PRIME TALK E-COMMERCE PODCAST
Your Prime podcast for focusing on eCommerce, entrepreneurship, business development, and self-improvement.
There are currently billions of dollars being directed at buying Amazon businesses. Because the importance of this subject is growing tremendously fast. PrimeTalk & GETIDA have teamed up with #Fortunet - An Investment Banking Firm. Fortunet is a world leader in assisting Amazon sellers and Amazon business buyers with making a purchase.
Fortunet has already successfully worked on 39 deals of selling an Amazon business. They focus on helping selling mid-to-large Amazon businesses. This means any Amazon business that generates at least $1 Million in annual revenue and is profitable up to hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales. In this first episode, Michal Oron who is the Co-Founder & CEO of Fortunet provides the main reasons for Why & When To Sell An Amazon Business.
If you are an Amazon seller and are curious about this matter, this episode is dedicated to you! We hope Amazon sellers will find this episode and the rest of the program useful and making the right decisions when selling their business.
Making An Amazon Exit - Part 1
Sepcial Project - Making An Amazon Exit - Part 1Prime Talk Podcast
Mike Zagare, the founder of 12 Days of Nuggets talks about how Amazon Sellers can help the world become a better place, by putting an end to child slavery.
If possible, please share this video to raise awareness of this problem.
12 Days of Nuggets is a special 12-day event for Amazon Sellers that helps them learn tricks (nuggets) on how to grow and improve their business. The tips are shared by top e-commerce leaders from all over the world in the hopes of helping the sellers generate more sales and prosper. In return for providing nuggets to Amazon sellers that helps them make more money, the sellers are encouraged to donate money and raise funding for ending child slavery.
Special Episode - Mike ZagarePrime Talk Podcast
Melissa Simonson - General Manager of Empowery - A Leading Cooperative (Co-Op) for Amazon Sellers, shares her life's journey into eCommerce.
Melissa was born in Germany while her father was in the US Army. She eventually moved to Washington State with her family where she grew up. She started working at an early age at a company owned by her older brother Steve Simonson where she got some early experience working in e-commerce.
Over the years Melissa has transferred living in a few states and changing jobs, and at a certain breaking point, she found herself all alone with children and no money. This lead Melissa to grab a bucket and a mop and become a business owner providing cleaning services. She surprisingly grew this business and built a team that was working around the clock cleaning houses during the day, and commercial properties at night.
After 5 years of running her own cleaning services business, her brother Steve reached out to her so she can help him set up and manage Empowery. An innovative non-profit cooperative for Amazon sellers. Today Empowery has grown to help many Amazon sellers grow their business through discounted services and educational activities.
Episode 35 - Melissa SimonsonPrime Talk Podcast
In this Prime Talk Podcast Video Sponsored by GETIDA – Mac Schlesinger - Founder & CEO of Best Seller Listers - A Leading listing optimization agency for Amazon Sellers, shares his journey into eCommerce.
Mac was born and raised in Monroe, NY in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. He spent most of his childhood learning in religious institutions until he became a young adult. When he got married and making an income became a concern he found it challenging to get ahead.
He eventually found the enormous opportunity that laid with eCommerce and especially the Amazon marketplace. As he tried to sell his own products online, Mac quickly discovered that his strength was creating beautiful and high-converting listings. This paved the way for him to start his own business helping Amazon sellers optimize their product listings to great success.
Episode 34 - Mac SchlesingerPrime Talk Podcast
Antonio Sena - Sales Manager at PingPong Payments, A Global Payment Processing Platform, shares his eCommerce Expansion story.
Antonio was born and raised in Thousand Oaks California and began his professional career by becoming an English teacher in China. As China began to boom as a sourcing powerhouse for retailers all over the world. Antonio was able to position himself as a consultant for many factories and sourcing firms and facilitated bridging the gap between China and the Western World.
In the next 15 years, he helped leading brands and retailers all over the world to source products in China, with a great focus on global logistics, cost-efficiency, and an end to end execution. Today he is focused on helping eCommerce sellers with their global payments challenges as a sales manager in PingPong Payments.
