The best place to discover Ecommerce apps on the Internet.
After operating within the Ecommerce ecosystem for 6+ years through: running an agency, working in-house at an Ecommerce brand, and then working in-house at an Ecommerce tech company, I (Derric) realized that there is a huge disconnect between Ecommerce store owners/teams and the tools they are using, or should be using.
Remaining Unbiased. We must remain unbiased in our analysis and advice of each tech product. This is a challenge because certain tools might give higher commissions, or be better at closing sales. But making more money isn’t our goal. Our goal is providing the right solution for the right Ecommerce store at the right time. And that is the only way we will truly win. While there are clear favorites for many categories, any tool can be a valid option when you're presented with specific needs. For that reason we have:
- No star review system.
- No ranking system.
- No categorical “winners.”
Being Transparent. We want you to understand our business model. Understand that we use partner links when sending you to partner sites. And understand that we may make a small commission off your decision. We also want you to have transparency into when and how partners might pay us for additional promotion, such as bringing them to the top of a category, writing a sponsored blog post, or having them sponsor an event we put on. And most importantly, we want to present every tech or agency partner transparently, to reveal their strengths and weaknesses, when you should use them, when you shouldn't, and how they will, or won't, benefit your store.
Trust. We seek to create lasting relationships with Ecommerce store owners and teams, and with Ecommerce tech partners. We want you to be able to trust us with providing great advice, and even trust us with deeper knowledge about your company status, tech stack, hiring strategy, and internal team dynamics, which can better help us present the right solution to you. We value the privacy of all users and partners and we will protect your data with our lives.
A Clear Challenge Emerges. We must remain unbiased in our advice while being able to generate revenue. Can a company move a sponsor to the top of a category page and still remain unbiased in their review of that technology? We believe: yes. Following Google’s paid and organic model, we believe that we can provide truthful information while being able to promote ads and have featured partners.
Show, not tell
Complete Thoughts. Ever have some one reference an old email, without quoting or linking it? They just assigned you the work of searching your inbox. How rude! We value presenting complete information, both in our internal communications, and especially when showcasing products and content on our site. You should never leave a page with more questions than you started with and you should see the data presented within an article.
No Acronyms. With minor exceptions for the most universal acronyms, we don't assume you know what LTV, SEO, or CRO means. And in some cases, terms like SQL may mean multiple different things - Sales Qualified Lead, Structured Query Language. How confusing! We spell it out for you, literally.
Showing You "The Door." (Matrix reference) We can't tell you what product is right for your business. Oftentimes, we have a good idea, but we can't know your business like you. For that reason, we may recommend a product, but we're only showing you the door - we're only giving you the information - you're the one that has to make the final determination.
Going the Distance. We don't simply shove a link in your face and hope you buy a product. We want to take you as far as possible into a product, so that you can make the best decision possible. We want to introduce you to the senior sales rep, make sure you book your demo, attend your demo, got your questions answered, and genuinely got the help you were looking for. We are your fallback customer service team when your vendor fails you. We will go the distance for you.
"Cutting to the Chase." We know you don't have time to read a 5,000 word article or watch four 30 minute demos. We want to give you the maximum amount of information in the shortest amount of time. Everything we do starts with a tldr/tldw (too long, don't read/watch) so that you can get to the point quickly.
No Fluff. We don't oversell a solution, promise the world, or pretend like we know everything. We tell it how we see it.
5 Hour Work Day. We believe that sitting in a chair for a prerequisite amount of time does not help you get more work done. We believe that our team can get more done in 5 hours than most teams can get done in 8. We implement a minimum amount of work hours required by all team members, and the rest of the time spent working is discretionary.
Everyone is a Leader. We don't hire people to follow orders... We tried that, it's exhausting. Instead we hire people to own a specific component to the business. They lead that initiative, and we all report to each other in weekly scrum meetings. We believe this improves productivity and limits systemic failures.
Optimize for Happiness. With all business, comes stress. We've openly decided that we will actively remove stress from our work environment. Whether that is a partner, a marketing channel that seems to be causing problems, or a demanding store owner. We don't want our heart to jump when the phone rings.
Respectfully Playful. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Demos are boring... So boring. We aim to change that by adding some creativity, some entertainment value, and some playfulness to our work. In order to execute on that well, we need playfulness to be built into our daily work and lives.
Unlimited Vacation. Work is supposed to be the means to the end: happiness. We believe our team will be stronger when they are happier, so we allow all full-time employees unlimited vacation time (after 6 months of employment).
Respecting Others. More than "Karma," we believe that our success is a direct derivative of how much value we provide to the world. Everyone deserves attention, respect, and guidance. We strive to provide as much value as possible to Ecommerce store owners and teams of any size, without any need for a guarantee that the value will be reciprocated. We want to give happiness... in an industry not particularly known for it.
How it works
Derric Haynie, Chief Ecommerce Technologist
Marketing 📈, Growth 🚀, Virality 👍, & Ecommerce 🛒are my passions. Father. Futurist. Skeptic.
Casey Hyland, Director of Content
Marketing, Content, Strategy, Planning. Wife, Mother & Eternal Optimist.
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