The Best Business Podcasts For Ecommerce Leaders

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You’re here because you’re looking for how-tos and inspiration from ecommerce leaders who’ve been through it all. Ecommerce podcasts are a great way to get that, but there are hundreds you can choose from, so where do you start?

We’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed the list down to the 15 best podcasts on ecommerce and business, featuring people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

You’ll hear about experiments, failures and successes, while receiving actionable takeaways in product strategy, marketing, pricing, fulfillment, and global commerce. Learn from leaders in fast-growing DTC brands, fast-moving CPG companies, massive retailers, and agencies and platforms that support them.

These are stories and tips from ecommerce experts who’ve done the work. Let’s dive in.

  1. Resilient Retail by Kristen LaFrance and Steph La Posta
  2. In Conversation by Jason Buckland
  3. Honest Ecommerce by Chase Clymer
  4. Built to Scale by Darius Kunca and Justin Gecevicius
  5. Polymathic Audio by Web Smith
  6. The Ecomcrew Podcast by Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant
  7. The $100 MBA Show by Omar Zenhom
  8. Brave Commerce by Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter
  9. The Product Entrepreneur Podcast by Maureen Mwangi
  10. eCommerce Fastlane by Steve Hutt
  11. The CPG Guys by Peter V.S. Bond and Sri Rajagopalan
  12. Modern Retail Podcast by Cale Weissman
  13. Human Insight Podcast by Janelle Estes and Andy MacMillan
  14. DTC POD by Jay Desai and Ramon Berrios
  15. The Kara Goldin Show by Kara Goldin

1. Resilient Retail by Kristen LaFrance and Steph La Posta

Who should listen to this podcast?

Retail business owners.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Resilient Retail was born in 2020, the year the world of retail was turned on its head. Its mission is to show the resilience that retail business owners have in their DNA.

Kristen dives into conversations about struggle and breakthrough, as well as insights and hands-on tips your retail business needs.

You’ll hear from brands like Kettle & Fire, Fenty Skin, Cinnabon, and Allbirds on topics like global commerce, innovation, community, store experiences, omnichannel, and everything in between.

Resilient Retail also includes Real Life Retail, a weekly segment of candid conversations with retailers led by Steph La Posta, and Resilient News, a segment that covers the hottest industry news and trends of the week.

It’s a must-listen if you want to get inspired, keep going, and stay up to date on all things retail.

Great episode to start with:

Three brands at a time: Shane Vitaly Foran on marketing to consumer archetypes

2. In Conversation by Jason Buckland

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce founders and executives.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

In Conversation by Shopify Plus features conversations with the top names in billion-dollar businesses. Listen in on candid conversations with the brains behind Lululemon, Allbirds, Steve Madden, and Warby Parker.

How have such large, successful companies and their people handled the pandemic or supported social movements? What about recession, going viral, pivoting, and personal hardships? This is what In Conversation uncovers.

Get a unique insight into real stories, grit, and inspiration that makes the success of these companies possible.

Great episode to start with:

Steve Madden on Backing Stores, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Coming Back from Prison

3. Honest Ecommerce by Chase Clymer

Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce founders, marketers, and SEOs.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Honest Ecommerce features interviews with successful store owners, marketers at successful ecommerce businesses, agency owners, and experts from ecommerce-adjacent software (think SMS marketing or tax compliance).

In 30 to 45 minutes per episode, you’ll hear about the unexpected wins and raw lessons that helped others grow and scale ecommerce businesses. You can use what you learn to take smart action with your store.

And when you’re short on time, you can listen to episodes labeled “Unprepared”—bonus episodes with expert advice lasting 15 minutes or less.

Great episode to start with:

Value-Driven SEO for Ecommerce with Jeff McRitchie

4. Built to Scale by Darius Kunca and Justin Gecevicius

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Heads of ecommerce and paid ad specialists.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Built to Scale uncovers the behind-the-scenes and insights of an ecommerce growth agency. The hosts have deep ecommerce experience, including growing one US brand from half a million dollars to $26 million in a year, and they’re sharing what they’ve learned in short no-BS episodes.

They show you the good and the bad of growing ecommerce companies like yours. If you’re wondering what to do when you miss a revenue target, how to scale your ad spend, when to hire a marketing agency, or how to price your products, this is the podcast for you.

Episodes are short, punchy, and practical—and new ones are released two to three times per week.

