10 industry leaders of E-commerce to follow on Twitter

by Jayde Cornish

Twitter is an excellent place to share stuff with your friends and by extension with the rest of the world. You can observe what the current celebrities are up to, or what they want you to see.

In amongst the Game of Thrones spoilers, strangers arguing over everything/nothing and viral cat videos, Twitter has a treasure trove of people you need to follow to motivate, educate and entertain.

If you run an online business, an e-commerce store or a digital agency, this list is for you.

In no particular order, these people are some of the industry’s leading experts and brainboxes. Their tweets contain useful insights, tips and advice to help you grow.

Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee

If you haven’t heard of Gary Vaynerchuk before, you are missing out.

With a massive audience of over two million followers, Gary is the powerhouse of content and engagement and is insanely active on social media.

His videos are raw, helping people overcome hurdles and develop both personally and professionally.

Starting in 2016 with Wine Library TV, Gary's online presence and business success has exploded since then.

Gary is the founder of Empathy Wines and runs Vayner X, a holding company for many of his business interests. You can also see him buying items from garage sales and flipping them on eBay.

OK, he’s not strictly e-commerce, but you are missing out without Gary on your twitter feed.

Steve Chou @mywifequit

One of e-commerce’s success stories: Steves wife quit her day job to look after their children and they started an online store together.

The store made $100K in its first year of trading. Steve now uses the lessons they learnt as an educational tool to help others to run successful stores too. As well as his two prosperous businesses and a podcast, he offers courses to kick start your journey into e-commerce triumph.

Neil Patel @neilpatel

With a range of impressive titles, such as New York Times bestselling author, there is a reason that Neil is on this list!

Neil was featured on the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 by Obama and top ten marketers list by Forbes.

Neil runs some of the most popular digital marketing blogs on the web and has a wealth of experience when it comes to practical e-commerce advice, focusing on SEO and marketing.

Linda Bustos @lindabustos

Linda confesses to being an ‘e-commerce junkie’ and is an e-commerce industry analyst & consultant specializing in conversion optimization and digital transformation.

Her blog posts (1393 and counting) on the #1 subscribed e-commerce blog GetElastic, offer a fresh look at the world of e-commerce.

Jeff Bezos @JeffBezos

A man who certainly needs no introduction, Jeff is the founder and CEO of Amazon and currently the world’s richest man.

Jeff started Amazon from humble beginnings in his garage as a small online book store. Amazon goes from strength to strength and has over 40 subsidiaries.

Eccomerce Boy @Ecommerceboy

It’s all in a title, the aptly nicknamed Armando AKA "Ecommerce Boy" has a strong resume. Armando is an e-commerce professional, marketer, writer, and developer.

His wide range of knowledge combines practical, strategic and a technical understanding of e-commerce. His feed is a one-stop-shop for all of your e-commerce needs.

Andrew Youderian @youderian

If you're well versed in the world of e-commerce, you may have heard of Andrew Youderian.

He founded a private community for e-commerce store owners with seven-figure plus turnover called "eCommerce fuel".

You have to be a member of this lucrative members-only club to see his work, however, he regularly blogs about e-commerce tips & news, and runs a podcast.

Richard Lazazzera @RichardABLS

Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the world of e-commerce, or you’re a seasoned veteran, you need to follow "A Better Lemonade Stand".

His jam-packed blog offers his uniquely free in-depth advice and insight to everyone in the e-commerce world, ranging from small start-ups to huge corporations.

Pat Flynn @PatFlynn

Pat is widely regarded as one of the top marketing gurus right now.

He made a multi-million dollar empire after being fired from his office job. His hugely successful blog, and now a podcast, focus on motivating and teaching people through his expertise in social media and SEO.

Neon Digital @neondigital

Shameless plug, sorry, the brazen self-promotion is strong here, but have all the above gurus taught us nothing?! We have some excellent guides and posts, which you can find in our feed, we may be a little biased, but we think you’ll enjoy them.

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