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Sunday, March 11, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: N245
Learn the A-B-C's of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun too! Hosted by ASD's Group Attendee Acquisition Manager, Amy Corral and Founder of Retail Minded, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle....
Speaker(s)
Co-Presenter
Amy Corral
Group Attendee Acquisitions Manager
Emerald Expositions
Co-Presenter
Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
Retail Minded

    Sunday, March 11, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

    • Room: N245
    Have you been looking to start selling on Amazon.com? Travis breaks out exactly how to do it! You'll learn everything from some of the basic rules of the platform, what sells well on Amazon and about the benefits of utilizing Amazon’s FBA program to increase conversions....
    Speaker(s)
    Speaker/Presenter
    Travis Ross
    Track(s)

      Sunday, March 11, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
      Get a crash-course in social media planning from the woman who created the only certified social media program in the industry. Social Media Mentor, Crystal Vilkaitis has developed a proven step-by-step process to see more sales from social media, based on a strategy that covers six specific areas for ultimate... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker/Presenter
      Crystal Vilkaitis
      Social Edge
      Track(s)
      Sponsored by

      • POD

      Sunday, March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
      Inventory is the heart of your business. How healthy is your heart? While we all think we are familiar with the basics of inventory management, do we see all of the connections between SKUs and financial analysis? Starting with the basics, Paul Erickson will share alternative concepts, techniques, and formulas... Read More
      Track(s)
      • POD

      Sunday, March 11, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

      • Room: N245
      Robyn Johnson and Eddie Levine will take you through two different business models of how to find wholesale vendors at a trade show, as well as how to analyze products to find the most profitable ones. They will cover how to approach vendors, industry vocabulary and how to overcome the... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Co-Presenter
      Mr.  Eddie Levine
      President
      Wholesale Breakthrough
      Co-Presenter
      Robyn Johnson
      Best From The Nest
      Track(s)

        Sunday, March 11, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Millennials are transforming the relationship between retailer and consumer in search of a seamless experience from online to in-store, but nobody seems to understand how to engage with them. We’ll navigate some popular Millennial myths to help retailers provide the experience Millennials demand....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Sean Lakind
        Dor
        Track(s)
        Sponsored by

        • POD

        Sunday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
        Transportation impacts your business on a daily basis. Learn how to reduce costs of small parcel and LTL freight – helping to save your company money while increasing efficiency along the way. Shipping does not have to be scary… let us show you how....
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Mr.  Brian Gibbs
        Founder & President of Refund Retriever
        Refund Retriever, LLC
        Track(s)
        Handout(s)
        Sponsored by

        • POD

        Sunday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

        • Room: N245
        Advertising on Amazon used to be for advanced sellers, but today it's critical for anyone who sells on the platform. In this presentation, you will learn about what options are available for sellers, how to set up and organize your campaigns for success, how to pick the right keywords, and... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker/Presenter
        Edward Ruffin
        Seller Labs
        Track(s)

          Sunday, March 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

          • Room: Blue Sky Suite #S231
          Welcome to ASD to our friends old and new! If you haven't met us yet, this is your chance to join the party and learn how to truly take your e-Commerce business to the next level. With a big focus on creativity in both product development and marketing strategies, our... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Speaker/Presenter
          Katharyne Shelton

            Sunday, March 11, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
            Things are changing, but brick-and-mortar is still the most effective way to communicate a brand’s narrative and turn one-time buyers into loyal shoppers. Smart business owners take advantage of physical retail’s unique traits and reap the rewards of the new shopping economy. In this session, we will go over how... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            Caro Jang
            Lightspeed POS
            Track(s)
            Sponsored by

            • POD

            Sunday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

            • Room: N245
            Trying to make sense out of all the opportunities out there on the show floor?! It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Learn how the best sellers leverage search trends to find the most profitable products to sell on Amazon. Discover how to: Be well informed when sourcing and listing new products Maximize your... Read More
            Speaker(s)
            Speaker/Presenter
            George Lawrence
            CEO
            MerchantWords
            Track(s)

              Sunday, March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

              • Room: Central Hall Lobby
              The times they are a-changin’ and so are your customers. Each day you work with very different tribes of consumers – each one with a unique approach to buying and building relationships, trust and confidence. During this presentation, you will meet Generation Z, the first fully digital generation of hyper-connected... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Co-Presenter
              Georganne Bender
              Partner
              KIZER & BENDER Speaking
              Co-Presenter
              Rich Kizer
              Kizer & Bender
              Track(s)
              Sponsored by