Episode 33 - Antonio SenaPrime Talk Podcast
Brandon Fuhrman - Founder of AMZ Innovate & An Amazon Seller, shares his eCommerce journey.
Brandon was born and raised in NJ and already created his first website at the age of 14 back in 1995. He got a degree in international business and marketing from George Washington University in Washington DC and spent a year in London after school to do some work.
During 2016-2017 he grew and optimized his Amazon business. Launched more products. Delegated work to VAs, connected and networked with other sellers online and in the NYC Amazon sellers Meetup group. There he met Jared Orkin who was the head of the group.
In 2018 he joined the MDS (Million Dollar Sellers) group. Also created the first AMZ Innovate NYC Amazon Sellers Event. In 2019 he took over managing the NYC Meetup group that took place every month in the Payoneer corporate office. In 2019 he launched the second AMZ Innovate show which was a great success. During 2020 he experienced the best year yet selling on Amazon. Sales grew 3X. He Expects Prime day and Q4 of 2020 to be record-breaking and historical for Amazon sellers.
Episode 32 - Brandon FurhmanPrime Talk Podcast
Andy Hopper - Founder & CEO of Global E-commerce Experts, shares his eCommerce Expansion story.
Andy was born and raised in England and developed an early career in various industries. Most notably assisting Olympic Athletes to prepare for the Olympics in a rigorous years-long process. Eventually, he found the most passion in having his own business and empowering business owners with expanding their business.
Today Andy's consulting agency puts a great focus on helping Amazon sellers expand globally and deal with all the complexities involved. Including setting up a clear strategy for the expansion and preparing for taxes, logistics, sourcing, and much more needed components.
Episode 31 - Andy HopperPrime Talk Podcast
Onn Manelson - Founder & CEO of RevenueWize, shares his eCommerce growth story.
Onn grew up in Canada & Israel and got a degree from Tel-Aviv University. Started his professional career working for a leading Israeli High-Tech firm and other leading eCommerce optimization companies.
He eventually started his own advertising optimization startup and made a successful exit after a few short years. Now he is using all his experience to help Amazon sellers optimize advertising spend. His motto is - Believe it, and it will happen.
Episode 30 - Onn ManelsonPrime Talk Podcast
Anthony Confranseco - Industry Liaison for PickFu - A leading Consumer Feedback Service for Amazon sellers.
Anthony was born and raised in Maryland and went to work for Amazon in an FBA fulfillment center in Texas. He worked at the lost & prevention department with a focus on investigating cases of missing products.
A life turning event made Anthony relocate to the Philippines and set up a marketing agency for Amazon sellers. He eventually sold his agency and joined PickFu - a groundbreaking service for Amazon sellers that assist in getting instant feedback for A/B testing of product images. This way, sellers can make the right bet in setting up the most converting types of images with minimal costs.
Episode 29 - Anthony ConfransecoPrime Talk Podcast
Evan Kesner - The Founder & CEO of Straight Up Growth - A high-growth agency for Amazon Sellers, talks about the trails that led him into eCommerce.
Evan was born and raised in NY and studied at the University of Florida. While in school, he was able to dabble with a bit of entrepreneurship while studying abroad in Rome, Italy. After graduating, he got sales and marketing experience working in Florida and NYC for a few years.
He eventually moved to sunny San Diego to found Straight Up Growth that places a hard focus on high-growth for Amazon sellers. Brands that are qualified to work with Evan's agency experience an unparalleled growth trajectory with the help of a seasoned sales and marketing team.
Episode 28 - Evan KesnerPrime Talk Podcast
Will Haire - The Founder & CEO of Bellavix - A Leading Amazon marketing agency for ambitious brands, talks about the trails that led him into eCommerce.
Will was born and raised in Long Island NY. He served in the US Navy and got a degree in engineering while settling in Connecticut. After starting a career as an engineer in the power plant industry, his entrepreneurial spirit made him pivot into starting a new career path from scratch.
