9 eCommerce Podcasts that will Boost your Business

by Jennifer Dunn

I love podcasts because they allow you to entertain yourself and learn something all the while you’re doing something else (like cooking, washing dishes or getting some deadly boring cardio out of the way.)

This month, a lot of my favorite podcasts are promoting an initiative called #TryPod. The premise is simple – tell someone you know who doesn’t listen to podcasts about a podcast you think they’ll love.

I thought I’d take it a step farther and tell all of our blog readers about some eCommerce podcasts that will help you work smart and grow your business’s bottom line. So pick one of these eCommerce podcasts from the list below, and listen the next time you’re folding laundry or weeding the garden.

And if you’re not sure how to listen to a podcast, I have some tips at the bottom of this post!

list of eCommerce podcasts

General eCommerce Podcasts

Channel-Specific eCommerce Podcasts

General Business Podcasts

  • How I Built This – Guy Raz from NPR interviews famous entrepreneurs on how they built their businesses. Favorite episodes include the origin stories of moguls like Richard Branson and companies like Southwest Airlines.
  • StartUp – This show is divided up into seasons, with some seasons focusing on just one company while others focus on the startup processes of various companies. I recommend the first season of this podcast where the founders were literally podcasting the founding of their own startup media company. No matter your industry, you’ll learn something (and totally relate.) Start with episode one “How Not to Pitch a Billionaire.”

How do I listen to a podcast?

You have a few options when it comes to listening to podcasts. The least-effort option is to head over to the podcast’s website and stream it from there. I dislike this option, though, because it uses data if you’re on a mobile device, often limits your mobility, and you have to remember to check back for new episodes.

My favorite option is to listen in a podcast app on a mobile device. Once you subscribe to a podcast in the app, new episodes will download when they come out and you’re connected to WiFi – generally overnight. Here’s a quick guide on how to use podcast apps for both Android and iOS. If you don’t have a smartphone or device, there are podcast apps for your desktop, too.

And finally, to be a good citizen of the podcast world, be sure to rate and review the podcasts you love. Ratings directly correlate to helping these podcasts get found by other listeners so they can continue producing quality free content for all of us!

I only touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great eCommerce and business related podcasts. What are your favorite podcasts? Do you host a podcast yourself? Let us know in the comments!

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