EcomCrew Podcast

E446: The Importance of Innovation in Ecommerce with Spencer Jan

After hearing him speak at eCommerceFuel Live last March, I invited Spencer Jan to be on the podcast to expound on a particular point in his presentation that struck me the most: innovation.

Spencer is the co-founder of Solo Stove, a company he started way back in 2010 in a garage. After exiting the business, he is now focused on helping other entrepreneurs build their own brands through informative content.

During our quick conversation, Spencer and I were able to cover a bit more ground about his journey and thoughts on the future of ecommerce. Here are the highlights from the episode:

Timestamps: 

  • Intro – 0:00
  • Spencer’s early years in ecommerce – 3:36
  • Choosing to focus on Solo Stove – 7:50
  • The ‘dopamine hit’ of starting something new – 11:40
  • Keeping up with the times – 13:53
  • Innovation as a force in ecommerce – 15:31
  • How ecommerce has evolved since he started – 20:08
  • Differentiating yourself from the competition – 26:13

Thank you so much for coming on the podcast, Spencer. I hope to see you at Sellers Summit. If you guys want ecommerce-related videos, make sure to check out Spencer’s YouTube channel.

Don’t forget to leave us a review over on iTunes if you enjoy our podcast. Happy selling and we’ll see you in the next one!

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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