After a few years of ups and downs in various startups in various industries, Will has picked significant experience as an entrepreneur and savvy marketer. He clearly identified the immense potential for brands to market their products digitally in the e-commerce space, and especially on Amazon. Today he heads Bellavix, which is a fast-growing Amazon marketing agency for some very promising consumer brands.
Episode 27 - Will HairePrime Talk Podcast
Chris McCabe, the CEO of eCommerce Chris, a former Amazon Seller Performance member, and a suspension specialist speaks about the challenges of Amazon seller suspensions during Q4 sales season and what third-party Amazon sellers can do about it.
Here are the questions that Chris answers in this video:
1. What should be the first steps of an Amazon seller's appeal process when receiving an Amazon Seller Performance notification?
2. What are the main functions Amazon Seller Support is useful for a seller?
3. What are the main functions Amazon Account Health Services is useful for a seller?
4. During Q4 - How should Amazon sellers handle Brand Abuse/ Detail Page Abuses?
5. How should an Amazon ASIN/Account appeal be finalized for submission during Q4?
Episode 26 - Chris McCabe - Q4 SuspensionsPrime Talk Podcast
Shannon Roddy - The Founder & CEO of Marketplace Seller Courses - A Leading Educational Platform for Amazon Sellers, talks about the trails that led him into eCommerce.
Shannon got a major in film production and moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a Hollywood producer. He ended up volunteering in a homeless shelter and working as a parking lot attended. He eventually scored a producing job in a Steven Spielberg film that launched him into the film industry.
After a few years, Shannon challenged himself by living in Africa helping local businesses. Then moved back to the US and worked as a website builder and realized the growing potential of the Amazon marketplace. He began helping other Amazon sellers scale and improve their business and built an entire course module and educational platform based on this experience. Shannon believes in maintaining an authentic and positive attitude, sticking to goals during the highs and the lows, but also recognizing clear failures and cutting losses.
Episode 25 - Shannon RoddyPrime Talk Podcast
Augustas Kligys - The Founder & CEO of Orange Klik - A Leading Educational Platform for Amazon Sellers, talks about the trails that led him into eCommerce.
Augustas was born and raised in Lithuania and got a degree in computer science. After years of working as a freelancer doing computer work and traveling the world, he recognized the need to create a high-quality educational platform for Amazon sellers.
He established Orange Klik as a digital platform that constantly educates and supports thousands of Amazon sellers with growing their business. In addition, he created online and physical Amazon seller conferences around the world, and even took the initiative to map out all the major Amazon seller conferences and meetups to a single directory. His success motto for sellers is to focus on helping as many people as possible and staying consistent about it.
Episode 24 - Augustas KligysPrime Talk Podcast
Gilad Freimann - The Founder & CEO of VAA Philippines - A sourcing & training agency for VAs, talks about the ups and down trails that led him into eCommerce.
Gilad was born and raised in Israel and had developed an early passion for skiing. Following this passion, he eventually worked for a traveling agency that specializes in ski trips. Over the years Gilad felt that being an employee in the traveling industry is not satisfying and rewarding him enough.
So Gilad turned into becoming an online retailer with the mission of going into business and spreading his wings as an entrepreneur. The challenges of scaling and delegating with the extensive process of hiring VAs made him realize that sourcing a VA can be perfected. This lead Gilad to open a sourcing agency for VAs based in the Philippines and now he splits his time living in Israel and the Philippines. He is passionate about helping Amazon Sellers grow their business by matching them with high-quality VAs and he is ready to help you.
Episode 23 - Gilad FreimannPrime Talk Podcast
Keith O'Brien - The Founder & CEO of Page One - A full-service Amazon agency, talks about the ups and down trails that led him into eCommerce.
Keith was born in the Pittsburgh, PA area and moved around between states growing up and graduated high school in California. He lost $35K in his first business out of college which turned into a good marketing job that helped him bounce back.
