We are a member-led group dedicated to encouraging and supporting retailers in developing ecommerce expertise. Building collaboration through information sharing, market insight, networking and events, we’re bringing the industry together to develop best practice for an omnichannel future.
In a time where the retail headlines are often troubling, Amazon continues to be growing everywhere – whether it’s pioneering cashier-less stores or expanding their 2 hour delivery slots with Morrisons.
As Amazon continues its relentless march towards seeming world domination every business owner has to decide where Amazon fits into their strategy.
– Do you use them as a distribution channel?
– Do you compete with them head-on through developing first class online capabilities of your own?
– Do you appeal to the growing group of customers who are taking a stand against Amazon, and focusing on what they can’t do?
In this panel discussion, we explore how retailers in 2019 are reacting to the giant from Seattle.
The event starts at 6pm and will finish by 8.30pm with the talks at 7.00pm. Drinks and pizza will be provided as you arrive and drinks after the panel session ends for some closing networking.
Tuesday 17th September
At the offices of Qubit
^pm – 8.30pm
Who should attend: This event is free for retailers and ecommerce brands and £25 for vendors in the retail technology or services sector
Pre-event Networking 6:00pm
Panel session 7.00pm
This half day interactive workshop will cover the key topics and challenges to globalising your ecommerce business. Some of the topics under discussion include:
• Why global, the strategic considerations?
• What team do you need in place?
• Managing customs & duties
• Fulfilment & shipping strategies
• Language & cultural differences
• Payments, FX & currency considerations
• FX & currencies • 3rd Party Market Places
• Tax & legal implications
Who should attend: Heads of Ecommerce, Ecommerce Managers, CMOs, International Marketing Managers, Heads of CRM, Heads of Customer Insight or equivalent at retailers with revenues of over 1 million, no agencies or suppliers please.
1.00pm – 2.00pm Arrival, Networking, Lunch
2.00pm – 2.30pm Session one
2.35pm – 3.05pm Session two
3.05pm – 3.25pm Coffee break
3.25pm – 3.55pm Session three
4.00pm – 4.30pm Session four
4.30pm – 5.00pm Session five
5pm onwards A well-deserved glass of wine
Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time: 1pm till 6pm with drinks reception
Venue: Union, Albert Square, Manchester M2 6LW
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