If you’re thinking of starting an ecommerce business or want to take your existing online business to the next level, advice from someone who’s already done it is invaluable.
That’s where an ecommerce mentor comes in. Whether it’s selling on Amazon, Shopify or any other ecommerce platform, these sellers understand the best path to success and what challenges you may face.
Below – and in no particular order – we have compiled a list of the top 10 ecommerce gurus in the UK.
⭐️ Chris Turton – Ecommerce Intelligence
Chris Turton runs a full service Amazon agency and ecommerce consultancy that has worked with several high-profile brands such as Crosshatch and My Protein. One of the most experienced UK ecommerce mentors in the industry, Chris and his team offer a range of consultancy packages based primarily around Amazon, but also focusing on eBay.
You can get in touch for a free exploratory call to discuss how Chris and his team can grow your ecommerce business.
⭐️ Michael Veazey – Amazing FBA
Focusing primarily on 6 and 7-figure UK Private Label Sellers/Brand Owner-Operators, Michael Veazey is the go-to mentor for ambitious Amazon sellers looking to take their selling to the next level.
He runs two successful ecommerce podcasts and a popular Facebook group for sharing tips. Amazon sellers looking to maximise their profit and grow into a 7-figure business should get in touch.
⭐️ Matt Thorpe – Grasshopper UK
Matt is the self-styled ‘down to earth, straight-talking’ ecommerce coach, and with courses starting at £99 it’s affordable for freelancers and startups on a tight budget.
For those looking for more bespoke support, Matt does 1-on-1 coaching where he can create a tailored plan to boost your ecommerce business.
Matt gave us an insight into his mentoring style:
“I teach my clients to focus on the basics. That means understanding your audience inside-out, and building your email list. This is the foundation of your business. Most people don’t buy on the first visit. It takes time to nurture your audience and build a relationship with them.”
⭐️ Ian Rhodes – Ecommerce Growth
Ian has a wealth of experience in the ecommerce sector (24 years in fact!), which is about as long as anyone has been working in the field.
His mentoring focuses on creating a customer-centric ecommerce offering and CRO (conversion rate optimisation), working on platforms such as Shopify in particular. He also has an adaptable pricing system which scales up and down depending on the size of your business and the complexity of your operation.
⭐️ Kamil Sattar – Ecommerce Mentoring
Kamil Sattar is the founder of Ecommerce Mentoring, a team of expert mentors that offer 1-month programs to help ecommerce owners build their businesses.
Kamil grew his following with his in-depth Youtube videos, and has now expanded his mentoring team to a number of multilingual experts covering different regions. Offering over 20 in-depth mentoring calls per month and 24/7 support in their packages, Ecommerce Mentoring offer one of the most comprehensive services around.
⭐️ Ben Barakauskas – FBA Mentor
Ben is an Amazon mentor that grew his following on his popular Youtube channel, giving tips learnt from his own experience running a 7-figure Amazon FBA private label business.
Ben offers a range of mentoring packages to suit all levels of Amazon FBA sellers, with more specific courses looking at listing optimisation, Amazon ads and product research.
Ben says of his mentoring style:
“Motivation is only 1% of the success formula. 99% of it is discipline. We don’t do things when we feel like doing them, we do it, because it NEEDS to get done!”
⭐️ Lewis Smith – Dropship Unlocked
Dropship Unlocked founder Lewis Smith is an entrepreneur from London, England who left his corporate city job to launch a location independent e-commerce business using his “Home-Turf Advantage” e-commerce business model.
Alongside running his own portfolio of e-commerce dropshipping businesses, he now helps other UK entrepreneurs create long-term businesses with mentorship and training through Dropship Unlocked.
Lewis told us about his mentoring style:
“There’s a lot of poor advice and information in the e-commerce space, particularly when it comes to dropshipping. Most of it involves sourcing low-quality products from China, which can take 30 days to reach the customer and often ends in refund requests. Our mission is to show entrepreneurs the right way to dropship and give them the tools to create truly life-changing businesses.”
⭐️ Darren Lynch – FBA Elite
Darren Lynch has grown a huge following for his insights into Amazon FBA selling on his hugely popular Youtube channel.
The FBA forums for Elite sellers is another really useful resource, but for more tailored advice a 1-to-1 mentor program from Darren himself could be what you need.
At £99/month it’s an affordable solution for startups and freelancers, however Darren has actionable insight for all levels of Amazon FBA seller.
⭐️ Lisa Johnson – Lisa Johnson Mentoring
Lisa is a passive income specialist and business growth mentor. Using her tried and trusted CASsH system, Lisa shows her mentorship students how to create passive income online from courses, memberships, group programs and workshops.
For those looking to switch an in-person business model to a limitless online method, her mentorship could be for you.
⭐️ Ben Sztejka – Your Ecommerce Accountant
Ok, ok so we included ourself on the list – a bit of an obvious plug!
But, ecommerce accounting is a crucial part of building a successful online business. Understanding fundamentals such as maintaining a healthy profit margin and tax efficiency are vitally important to your success. This is without mentioning trickier things you may run into such as VAT liabilities when selling abroad.
Ben Sztejka is the founder of Your Ecommerce Accountant – he combines his experience of building online businesses on Amazon and eBay with his training as a chartered accountant. This blend of skills enables him and his team to provide a range of comprehensive accounting support packages to online businesses, all of which include free advice on the finances of running an ecommerce business.
So which Ecommerce Guru is for you?
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ecommerce mentoring – it’s a highly personal process that depends on which mentor you click with and that will complement your business.
We recommend trying to get to know your mentor as much as possible before undertaking any paid program – visit their website, take a look at their social media channels and sample some of their free resources if they have any which can give you an insight into their teaching style before you commit.
Whatever stage of growth you are in, ecommerce accounting is extremely important to make sure your business is viable. Your Ecommerce Accountant are an expert team of specialist accountants that work with you on the financial aspects of growing your online business. Get in touch today for your free 30-minute consultation.