New symposium for online sales
Launching in October, a new conference will provide a forum for industry retailers and suppliers to tackle the growing business of e-commerce.
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit is slated for Oct. 26-28 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. The conference is being organized by Hardlines Inc. and Sonya Ruff Jarvis of Jarvis Consultants.
“In this industry, eRetailers are moving together to make home improvement online a more powerful presence,” said Jarvis. “By bringing together a focused group of high-caliber retailers interested in pursuing and increasing their online product sell, we’re creating an environment for these retail leaders to share their goals for increasing online sales with select supplier partners.”
The event will combine one-on-one meetings, speakers, seminars and networking, according to the organizers.
“The eRetailer Summit will provide a great opportunity for Internet retailers and the hardware/home improvement manufacturers to gain beneficial knowledge of the dynamic workings of e-commerce,” said Michael Hargrave, divisional merchandise manager for online tools at Sears.com and Kmart.com.