He then pivoted to a 10 year period of working for an NPO helping to educate and supporting youth. In the next 4-5 years, he bounced between jobs, hit a low point until he started a business platform that helped Amazon sellers get product feedback reviews. This made Keith storm into the Amazon business world and set up a full-service Amazon agency to keep helping more Amazon sellers.
Episode 22 - Keith O'BrienPrime Talk Podcast
Steve Chou - The Founder of the popular blog - My Wife Quit Her Job, BumbleBee Linens, and The Seller Summit. Yes, he runs three separate eCommerce ventures successfully!
Steve is an incredible eCommerce entrepreneur with a background in microchip engineering. When Steve and his wife wanted to have children, they made a commitment to be actively and positively involved with family life, and not be tied by the pursue of a high earning career. This led Steve's wife to quit her job and successfully launch her own brand of linens.
Steve documented the launch of the eCommerce business in his popular blog and podcast My Wife Quit Her Job (MYQHJ) for over 10 years! Now Steve is in a position where is also left his engineering job and runs three successful eCommerce ventures. The MYQHJ blog, BumbleBee Linens brand, and the popular eCommerce Seller Summit Event that educates many online sellers on how to grow and scale their business.
Episode 21 - Steve ChouPrime Talk Podcast
Omar Angri - The Founder & Managing Director of Margin Business - A global eCommerce consulting firm that focuses on helping brands grow internationally on Amazon.
Omar was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, and began his professional career as a graphic designer. His passion for kickboxing turned him to become an online retailer when he was already living in Paris in 2005, which was a very early stage for the e-commerce industry.
After shifting between corporate jobs and living around the world, Omar launched his third business setting up and building brands on Amazon. One success after another, Omar has grown his Margin Business Agency into a global consulting firm that helps brands penetrate selling on Amazon on a global level. Omar is a real digital entrepreneur that manages his global business and lives around the world.
Episode 20 - Omar AngriPrime Talk Podcast
Gary Huang - The Founder of 80/20 Sourcing and the 7 Figure Seller Summit. 80/20 Sourcing is an online website that helps thousands of eCommerce sellers when sourcing from China. The 7 Figure Seller Summit is one of the first online conferences for Amazon sellers.
Gary was born and raised in Los Angeles and went to the University of Southern California (USC). He is the first-generation in his family to be born in the US after his parents immigrated from China. Gary eventually "exported" himself from the US to China after noticing the rise of China as an economic miracle in the early 2000s.
In China, Gary mastered the craft of sourcing products from Chinese factories for companies and brands based in the western world. With this vast experience, Gary is now dedicating himself to educating and directing Amazon sellers with how to properly source products from China. In addition, Gary was one of the first to create an online conference for Amazon sellers in an effort to improve his own skills as a veteran Amazon seller and many Amazon sellers across the world!
Episode 19 - Gary HuangPrime Talk Podcast
Pearl Ausch - COO of First Choice Shipping - A leading logistics services platform for eCommerce Sellers, shares her life story and her passion for helping Amazon sellers from all over the world to easily handle Amazon logistics. Pearl was born and raised in Brooklyn (Borough Park) to a Hassidic family, graduated high-school, got married, settled a position in a car leasing company, and was ready to start a fresh new job. In 2013 she transferred to a young new company in the up and coming Amazon logistics industry.
With her powerful grit and amazing passion for helping Amazon sellers, Pearl quickly grew over the years from her entry-level position, all the way to becoming COO. Today First Choice Shipping is a leading logistics provider, and an official Amazon Global Logistics partner and makes it extremely easy for Amazon sellers to expand their retail operations globally. Pearl's mission statement is: "International Shipping Made Easy".
Episode 18 - Pearl AuschPrime Talk Podcast
Kristina Mertens - A Partner & Business Development Manager at Sermondo - The largest global platform for finding Amazon services, shares her life story, and her mission of helping Amazon sellers from all over the world find trusted services. Kristina was born and raised in Munich, Germany. She studied global business management at college. This path comes in handy at fulfilling her current mission of directing Amazon sellers on how to manage their business.