              • Keynote

              Sunday, March 11, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

              • Room: N245
              Did you know that Amazon requires most sellers to have liability insurance? Yep, it’s in the terms of service and rumor has it Amazon will be cracking down on it this year! Without this policy, your entire business and likely your personal assets are at severe risk. Ashlin will show... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker/Presenter
              Ashlin Hadden
              Voldico - Ashlin Hadden Insurance Agency
              Track(s)

                Sunday, March 11, 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                Could your listings be doing more for you? Now that you’ve set up your campaign using Promoted Listings, it’s time to learn how to improve your results and attract more of the right buyers. Learn how to optimize your listings for maximum visibility and sales....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Tyler Thomas
                EBAY
                Track(s)
                Sponsored by

                • POD

                Sunday, March 11, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                • Session Number: SD001
                New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker/Presenter
                Mercedes Gonzalez
                Global Purchasing Companies
                Track(s)

                  Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                  Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? Gain insight on repricing, FBA, drop shipping and more in this 15 minute power session that will give you the tools you need to know about in order to incorporate automation into your business... all while saving... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Tim Bildstein
                  Sales Manager
                  SellerActive
                  Track(s)
                  Sponsored by

                  • POD

                  Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                  • Room: N245
                  Eddie is the President and co-founder of Wholesale Breakthrough. In just over five years, he has morphed their e-Commerce business into over eight figures in revenue and operates through nearly 30 diverse sales channels worldwide. Wholesale in 2018 is nothing like it was in 2012. Brands are looking for partners... Read More
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker/Presenter
                  Mr.  Eddie Levine
                  President
                  Wholesale Breakthrough
                  Track(s)

                    Sunday, March 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                    • Room: Blue Sky Suite #S231
                    Tangent is the ultimate research and idea development suite, created by Katharyne and Isaac after years of working with sellers and product creators like you. Features include: Tangent Words - Enter a keyword and receive hundreds of suggestions that tell you exactly what customers are looking for. Niche Machine - Over 18,000 categorized,... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker/Presenter
                    Katharyne Shelton

                      Sunday, March 11, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                      You don't have to have a perfect five-star rating to use reviews to improve your retail business. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting a goal for yourself and developing a strategy for dealing with customer feedback... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Genna Gold
                      YELP
                      Track(s)
                      Sponsored by

                      • POD

                      Sunday, March 11, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                      Hear from Shark Tank alum about how to gain retail success based on their own Shark Tank experiences and more. Moderated by Retail Minded Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, this panel will explore the efforts that went into claiming the attention of the Shark Tank judges, gaining retail success and continuously... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                      Retail Minded
                      Track(s)
                      Sponsored by

                      • Panel

                      Sunday, March 11, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                      • Room: N245
                      Amazon’s introduction of Brand Registry 2.0 has caused a lot of confusion among sellers and brand owners alike as brands attempt to enforce their rights on the platform.  Brands are sometimes shocked to discover that sellers have lost their selling privileges.  Sellers are shocked to be taken down for trademark... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Speaker/Presenter
                      Cynthia Stine
                      President
                      eGrowth Partners
                      Track(s)

                        Sunday, March 11, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

                        • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                        • Session Number: SD002
                        This is an ideal for those who are currently sourcing direct from a factory or agent. Learn from experts how to manage your factory from afar and get the product quality you expect. (If you have never sourced direct from a factory or agent before, attend our Sourcing 101: Finding... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Co-Presenter
                        Mercedes Gonzalez
                        Global Purchasing Companies
                        Co-Presenter
                        Nathan Resnick
                        Sourcify
                        Track(s)

                          Sunday, March 11, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                          Gen Z are the new kids on the block. Though younger than Millennials, this group already has $143 billion in buying power. This 15-minute presentation will cover how retailers can target Gen Z shoppers by breaking down who they are, what they like, and how to reach them....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Meaghan Brophy
                          Independent Retailer
                          Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
                          Track(s)
                          Sponsored by

                          • POD

                          Sunday, March 11, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                          • Room: N245
                          As an entrepreneur, the only way to give yourself a raise is to be more efficient. Join this session and learn why creating systems can help you even as an entrepreneur; how to hire locally and abroad; and how to continually look at optimizing your process to increase profitability....
                          Speaker(s)
                          Speaker/Presenter
                          Robyn Johnson
                          Best From The Nest
                          Track(s)

                            Sunday, March 11, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                            There is a massive influx of new brands for retailers to consider, but how do you know what is best for your business? This session will offer insight on how to curate your product assortment despite the saturation of brands available to merchants. Plus, discover ways to position your store... Read More
                            Speaker(s)
                            Speaker/Presenter
                            DANIELLE BROWN
                            HUBBA
                            Track(s)
                            Sponsored by

