The best way to make your eCommerce store successful is by keeping up with the market and the latest trends and that is why you should be attending eCommerce conferences in 2020.

If you know the eCommerce world and what your competitors are doing you can stay ahead of the game. Knowledge is power, and you can leverage that knowledge to your best interests.

eCommerce Conferences to Checkout in North America

1. eTail Canada

This conference is happening from May 4-6 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. This is mostly for North American retailers. It’s a great networking opportunity for new businesses. So get to the Hyatt Regency and check it out in the new year.

  • Website: https://etailcanada.wbresearch.com/
  • Dates: May 4 – 6, 2020
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Pricing: Between $1,499 (Early Bird)/ $1,999 (Late Registration) and $3,899
  • Perfect For: Canadian retailers who mostly live in the real world, but have an online presence.

2. eTail West

This conference is happening in beautiful, sunny Palm Springs California from February 24-27, 2020. It focuses on tackling the big issues in online retail and see how consumers should be engaged in the coming internet climate.

  • Website: https://etailwest.wbresearch.com/
  • Dates: February 24 – 27, 2020
  • Location: Palm Springs, CA
  • Pricing: Between $1,499 (Early Bird)/ $1,999 (Late Registration) and $3,899
  • Perfect For: American retailers who mostly live in the real world, but have an online presence.

3. Shoptalk 2020

Hit up Las Vegas and check out this conference from March 22-25 in 2020. They’ll be going over how the retail landscape will transform over the next 10 years. It’s a great place for startups and smaller, growing businesses. They have cheaper ‘startup’ tickets that can help businesses who don’t have a lot of cash to burn. There is even a pitch contest you can participate in!

  • Website: https://shoptalk.com/
  • Dates: March 22-25, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Pricing: Between $$2,100 (Early Bird)/ $2,500 (Late Registration) and $4,500
  • Perfect For: Retailers who are ready to learn, be part of a fast-paced community, and be on the bleeding edge of the retail industry!

4. RetailX

From June 9-11 2020 you can attend this eCommerce conference in Chicago, Illinois. It helps you learn how to stay innovative and try different and exciting concepts to keep your retail landscape fresh. This conference hosts over 1,200 exhibitors and there’s a lot to be learned.

  • Website: https://www.retailx.com/
  • Dates: June 9 – 11, 2020
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Pricing: $0 and $2599
  • Perfect For: Online and offline retailers who need to optimize their business in this ever-transforming retail landscape.

5. The Social Shake-Up

This conference is great for marketers and anyone using social media. Learn how to speak the “social language” and engage with speakers from top social companies in the world. That includes companies like Twitter, Yelp and Airbnb. It’s happening in Atlanta, Georgia from May 12-14, 2020.

  • Website: https://www.socialshakeupshow.com/
  • Dates: May 12-14, 2020
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Pricing: $1,345 (Early Bird) and $2,295
  • Perfect For: Retail marketers who are serious about social media, learning, growing, and networking.

A lot of these conferences aren’t cheap. But what you might take away from them can totally be worth it.

Try and book early as often eCommerce conferences offer ‘early bird’ ticket prices. Or for smaller businesses and startups there are often discounts.

During the event, there may even be pitch competitions and other things you can enter to win prizes which can also offset some of your businesses’ costs in attending.

There are many more conferences we didn’t cover here, so check out what may be going on near you!

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