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The JetRails Podcast

For The Ecommerce Community

Transitioning From Magento 1 to Magento 2
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 1

To kick start the podcast season, we launched Episode 1 about Transitioning From Magento 1 to Magento 2 that includes our friends at Collins Harper.

Progressions of Magento 2
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 2

A follow-up to our first episode, and looks at the Progressions of Magento 2 from its initial launch in 2015, through the release of Magento 2.3.1 in 2019. We touch on some of the major improvements to Magento that came with 2.0 and subsequent releases.

Best Practices for Magento Data Management
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 3

Dives into Best Practices for Magento Data Management and includes guests from 121eCommerce and nChannel for a discussion about Magento’s API’s, flat-file import and export, and connecting directly to Magento’s database.

The Past, Present, and Future of Online Reviews
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 4

Includes special guest James Denker of Trustpilot for a multifaceted conversation about generating more orders with a proactive strategy for product reviews and merchant reviews.

Comparing Magento Open Source and Magento Commerce on B2C Shopper Experience
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 5

Includes Alex Povolotski of Collins Harper and is our first episode in a series that compares how the free Open Source version of Magento and the paid Commerce version. We discussed features that retailers can use in Magento Commerce to improve the frontend user experience, along with ways that Magento Open Source users can add similar functionalities to their stores.

Increasing Orders Through eCommerce Optimization
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 6

Our first episode on conversion rate optimization and how to compete in an eCommerce landscape dominated by behemoths like Amazon. Jay Omar from Bolt joined us to discuss important solutions, including checkout optimization and credit card fraud prevention built to minimize friction for shoppers. 

Competing with Amazon’s Delivery Data
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 7

We take a very different look at conversion optimization. This interview, which includes longtime eCommerce merchant Raphael Neff of and Akhilesh Srivastava the founder of Fenix Commerce looks at removing friction from the shopping experience by sharing accurate real-time delivery estimates, similar to what Amazon is able to do. Seeing this technology come to market for merchants of all sizes helps to highlight that for those that are in it to win it, it is possible to compete with the user experience of even the largest eCommerce websites.

Can Shoppers Trust Your eCommerce Site As Much As They Trust Amazon?
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 8

Includes special guests Eric Thorson and Mark Wilkinson from the Norton Shopping Guarantee team for a discussion about making shoppers feel comfortable making purchases on your eCommerce site. In a time when identity theft is common, it’s more important than ever to instill confidence in shoppers so that they purchase directly from you. Tune in to learn what savvy merchants are doing!

Can You Compete With 2-Day Shipping?
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 9

Includes George Wojciechowski, Co-Founder of ShipBob. In a nutshell, shoppers expect orders to be delivered quickly and cheaply. Merchants are compelled to compete. We discuss logistics, fulfillment, and other important factors… and Robert finally finds out where the name ShipBob came from!

Are you leaving $$$ on the table with your shipping carriers?
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 10

Features Jose Li, Founder & CEO of 71lbs as we touch on fees from shipping carriers like UPS and FedEx. The reality is that most shippers are paying these carriers more in fees than they should be. For instance, if a shipment arrives late, you may be entitled to a full refund. Learn from an expert about where you’re overpaying your shipping carrier, and how to recoup those funds.

The Journey to Entering the Magento Marketplace
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 11

Features Brandon Gell, the Founder & CEO of Clyde and Dan Kozlowski, the Founder & CTO of Xumulus as we discuss the experience of these two teams working together to get Clyde’s Magento Extension created and listed in the Magento Marketplace.

Are you really listening to your eCommerce Analytics?
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 12

With the help of Meaghan Connell & AJ Yager, the founders of Praxis Metrics, we’ve certainly given merchants a lot to think about. If you want help understanding what stories your data should be telling you, we’ll help you to identify major KPIs and metrics that will empower you to improve your eCommerce business.

Best Practices in eCommerce QA Testing
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 13

Robert is joined by Bhavani Ramasubbu, QA Lead & Quality Architect at DCKAP, and Karthik Chidambara, DCKAP’s Founder & CEO. Learn more about how DCKAP took their own strive for excellence in web development and created a QA solution that’s now used by other developers and agencies.

eCommerce Email Marketing Optimization
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 14

From building strong lists to sending the right content to the right shoppers at the right time, there’s a lot that can impact the success of your E-mail campaigns. At the end of the day, they can have an outsized impact on your customer lifetime values. Intrigued? Be sure to listen in to hear great tips and recommendations from our guests, Joe Devine of Emarsys and Steve Wagner of Webbula.

Why BigCommerce is Betting on Headless Commerce
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 15

Daniel Fertig, Global Director of Agency Partnerships at BigCommerce joins for a conversation about Headless Commerce. Creating opportunities for merchants to marry together a SaaS eCommerce platform (BigCommerce) with a range of different frontend CMS solutions like WordPress and Drupal, has created an “Open SaaS” option for eCommerce store owners to benefit from. Learn more about Why BigCommerce is taking this path, and what their experiences have been in bringing these solutions to market.