                            • POD

                            Monday, March 12, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                            • Room: N245
                            Learn the A-B-C's of ASD Market Week. Shop like a pro, find the best margin-making merchandise and get the 4-1-1 on all the fun too! Hosted by ASD's Group Attendee Acquisition Manager, Amy Corral and Founder of Retail Minded, Nicole Leinbach Reyhle....
                            Speaker(s)
                            Co-Presenter
                            Amy Corral
                            Group Attendee Acquisitions Manager
                            Emerald Expositions
                            Co-Presenter
                            Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                            Retail Minded

                              Monday, March 12, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                              • Room: N245
                              In this presentation, Andy and Liran will be taking you through some of the tactics that can help keep you ahead of the herd as you produce private label products....
                              Speaker(s)
                              Co-Presenter
                              Andy Slamans
                              Worldwide Ecom
                              Co-Presenter
                              Liran Hirschkorn
                              Ecommerce Entrepreneur & Consultant
                              Amazing Freedom
                              Track(s)

                                Monday, March 12, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                Consumers want the best deal possible whether they need the item or not. Getting to the best price is winning in their minds. But the right price is not always the lowest price. Join Paul Erickson on a fascinating journey as we explore the psychology of price from the retailer... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker/Presenter
                                Paul Erickson
                                Track(s)
                                Sponsored by

                                • POD

                                Monday, March 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                • Session Number: SD003
                                New to SourceDirect? Learn the ins and outs of navigating the show floor and discover the tools and educational sessions available to ensure you have a profitable business experience....
                                Speaker(s)
                                Speaker/Presenter
                                Mercedes Gonzalez
                                Global Purchasing Companies
                                Track(s)

                                  Monday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                  It’s time for some real talk. You’ve got the best intentions with your business - but you’re not doing everything you can to ensure success. We’ve worked with thousands of local businesses to learn the best – and worst – practices for marketing a business on social media. How many... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  Crystal Vilkaitis
                                  Social Edge
                                  Track(s)
                                  Sponsored by

                                  • POD

                                  Monday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                  • Room: N245
                                  Sellers spend so much time sourcing the perfect product, but when it comes to finally listing it online, they are often doing the bare minimum by filling up the gallery with images that are just “good enough”. In this presentation, you will learn how to best utilize the image gallery... Read More
                                  Speaker(s)
                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                  Erik Rodriguez
                                  Track(s)

                                    Monday, March 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                    • Room: N243
                                    Millennials are transforming the relationship between retailer and consumer in search of a seamless experience from online to in-store, but nobody seems to understand how to engage with them. We’ll navigate some popular Millennial myths to help retailers provide the experience Millennials demand....
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                    Sean Lakind
                                    Dor
                                    Track(s)
                                    Sponsored by

                                    • Breakout

                                    Monday, March 12, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                    Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? Gain insight on repricing, FBA, drop shipping and more in this 15 minute power session that will give you the tools you need to know about in order to incorporate automation into your business... all while saving... Read More
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                    Tim Bildstein
                                    Sales Manager
                                    SellerActive
                                    Track(s)
                                    Sponsored by

                                    • POD

                                    Monday, March 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

                                    • Room: Blue Sky Suite #S231
                                    How many rewards cards are on your keychain? How many notifications have you clicked this morning? Have you talked to a robot today? Gamification is creeping into the consumer experience everywhere we look, online and off. The big brands are powering up with rewards and apps, but the real strength of gamification is... Read More
                                    Speaker(s)
                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                    Katharyne Shelton

                                      Monday, March 12, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                                      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                      You don't have to have a perfect five star rating to use reviews to improve your retail business. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting a goal for yourself and developing a strategy for dealing with customer... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                      Genna Gold
                                      YELP
                                      Track(s)
                                      Sponsored by

                                      • POD

                                      Monday, March 12, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                      • Room: N245
                                      Should you sell on your own website? Amazon? Both? Get the answers to these questions and more as industry veteran Brennan Hyde shares ten observations from ten years in the e-commerce trenches, told though real-life client examples and stories. Learn how successful e-commerce entrepreneurs across all industries are innovating and... Read More
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                      Brennan Hyde
                                      Miva
                                      Track(s)

                                        Monday, March 12, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                        • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                        • Session Number: SD004
                                        This session is ideal if you have NEVER sourced direct from a facotry or overseas. We will cover the fundamentals of sourcing your products from overseas. The panel will share their varied expertise covering the process of finding new suppliers, supply chain strategies, the art of negotiation, and legal issues... Read More
                                        Speaker(s)
                                        Co-Presenter
                                        Greg Buhyoff
                                        Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
                                        Co-Presenter
                                        Mercedes Gonzalez
                                        Global Purchasing Companies
                                        Co-Presenter
                                        Nathan Resnick
                                        Sourcify
                                        Track(s)

