This Week in ECommerce

By Kai-Thomas Krause & Alexander Ringsdorff

About this podcast   English    United States

The weekly podcast from Alexander Ringsdorff and Kai-Thomas Krause on everything interesting from the world of ecommerce.
Follow us on Twitter: @theecomweek
11 episodes
In this podcast
Jan. 19, 2017
The links mentioned in this episode can be found here: In this episode Alex and Kai have a special guest - Pascal Precht, who is a front end engineer and trainer and has long history with building sophisticated web applications. The three discuss in depth about the state of Progressive Web Apps, what they are capable of and what they still lack. Listening to this episode you get a nice overview of the topic and an idea, why this will matter to you in the future.
Dec. 11, 2016
In this weeks episode Alex and Kai take a deep dive into amazons latest viral news: amazon go. They look behind the curtain and discuss the technology behind it plus the impact it may has on the retail industry. You can find links for the stuff we talk about here:
Aug. 29, 2016
All links for this episode: In this weeks episode Alex and Kai talk about the new delivery world for ecommerce - drones and droids. As the first companies are going to real world trials these options become more and more interesting for merchants. We take a deep dive and discuss what's happening right now and how the future might look like.
July 18, 2016
Links for this episode can be found here: In this weeks episode Alex and Kai talk about the Pokemon Go craziness and the implication it can have for retail owners and ecommerce. Also we make a short recap of Amazon's Prime Day. The third topic is Sephora and it's Pocket Contour Class.
July 11, 2016
You can find the links for this episode here: Episode 7: In this weeks episode Alex and Kai take a deeper dive into Amazon’s Alexa and how it works. We discuss what it already can do for ecommerce and what is missing. We also cover how to take first steps developing a skill for it. As closing topic we talk about delivery robots that will come to the streets of some major European cities this year.
June 27, 2016
Links to the mentioned topics can be found here: In this weeks episode Alex and Kai talk about the Brexit (aka the UK leaves the European Union) and the impact that can have on the ecommerce world. Also Oaklab made it to the news - the company behind the Magic Mirror from Rebecca Minkoff and Ralph Lauren flagship stores. And finally we discuss if the self checkout approach of Zara is likely to be successful.
June 21, 2016
You can find the links for the episode on our website: In this episode Alex & Kai talk more about the the actual development of the payment landscape, especially Apple Pay in the web and Samsungs further rollout. The automation of retail and logistics is another interesting topic, as well as we discuss the possible death of the app (as we know it).
June 13, 2016
You can find the link for the topics on our blog: In this episode Alex & Kai talk about the partnership of Zalando & Adidas who started to deliver same day from a Berlin flagship store via the Zipcart app from Zalando. Also they take a look at the mobile payment race and if Samsung and PayPal can keep up with their latest initiatives. Last topic this week is Staples and their new in-store navigation for a better and faster shopping experience.
June 6, 2016
You can find the links to this episode on our blog: Salesforce went shopping last week. And it's latest addition to its acquisition collection: the ecommerce platform Demandware. The sale included an amazing 2.8 bn $ US price. Alex & Kai will discuss what this means for the ecommerce landscape and especially Demandware. During the last weeks the little helpers (aka Amazon Alexa & Google Home) popped up in the news. Where Google just announced its Home device to be available later this year, Alexa is alive and kicking for quite some time now. We take a closer look at how this special area of ecommerce evolves. Also social commerce is not dead (we actually never said that...), but is taking place somewhere else than just the buy buttons. And Instagram is proving it with releasing their new business tools to help marketing content.
May 27, 2016
In this weeks episode Kai & Alex talk about the Progressive Web App (PWA) technology that was presented by Goolge on the I/O 2016. Also about payment APIs and Android and Apple Pay which seem to come to the browser and Twitter that closed its ecommerce team and therefore the buy button. The last topic is Sephora, which has an amazing innovation run going on with lots of new initiatives. You can find the links to the articles we were mentioning here:

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