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3 Reasons to Join Logistyx at E-Commerce Operations Summit 2021

Technology, world-class content, and networking: three reasons to join Logistyx at E-Commerce Operations Summit 2021.

It’s probably hard to remember at this point what attending an in-person industry event was like, so we thought we’d take the liberty of reminding you that they’re informative… and forward-thinking… and fun!  They’re a good way to discover new ways to navigate the current market landscape, and they’re a great way to connect with key industry players to collaborate and learn.  Hence, we must collectively turn our attention to the next event…

E-Commerce Operations Summit is the world’s only event dedicated to future-proofing e-commerce operations, and this year it’s taking place IN PERSON from August 17-18 in Nashville, which means that you have the perfect excuse to wear your favorite cowboy boots while attending dozens of sessions devoted to omnichannel and direct-to-consumer operations and fulfillment.

You’ll expand your knowledge, engage with other e-commerce gurus, and get inspired to create exceptional e-commerce customer experiences that drive business growth and brand loyalty.  But in case that isn’t enough, here are three more reasons to join us at the Summit:

1. Technology implementations are accelerating as e-commerce evolves.

As discussed in a recent report from the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) with McKinsey & Company, “With e-commerce projected to reach 25-40% of sales across categories after the pandemic abates, retailers must understand the role of digital shifts on the customer journey, upgrade e-commerce capabilities, and rethink the network as the role of the store blurs.”  Translation: adopting and implementing supply chain technology that fuels omnichannel retail strategies is critical to improving customer service and profitability in this unprecedented e-commerce landscape.

And where better to explore technology solutions than the exhibitor floor of E-Commerce Operations Summit 2021?  Walk the aisles, grab the swag, and talk to the experts about how their state-of-the-art solutions can make your customers happy, reduce costs, develop and retain the best people, and ship faster (booth #717!).

 2.  Relevant, world-class content is always a good thing.

At this year’s Summit, you’ll have access to a broad array of content that’s targeted directly to what you’re experiencing day to day at work—regardless of your title.  Customer stories, best practices, and product expertise for all audiences will be on the menu.  And some of the sessions (see the last entry below) will be sponsored by yours truly!  Here are a few sessions we’ve circled on our agenda:

Getting your Shipping Plans Buttoned up Heading into Peak (2:30 pm – 3:15 pm, 8/17)

Moderator: Nate Skiver, Founder, LPF Spend Management

Panelist: Israel Maynard, Senior Director, International Logistics and Fulfillment, Burton

Panelist: Michael Shaughnessy, EVP, Operations, Supply Chain & Emerging Markets, Balsam Brands

“There’s a steady drumbeat of news about the latest and greatest in fulfillment and delivery innovation from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, etc. The deep-pocketed majors continue to pour millions (even billions) into technology, facilities, personnel, and strategies to shrink the last mile, tap vast networks, get it there yesterday, and deliver an outsized experience. But what about the rest of the market? What kind of solutions and practices can be put in place to optimize the last mile and bedazzle your customers? This session will explore practical tips and solutions that will enable mid-market players to punch above their weight.”

Meeting the One- to Two-Day Delivery Challenge: A Strategy to Drive Profitable Fulfillment (9:30 am – 10:15 am, 8/18)

Speaker: Michael Ryan, VP, Parcel Solutions, Flat World Global Solutions

“There are many cross-border options available for enterprise retailers, but limited options for smaller shippers. The characteristics of your shipping profile will drive the best options. This session will dig into these specific areas: transit, product value, commodity, and product margin.”

The Ins and Outs of International Shipping for SMBs (1:30 pm – 2:15 pm, 8/18)

Speaker: Michael Anderson, CEO and Co-Founder, Etail Solutions

Speaker: Rob Feiler, CEO, Max Warehouse

“Ecommerce shoppers demand one-, two-, and even same-day delivery. This creates massive logistics and profitability challenges, which often can only be met by placing inventory in multiple locations closer to customers to cut fulfillment delivery time and expense. It’s called distributed logistics, and it’s moved from something only large companies could consider to table stakes for all e-commerce brands. This session examines how any size brand can leverage distributed logistics and new fulfillment models like 3PL networks, marketplace fulfillment, BOPIS, and others to profitability meet the one– to two-day delivery challenge, improving margins while minimizing risk and upfront investment.”

3. Great Networking Opportunities at E-Commerce Operations Summit 2021

Because we’ve all been off the in-person trade show circuit for 14+ months, we’re predicting E-Commerce Operations Summit will draw a larger and more diverse audience together this year than ever before. So plan now to connect with subject matter experts from Logistyx (and others) to learn more about trends, products, and e-commerce successes!

Don’t wait.  Schedule a meeting with Logistyx today.