                                          Monday, March 12, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                                          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                          A discussion on how live streaming reaches more people in a more meaningful way and how you can sell directly through live stream videos to customers. The discussion includes best practices and insight into how your personality is your best tool for reaching customers and making sales....
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                          John Kueber
                                          CEO
                                          Live Shop Cast
                                          Track(s)
                                          Sponsored by

                                          • POD

                                          Monday, March 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                          • Room: N243
                                          If you are not constantly looking at new, innovative ways to take care of your customers, to make their shopping experience better, and to make it easier for them to do business with your store -- rest assured your competition will be. Brick and mortar is just getting started. It... Read More
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                          Paul Erickson
                                          Track(s)
                                          Sponsored by

                                          • Breakout

                                          Monday, March 12, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

                                          • Room: N245
                                          If you aren't using social media to make sure that your customers are coming to you, then your competition might be stealing your best customers. Social media marketing done wrong is expensive. Social media marketing done right means cutting costs and bringing the right people into your store....
                                          Speaker(s)
                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                          John Lawson
                                          ColderICE Media
                                          Track(s)

                                            Monday, March 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                            • Room: Blue Sky Suite #S231
                                            Speaker(s)
                                              • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Track(s)
                                              Sponsored by

                                              • Keynote

                                              Monday, March 12, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                              • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                              • Session Number: SD005
                                              This session will cover the fundamentals of the legal elements of sourcing/working direct with a factory. The panel will discuss in-depth the quality control process, legal contracts, and logistics of getting the products from the factory to your warehouse....
                                              Speaker(s)
                                              Co-Presenter
                                              Aasheesh Shravah
                                              Counsel
                                              Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
                                              Co-Presenter
                                              Greg Buhyoff
                                              Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
                                              Co-Presenter
                                              Kimberly Daniels
                                              CEO
                                              Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.
                                              Track(s)

                                                Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                • Room: N245
                                                What's better than learning from one expert? How about learning from five of them! With 45+ years of combined experience, these five e-Commerce sellers are here to share their knowledge of online selling with you. Our panelists are here to take your questions and talk about their experiences of selling... Read More
                                                Speaker(s)
                                                Panelist
                                                Doyle Carver
                                                President
                                                DC Mach Inc
                                                Panelist
                                                Mr.  Eddie Levine
                                                President
                                                Wholesale Breakthrough
                                                Panelist
                                                Erik Rodriguez
                                                Panelist
                                                Robyn Johnson
                                                Best From The Nest
                                                Panelist
                                                Theresa Cox
                                                CLUB RED 97
                                                Track(s)
                                                Sponsored by

                                                  Monday, March 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                  • Room: N243
                                                  Stop talking to yourself! Now more than ever you need to engage your audience on social media and provide a place for meaningful interactions. You'll learn five easy ways to not only grow your social media audiences, but keep them engaged and coming back for more....
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                  Crystal Vilkaitis
                                                  Social Edge
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  Sponsored by

                                                  • Breakout

                                                  Monday, March 12, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                  Marketing your business doesn’t need to be expensive. Today, retailers can generate buzz with well-timed events in their communities, the right connections, and an active social media presence. Join us and find out more ways that you can act as your own PR agency without breaking the bank....
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                  Bradley Grill
                                                  LIGHTSPEED
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  Sponsored by

                                                  • POD

                                                  Monday, March 12, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                  Have you ever gone into a negotiation and wished you had the same information at your fingertips that FedEx or UPS brings to the table? This session will share which fees are negotiable, plus how to negotiate a better rate on your shipping. As a small business, there are details... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                  Mr.  Brian Gibbs
                                                  Founder & President of Refund Retriever
                                                  Refund Retriever, LLC
                                                  Track(s)
                                                  Handout(s)
                                                  Sponsored by

                                                  • POD

                                                  Monday, March 12, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                  • Room: N245
                                                  Cyndi will share the breakthrough cash flow management system Profit First that she implements with her e-Commerce clients.  Profit First works with your typical behavior around money and with a few simple rules, restructures how you manage those Amazon payouts to build in profit.  Making sure you have inventory purchasing... Read More
                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                  Cyndi Thomason
                                                  Founder & President
                                                  BooksKeep
                                                  Track(s)

