Author: John James
Another Business Crushed by Latest Facebook Algorithm Change
Online publisher Little Things shut down yesterday in the wake of yet another brutal Facebook algorithm change. They are not the first casualty, nor will they be the last. In fact, it’s happened to me personally. Four years ago, I spoke with Sarah Lacy on stage at… Read MoreRead More
Stepping Aside as CEO of a $100 Million Venture Backed Company
Online dollar store Hollar has been on an incredible roll. As reported in Recode yesterday, the company, founded in 2015, just raised a $35 million Series C valuing the company at around $200 million. Along with the news of the Series C funding, it was announced that… Read MoreRead More
Amazon is Beating Wal-Mart Because it Knows its Customers
Last week, Wal-Mart’s stock price dropped nearly 10 percent after they announced their earnings. The drop was precipitated by their lack of continued ecommerce growth. After several great quarters of online growth, the trajectory flattened. Despite the decline in stock price, this flattening was unsurprising to many in the know… Read MoreRead More
3 Questions You Must Be Able To Answer When Pitching Your Ecommerce Startup
As we step into 2018 one of the many things I am excited about is the ability to start investing more in the ecommerce community. Now I should clarify, this is not an announcement for another Hayseed Ventures funding round; though it is worth… Read MoreRead More
What are Some Good Examples of Ecommerce Personalization?
ECOMMERCE PERSONALIZATION WITH RESULTS Question: What are some good interesting ecommerce personalization cases? Looking for good examples of customer personalization and information about the results. So ill speak on one that I use and I thought was really cool this past… Read MoreRead More
E-Commerce Business: Can You Start One with No Money?
Starting an E-Commerce Business with No Funds Question: Can you open an e-commerce business with little money? Blake: So this is more from the more entrepreneurial-minded. I like it. John Max: Yeah, yeah, so like I think the concept of an e-commerce store… Read MoreRead More