6 Tremendous Benefits of Ecommerce Operations Summit 2019


Ecommerce has turned retail upside down, so you need to adopt every best practice to reduce costs and provide higher levels of service. There’s only one conference focused exclusively on optimizing direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations and fulfillment: Ecommerce Operations Summit, held April 9-11, 2019 in Columbus, OH.

Without a doubt, the content at Ecommerce Operations Summit is on target and will help you grow and manage your business. We and our clients have gained tremendous benefits from attending the show. Leading merchant companies often send a team to scour every aspect, take notes and report back on business benefits. This is a unique conference that can add value to any ecommerce and omnichannel company.

Here are 6 specific benefits of attending the Ecommerce Operations Summit:

1. Orient Key Employees and New Managers

For years there has been a shortage of experienced operations managers and key personnel in ecommerce. We and our clients use Ecommerce Operations Summit to bring new employees up to speed on processes, systems and technology. No symposiums or school can cover all that in three days.

2. Tours of Facilities

Tours of nearby fulfillment centers of leading companies are a strong feature of Ecommerce Operations Summit. Tour hosts have been very open, sharing their processes, systems, operational standards and metrics. While your business may not be as large, our mid-market clients are always able to glean two or three gold nuggets that make the tours well worth the time. Capacity is limited so act quickly.

3. Draw on Industry Vendor Knowledge

Many leading vendors (OMS, enterprise systems, WMS, shipping systems, carriers, 3PLs, MHE, consultants) are in the expo hall at Ecommerce Operations Summit

There is no better way to stay up to date on innovations, new product releases and technology. We’ve always found vendors to be a major knowledge resource, providing an early look at new systems and equipment and how they can benefit the industry.

4. Ability to Ask Questions of Experts

Some conferences are too large and don’t allow time to ask questions of presenters. We have always found attendees and presenters at Ecommerce Operations Summit to be accessible and available to answer questions and clarify something you’re thinking about doing in your business.

5. Develop New Industry Contacts

For 34 years we’ve used conferences to make new contacts and renewing existing relationships with prospects and clients. Whether you’re an ecommerce merchant or a vendor, Ecommerce Operations Summit gives you networking opportunities to connect with industry experts and add them to your professional network. The breakfast roundtables in particular provides small-group interaction on key industry topics. We have made long-term friends and clients as a result.

6. Come Meet F. Curtis Barry & Company

This year at Ecommerce Operations Summit, we’re leading a panel discussion Wednesday, April 10 titled Fulfillment Network Expansion: The Pros and Cons. Competing in ecommerce and DTC means shortening time to customer while reducing shipping costs. One solution is expanding your fulfillment network, but there are many factors to consider. Our expert panel will cover all the ins and outs of network expansion planning, both in-house and third-party options. This is a must if you’re evaluating expansion of your DC network.

Please also feel free to contact me at bbarry@fcbco.com or call 804-740-8732 x3 to make an appointment or renew old acquaintances. You can also use my online calendar to book a meeting here.

Act now! You only have until Jan. 18 to get the lowest ticket prices. Discounts are available to companies sending 4 or more people. Register here.

Challenge yourself and your employees and maximize the benefits to your company. Preview the conference and be sure to add it to your 2019 event calendar; you’ll be glad you did.

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