                                                    Monday, March 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                    • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                                    • Session Number: SD006
                                                    This is ideal for ANY retailer or brand (no matter the size) that wants to improve product margins with their top selling products by going direct to a factory- even if its just ONE product. If you have a top seller and can order a minimum quantity of 300, check... Read More
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Co-Presenter
                                                    Mercedes Gonzalez
                                                    Global Purchasing Companies
                                                    Co-Presenter
                                                    Nathan Resnick
                                                    Sourcify
                                                    Track(s)

                                                      Monday, March 12, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                      This quick, 15 minute session will offer a snapshot of how technology is empowering small businesses. We will unveil how independent retailers can take an active role in their business growth and flourish - plus show insight on how to build new connections with wholesalers through modern tech. Gain insight... Read More
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      DANIELLE BROWN
                                                      HUBBA
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      Sponsored by

                                                      • POD

                                                      Monday, March 12, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                      • Room: N243
                                                      Why would you want to sell on multiple channels? How can you expand to multiple selling channels and what will you need to get started? SellerActive helps explain how to get started and what success looks like....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Jason Harra
                                                      SellerActive
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      Sponsored by

                                                      • Breakout

                                                      Monday, March 12, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                      Watch a live demo of eBay’s Promoted Listings platform in action. You’ll walk away from this session with a clear understanding of how easy and intuitive it is to manage your campaign… plus understand why it can be beneficial for your business....
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Claire Xiao
                                                      EBAY ADVERTISING
                                                      Track(s)
                                                      Sponsored by

                                                      • POD

                                                      Monday, March 12, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                      • Room: N245
                                                      Most of us didn't start our businesses with a shiny new MBA. Instead, after stumbling into e-Commerce and entrepreneurship, our businesses grew faster than we expected and hobbies turned into businesses. In this presentation, Anna Hill, from Accounting We Will Go shares the five things you need to do before... Read More
                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                      Speaker/Presenter
                                                      Anna Hill
                                                      Track(s)

                                                        Monday, March 12, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

                                                        • Room: Blue Sky Suite #S231
                                                        We will be running a small group workshop about curating a signature program from scratch. If you're looking for a new venture in 2018, this is a great place to start! Our goal is that attendees will identify a unique niche that excites them, acquire the tools to build an enthusiastic... Read More
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                                        Katharyne Shelton

                                                          Monday, March 12, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                          Open-to-buy is a tool that in the hands of a fully committed retailer can profoundly improve financial improvements. Topics covered will include answering the question “what is open-to-buy and do all retailers need it” as well as identifying the role of consistent and predictable patterns in predicting consumer demand and... Read More
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                          Paul Erickson
                                                          Track(s)
                                                          Sponsored by

                                                          • POD

                                                          Monday, March 12, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                                                          • Room: N245
                                                          Learn more about the Jet and Walmart marketplaces and why it is important to diversify in the online marketplace....
                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                          Barbara Boschen
                                                          CoMerchant
                                                          Track(s)

                                                            Monday, March 12, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                            • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                            Did you know a recent UNC study found that retailers are over- or understaffed 86 percent of the time? And that another study showed nearly half of retail marketing dollars are spent with no way to quantify their value? Come learn how to easily improve your in-store operations in three... Read More
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Sean Lakind
                                                            Dor
                                                            Track(s)
                                                            Sponsored by

                                                            • POD

                                                            Monday, March 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                            • Room: N237
                                                            This session will explore a host of intellectual property (IP) issues for wholesale and retail consumer product businesses that manufacture products in China or the U.S.  We will discuss how to prevent your products from being copied, how to avoid infringing a patent, IP indemnification clauses in sales contracts, as... Read More
                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                            Aasheesh Shravah
                                                            Counsel
                                                            Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

                                                              Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                              • Room: N245
                                                              As your business grows, it's vital to start thinking less like an "online seller" and more like a CEO. In this presentation, Chris Potter will describe how he has used systems, automation and outsourcing to allow his businesses to grow faster and more profitably....
                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                              Speaker/Presenter
                                                              Chris Potter
                                                              Potter Inc
                                                              Track(s)

                                                                Tuesday, March 13, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                                • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                You don't have to have a perfect five-star rating to use reviews to improve your retail business. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting a goal for yourself and developing a strategy for dealing with customer feedback... Read More
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker/Presenter
                                                                Genna Gold
                                                                YELP
                                                                Track(s)
                                                                Sponsored by

                                                                • POD

                                                                Tuesday, March 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                                                • Session Number: SD007
                                                                In order to be successful buying in China there are some key practices that are critical to drive good purchasing decisions. With a highly developed infrastructure and the most diverse availability of raw materials in Asia, China is likely to remain a primary manufacturing center for all types of products... Read More
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Speaker/Presenter
                                                                Jim Ullum
                                                                Source International
                                                                Track(s)

