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IRCE 2016: What e-commerce experts and conference attendees are talking about

The 2016 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, the biggest e-commerce conference in the world, is in Chicago this week.More than 10,000 attendees will be at the 2016 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition this week at McCormick Place in Chicago, where they’ll find presentations and workshops on the latest e-commerce technologies, processes and best practices, plus success stories and cautionary tales. There are 130 sessions delivered by more than 200 top industry speakers.

Insider's Guide to IRCE 2016: Wednesday sessions

Kurt Peters and Mary Wagner from Internet Retailer break down the must-see sessions on Wednesday at IRCE 2016.The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition kicks into full swing on Wednesday. Internet Retailer's Kurt Peters and Mary Wagner preview the must-see sessions, including those about successful SEO tactics, customer service operations and fulfillment, and how small to medium-sized businesses can get ahead.

NASA social media manager shares the universe with Twitter

NASA’s social media accounts act almost as a wormhole from space to your phone.Photos and news from spacecraft throughout the solar system and beyond reach 30 million people through social media. @MarsPhoenix tweeted about the discovery of water ice on Mars in 2008, @NASANewHorizons has pictures of the dark side of Pluto and soon,@NASAJuno could be sending photos of Jupiter.

European retailers set to visit IRCE in Chicago for insights into ecommerce, US-style

Retailers from across Europe are expected to travel to IRCE when it opens in Chicago later this month.The Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition draws visitors from ecommerce industries from 50 countries – and European attendees are the largest international group.

If You Sell Online, You Should Attend IRCE In Chicago

The event is held in Chicago from June 7 to 10, 2016 where leaders in the internet retail space gather, teach, discover and network with each other. The event draws in an average of 10000 people and that number is growing every year. It’s safe to say that if you sell anything online, it would be beneficial to attend IRCE.

The next 'Chewbacca mom': 5 trends as retailers seek your social media love

Most people turn to social networks to hang out with friends, but if the conversation at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition is any indication, a lot of companies are trying to figure out how to join customers' social circles.

'The world's most secretive company': 5 Amazon takeaways from IRCE 2016

Amazon drives more discussion and debate than any other retailer. It was even the subject of its own day-long workshop at this year's IRCE retail conference. Here's a recap.By Jason Ankeny | June 9, 2016No brand in retail generates more questions, opinions and fascination than Amazon. So each year the Internet Retailer Conference + Exposition hosts Amazon & Me, a day-long pre-conference workshop designed for retailers and branded manufacturers alike.Described by moderator/organizer Scot Wingo as “a curated mix of Amazon strategies and tactics that both beginners and advanced as well as retailers and brands can utilize,” Amazon & Me 2016, held earlier this week, drilled deep into the Amazon mystique in an effort to better understand the company’s business model, its core philosophies and its ultimate goals. Here are five major takeaways from this year’s event.

Takeaways from the 2015 IRCE Conference

July 3, 2015 by andrewIf you attended this year’s IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) this past month in Chicago, you undoubtably walked away with lots of new ideas to bring to your business. But if you weren’t able to attend, then you’re in luck! Bill D’Alessandro joins me today to discuss the events of the conference. We talk about our biggest takeaways, the challenges and some surprising insights we gained from the world’s largest eCommerce conference and exhibition.On this episode, we’ll also dive in on what’s new with our own businesses and share news about Bill’s new warehouses, my trips to China, as well as the app that an eCommercefuel listener created that we are both very excited to explore.

Email Triggers Hit the Target for Online Sellers

August 9, 2015Triggers: they help you get the most out of your emails to customers, provided you know all the ways they can be used.A trigger, in ecommerce-speak, is an action or an event that initiates a response. If someone makes a purchase from you and they opt in to your mailing list, that opt-in event can be a trigger that prompts your email application to send a "welcome" email.

IRCE 2018: The Largest Must-Attend E-Commerce Event Boasts Actionable Content & Innovative Solutions to Retail Trends

The Crunch: The line between in-store and online retail continues to blur as consumer demand for integrated, multi-channel shopping experiences drive retailers to restructure and restrategize — and leverage the latest technology to do so. That’s what the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) has helped brands solve for more than a decade.

