E305: Transitioning from a Brick and Mortar Store to an Online Store with Joonas GebhardMarch 9, 2020 in Ecom-Crew-Podcast
Welcome to the Ecomcrew Podcast and greetings from Irvine, California! We’re still here, establishing some roots and it’s very different compared to last year where we were all over the place, doing our travelling but now that the new year’s come, it feels really good to be able to stay in one spot for a while and leave the hectic travelling lifestyle behind us for a bit.
For today’s episode, I was actually emailed by today’s guest about buying his business when I put out an episode listing the criteria of the next business I was looking to buy. And all of that back and forth has led to today’s episode where I’m with Joonas Gebhard of KawaiiBox — a subscription box brand that sells cute toys from Japan. He also runs another online store selling Japanese candy and all things Kawaii called Blippo.
Joonas is a Finland native, and his path to becoming an online seller is definitely one of the most interesting. From being a concert organizer, Joonas transitioned into being a local seller with a brick and mortar store in Finland before suddenly jumping ship, and taking everything online. This path definitely isn’t the most common, so listen in and hear about the lessons he’s learned from running a brick and mortar store to transitioning everything into online.
Before I forget, Dave and I are hosting a free webinar on March 11th, 10am PST where we’ll be talking about Importing from China in 2020. We’ll be talking about how the Corona virus is definitely going to affect your business, Amazon Dragonboat, and the new updates on tariffs in 2020. Register now!
If you’ve got any questions or any comments, feel free to leave us a comment down below. We’d love to hear any of your feedback, especially with the new format of the show.
Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.