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We’re a Minnesota business supporting Minnesota brands and we’re hosting a virtual meetup for brands made and grown in Minnesota selling their products online! NO PITCHING, NO SALES, NO DEMOS!!

Let’s talk through our Black Friday/Cyber Monday plans and the challenges and unique opportunities of selling direct-to-consumer. We can share valuable, actionable resources and make connections with other local Minnesota businesses and organizations.

Join us FREE on November 2. Register here.


Sustainable and Shop-for-Good Ecommerce Retail Vent and Resources Session

Ecommerce retailers in the sustainable and shop-for-good space are no strangers to challenges, but is it just us or does 2023 seem PARTICULARLY challenging?! We came together as a community of purpose-driven ecommerce retail entrepreneurs and brands in a straight up vent sesh, BUT there’s a twist — NO SALES, NO PITCHING and we shared solutions and resources with each other.

Everyone walked away feeling better having talked through ecommerce retail issues specific to sustainable and shop-for-good stores, realized we’re not alone and build community and connections AND enjoyed comprehensive resources and actionable solutions to help overcome those challenges.

From where to find data and what to do with it and the rising cost of digital advertising to ongoing supply chain challenges and encouraging repeat shoppers — we talked through it all.

Made in Minnesota Ecommerce Virtual Meetup

Minnesota ecommerce brands selling products made and grown in Minnesota gathered virtually to share information about their brand, exchange ideas about advertising and marketing locally made products, make new connections and more. From finding new customers and increasing sales to helpful third-party app recommendations and setting yourself apart from other brands – we covered it all. 

Our first Made in Minnesota ecommerce meetup was so amazing and inspiring, we did it again by popular demand!

How to Develop a Kicka** Email and SMS Strategy for Sustainable Growth – Video On-Demand

Christina Noel, founder of Noel & Co and award-winning social entrepreneur, marketing strategist and speaker shared key lessons she’s learned working with mission-driven brands to optimize their email and SMS strategies to drive sustainable growth.

GoodCarts Demo Day Request Your OWN Live Demo – Or related Slides and Video On-Demand

Whether you’ve been GoodCarts-curious or are hearing about GoodCarts for the first time, you’re invited to attend this free, no pressure demo. Learn how GoodCarts works, ask questions and meet other brands working to increase their ecommerce customer base. From sustainable and shop-for-good brands to Black-owned brands (in partnership with Operation HOPE and 1MBB) and Made in Minnesota companies (in partnership with the MN Department of Agriculture) – GoodCarts helps stores find their good and get FREE traffic to grow.

Brand Storytelling With a Purpose – Video On-Demand

Branding expert Gage Mitchell, principal/creative director of Modern Species and host of Evolve CPG shared simple, affordable and actionable tips for telling your story in a way that shows customers the real heart and driving motivation behind your brand. Click here to see what we learned!

Economic Empowerment and Ecommerce – Video On-Demand

This dynamic discussion on the future of economic empowerment and ecommerce featured n opening interview with eleven year-old Mya Beaudry, founder of Kokom Scrunchies, followed by a panel featuring – Operation Hope, Shopify Build Native and the Good Market. This event was presented by the American Sustainable Business Network and GoodCarts. Click here to see what we learned!

Wholesale For Good – GoodCarts members DarzahZeki LearningHHPLIFTSoak it Up and Women’s Bean Project showcased their wholesale operations and shared their insights during a Q&A with lessons about how to wholesale more sustainably, avoid greenwashing and find and offer products that truly make an impact. Click here to see what we learned!

Growing Pains: Why Isn’t Your Social Impact Brand Profitable (Yet)? – Video On-Demand
Michelle Thomas — accountability and implementation consultant and founding partner of Mata Traders — led a deep dive into how social impact companies can scale up smartly and sustainably. Check out Michelle’s presentation and get our observations here.

Impact Retail and Sustainable Products Summit
Get the keynote replay and uncover some of the amazing insights here!

Gen Z Impact Retail Meets Next Gen Impact Investing – Video On-Demand
From high impact origin stories to trends in impact investing, we covered it all. Get a replay and discover what we learned here.


Impact Retail TikTok Meetup – Team GoodCarts led a live brainstorming session for sustainable and shop-for-good retailers. We worked through experiences on TikTok, answered each other’s questions about the platform and shared resources to help everyone get the most out of their time on TikTok. Click here to see what we learned!

GoodCarts Members and Friends Virtual Meetup
GoodCarts members gathered virtually to discuss and work through the challenges of ecommerce retail and also to share successes.

Made in Minnesota Virtual Meetup
Minnesota brands, makers and ecommerce entrepreneurs met up to share information about operations, exchange ideas about advertising and marketing products and make new connections. From finding customers and increasing sales to third-party app recommendations and setting ourselves apart from other brands — we covered it all.

Made in the USA Virtual Meetup
Made in the USA makers and manufacturers met up virtually to share information about ecommerce operations, make new connections and exchange ideas about advertising and marketing products. From supply chain disruptions to setting ourselves apart from other ecommerce retailers, we covered it all.

Impact Ecommerce Global Internship Virtual Meetup
The GoodCarts interns wanted to connect with others working with organizations making a positive impact in the world, so we hosted a virtual intern meetup! Interns from around the globe, working hard to do well by doing good, talked about their experiences and their plans. The future is bright!