Mike talks to Bill D’Alessandro about the oncoming supply chain issues as Christmas season starts to roll around.

It’s still September, but if you’re in ecommerce, the holidays are right around the corner. With all that said, a lot of us are concerned about how to deal with Q4 as we’re still wrestling with this perfect storm of supply chain issues.

My guest today is Bill D’Alessandro, and I think he’s the perfect guy to talk to about all these things. 

Bill is the CEO of Elements Brands, an ecommerce rollup company that focuses on acquiring and scaling consumer products brands. 

He’s involved in a lot of stuff in ecommerce, which makes him the perfect guest to talk to about dealing with longer lead times going into the holidays, higher costs, and the general unpredictability in ecommerce heading into Q4. 

We also talk about ecommerce inflation and the ways that you can keep your business profitable.

Timestamps: 

  • Things you should be thinking about going into Q4 – 1:58
  • How Bill is handling increased timelines, additional costs, and unpredictability – 5:05
  • Ecommerce inflation – 7:52
  • The value of having safety stock – 13:45
  • Dealing with unpredictability in ecommerce – 17:22
  • What shipping during the holidays will look like – 22:05

I want to thank Bill for the enlightening conversation. I can’t wait to hear more of his insights and have him back on the podcast in the near future. 

Despite all these challenges ecommerce sellers are currently facing, now is a good time to be selling an ecommerce business, because more and more rollups are joining in on the action. 

If you’re thinking about that graceful exit, we’re inviting you to a free public webinar on October 5, 2021 at 10 AM (PST) about Selling Your Ecommerce Business for Top Dollar, where Dave and I will be walking you through the entire process of preparing your business for sale all the way to closing the deal. 

Save yourself a free slot by going to ecomcrew.com/webinar.

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