“Americans shopped online like crazy this year . . . eCommerce is just clobbering physical shopping at a level that nobody anticipated.” — Business Insider, Dec. 2013
COMRADES—The commerce revolution is upon us! Freed from the chains of brick, mortar and geography, the New Order Marketplace is online and boundless. Happening wherever and whenever, commerce is more scalable and lucrative than ever before. U.S. eCommerce sales are expected to reach a staggering $440 billion by 2017, so the opportunity is massive—but this battlefield isn’t for the faint of heart. Building an eCommerce company is fraught with land mines, and the startups who live to tell could be the Amazons of tomorrow. The time to rise up and SELL OUT, COMRADES, is now!
To be held on Mar. 21, 2014, in Mountain View, Calif., COMMERCISM is a one-day conference revealing new strategies & tactics for building, growing, and dominating online commerce. We’ll cover topics including eCommerce metrics, business models, branding, quantitative marketing, customer acquisition and retention, content development, mobile design, inventory management, pricing & purchasing, order fulfillment, customer service and more . . . with maybe a little Bitcoin banter thrown in for the (unregulated) fun of it.
TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE:
Capital-ism for Commerce Startups: What VCs Care About Right Now
No-Bullshi-vik Selling: Biz Models from SubCom to Memberships to Flash Sales
The Math Behind the Magic: eCommerce Metrics & Quantitative Marketing
The Customer Manifesto: Customer Acquisition, Customer Service & Retention
Stock Piling the Goods: What No One Tells You About Inventory Management
The Fight For Fulfillment: The Ins & Outs of Order Processing & Shipping
Recruiting Party Loyalists: The Content & Branding Playbook
Class-y Warfare: Photography UX to Increase Sales
Getting to Che-Ching!: Pricing & Payment Strategies
Mobile Revolution: Designing for Mobile Commerce
Imagine All the…Channels: The Startup’s Guide to Multi-Channel Retailing
+ Other Party Secrets!
ABOUT 500 STARTUPS
500 Startups is one of the world’s most innovative and fast-paced venture capital firms & startup accelerators with headquarters in Silicon Valley and operations + portfolio companies spanning the globe. Led by prolific investor Dave McClure and counting more than 600 startups under its wing, 500 Startups is committed to building an ecosystem that better enables our startups to create successful, sustainable companies. To this end, we produce numerous conferences (such as MamaBear, unSEXY, SMASH, Warm Gun, Lean Startup SXSW & PreMoney) and world tours (Geeks on a Plane) to bridge the gap between the learning that happens in our accelerator & the rest of the global startup community. For more information, visit 500.co or read about us HERE.