In this episode, I discuss e-commerce cooperatives with Barth Getto, Owner of Empowery. Barth has an extensive background in marketing, and decided to put his skillset to use helping small businesses via Empowery. Empowery is a member-owned e-commerce cooperative that is focused on giving cooperative members a broad range of insight into the e-commerce industry, daily support, and key data that helps make pivotal e-commerce decisions. When you are a part of a cooperative, you have the knowledge of the cooperative at your fingertips.
Barth gives us an in-depth look at cooperatives with a focus on his e-commerce cooperative. Barth highlights why being a part of a cooperative is a powerful tool especially when you are developing your own e-commerce business.
In this broadcast, Barth and I talk about:
- How cooperatives play a specific role in a segmented market
- Why Barth chose a cooperative model in this company
- How Barth´s company helps people selling products online
- How can you join Barth's network
- Why being in a cooperative provides you with key data that you can leverage
- How the cooperative solves members day to day problems
- In what scenario you would be a good fit for the cooperative
- How the cooperative supports its members
- Why the cooperative is a non-profit
- How you can join the cooperative and the costs to join
- How Barth drives growth in the cooperative
- What makes starting a cooperative difficult
- Why entry costs are barring competition from entering this unique space
How to Connect with Barth:
- You can connect with Barth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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