Episode 53: Optimizing Payments For B2B eCommerce With Balance CEO Bar Geron
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The Hard Truth About B2B eCommerce podcast continues onto the next episode by welcoming Bar Geron, CEO of Balance onto the show to discuss payment technology in B2B eCommerce.

We have the luxury of bringing on Bar Geron, CEO of Balance, a new breed of payment technology designed specifically for B2B eCommerce. Balance can do it all, including accepting checks, wires, net terms, factoring on invoices, credit cards, and other types of unique B2B payments. Bar talks about how critical it is for B2B companies to move faster into eCommerce because there are major VC and private equity investments in B2B eCommerce that are going to make legacy B2B companies obsolete in the coming years.

Episode 53: Optimizing Payments For B2B eCommerce With Balance CEO Bar Geron

In this episode, co-hosts Isaiah Bollinger, CEO of Trellis, and Timothy Peterson, Chief Marketing Officer of SportsBiz, welcoming Bar Geron, CEO of Balance onto the show to discuss:

  • Differences between major payment transaction methods and players?
  • Pros/ Cons of traditional infrastructures
  • How eCommerce companies should view payments
  • B2B vs B2C payment processing
  • Market predictions and trends to keep an eye on
  • Velocity of change and what it means for retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

This podcast’s origin story

Podcasts are still a relatively new medium for content, but just because they are new doesn’t mean they lack power. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Podcasts have a unique ability to reach people on their time, whenever it is convenient for them – a way that previously did not majorly exist. Podcast listeners can take the information wherever they go and absorb it as they see fit. And that’s exactly what we are looking to do here. We want to reach a new audience of B2B eCommerce enthusiasts.

This podcast is all about B2B eCommerce. B2B is a different breed of eCommerce and it needs a different breed of Podcast. We get into the nitty-gritty of integrations, adoption, platforms, data and so much more regarding what makes B2B difficult to make successful for eCommerce!

We noticed that a few B2C podcasts exist on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, but nothing designed for the B2B eCommerce community. B2B and B2C eCommerce have a lot of overlap, but even more differences. Each has a different set of requirements and customer demands that impact project scope. Let’s call a spade a spade. B2B is harder, more complicated, and harder to market. But it is also a bigger piece of the pie. The eCommerce B2B roadmap to success is not as cut and dry as B2C and that’s why we have started this podcast.

B2C platforms like Magento and Shopify have large communities that support and have done the entre-level work of most projects. The same community does not exist for B2B, but we are starting to build it. The ecosystem may not be as mature, but as experts in the space, we hope this podcast will help some people wake up and reevaluate their online sales strategy.

The first podcast examines major trends around B2B eCommerce as well as answering all of the above questions.  Take a listen for yourself and let us know what you think!

We will be posting new episodes with special guests weekly. You can listen on our dedicated podcast website and download the podcast on all major channels: Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcasts, StitcherTuneInOvercastPocket CastCastroCastboxPodchaserPodcast AddictDeezerListen Notes, and RSS Feed.

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