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A Warm Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to Tech Tails, the blog of Paws And Prints Boutique!

We are Sean Cook and David Fischer, the creators of Paws and Prints. Here we hope to build an ecommerce store with gorgeous and original products, driven by an honest passion for the products driven through the wonderful dogs in our lives; Sean's 1 year-old Labrador Retriever, River and David's poodle, Dog. You'll find us committed to creating truly stunning and high quality artwork. 

Beyond the love for our canine family members, the inspiration to create this store was driven by interests in technology as well. GenAI is going to have profound implications everywhere in our lives, but for the past 5 years we have worked at the intersections of ecommerce, advertising, and the safety of social media platforms. GenAI is going to be highly disruptive to all these fields. 

This blog represents the intersection of a professional interest, personal passions, and a sprinkle of curiosity. Here's what you can expect:

  • Exploring GenAI: GenAI and its applications in product design, marketing, social media, and the Integrity systems of ads platforms.
  • AI, Ecommerce, and Integrity: Dives into how GenAI is shaping the ecommerce ecosystem, enhancing our ability to discover high-quality products online.
  • A Love for Dogs: Through the companionship of my best doggo, River, I've found a passionate love for all things canine.

    A Journey Through Ecommerce

    This blog will document a journey in setting up and running an Ecommerce store aimed at automation and efficiency with a vision to streamline the creation and publication of top-notch websites and product lines—though, for now, we're focused on our first site!

    Here's a sneak peek at some of the topics we'll be exploring:

    1. Getting Started

    • What am we going to sell, and why?
    • The power of AI to scale in catering to different dog breeds.

    2. AI Tools and Product Design

    • Understanding the options in GenAI. Stable Diffusion, Midjourney, Models, Loras, Checkpoints, Inpainting, all what you need to know to get started.
    • Creating consistent product imagery.
    • Accessing tools, automation and scaling.

    3. Post-Processing Techniques

    • From raw output to a worthy design. Topics like reducing the color space, transparentizing imagery, Python automation (with code examples), and more.

    4. Leveraging LLMs in Business

    • The role of LLMs in product line creation and marketing. Their limitations and capabilities. Prompt engineering with intent.

    5. APIs & Browser Automation

    • The potential of APIs, their limitations. and the use of other automation techniques such as Selenium and Python for browser automation.
    • Automation in organizing collections, maintaining tags, setting prices, and more with Python examples.

    6. Online Integrity: Ecommerce, Integrity, and Social Media Perspectives

    • What capabilities are becoming available to new entrepreneurs and malicious actors alike.
    • Strategies, behaviors, and in depth analyses of online platform security

    7. Marketing and Shop Development

    • Onboarding and campaign setup up for ads on various platforms, as well as performance results.
    • Utilizing Bayesian Inference for faster, more affordable testing.
    • Developing Shopify themes with ChatGPT as a copilot to create a more unique site.

    While this list is far from exhaustive, it's a glimpse into blog focused on the project as much as the product. Follow along, engage with the content, and hey, if you find it valuable, why not buy a shirt? (Yes, this blog is marketing too!)

    Until next time

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