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20 Golden E-Commerce Resources

As we hunker down and get to grips with our Brave New World, it’s important we keep learning and thinking. To help get us through the next few weeks (or months, in fact), we’ve gathered some of our favourite reads, listens, and places-to-scroll within the wonderful world of e-commerce.

Podcasts

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Podcasts

The FGB Podcast

The FGB Podcast is the podcast arm of the Fast Growth Brands (formerly DTC Daily) publication. Great interviews + great interviewer + and great interviewees = guaranteed goodness.

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Your Basket Is Empty

We’d be remiss if we didn’t take this opportunity (as he does with all his public appearances) to plug our very own Tim Richardson’s podcast. If you like not-so-serious chats with interesting people in the e-commerce space, then give it a gander.

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The Blind Boy Podcast

Whilst we appreciate this one isn’t specifically e-commerce, Blind Boy’s satirical and philosophical take on the world will bring 60 mins (sometimes more) of joy to your ears.

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NPR

NPR’s another that has some amazing shows. However, this interview with Shopify’s founder, Tobias Lütke, has got to be one of the best.

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Breaking Brand

This podcast series charts the evolution of Gin Lane (the DTC creative agency of the 2010’s) to Pattern Brands (a DTC incubator). Some interesting insight into their team and how they pivoted their business.

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Secret Leaders

An interview-style podcast brought to you by another long time We Make Websites friend, Dan Murray. Probing yet witty questions and great access to the people behind some of the world’s leading tech companies. What more could you want?

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Re:Platform

James Gurd and Paul Rogers have teamed up to create the world’s foremost e-commerce replatforming podcast. P.S. episode 13 is our favourite (promise we’re not biased…)

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Shopify Podcasts

Shopify have a couple of podcasts: Shopify Masters and Vanguard. The former’s a practical advice show. And the latter? A Gimlet-esque series of entrepreneurs operating in unexpected subcultures. They’re designed for different audiences, but both are excellent.

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The Economist

We’ve added The Economist (a long-time We Make Websites client) as a recommendation, though we all know they’re a resource gold mine. So, choose your own adventure. Our hot tip is The Economist Asks series. Hosted by Anne McElvoy (who, in our opinion, is the world’s leading podcast host), it is an interview series with some of the most interesting people on the planet.

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Blogs

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Blogs

Paul Rogers

A long-time We Make Websites partner, Paul’s blog is, arguably, the most insightful and unbiased e-commerce technology publication on the internet. Trust us, you’ll want this on your reading list.

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Ecommerce Master Plan

Chloe Thomas, another We Make Websites’ collaborator, is the brains behind the eCommerce Master Plan hub, dishing out both books and podcast episodes. Chloe sent us a copy of her B2B eCommerce master plan. 10/10 from us.

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Eva Pascoe

Eva’s an e-commerce pioneer who, we, at We Make Websites, are humbled to have in our circle. She shares genuine and incredibly knowledgeable insights that are an invaluable resource to anyone in the e-commerce world. Highly, highly recommended.

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Publications / newsletters

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Publications

2pm

Created by infamous D2C figure, Web Smith, 2PM is a subscription newsletter covering the intersection of media and commerce. We particularly enjoy their insights and stats—something you do need to pay for but well worth it!

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Fast Growth Brands

Formerly DTC Daily, the newly branded Fast Growth Brands is a one-stop shop for everything DTC. They do events, publish an insightful newsletter and run a podcast (hosted by Hugh Williams).

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Modern Retail

This is another example of a multi-reach content platform with articles, a great newsletter and a podcast. Pretty objective (albeit slightly US-centric) whilst taking on all things DTC and e-commerce.

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Morning Brew

We got turned onto Morning Brew by a partner of ours in the States, Brad Dey . It’s a daily snapshot of business and technology news, delivered in a witty and insightful manner. A++.

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Business of Fashion

BoF, a slightly more high-brow publication of the list, is an authoritative and analytical resource centre for fashion e-commerce enthusiasts. Their reporting and insights shares intelligence that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else.

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Social media accounts

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Blogs

Commerce Cream

Sit back, relax and let the pastel palettes and sans serif font captivate you.

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Design Milk

The best of modern design, in all its forms.

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Dezeen

For the most part, architecture. But with a nice mix of design, technology, interiors and (yep, you guessed it) a podcast.

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Cereal

The quintessentially Millennial day-dream.

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Well, that should keep you fixed for a while! Enjoy.

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