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Feb 14, 2024

John Roman is the CEO of the Battlbox Group, an outdoor subscription service delivering hand-picked survival, EDC, and other cool gear from its expert team of outdoor professionals. John is an experienced ecommerce executive and board member with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods and technology industry. He leveraged his DTC and B2B expertise to scale BattlBox into an industry leader with a $30 million subscription portfolio. A renowned speaker and industry expert, John contributes valuable insights to the industry and shares ecommerce lessons on his blog, Online Queso.

In this episode…

When it comes to growing your business, there's no doubt that attracting and retaining customers is a top priority. However, this is easier said than done in today's highly competitive ecommerce landscape. As your business becomes more established, customer acquisition and retention is even more daunting. How do you ensure customers’ loyalty with so many vendors vying for their attention?

For DTC executive John Roman, building a thriving community is the key to buyer retention. This entails focusing on providing exceptional value and offering a superior experience that not only keeps your customers returning but also converts them into brand advocates who showcase and promote your products. Highlighting acquisition challenges in the post-pandemic landscape, John delves into proven growth strategies he leveraged to scale BattlBox. He sheds light on building brand loyalty through content and community engagement, explaining the effectiveness of contests and other exclusive giveaways in connecting with clientele and building trust. John also addresses the crucial question of whether brands should prioritize acquiring new customers over delighting existing ones, sharing case studies from his company’s personalized outreach strategy that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue.

In this episode of the Minds of Ecommerce Podcast, Raphael Paulin-Daigle hosts John Roman, the CEO of BattlBox Group, to explore retention and churn reduction strategies for ecommerce brands. John provides insights into customer acquisition challenges for subscription-based businesses, unpacks the strategy behind BattlBox’s community engagement tactics, and emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurs to learn from their losses and failures.