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20 Questions with Ty Htut

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By Published On: March 13, 20240 Comments

Ty Htut, Senior Ecommerce Manager at Meyer Cookware talks ecommerce, his adorable nephew, living with no regrets, and making childhood dreams come true.

When was the first time you shopped online?

Wow first question and I had to really think on this one! I’m going to be showing my age here, but it was back in 2008 buying something small on Ebay. The payment was bank deposit too.

What was your first job?

A retail assistant at a giftware store in DFO when I was 18.

What’s your most-used App on your phone? 

Instagram!

What is one professional habit that you are very particular about?

This one habit I use both in my professional and personal life I’m particular about is after I’ve decided on an action, trying not to have any regrets. The reason being is that I would’ve used all the information I have at the time to make the informed decision and even going back in time wouldn’t change my decision if I had all the same information.

If you weren’t in ecommerce, what industry would you like to work in? 

I would either work in the health industry to give back to the community or back into the fashion industry as I’m naturally a creative thinker (have done fashion styling before).

What takes up too much of your time?

Over-thinking!

What did you want to be when you were five years old?

I wanted to be a store owner selling all types of things (I know not one of the traditional answers like a doctor). In a sense I kind of am doing what my five year old self wanted to do but in a digital space. 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

Anywhere tropical! Love some humidity and sun for my skin and would be happy dressed in a tee and shorts every day.

What is one of your guilty pleasures? 

Trashy (can I say that?) Netflix shows where I can just zone out and not have to think!

What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? 

Seeing my little nephew Jax’s smiling face as it reminds me of all the pure and nice things in the world. A picture of Jax is at my office desk.

How do you typically unwind after a long day? 

I take a power nap or online gaming. This helps me detach and reset. 

What’s your favourite ad right now?

Beyoncé x Verizon Super Bowl commercial – was engaging from start to finish!

Are you usually early or late to events? 

Depends on the event; weddings usually early, networking events usually on time and parties; most definitely fashionably late.

What is one skill you would love to master? 

The skill to not procrastinate.

If you had the opportunity to take an international gap year and do whatever you wanted, where would you move and what would you do? 

I would want to go visit all the different beaches around the world and do any sort of water activity! Coastal beach life just seems so relaxing.

Say you’re stranded on a desert island (and all basics are met), what are three things you would take with you? 

The practical me would say a satellite phone, motorised boat, and a flare gun. The impractical me has other thoughts like making it a party island.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is such a hard question as I’m such a foodie! I basically train/workout so I can eat more ha. If I had to choose one, it would have to be pomelo.

If you had a time machine, where would you time travel to, and why?

I genuinely don’t have a particular era or time I’d travel to in mind but varies historical moments in the past just to experience it in real time. Only if there was a way back machine/exit button! 

What’s something everyone should try at least once?

Travelling around the world to experience different cultures, food, and activities. One activity I thoroughly enjoyed was using the Subwing to explore the underwater life of the Gili Islands! 

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

Ecommerce – there’s so many elements that ecommerce encapsulates and that is where the beauty of this industry lies. The presentation would range from analytics, data, ERPs, products, operations and logistics, digital marketing, and branding and UX/CX. All the listed topics linking to ecommerce can be 40-minute presentations on its own!

About the Author: Rosalea Catterson

Rosalea is the Editor of Power Retail. With a keen interest in consumer behaviour and tech, she covers everything ecommerce and hosts the Power Retail Power Talks Podcast.

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