Archive for 2010

Webinar: It’s Not Too Late to Seize the Season

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Last week, SLI Systems recorded a webinar with presenter Sue Aldrich, Senior Vice President of Patricia Seybold Group. Sue discusses how ecommerce companies can improve their websites for the holiday shopping season. She explains what’s hot for consumers this holiday from the top retial catergories, how to capitalize on these trends, and three ways to improve conversions in the next 30 days.

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Length 28 mins and 27 secs

Dave Baird from MagnetStreet

Friday, October 29th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast host Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems, interviews Dave Baird, VP of Marketing and Co-owner at MagnetStreet who are a manufacturer of the highest quality full-color refrigerator magnets.

Dave discusses his experience with starting an ecommerce store over 10 years ago and how the business has evolved over the years. He explains how SEO and analytics have helped him find a new market for “Save the Date” magnets that he never expected. As social media becomes more prevalent, Dave talks about how this has become a great source for “word of mouth” marketing to drive new business to his website.

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Length 21 mins and 05 secs

Transcript: Dave Baird from MagnetStreet

Linda Bustos from Elastic Path

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast host Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems, interviews Linda Bustos, Director of Ecommerce Research at Elastic Path who is a leading ecommerce software platform.

Linda discusses some of the recent topics on the number one ecommerce blog, GetElastic.com. Linda and Shaun talk about some things retailers should consider with their website, particularly the checkout, to improve the customer experience and conversions.

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Length 28 mins and 55 secs

Transcript: Linda Bustos from Elastic Path

Larry Joseloff on the Shop.org Annual Summit

Friday, August 27th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast Larry Joseloff, VP of Content, from Shop.org, returns for the second year running to discuss the upcoming Shop.org Annual Summit.

This year’s Shop.org Annual Summit will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort, in Dallas, Texas. It is a “wonderful property because everything is very self‑contained, so it can keep the community feel”, making Shop.org very special. In 2009, Shop.org received its highest attendance to date with over 2,600 attendees and they are trending to be even stronger this year. Larry talks about the variety of tracks they are offering at the summit this year and how mobile features very prominently.

 

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Length 14 mins and 26 secs

 

Transcript: Larry Joseloff on the Shop.org

Emma Bonar from Karen Millen

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast host Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems, interviews Emma Bonar, from Karen Millen, who are known worldwide for their glamorous, distinctive clothing and accessories for the women of today.

Emma talks about the impact the online store has had on the Karen Millen brand – explaining how they plan to integrate a CRM to track both visitors shopping in stores and online to measure the purchase influence of the website, and deliver a more personalized shopping experience to its customers.

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Length 24 mins and 50 secs.

Transcript: Emma Bonar from Karen Millen

Keith Bergstrom from Prestwick House

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast host Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems, interviews Keith Bergstrom, General Manager for Prestwick House, a publisher of literature and instructional guides for English and language arts teachers. Prestwick House sells its books and teaching guides online as well as via a print catalog. In the discussion Shaun and Keith talk about how to connect with customers using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

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Length 16 mins and 47 secs.

Transcript: Keith Bergstrom from Prestwick House

Alan Trzuskoski from Abe’s of Maine

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

In this episode of the Ecommerce Podcast host Shaun Ryan, CEO, SLI Systems, interviews Alan Trzuskoski, ecommerce manager for Abe’s of Maine, a family-owned online retail business of consumer electronics. Listen in as Shaun and Alan discuss tactics that improve the browsing experience for online shoppers, and to help connect shoppers to products faster.

For instance, the Abe’s of Maine site will soon add personalization to home and product pages that will list products that the shopper has already viewed, or similar products that the shopper might like based on past purchases.

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Length 18 mins and 21 secs.

 

Transcript: Alan Trzuskoski from Abe’s of Maine

Gary Ingram from The Diamond Store

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems talks to Gary Ingram from The Diamond Store (www.thediamondstore.co.uk/).

Podcast host Shaun Ryan, and Ingram discussed how to bring the benefits of real-world shopping experiences into the online world, especially for touch-and-feel products such as jewelry.

The Diamond Store sells diamond and precious-gem jewelry, with a good portion of its business devoted to engagement and wedding rings. Since many people may be buying jewelry as a gift, The Diamond Store ships elaborate gift packaging and presentation folders along with purchases.

Ingram states that it’s challenging to give shoppers a comfort level with what is generally an expensive purchase. The website offers 3D images that can be rotated as needed, so buyers can experience the product as realistically as possible.

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Transcript: Gary Ingram from The Diamond Store

Length 23 mins and 38 secs.

Mike Feiman from PoolDawg

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems talks to Mike Feiman from PoolDawg (www.pooldawg.com/).

Podcast host Shaun Ryan, and Feiman discuss how the online and catalog retailer of pool cues, billiards tables and accessories is using social media to connect with customers – including a blog that’s “written” by Pooldawg’s ceramic bulldog mascot Frank.

Feiman explains that the “Frank’s Dawg House” blog (which Feiman himself writes) is a key part of the retailer’s social media strategy, and has attracted quite a following.

PoolDawg also operates a Facebook fan page, currently with almost 600 fans, and a Twitter feed. Both the Facebook fan page and Twitter feed alert fans to interesting news articles about the game of pool, as well as sales and promotions at the PoolDawg site.

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Transcript: Mike Feiman from PoolDawg

Length 18 mins and 38 secs.

Pat Pepe from West Florida Components

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems talks to Pat Pepe from West Florida Components (www.westfloridacomponents.com/).

 

Transcript: Pat Pepe from West Florida Components

 

Length 15 mins and 48 secs.