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Whether you’ve been ordering online for years or were forced to for the first time because of the pandemic, you no doubt appreciate all the benefits compared to retail (“brick and mortar”) shopping.

After all, with online shopping, you can shop 24/7 in the comfort of your pajamas; you don’t have to fight traffic to drive to the mall and circle the parking lot; you don’t get stuck behind someone in line at checkout counting change (or pulling out the wrong credit card); it’s easy to compare prices between multiple online retailers; and products are shipped right to your door, of course (heck, even groceries).

OK, so you’re already sold on it. “Marc, you’re preaching to the converted,” you’re thinking.

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Granted, there are a few things you can do to ensure your online shopping experience is

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Jason & Scot Show Episode 291 – Amazon Q1 2022 Earnings

A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 291 is a hot take on Amazon Q1 2022 earnings.


Amazon released their Q1 earnings for 2022 on Thursday April 29th. In this episode we do a deep dive into all the details.

Key Topics:

  • Declining macro economics
  • First quarter 1P sales were down year-over-year for the first time in two decades, as it had to comp against a very strong Q1 2021 which was elevated by the pandemic.
  • AWS getting a strong boost from the pandemic.
  • Ads continue to quietly be a bright spot for Amazon
  • Andy Jassy’s first annual shareholder letter
  • Amazon’s new “Buy With Prime” offering for DTC sites.

Episode 291 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday April 29, 2022.


[0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show
this is episode 291 being

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Top Ecommerce Companies in Los Angeles

Ecommerce companies are some of Los Angeles hottest startups.

Companies like GOAT, an online marketplace for sneakerheads, are reeling in cash in a white-hot market. GOAT raised $195 million in a late-stage funding round in June, more than doubling its valuation to $3.7 billion. Tapcart, a Shopify-based mobile app, raised $50 million in a Series B funding round also in June. Popshop Live, a livestream shopping platform, announced a Series A round of funding in July that valued the company at $100 million. Italic, an online retailer that sells luxury goods at cost, had a $26.9 million infusion of cash through an early stage funding round in April.

Venture capitalists poured $384 million into ecommerce companies so far this year, according to PitchBook data, with more money being spent so far in 2021 than all of 2020.

In Los Angeles, where there has always been a healthy amount of ecommerce

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Will Calvin Klein’s ‘pregnant man’ be able to find baby formula?

Only a few years ago, the news of a baby formula shortage in the country would have been considered as believable as the idea of men having babies. After all, this is the United States, the world’s superpower and economic giant. Surely, there could never be a baby formula shortage, and an actual shortage would be as preposterous as the idea that men could bear children. Yet, here we are, in the bizarro world that is Joe Biden’s America, where men can have babies, but there is no formula available to feed them.

Calvin Klein, the famous fashion company, has entered into the transgender propaganda madness by featuring a “pregnant man” in one of its latest ads, posted on its Instagram page. In case anyone has somehow forgotten basic biology, men cannot have babies — never have, never will. Thinking otherwise contradicts legitimate science and is sheer lunacy. However,

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