EcomCrew Podcast

E412: Keeping Your Business Afloat in this Shipping Crisis

Ivan of SellerPlex talks about the specifics of the current supply chain mess and how sellers can minimize its negative impacts on their businesses.

As if we don’t say it enough already, a strained supply chain is the ecommerce story of 2021.

Between the pandemic, ships stuck in shipping lanes, and a global container shortage, the whole supply chain mess has affected a lot of ecommerce businesses negatively. 

My guest today is someone who knows a thing or two about minimizing these negative impacts on your business and even boosting its value despite the supply chain crisis. 

Ivan Torlopov is Partner and Head of Supply Chain at SellerPlex who has years of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Since 2018, he’s devoted a lot of his time helping ecommerce sellers resolve high-level supply chain issues. 


  • Intro about Ivan and SellerPlex – 1:18
  • What the supply chain mess looks like from the logistics side – 3:25
  • How to save on shipping costs – 8:00
  • Strategies for avoiding running out of stock – 14:58
  • The value of shopping for rates – 20:49
  • Rerouting your shipments to cut costs and transit time – 22:14
  • Choosing your 3PL location wisely – 34:46

I want to thank Ivan for all the valuable recommendations he’s shared in this episode. If you want to get a hold of Ivan and learn more about what they do, you can head over to SellerPlex and explore all their content and even schedule a consultation. Make sure to mention that you’re coming from the EcomCrew Podcast so they can hook you up with a discount!

By the way, a topic we touched a little bit in this episode is boosting the value of your ecommerce business. If you’re interested to learn more, we’ll be going live with a free public webinar on Selling Your Ecommerce Business for Top Dollar.

That’s going to be on October 5, 2021 at 10 AM (PST). Head over to to reserve your slot. 

Also, don’t forget to leave us a review on iTunes. Happy selling and we’ll talk to you soon!

Michael Jackness

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.

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