Whether you listen on your way to the office, while on the treadmill, or you’ve cherry-picked an episode to help guide you through something big, podcasts are a fun, passive way to learn about a variety of topics.
But with an explosion of channels that grows exponentially each year, it can be hard to sift through the options in order to find the right one(s) for you. If you’re in the world of DTC – whether that’s in marketing, running your online store, or you’re just an aficionado – you’re in luck.
We’ve put together a curated list of the top 10 ecommerce podcasts you’ll want to tune into in 2023. Stick around to the end to find out our absolute favorite picks.
“Legends of Retail” is hosted by Chris Grouchy, former staff at Shopify Plus and current co-founder and President of Convictional, a supplier enablement platform for retail and ecommerce companies. Chris meets with successful members of the retail and ecommerce industry to find out how they are using innovation to cut through the competition and transform their businesses. With only two seasons and 12 episodes, this growing channel is an ecommerce podcast to keep an eye on in 2023.
Best for: Shopify owners looking for fresh stories and insights
Hosted by Shane Parrish of Farnam Street blog, “The Knowledge Project” is the perfect podcast for deep thinkers looking for big-picture discussions.
Each long-form episode is in-depth, presented by an empathetic host who lets guests explore rich insights. The end result is a podcast that gives you the tools to make better decisions in business and in life. With new episodes posted every other week, you can simply listen in by theme such as “business” or “learning and thinking” to get the most out of what you need at the moment.
Best for: Business owners looking to expand their school of thought
“Ecommerce Conversations” is hosted by Beardbrand founder and CEO Eric Bandholz via Practical Ecommerce. With a new episode each week, this podcast features inspirational and insightful stories from entrepreneurs and executives all about the realities of online selling. These marketing and DTC entrepreneurs share their journeys from inception to growth to earnings and much more.
At the moment, it has conversations with guests such as Andrew Bialecki, co-founder of Klaviyo, and Allison Ellsworth, founder of Poppi – named among the fastest-growing beverage brands in the U.S.
Our top episode pick? Tune into the “iOS ‘Debacle’ Spurs Triple Whale” with Rabah Rahil, Triple Whale's chief marketing officer.
Best for: Online business owners learning best tactics and the latest trends
Thinking about quitting your job? You’ll uncover loads of inspiration from the “MyWifeQuitHerJob” podcast. It’s loaded with stories from entrepreneurs who quit their jobs to start successful online businesses. But more than that, host Steve Chou, who runs two 7-figure businesses, extracts the exact strategies that led to their success.
From James Clear on habit forming to Brian Dean on SEO to Jasmin Star on social media, you have all the biggest names you want to listen to housed under one channel. Plus, there’s always a focus on ecommerce businesses or entrepreneurs selling online.
Best for: Anyone from bootstrapped businesses looking to grow, entrepreneurs hoping to finally launch their business, or listening to thought leaders.
Started in 2016, “eCommerce Fastlane” is a top rated resource for Shopify stores. This podcast is hosted by Steve Hutt, an industry veteran in commerce, Shopify expert, and Senior Merchant Success Manager at Shopify Plus. In addition to the host’s wealth of knowledge, he brings incredible guests on to share their knowledge nuggets, too.
“eCommerce Fastlane” features new episodes twice a week where you can learn about the technical aspects to help your business grow in revenue, profitability, and customer loyalty to future-proof your online shop. Interested in marketing techniques? This podcast also tackles customer engagement, SEO, content, and much more. With 170+ episodes at your disposal, it’s a great place to tune in for all Shopify merchants.
Best for: Shopify store owners, ecommerce engineers, and marketers.
“The Full-Time FBA Show” is hosted by Stephen and Rebecca, who are experienced Amazon sellers themselves. With an encouraging attitude about them, it’s the perfect show for new sellers navigating the world of Amazon. This duo is on a mission to help others avoid the pitfalls they once faced. And for more experienced sellers, they have positive encouragement and discussions on new trends and the latest Amazon changes, plus practical advice on how to grow an FBA account.
With episodes centered around hot topics such as Black Friday, pricing, inventory, wholesale, and much more packed into bite-sized (10-15 minutes) episodes, it’s an easy choice to add to your top ecommerce podcast list for 2023.
Best for: Amazon FBA businesses learning the landscape
“Shopify Masters” is an official Shopify podcast hosted by Felix Thea. If you’re getting into ecommerce, what better way to learn than from one of the biggest ecommerce platforms out there? Shopify Masters provides unfiltered advice for all sorts of ecommerce businesses.
From Rare Beauty to Lume Cube, these guests tell the stories of marketing insights, scaling their business, and rags to riches. These stories always include practical insights on how their problems were solved and how to optimize different aspects of business. This podcast is posted multiple times a week with episodes ranging from 20 minutes to 45+.
Best for: All business owners with a Shopify store
“The Marketing Playbook” is hosted by Mark Friedman, a DTC veteran with 30+ years in the industry. In fact, this guy was the President of eCommerce at Steve Madden, Chief Marketing Officer of Brooks Brothers, and more.
Mark holds an authentic and conversational structure to each of his episodes, discussing key topics such as ecommerce, digital marketing, customer monetization, and more. The best part? He always includes three takeaways at the end of each episode, so you have a clear roadmap to implement his strategies and advice. “The Marketing Playbook” posts roughly one to two episodes per month.
Best for: Learning about e-commerce and all things digital marketing
The “DTC Podcast” features weekly discussions with disruptive DTC ecommerce brands. From Ben Bokaie, Head of Performance Marketing at Huel, to Caroline Homlish, SVP at Supergoop, this podcast has a slew of exciting guests to tune into. The amazing team also tries their hand at discussing marketing, funnels, and everything scaling packed into roundups, bonus episodes, and “all killer, no filler” episodes.
With an excitable yet professional tone paired with realistic expectations and concise delivery, there’s never a dull moment around DTC Podcast. With almost 300 episodes and new ones every week, it’s a goldmine of information to start with today and continue following as your business grows.
Best for: Media buyers, ecom entrepreneurs, brand owners, and more
Hosted our very own CMO, Rabah Rahil, “You’re Not Your ROAS” is on a mission to explore the deep ocean of Marketing, Ecom, DTC and strategies to make you more money. A little bit quirky and a lotta bit insightful, you get to sit in with thought leaders across ecommerce to see how they're scaling with paid media, attribution, and more.
With roughly an episode a week, this is our top pick for ecommerce podcasts in 2023.
Best for: All DTC brands, agencies, and entrepreneurs who want the lowdown on all things ecommerce, paid media, and more.
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