                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

                                                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                  This discussion provides a deeper look into a specific live streaming case study. In this presentation, we’ll review how one retailer changed the nature of their sales strategy, how they began leveraging live streaming successfully, and what this did to their business right away....
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                                  John Kueber
                                                                  CEO
                                                                  Live Shop Cast
                                                                  Track(s)
                                                                  Sponsored by

                                                                  • POD

                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                                  • Room: N245
                                                                  eBay is a powerful marketplace to sell on. Jason T. Smith from the show Thrift Hunters and the creator of the largest eBay Facebook community, The Thrifting Board, shares his tips on identifying which of your products will thrive on eBay and how to highlight them so they sell faster... Read More
                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                                  Jason Smith
                                                                  Tiki Pug
                                                                  Track(s)

                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                    • Room: N243
                                                                    Learn how to unlock more sales and boost your item visibility on eBay with Promoted Listings. Theresa Cox, a long time eBay seller, will share tips on how Promoted Listings has helped her drive success on the eBay platform. It’s time to take your online business to the next level! ... Read More
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Co-Presenter
                                                                    Shefali Singla
                                                                    EBAY ADVERTISING
                                                                    Co-Presenter
                                                                    Theresa Cox
                                                                    CLUB RED 97
                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                    • Breakout

                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                    It’s time for some real talk. You’ve got the best intentions with your business - but you’re not doing everything you can to ensure success. We’ve worked with thousands of local businesses to learn the best – and worst – practices for marketing a business on social media. How many... Read More
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                    Crystal Vilkaitis
                                                                    Social Edge
                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                    • POD

                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                    The notoriously tricky Millennial demographic gets a bad rap in headlines. But, the truth is Millennials are good for retail. During this 15-minute presentation, we’ll discuss how and where Millennials shop, what they buy, and how retailers can stay competitive....
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                    Meaghan Brophy
                                                                    Independent Retailer
                                                                    Independent Retailer & Sumner Communications
                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                    • POD

                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                    • Room: N245
                                                                    Making the jump from part-time to full-time as an e-Commerce seller can be terrifying. How do you know when you are ready? What numbers should you be looking at? In this session, Theresa Cox will discuss how to evaluate your business to see if you are ready to make the... Read More
                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                    Theresa Cox
                                                                    CLUB RED 97
                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                      Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                      • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                                                      • Session Number: SD008
                                                                      This is an ideal for those who are currently sourcing direct from a factory or agent. Learn from experts how to manage your factory from afar and get the product quality you expect. (if you have never sourced direct from a factory or agent before, attend our Sourcing 101: Finding... Read More
                                                                      Speaker(s)
                                                                      Co-Presenter
                                                                      Jim Ullum
                                                                      Source International
                                                                      Co-Presenter
                                                                      Mercedes Gonzalez
                                                                      Global Purchasing Companies
                                                                      Co-Presenter
                                                                      Nathan Resnick
                                                                      Sourcify
                                                                      Track(s)

                                                                        Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                        • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                        Want to save time? Want to increase productivity? Want to strengthen multi-channel sales? Gain insight on repricing, FBA, drop shipping and more in this 15-minute power session that will give you the tools you need to know about in order to incorporate automation into your business... all while saving time... Read More
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                                                        Tim Bildstein
                                                                        Sales Manager
                                                                        SellerActive
                                                                        Track(s)
                                                                        Sponsored by

                                                                        • POD

                                                                        Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                                        • Room: N243
                                                                        New business models and new technology are changing the game, and 2018 will be the year that a new world of retail starts to take shape. Thanks to the internet, major gatekeepers are being eliminated and independent and digitally native brands are entering the marketplace by the thousands. Quality, not... Read More
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                                                        DANIELLE BROWN
                                                                        HUBBA
                                                                        Track(s)
                                                                        Sponsored by

                                                                        • Breakout

                                                                        Tuesday, March 13, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

                                                                        • Room: N245
                                                                        Seller's toolbox for preventing account and ASIN suspensions, efficiently defending yourself with a focus on what your invoices should contain before you send them to Amazon, and Brand Protection skills for Private Label sellers...
                                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                                        Speaker/Presenter
                                                                        CJ Rosenbaum
                                                                        Amazon
                                                                        Track(s)

                                                                          Tuesday, March 13, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                                          • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                          If you are not constantly looking at new, innovative ways to take care of your customers, to make their shopping experience better, to make it easier for them to do business with your store… rest assured your competition will be. Brick and mortar is just getting started. It is actually... Read More
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Speaker/Presenter
                                                                          Paul Erickson
                                                                          Track(s)
                                                                          Sponsored by

