Friday, September 26, 2008

PeSA/ECMTA Oct. 1st Conference Agenda

Agenda for the PeSA/ECMTA conference to be held in San Francisco on Oct. 1st. This event is free with pre-registration.
  • 10:00 - 10:45 eBay
  • 10:50am - 11:35am Overstock Auctions
    Speaker: Doug Minnick, Director, Overstock Auctions
    Topic: New vision and product enhancements at your request
    Description: Enhancements to Overstock Auctions will include increased fraud protection, checkout process improvements, more third-party integrated payment options and the addition of bid cancellation and retraction. Overstock Auctions plans to integrate many of the site changes as early as November in time for buyers and sellers to capitalize on them during the holiday shopping rush.
  • 11:40am - 12:15pm Amazon Services
    Description: How to sell your products on Amazon, best practices for selling over the holidays, and new Amazon Services to help you grow your business.
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm Vendio
    Speaker: Michael Levit, EVP Marketing, Vendio and Dealio
    Topic: Multi-Channel Selling Strategies
    Description: There are more selling options than ever ranging from large marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, to a comparison shopping sites, to BYOT (bring your own traffic) eCommerce solutions. Learn how to think about the expanding multi-channel world and where you should focus your efforts to get the best returns.
  • 1:35pm - 2:05pm
    Speaker: Kristine Dobson, VP Business Development
    Topic: Email Marketing Best Practices
    Description: EmailDirect provides web-based software that allows online marketers to easily: build email marketing campaigns, manage/segment email contact lists, send permission-based email messages and track the performance of email campaigns.
  • 2:10pm - 2:40pm nuCourse Distribution
    Description: Our on going commitment is to offer you the most innovative and efficient way to search, source, and resell the highest quality products, in the most cost effective way. nuCourse Distribution Inc is an online distributor of MP3 accessories, Consumer Electronics, Video Game accessories, Cameras & accessories, Speakers & Headphones, Computer Accessories & Peripherals, and much more. We pride ourselves in finding the new up and coming brands, as well as the tried and true brands, and delivering them to you in a nuWay.
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm PhiConnect
    Speaker: Daniel Kim
    Topic: FREE eBay Listing/Management Tools for Powersellers
    Description: is placing a special emphasis on FREE eBay Listing and Management Tools for PowerSellers. Deviating from other eBay tools and free tools, provides unique features for eBay volume PowerSellers. The features include FREE auto scheduling, auto dispute rules, online return service, vendor management, sales information, item inventories, and many more.
  • 3:20pm - 3:50pm ComGateway
    Speaker: Lionel Sim, VP International
    Topic: Sell Internationally to Visa and Amercian Express card holders without fear of chargebacks or fraud. 
    Description: “With ComGateway, merchants never have to worry about fraud or chargebacks, nor will they need to charge a premium for shipping to cover their fraud-to-sales ratio. Moreover, the low US dollar makes it more compelling than ever for International shoppers to buy from our merchants” says Mr Paul Schmudde, President of ComGateway’s logistics operations.
  • 3:55pm - 4:25pm Winbuyer
    Speaker: Chance Lipsky
    Topic: “Thinking Outside the Box: New Trends that Increase Profitability”
    Description: With the rise of web 2.0, people are more open to “thinking outside the box”- finding new ways to cover costs and add to the bottom line. Learn about the latest solutions and trends that can increase your profitability. Specifically, we’ll be comparison shopping marketplaces, an innovative new way to increase conversion to sales and generate lead-based revenue. 

    Speaker: Christopher Deutsch, Co-Founder & Director of Business Development
    Topic: Introduction by specialtyretailshops
    Description: Specialty Retail Shops, Inc. (SRS) is a Scottsdale, Arizona based company acquiring, consolidating and growing niche, online retailers in the $31 billion specialty retail segment of the “Long Tail” of e-commerce. SRS transitions the stores at acquisition to a top-tier, enterprise-class retail platform that utilizes advanced marketing and fulfillment capabilities as well as consolidating administrative and corporate operations
Just my 15%


ms.pat said...

I'm glad to see some attention being paid to Overstock. I know they hired a new head for the auction side and I'm hoping they will put some elbow grease into auctions. I have always felt they had the potential to be a good auction venue...they just refused to be proactive in promoting their auctions.

David said...

Happy Birthday Randy.

Randy Smythe said...

Thanks David!

bsanut said...

The event, at least on the day I went (today, Wednesday), was a total stinker.

Not your fault, of course. Very disappointed, however.

I can fill in, if you wish. I meant to write about the event on the Stores board tomorrow, for better or worse.

I may get interviewed by a reporter from Reuters, we'll see.


Randy Smythe said...

Hi Joe,

Yeah, shoot me an email with your thoughts about the conference.

rksmythe at yahoo