Magento Web Design & Branding Process Best Practices
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 16

Includes Robert Floyd, a Product Designer and Creative Director at Gauge for a discussion about designing Magento websites. If you’re planning to have your Magento store designed or re-designed, do you know what to expect? Well, after listening to this conversation, you’ll be much better prepared for a successful design project!

How Partnerships are Contributing to the eCommerce Ecosystem
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 17

Take a dive into the world of eCommerce Partnerships with us. Should your eCommerce platform, agency, host, and other vendors be partnered? What are the benefits and risks? What’s in your best interest? Rachel Jacobs of Ecommerce Partnerships helps us break down a complex topic to give you a peek behind the curtain.

How Magento stores are running pay for performance advertising
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 18

Includes Cooper Harris and Daren Limas of Klickly for a discussion about pay for performance marketing. After all, what brand wouldn’t want to ads with a guaranteed Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) for their Magento store?

(Special Offer – Klickly is currently by invite-only, but as JetRails Podcast Subscribers, you can skip the line.)

Navigating the End of Life of Magento 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 19

A discussion with Brandon Alberts of NuEthic about how merchants are (and should be) addressing the End of Life dates for Magento 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2. We also talk about the sunset of Temando which powered Magento Shipping, the deprecation of payment gateways like CyberSource and eWay from Magento’s core, and the release of Magento Patches for Magento 2.3.2+, giving merchants a choice to patch rather than upgrading their sites.

Vetting Web Development Freelancers
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 20

Learn about many of the challenges faced when hiring freelance web developers. Raleigh Leslie of Codeable shares information about how members of open source communities like WordPress and WooCommerce are improving this process.

(Special Offer – JetRails Podcast listeners are invited to take advantage of a $60 credit to try out Codeable for the first time.)

Magento Extensions go SaaS
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 21

Includes Virgil Ghic and Tristan Oker of WeltPixel & WeSupply for a discussion about Magento Extensions publishers creating SaaS solutions.

How to Choose eCommerce Extensions and Apps
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 22

Derric Haynie of joins Robert to best practices for choosing and reviewing eCommerce Apps, Extensions, Modules, Plugins, and other Addons and integrations for your online store.

The Future for Magento 1 Users
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 23

It’s now anticipated that a very large number of websites will remain on Magento 1 after the official end of life of the original Magento platform. Mark Lewis of Netalico joins for a conversation about how Magento 1 websites can address security and other concerns after the official Magento 1 End of Life.

Securing Magento and other CMS-based websites
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 24

When’s the last time you really made sure your website was secure? How would you know if it wasn’t? We invited Victor Santoyo of Sucuri to chat with us about the state of the web for owners of websites built on major platforms like Magento, Drupal, WordPress, and WooCommerce. Tune in, and learn how to mitigate your website security risks, including if you’re operating an eCommerce site!

Delivering Seamless Omnichannel Experiences With Magento 2
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 25

Merchants have address customer needs and expectations. An omnichannel experience has the ability to allow you to support shoppers seamlessly across systems, channels, and even physical brick-and-mortar locations.

This episode was recorded right before social distancing measures called for stores in the USA to close their doors, but we’re quickly seeing just how vital omnichannel strategies – like Buy Online Pickup In Store (BOPIS) – are to commerce businesses of all sorts.

Whether you’re using Magento, or considering it, tune in to learn insights from Ivona Namjesnik of Imagination Media, and learn how to develop an omnichannel strategy with Magento 2.

Planning, Building, and Maintaining Custom Websites and Applications
The JetRails Podcast - Season 1 / Episode 26

Growing and established businesses often require websites and apps that aren’t prefabricated. Starting from a feature-rich eCommerce, CMS, or other framework will often be your best bet,  but when cookie-cutter solutions won’t due, you need to think outside of the box.

Tune in to learn the in’s and out’s of having your project custom-built risk analysis as we talk through project planning, development standards, and long-term maintenance with Tim Dolloff, EVP of Client Engagement at Liventus.

If your organization is in a rush to launch something new due to COVID-19, like a new eCommerce site that you believe will require a complex site build, be sure to check out this episode.

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We know that for many merchants and ecommerce practitioners it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest news, tips, and insights. At JetRails, we strive to bring you meaningful information through our blog, our social media accounts including LinkedIn, Twitter, and FacebookTelegram, and the occasional informative email. We’ve even begun taping videos with industry experts to help provide content in a more dynamic format.However, many of you are maxing out on screen time, limiting your ability to stay in-the-know on topics that are crucial to your success. That’s why we’ve created “The JetRails Podcast,” a podcast for folks in the ecommerce industry created by the ecommerce hosting experts at JetRails and featuring guests from across the spectrum of web development, digital marketing, tech, and ecommerce management.

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