                                                                          • Keynote

                                                                          Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                          • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                                                          • Session Number: SD009
                                                                          This session is ideal if you have NEVER sourced direct from a factory or overseas.This interactive Q&A allows attendees to ask the panelists questions pertaining to sourcing and importing. Experts will address questions from the audience as well as answer questions that arose in previous seminar discussions leading up to... Read More
                                                                          Speaker(s)
                                                                          Co-Presenter
                                                                          Aasheesh Shravah
                                                                          Counsel
                                                                          Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
                                                                          Co-Presenter
                                                                          Greg Buhyoff
                                                                          Law Office of Greg F Buhyoff
                                                                          Co-Presenter
                                                                          Jim Ullum
                                                                          Source International
                                                                          Co-Presenter
                                                                          Kimberly Daniels
                                                                          CEO
                                                                          Mercantile Logistics & International Trade, Inc.
                                                                          Track(s)

                                                                            Tuesday, March 13, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

                                                                            • Room: N245
                                                                            Sales Tax 101 - Everything online sellers need to know about how to collect, report and file sales tax....
                                                                            Speaker(s)
                                                                            Speaker/Presenter
                                                                            Jennifer Dunn
                                                                            TaxJar
                                                                            Track(s)

                                                                              Tuesday, March 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                              • Room: N243
                                                                              You don't have to have a perfect five-star rating to use reviews to improve your retail business. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting a goal for yourself and developing a strategy for dealing with customer feedback... Read More
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Co-Presenter
                                                                              Genna Gold
                                                                              YELP
                                                                              Track(s)
                                                                              Sponsored by

                                                                              • Breakout

                                                                              Tuesday, March 13, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                              • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                              Did you know that each year UPS and FedEx rates rise? In this quick, 15-minute session we will share some tips on lowering your costs without sacrificing service. Join in discovering ways to save your company cash, plus join in a Q&A asking and answering all of your must-know questions about FedEx,... Read More
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker/Presenter
                                                                              Mr.  Brian Gibbs
                                                                              Founder & President of Refund Retriever
                                                                              Refund Retriever, LLC
                                                                              Track(s)
                                                                              Handout(s)
                                                                              Sponsored by

                                                                              • POD

                                                                              Tuesday, March 13, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

                                                                              • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                              Explore what the future of retail will look like for independent retailers… beginning today. In this Q&A moderated session, expect to gain a realistic and refreshing understanding of what retail looks like in today’s modern marketplace – as well as where it’s headed for independent retailers. From omni-channel selling to... Read More
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Co-Presenter
                                                                              Dax Dasilva
                                                                              Lightspeed POS
                                                                              Co-Presenter
                                                                              Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
                                                                              Retail Minded
                                                                              Track(s)
                                                                              Sponsored by

                                                                              • POD

                                                                              Tuesday, March 13, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                                              • Room: N245
                                                                              With over two billion monthly active users, there’s a very good chance your prospect is on Facebook, and you can find out a lot about these folks! Leveraging this knowledge allows us to create highly relevant and targeted ad campaigns. In this session, Bryan shares his core Facebook Ads strategy... Read More
                                                                              Speaker(s)
                                                                              Speaker/Presenter
                                                                              Bryan Bowman
                                                                              Founder
                                                                              AMZ Profit Pros
                                                                              Track(s)

                                                                                Tuesday, March 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                • Room: Sourcing Floor: South Hall Lower
                                                                                • Session Number: SD010
                                                                                This is ideal for ANY retailer or brand (no matter the size) that wants to improve product margins with their top selling products by going direct to a factory- even if its just ONE product. If you have a top seller and can order a minimum quantity of 300, check... Read More
                                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                                Co-Presenter
                                                                                Mercedes Gonzalez
                                                                                Global Purchasing Companies
                                                                                Co-Presenter
                                                                                Nathan Resnick
                                                                                Sourcify
                                                                                Track(s)

                                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                  Get a crash-course in social media planning from the woman who created the only certified social media program in the industry. Social Media Mentor, Crystal Vilkaitis has developed a proven step-by-step process to see more sales from social media, based on a strategy that covers six specific areas for ultimate... Read More
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                  Crystal Vilkaitis
                                                                                  Social Edge
                                                                                  Track(s)
                                                                                  Sponsored by

                                                                                  • POD

                                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                  • Room: N243
                                                                                  The Home Shopping Network (HSN) has long been a holy grail for selling product and getting in front of an audience. Over the years, consumers around the country have looked to HSN for a more personal and direct connection with products. With the advance of technology, it's no surprise that... Read More
                                                                                  Track(s)
                                                                                  • Breakout