Great episode to start with:

How We’re Spending Up to $100K a Day On Facebook Ads For One eCommerce Business

5. Polymathic Audio by Web Smith

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce founders and executives.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Polymathic Audio is a podcast adjacent to 2PM (short for To Polymaths), a newsletter that analyzes the intersection of media and commerce. It’s hosted by Web Smith and features long conversations about commerce, tech, culture, and curiosity.

In Web’s own words, “It’s less a podcast on personal brands, banter, or promotion. It’s more a masterclass on how to take an idea from zero to one.”

You’ll hear deep discussions on juxtaposition of retail and ecommerce, opportunities for vertical integration, creator economy, DTC bootstrapping, and more. The podcast doesn’t stick to an arbitrary cadence, and episodes “drop when they drop,” so subscribing is a must if you don’t want to miss new episodes.

Previous guests include Casey Neistat, Gary Vaynerchuk, Alexis Gay, and Sahil Lavingia, so there’s plenty to catch up on.

Great episode to start with:

Emily Schromm, a personal trainer and serial entrepreneur

6. The Ecomcrew Podcast by Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce founders, operations managers, and CMOs.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

The Ecomcrew Podcast is hosted by seven-figure store owners Mike Jackness and Dave Bryant. Their combined experience allows them to cover relevant topics and solve painful problems of ecommerce owners and marketers.

Their approach is transparent, down to earth, and deep.

Hundreds of reviews reveal the best way to listen to the Ecomcrew Podcast: pick an episode with a title that resonates with you, listen to it, pause it at the end, and try out what you learned. These experiments have made a huge difference on ecommerce businesses like yours.

Execute product launches, technical aspects of ecommerce, shipping, design challenges, and profitability, all at your own pace.

Great episode to start with:

Focusing on Logistics to Increase Profitability

7. The $100 MBA Show by Omar Zenhom

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Heads of marketing, ecommerce, people ops, and customer support; ecommerce founders.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

The $100 MBA Show counts more than 1,800 (!) episodes and 120,000 daily listeners. Omar Zenhom, co-founder of WebinarNinja, shares real-world business lessons packaged into 10 to 20 minute episodes.

Omar’s background in software and tech warrants some startup-specific episodes, but most are universal to business leaders looking for concepts, examples, and insights to run a successful company.

You’ll find episodes on topics like audience building, customer support, remote team management, failed payments, and inventory management. Plenty to dive into, whatever you’re looking for.

Great episode to start with:

Ecommerce Product Pricing 101

8. Brave Commerce by Rachel Tipograph and Sarah Hofstetter

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Who should listen to this podcast?

CMOs and heads of ecommerce.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Brave Commerce features conversations with leaders from the largest ecommerce brands in the world, including Walmart, e.l.f., Nespresso, and Urban Decay.

Their tips are worth millions in sales. You’ll hear about omnichannel journeys, modern CPGs, improving fulfilment and inventory management, outstanding customer experiences, and building a global brand in regional marketplaces.

Episodes are fast-paced and focused, diving right into the point. Hosts ask the ideal questions to unpack past successes of ecommerce giants so you can apply their knowledge to your business. You can use many of these lessons across other teams and functions, too.

This is the podcast you’ll want to forward to your employees and fellow team leads time and time again.

Great episode to start with:

Urban Decay's Malena Higuera on the digital transformation of the beauty industry

9. The Product Entrepreneur Podcast by Maureen Mwangi

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Marketers and ecommerce leads in beauty and fashion companies.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Maureen Mwangi worked as a brand growth strategist with brands like L’Oreal and Dove and shares her expertise on the Product Entrepreneur Podcast.

Maureen combines this with her guests’ experiences working with companies like NYX Cosmetics and Bite Beauty. It makes this podcast the go-to for ecommerce pros in fast-growing beauty and fashion brands looking to master their marketing, retail, and ecommerce strategies.

Great episode to start with:

The Future of Beauty Is Video Marketing

10. eCommerce Fastlane by Steve Hutt

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce engineers and marketers.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

eCommerce Fastlane is a podcast by Steve Hutt, a Shopify expert and an industry veteran. Twice a week, you can learn about the technical aspects and in-depth marketing tactics to grow your revenue, profitability, and customer loyalty.

There are 170+ episodes at your disposal. Dive into automation, your store’s code, and tools that will help you future-proof your store and run its every aspect smoothly.

If you’re looking for marketing techniques to try, you can learn about customer engagement, SEO, conversion rates, Instagram, loyalty programs, retention, referral marketing, and the power of content.