Why Retailers are Slow to Go Omnichannel

August 5, 2015While at IRCE 2015, I sat down with MarketLive founder and CEO Ken Burke to talk, basically, about the state of the ecommerce industry… and I steered away from the prepared list of questions to get his thoughts on omnichannel.First, full disclosure: I’ve blogged before about how I love the concept of omnichannel, and it’s a no-brainer that it fails at the store level.

Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition (IRCE)

IRCE is your one-stop-shop for all of your e-retail needs. This conference and trade show – in one location – offers you everything your business needs to stay ahead of your competition.  IRCE’s conference offers strategic educational sessions on the topics that matter to you most. With over 200 sessions covering various topics and trends, your needs are met. 

Top strategic takeaways from IRCE 2015

July 13, 2015, 11:19 AM Marketing research firm MarketingSherpa interviewed 47 executives who attended IRCE in June 2015. Three e-retailer strategies stood out to Daniel Burstein, who conducted many of the interviews. Revenue coach Kristin Zhivago teaches marketers how to interview their customers to gain business intelligence. She says that after five or six interviews, some patterns start to emerge, and you get a good sense of what really matters to that group.

Don’t Miss IRCE 2018!

Regarded as a “one-stop shop for e-retailers,” the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition will offer actionable strategies and educational, process-improvement tactics to give you an edge over the competition. With an increase in competition on Amazon versus last year, sellers need to find creative ways to stand out on the marketplace more than ever.

Design, test and learn

July 1, 2015 IRCE attendees were eager to learn how they could tweak their web design and drive results across all devices. Web design and usability was on the mind of many Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition attendees last month, judging by the number who made time to participate in the design and merchandising content track. Several of the track’s sessions were standing-room-only as e-retailers sought to learn how they could turn more visitors into buyers by making their sites more intuitive to use.

IRCE 2018 Event Overview

The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition – better known as IRCE – is your one-stop-shop for all of your e-retail needs. This conference and trade show offers you everything your business needs to stay ahead of your competition, in one simple location. IRCE 2018 will take place in the world-class city of Chicago, June 5-8, at McCormick Place West. E-commerce is always evolving, and new trends are constantly emerging. Keep your finger on the pulse of the industry with IRCE.

IRCE 2015 Roundup: Channeling change to stay relevant in retail

June 5, 2015 Two months ago, what was set to be a thrilling and profitable “Pink Sunday” turned bloody for Target. Traffic overwhelmed the retailer’s mobile app, and its website crashed for more than 90 minutes during the pre-dawn launch of the hotly anticipated new Lilly Pulitzer collection. “We missed the mark on Lilly [Pulitzer] because we relied on data that was less than six months old,” Jason Goldberger, president of and mobile for Target stores, said in a Wednesday keynote address that set the theme for the 2015 Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition in Chicago. “Things had dramatically changed.”

IRCE: Ecommerce for All

Retailers – are you in the ecommerce business? At this point in the game if you aren’t, you need to be at this conference – and if you already are an ecommerce whiz – you ALSO need to be at this conference. Held this coming June 5-8, 2018 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, the four day IRCE event will be packed with presentations by over 200 industry leading speakers and well-known companies and brands including Warby Parker, Eloquii, Beachbody,, Rue La La, Pinterest, and Houzz.

IRCE: Amazon embraces cooperation, and profit, through 3rd-party sales

June 2, 2015The Internet Retailers Conference and Exhibition is in town, and it brings good news about Amazon.Wait. What?The online retailer has built a reputation for driving down costs, conquering new markets and crushing competitors. Yet Scot Wingo, executive chairman of e-commerce company ChannelAdvisor, said at the four-day IRCE at McCormick Place on Tuesday that Amazon is being increasingly cooperative with third-party retailers.

Insider's Guide to IRCE: What's New

The Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in June will bring together roughly 10,000 members of the e-commerce community to learn, network and shop. IRCE is celebrating its 14th year as the largest event in e-commerce, and an infusion of new content will take place in the conference tracks, in the exhibit hall and beyond.