Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Rackspace Hosting E-commerce Event

Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Place: Sambuca: 2120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas

Rackspace experts Gregg Stout and Grant Herbon will join Magento Senior Product Manager Tim Schulz to discuss E-commerce topics such as:

  • Actions you can take now to begin building a best-in-class E-comm platform
  • Understanding the diverse technologies required to support an exceptional selling experience
  • Drilling down into one key element of the E-comm infrastructure: the shopping cart

E-commerce for the Emerging Retailer

Magento will also discuss how to prepare for the next big shifts in online commerce. Why are new online retailers growing so quickly and how can established players effectively compete? Are yesterday's marketing channels becoming tomorrow's platforms? Topics include:

  • Mobile: Commerce on mobile devices is growing at an unprecedented rate. How should online retailers respond?
  • Social & Local: Why did Omniture® recently partner with Facebook? How are location-aware mobile apps like Foursquare & Gowalla influencing customers to discover products?
  • Measurement: Do online retailers need to embrace new Key Performance Indicators to measure their business, or will the same fundamentals apply?
  • Products & Platforms: What sort of solutions should online retailers look for in this time of change?

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