Great episode to start with:

Convert 3x More Customers And Build Brand Loyalty With The Best Mobile Shopping Experience

11. The CPG Guys by Peter V.S. Bond and Sri Rajagopalan

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Heads of ecommerce and marketers in CPG brands.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

The CPG Guys podcast is a must-listen for anyone working in consumer packaged goods. Peter is a consumer loyalty expert and Sri is a CPG ecommerce icon. Together, they explore how brands and retailers engage with consumers in-store, online, and in between. 

They approach CPG in an informative yet lighthearted and engaging way. Their guests range from massive CPG brands like Mars and Wish to experts from the tech and agency world that fuels CPG. This includes NielsenIQ, Ipsos, Label Insight, and Chicory.

Use this unique mix of views, careers, and experiences to uplevel your business through channel optimization, advertising, market research, personalization, SEO, and more.

Great episode to start with:

Ecommerce Market Research with eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman

12. Modern Retail Podcast by Cale Weissman

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Executives in legacy retail and DTC companies.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Modern Retail, a podcast by Digiday, uncovers unique stories and experiences of retailers of all types.

Hear from executives at brands like Crocs, Levi’s, Bacardi, and Casper. They’ll show you how to look for ideas in unlikely places, winning in legacy markets like furniture and cleaning products, and working with micro-influencers.

Many of these episodes will show you how brands of all sizes and maturity levels reinvented themselves and/or disrupted their industry, especially as the pandemic hit in 2020.

Great episode to start with:

“The beginning of a new era”: How Zenni harnessed its vertically integrated business model to reach record heights

13. Human Insight Podcast by Janelle Estes and Andy MacMillan

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Product, design, and UX experts in ecommerce companies.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

The Human Insight Podcast is run by folks at UserTesting, a platform for real-time customer feedback. Their guests are from a diverse range of industries and areas beyond ecommerce, including banking, software, entertainment, and public sector.

Product designers, UX researchers, ecommerce directors, and customer experience pros share their approach to customer obsession, great design, retail trends, customer listening, employee experience, and brand messaging.

Their experiences come from companies like Hulu, Goldman Sachs, Schuh, and Rothy’s. You can grab their ideas, examples, and approaches and translate them into your unique ecommerce scenarios to create excellent customer experiences.

Great episode to start with:

Building a customer-centric culture at Rothy's

14. DTC POD by Jay Desai and Ramon Berrios

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Marketers in DTC and CPG brands, influencers.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

DTC POD is run by Trend.io, an influencer marketing platform, and it’s a marketer’s dream podcast.

Take a peek behind the scenes of DTC brands that went through rapid growth, including West Elm, Native Deodorant, and House of Wise. DTC founders talk about the steps they took, the mistakes they made, and the experiments that led to success.

You’ll also hear from agency owners and marketers in ecommerce-related software who walk you through strategies they’ve repeatedly seen success with.

Hosts also take on some solo episodes, covering how-tos and examples on topics like competitor research strategy, welcome emails, product categories, and marketing calendars, making DTC POD a go-to resource for DTC marketers and influencers.

Great episode to start with:

Lessons from a three-time founder who has now built a $10M+ eCommerce business (with Edgar Blazona, founder of BenchMade Modern)

15. The Kara Goldin Show by Kara Goldin

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Who should listen to this podcast?

Ecommerce executives and entrepreneurs.

Why should you listen to this podcast?

Kara Goldin has a unique interviewing style that brings out the most valuable insights from her guests while adding her own lessons from growing Hint, her flavored water company.

These episodes will inspire you to hire great people, take risks, win small daily battles, follow counterintuitive ideas, and persevere when it’s hard.

You’ll love this podcast both if you’re brand new in business or a seasoned entrepreneur. If you’re craving to hear stories of ecommerce pros, jump into interviews with executives from Allbirds, Sleepy Bear, Wander Beauty, and Lively.

Great episode to start with:

Tim Brown—Co-CEO and founder of AllBirds, the “world's most comfortable shoe”

Make your podcast playlist better

Which podcast(s) resonated with you the most? Make sure to add them to your podcast playlist so you can jump in as early as your next break.

You have a chance to eavesdrop on intimate, impactful conversations about unique ecommerce experiences—don’t miss it! Resilient Retail and In Conversation, our very own podcasts, are there for you whenever you’re ready.

And if you get hungry for more, the learning continues on the blog. We’ll see you there!

About the author

Marijana Kay

Marijana Kay is a freelance writer for leading B2B SaaS brands in the marketing, analytics, sales, and ecommerce space. She's the founder of Freelance Bold, a library of resources for freelance writers.