She never expected to be running her own business and at such a young age, but the fast growth of Amazon all over the world, and the need for Amazon sellers to find the best service providers, fits like a glove to Kristina's talent and passion for helping business owners successfully manage their challenges on Amazon.
Episode 17 - Kristina MertensPrime Talk Podcast
Isaac Smith - The Founder of Summit eCommerce - a bookkeeping office for eCommerce sellers, shares his life story and his path into eCommerce. Isaac was born an raised in the Portland Oregon area. Got educated as an architect, worked a few years in the field in the Washington DC area, and realized that life can be more meaningful.
This realization made Isaac pivot into creating his own online website and become an online retailer. After successfully managing all the ups and downs of selling online by learning from his mistakes, Isaac sold his business and made an exit. He is now focused on helping eCommerce sellers with keeping a good track of their numbers by offering bookkeeping services.
Episode 16 - Isaac SmithPrime Talk Podcast
Don Henig - The Founder of AccrueMe- an Innovative growth capital investment firm for Amazon sellers, shares his life story and his path into eCommerce. Don was born and raised in New York City and discovered his entrepreneurial spirit at a very young age. He made his first fortune in the 80s and 90s in the mortgage financing industry. Later he pivoted into producing films, publishing magazines, and investing in real estate.
His recent venture with AccrueMe aims to fund Amazon sellers with a very unique approach. AccrueMe does not lend money, it partners with Amazon sellers to fuel their growth and has already raised $100 Million to get things started.
Episode 15- Don HenigPrime Talk Podcast
Jason Magee - The Director of Business Development at Teikametrics - a Retail Optimization Platform for Amazon & Wal-Mart, shares his life story and his path into eCommerce.
Jason grew up in Virginia and graduated from James Madison University. His first job after graduating was for a Press Release software company which he quickly outgrew. Then Jason carved his way into his next job position in an innovative way and participated in the global growth of a global currency processing firm. He then witnessed the power and rise of eCommerce which led him into joining Teikametrics.
Episode 14 - Jason MageePrime Talk Podcast
Melanie Shabangu - A Partner & Director of AVASK - an International Tax & Accounting firm, shares her life story and her unexpected path into creating an eCommerce accounting empire.
Melanie was born and raised in South Africa and planned to relocate to Australia with her husband. During the transition, they moved to the UK, and Melanie started working for an accounting firm. She quickly saw the rise in demand for eCommerce accounting services with many traditional businesses started to sell on Amazon.
Episode 13 - Melanie ShabanguPrime Talk Podcast
Adam Epstein - VP of Growth at Perpetua - an advertising optimization platform, shares his life story and his incredible shift from being a lawyer into an eCommerce entrepreneur. Adam began his professional career as a lawyer in Toronto Canada.
His love of basketball and dining along with his entrepreneurial spirit led him to launch 2 startups that he eventually sold. He then shifted into working for PayTM, which is a large eCommerce payment processing platform based in India and is backed by Alibaba and Softbank. A casual lunch with a friend led Adam to discover and dive into the world of Amazon advertising and his current role as a VP of Growth.
Episode 12 - Adam EpsteinPrime Talk Podcast
Carolyn Lowe - The Founder & CEO of ROI Swift - a leading eCommerce consulting agency, shares her life story and her path into eCommerce. Carolyn started her career at Dell Computers in the early 2000s. She was able to experience the early success of selling products online for a big brand.
This experience gave Carolyn the confidence needed to start her own agency while raising a family. With her unique ability to bridge between technology and marketing, Carolyn was able to work for established brands such as Qualcomm and Callaway. Her mission is to help brands develop a strong brand stronghold across multiple selling channels.
Episode 11 - Carolyn LowePrime Talk Podcast
Kevin King - A MEGA eCommerce entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Freedom Ticket - an eCommerce Sellers Academy, shares his life story and his incredible tale of eCommerce prominence. From his early childhood growing up in Texas, Kevin has had an incredible aptitude for entrepreneurship. He was able to make money and set up businesses at almost every station of his life.
