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Own Your Commerce

Written by: Bold Commerce
  • Summary

  • For savvy ecommerce store owners looking to scale your business, learn actionable tactics to grow sales, stay ahead of the trends, and be a part of the conversation driving ecommerce forward, this is your show. Each week we feature insightful conversations with industry ecommerce thought leaders, merchants that have built wildly successful brands, and always up to date content on what’s new and trending in the world of ecommerce!
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  • Shaun Vanderkaap: Is Open Banking the future of online payments?
    Feb 12 2024

    Join Shaun Vanderkaap, head of commercial for Link Money, on the future of online payments through open banking. Open banking enables consumers to pay directly from their bank accounts, offering benefits like reduced costs for merchants, lower churn rates, and decreased fraud risks.

    Some topics we discuss: 

    📈 Shaun Vanderkaap brings over a decade of experience in the payment sector, emphasizing the growth of open banking payments in the U.S.

    🏦 Link Money introduces a secure and efficient open banking payment method, allowing instant transactions and reducing e-commerce lag associated with traditional ACH transfers.

    💳 Open banking provides a seamless payment alternative to credit cards, enabling subscriptions and offering cost savings for merchants.

    🔄 The system offers higher approval rates and lower churn for subscriptions, benefiting both consumers and merchants.

    🛍️ For consumers, the process involves a one-time bank account link, simplifying future transactions and enhancing security.

    💡 Shaun discusses incentives for consumers to switch to bank payments, including potential discounts and rewards.

    🔒 Open banking ensures robust security, utilizing bank-grade authentication methods and reducing fraud compared to credit card transactions.

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    42 mins
  • Noah Oken-Berg: Exploring the Depths of Magento with Above The Fray
    Nov 22 2023

    In this episode of Own Your Commerce, host Jay Myers engages in a compelling conversation with Noah Oken-Berg, the Co-Founder of Above The Fray Design. The focus of the discussion centers around Magento, an ecommerce platform that has become a cornerstone for businesses seeking flexible and scalable solutions.


    Noah, with his wealth of experience, unravels the layers of Magento's appeal, emphasizing its adaptability for a wide spectrum of businesses. The episode explores the  balance between customization and out-of-the-box solutions, shedding light on how Magento stands out in the competitive ecommerce landscape.

    Some of the topics we discuss are:

    • Magento's Versatility and Business Impact: Noah shares why businesses, from SMBs to enterprise-level operations, find Magento to be a robust and enduring choice. The discussion touches upon the unique characteristics of Magento that cater to a diverse range of business needs.
    • Challenges and Opportunities in ecommerce: Jay and Noah chat about how to stay ahead in a rapidly changing digital landscape and how to leverage Magento's capabilities for long-term success.
    • The Checkout Experience and Bold Solutions: Noah and Jay explore the critical role of the checkout process in ecommerce success. They discuss the importance of personalized and optimized checkout experiences and how solutions like Bold are making bold strides in enhancing this crucial conversion point.


    Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of Magento, learn about the evolving dynamics of ecommerce, and discover how businesses are navigating the digital landscape with Above The Fray. Noah Oken-Berg’s expertise and insights make this episode a must-listen for anyone keen on mastering the intricacies of Magento and ecommerce innovation.

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    50 mins
  • Mark Shust: Why he went all-in on Magento and wrote the course on it
    Nov 13 2023

    In this episode, Jay and M.academy Owner Mark Shust discuss the nuances of Magento and Bold, and how these powerful platforms help brands uncover the complexities of online stores, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities that arise. Discover the secrets behind successful online businesses, as Mark offers practical advice and thought-provoking insights, highlighting the importance of personalized experiences and the impact of customer-centric approaches. Get ready to be inspired and informed by the expertise and wisdom of this industry leader.

    Some of the topics we discuss are:

    • ​​M.academy's Role in Magento Education: Mark delves into the role of his Magento-focused education platform, M.academy, highlighting its contribution to educating individuals and businesses about the intricacies and capabilities of the Magento platform. He discusses how M.academy aims to empower users with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage Magento's flexibility and customization features effectively.
    • Flexibility and customization of Magento: Mark emphasizes on Magento's flexibility and discusses how the platform allows businesses to tailor their online stores to meet their specific needs and preferences.
    • Bold Checkout Innovation: The conversation touches upon Bold's innovative checkout solutions and how their platform enables brands to create modern, customizable checkout experiences tailored to different customer segments, device preferences, and purchasing behaviors.
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    51 mins

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