                                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                  • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                  In today’s crowded and noisy marketplace, standing out is more and more difficult. Join Shefali Singla, Senior Product Marketing Manager at eBay Advertising, who will share how two top sellers leveraged Promoted listings to stand out from the crowd and drive more sales on eBay....
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                  Shefali Singla
                                                                                  EBAY ADVERTISING
                                                                                  Track(s)
                                                                                  Sponsored by

                                                                                  • POD

                                                                                  Tuesday, March 13, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

                                                                                  • Room: N245
                                                                                  While you can make sure that the products you buy are compliant with publicly available guidelines on regulatory compliance, you may be missing a significant risk area for your business. Many safety standards are considered voluntary, but not meeting them can put you at a legal disadvantage if someone is... Read More
                                                                                  Speaker(s)
                                                                                  Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                  Rachel Greer Ex-Amazon Insider
                                                                                  Founder & Managing Partner, Ex-Amazon Insider
                                                                                  Cascadia Solutions
                                                                                  Track(s)

                                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Did you know a recent UNC study found that retailers are over- or understaffed 86 percent of the time? And that another study showed nearly half of retail marketing dollars are spent with no way to quantify their value? Come learn how to easily improve your in-store operations in three... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Sean Lakind
                                                                                    Dor
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Tuesday, March 13, 4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Consumers want the best deal possible whether they need the item or not. Getting to the best price is winning in their minds. But the right price is not always the lowest price. Join Paul Erickson on a fascinating journey as we explore the psychology of price from the retailer... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Paul Erickson
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Influencers are now a key part of selling strategies, and their impact can be taken to the next level through live video. In this discussion, we review how retailers that we work with are upgrading their social selling impact through strategic campaigns and live streaming....
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    John Kueber
                                                                                    CEO
                                                                                    Live Shop Cast
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    In today’s crowded and noisy marketplace, standing out is more and more difficult. Join Shefali Singla, Senior Product Marketing Manager at eBay Advertising, who will share how two top sellers leveraged Promoted listings to stand out from the crowd and drive more sales on eBay....
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Shefali Singla
                                                                                    EBAY ADVERTISING
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Data should play a big role in how you run your store. From helping you make the right buying decisions to assessing employee performance and ensuring you learn everything there is to know about your customers, this session will go over all the ways that data can help you run... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Caro Jang
                                                                                    Lightspeed POS
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Collectively, the 1.2M independent retailers in North America have more scale and more buying power when banded together than Amazon and Walmart combined. That is a powerful position. With a specific and curated assortment, including products that are not on Amazon, gain insight on how to help your business thrive!... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    DANIELLE BROWN
                                                                                    HUBBA
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Stop talking to yourself! Now more than ever you need to engage your audience on social media and provide a place for meaningful interactions. In this one-hour keynote, gain five easy ways to not only grow your social media audiences, but keep them engaged and coming back for more. If... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Crystal Vilkaitis
                                                                                    Social Edge
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • Keynote

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    You don't have to have a perfect five-star rating to use reviews to improve your retail business. In fact, it's a mentality that any business can adopt regardless of your current rating today. It's all about setting a goal for yourself and developing a strategy for dealing with customer feedback... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Genna Gold
                                                                                    YELP
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Did you know a recent UNC study found that retailers are over- or understaffed 86 percent of the time? And that another study showed nearly half of retail marketing dollars are spent with no way to quantify their value? Come learn how to easily improve your in-store operations in three... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Sean Lakind
                                                                                    Dor
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    Things are changing, but brick-and-mortar is still the most effective way to communicate a brand’s narrative and turn one-time buyers into loyal shoppers. Smart business owners take advantage of physical retail’s unique traits and reap the rewards of the new shopping economy. In this session, we’ll go over how you... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    Caro Jang
                                                                                    Lightspeed POS
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    This quick, 15-minute session will offer a snapshot of how technology is empowering small businesses. We will unveil how independent retailers can take an active role in their business growth and flourish - plus show insight on how to build new connections with wholesalers through modern tech. Gain insight on... Read More
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    DANIELLE BROWN
                                                                                    HUBBA
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD

                                                                                    Wednesday, March 14, 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                                                    • Room: Central Hall Lobby
                                                                                    A discussion on how live streaming reaches more people in a more meaningful way and how you can sell directly through live stream videos to customers. Includes best practices and insight into how your personality is your best tool for reaching customers and making sales....
                                                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                                                    Speaker/Presenter
                                                                                    John Kueber
                                                                                    CEO
                                                                                    Live Shop Cast
                                                                                    Track(s)
                                                                                    Sponsored by

                                                                                    • POD
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