His relentless pursuit of finding the source of things keeps leading him to create more and more successful business ventures. Kevin has explored the world in an effort to discover and connect with other cultures. These experiences prove Kevin to be a one of kind gentleman that is greatly admired by the eCommerce industry worldwide.
Episode 10 - Kevin KingPrime Talk Podcast
Emma Schremer Tamir - The Founder of Marketing by Emma - a leading agency for eCommerce content creation, shares her life story and her incredible tale of eCommerce creativity. Emma grew up in Columbus Missouri and wanted to get out and explore the world. After developing a career in political science, she quickly realized her passion was steering her to other directions. Off she went to live in Spain and Israel for a few years, got married, and eventually discovered that her creative talent is in growing need along with the explosive growth of eCommerce.
Episode 9 - Emma Schremer TamirPrime Talk Podcast
Danny Carlson - Founder & CEO of Kenji ROI - an eCommerce agency, shares his life story and his inspiring tale of entering eCommerce. Danny grew up in Vancouver Canada and worked as a carpenter in construction sites. He felt that he needed to take serious action in order to get more out of his life but just kept on with his routine. It was not until he had a near-death experience when he finally took action, quite his job, and started selling on Amazon.
Episode 8 - Danny CarlsonPrime Talk Podcast
Amy Wees - Founder & CEO of Amazing at Home - an eCommerce consulting agency, shares her life story and her inspiring tale of entering eCommerce. From her early childhood growing up in Wisconson, on to working as an executive at Target, serving in the Air Force for 18 years, all the way to realizing the power of eCommerce which led her to open and successfully run 4 businesses from home! Learn how from a modest upbringing knowing that she wants more, Amy was able to keep growing her myriad of skills, capitalize on her accomplishments, and establish herself as a successful independent businesswoman.
Episode 7 - Amy WeesPrime Talk Podcast
Andrew Morgans - Founder & CEO of Marknology - a leading eCommerce agency, shares his life story and his unexpected way into eCommerce. From his early childhood growing up in Africa and other parts of the world, on to working for MasterCard, all the way to tasting the power of eCommerce and never looking back since. Learn how Andrew's rich and colorful background along with his passion to innovate helped him face business challenges successfully and experience continued growth.
Episode 6 - Andrew MorgansPrime Talk Podcast
TJ Hyland - Head of eCommerce Partnerships at Payoneer - a global leader in eCommerce financial services, shares his professional story of entering the eCommerce industry, the early hacks he used to find Amazon sellers to sell financial services and how he was able to develop warm relationships with eCommerce sellers to better serve their needs.
With the strength of building strategic partnerships and constantly innovating, Payoneer has become a global leader in servicing and supporting the rapid growth of the eCommerce industry with 17 offices worldwide and one of a kind corporate culture.
Episode 5 - TJ Hyland - PayoneerPrime Talk Podcast
Mike Zagare - The Founder of Days Of Nuggets, an online charity organization dedicated to ending child slavery, shares his fast growth story working as a physical therapist to becoming an online retailer to a CEO of an eCommerce software company, all the way to creating a charity organization. With a multitude of activities, Mike shares his approach on how he balances each activity, and what are the takeaways from his past mistakes.
Episode 4 - Mike ZagarePrime Talk Podcast
Steve Yates - The CEO of Prime Guidance, a former Amazonian and a 20 year eCommerce veteran, speaks about the challenges of brands and Amazon sellers during the global Coronavirus pandemic, and what they can do about it.
Episode 3 - Steve YatesPrime Talk Podcast
Chris McCabe - The CEO of eCommerce Chris, a former Amazonian and a suspension specialist, speaks about the challenges of Amazon seller suspensions during the global Coronavirus pandemic and what third-party Amazon sellers.
Episode 2 - Chris McCabe AudioPrime Talk Podcast
Refael Elbaz - The CEO of UNICARGO and a logistics wizard shares his thoughts, feelings, and advice on the impact of the Coronavirus on global logistics.
Episode 1 - UnicargoPrime Talk Podcast