfect domain authority checker for your business. What is Domain Authority?

5 Ways to Increase Retention With Email & SMS Marketing

Retention messages are just a great sales pitch⁠—they make customers feel unique and appreciated. Your customers, especially those who come back, are worth their weight in gold.

Ten Super Helpful Ways to Generate Content Ideas

Digital Doughnut

Content is King! Creating new topics might not be easy. Keep reading this article to find a great way of making topic ideas for your blogs posts. Content, Research, Social Media

Lead Conversion Process And Field Mapping: A Complete Guide!


Every business implements several lead generation strategies to generate leads, but have you ever wondered what you should do once you generate those leads? This is precisely what we are here to help you with Once you start generating leads from your strategies and campaigns, you need to focus on lead conversion and guide that [.]. The post Lead Conversion Process And Field Mapping: A Complete Guide! appeared first on MakeWebBetter.

7 Secrets of Effective Management for Remote Employees and Teams

In this white paper, we will review in more detail the challenges that virtual team managers face as remote work accelerates, and how companies are successfully overcoming these challenges with creative problem-solving.

TikTok Spark Ads: Catch User's Attention and Boost Sales Effortlessly

Digital Doughnut

When you think of TikTok, your mind immediately goes to entertainment, discovery, and a creative community. With so many around the world using this platform, it has fostered technological breakthroughs in marketing. Advertising, Social Media

Key Takeaways From Health Insurers’ Q2 Earning Calls: What We Can Learn About The Future Of Healthcare

Forrester Digital Transformation

The top health insurers are holding their Q2 earning calls and their discussions reveal key trends on where the healthcare industry. Age of the Customer Customer Engagement customer experience digital disruption healthcare trends Innovation personalization

How Automation Transforms the Post-Purchase Customer Experience


In the always-on retail environment, the convenience of a seamless experience is the key to winning more customers. According to Linnworks research , over 80% of shoppers are looking for a frictionless, cross-device ecommerce experience.

Bread, Milk, Eggs….Health Equity. The 5th Aim Is A Staple For All Americans

Forrester Digital Transformation

The Triple/Quadruple Aim has long been recognized as a framework to optimize the US healthcare system. This daunting ambition was given hope with the proposal of accomplishing three goals equally in 2008, and the addition of the 4th in 2014.

A Quick Guide to Shopping for Fulfillment

5 Factors to Consider When Comparing 3PLs

O que são Guest Posts e 5 Formas de Usá-los

Neil Patel

Como se faz um guest posts? Como se escreve um artigo como convidado? Você provavelmente tem muitas perguntas sobre esse assunto. E vou responder a todas elas, e mais. Mas antes de eu te ensinar como fazer guests posts e quais são os benefícios dele, vou explicar os princípios básicos.

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Stay Ahead of Competition With An Anywhere-work Approach to Talent

Forrester Digital Transformation

Forrester’s research shows that two-thirds of US firms are moving to anywhere-work models, bringing a significant shift to the tech labor market. For most companies, the labor market is tight and continuing to tighten.

Google Analytics 4 Setup: Step by Step Guide

Inflow Insights

It’s time to get tracking. With Universal Analytics’ final goodbye less than a year away, the clock is ticking on your deadline to set up Google Analytics 4. To prep your business for success before next July, you need to get your GA4 properties in order — and tracking — as soon as possible.

Announcing The Forrester EUEM Wave: The Race To Improve DEX Is On

Forrester Digital Transformation

We are thrilled to today release our second ever “The Forrester Wave™: End-User Experience Management, Q3 2022.” We looked at the top 9 vendors in the market today and evaluated them across a whopping 32 criteria – up from 10 in our previous New Wave report. Why is EUEM so important?

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.