What does it take to build an ecommerce business that can go the distance? After all, you don’t want to pour your heart and soul into something that will only last a year or two, right? If you are going to jump into the ecommerce pool – do it right!
On this episode, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader, Gabe Cossio. In his conversation with Kevin, Gabe discusses how he got started as an ecommerce seller, what it takes to build a business that lasts, lessons he has learned from 18 years in ecommerce, and much more! Gabe has a ton of helpful insights that will enable sellers like you to go the distance – don’t miss a minute!Discover how to set your #EcommerceBusiness up for long-term success by listening to this #podcast episode of Maximizing #Ecommerce with special guest Gabe Cossio - you don’t want to miss it! #AmazonSeller #AmazonFBA #ProductSales… Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [1:40] Kevin shares some positive podcast reviews.
- [3:30] Kevin introduces his guest, Gabe Cossio.
- [6:40] How did Gabe get started as an ecommerce seller?
- [10:00] Gabe explains how he learned to create private label products.
- [11:30] Where is the ecommerce industry headed?
- [14:00] Why a community of support can help you go further.
- [18:20] Stick to the right plan of action – take some baby steps!
- [23:40] What is going on with Amazon in the international marketplace?
- [27:40] How brands are driving purchases.
- [30:00] Private label changes and trends that Gabe is noticing.
- [32:00] Working with a team.
- [36:00] Tasks you can off-load to virtual assistants.
- [39:00] How to find virtual assistants.
- [41:15] Don’t neglect the health of your mindset!
- [43:30] Books that Gabe recommends.
- [45:30] Closing thoughts from Gabe.
- [48:20] How to connect with Gabe.
You need the right people in your corner
If you have any hope for long-term success as an ecommerce seller, you’ve got to realize that you need to connect with like-minded leaders. Gabe was able to persevere through most of his career without support from the ecommerce community, but he doesn’t advise sellers like you to do the same! Over the last couple of years – Gabe has connected and networked with sellers like Kevin and a whole host of other leaders, and it’s positively impacted his perspective. To hear more about Gabe’s journey and why building relationships with ecommerce sellers can help you, make sure to listen to this episode!
Create a plan and stick to it
Too often ecommerce sellers get so fired up and excited to take on the world that they get ahead of themselves. Have you ever had that problem? Don’t let your enthusiasm cloud your judgement and get you into the habit of putting the cart before the horse! Gabe suggests taking the time to create a plan with clear and actionable goals. Once you’ve created a plan of action – stick to it! Do whatever you need to do to complete your objectives – put your plan by your computer or on your refrigerator – don’t let it out of your sight. Discover more helpful insights like this one from Gabe by listening to this episode!If you want to go the distance - you need to make a plan and stick to it. Learn more about creating a plan and other helpful insights from Gabe Cossio on this #pocast episode! #AmazonSeller #AmazonFBA #ProductSales #Entrepreneurship Click To Tweet
Don’t go it alone – get some help!
One of the best ways to set your ecommerce business up for long-term success is to get some outside help. You are likely operating your ecommerce business on a shoe-string budget with tight margins – how do you hire affordable help? The truth is, you likely won’t be able to afford local or domestic help, but you can reach out to a “Virtual assistant.” By using virtual assistants – you can create systems and processes that take routine and mundane work off or your task list. There are several resources that Gabe mentions for virtual assistant services – you can find the link to both located in the resources section at the end of this post.
Make sure you have a healthy mindset
Did you know that the number one cause of failure for most ecommerce sellers comes down to mindset? It’s true! When you look at failure and challenges you encounter as teachers – you can adjust your approach and learn along the way. You only fail as an ecommerce leader when you throw in the towel! It’s gut-check time – are you committed to going the distance with your ecommerce business? If your mindset needs a shot in the arm – you’ve come to the right place! Kevin has a ton of helpful episodes that will empower sellers like you stay in the game and achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out and let him know what you are struggling with – he’d be happy to help!Is #mindset really that important for long-term #Ecommerce success? Discover the answer from special guest - Gabe Cossio on this episode of Maximizing Ecommerce! #AmazonSeller #AmazonFBA #ProductSales #Entrepreneurship Click To Tweet
Resources & People Mentioned
- Sellers Summit
- Brand Accelerator Live
- Online Jobs
- Harvard Business Review Store