Tamebay Event Calendar for June/July 2013

June isn’t normally the busiest month of the year, but the next few weeks certainly appear to be so for Tamebay this year. We’ve already attended ChannelAdvisor’s annual Catalyst conference and for anyone that missed it it’s a must attend for next year. It keeps getting better and better.

The month has only just started however, so here’s the diary of events for you to pick and choose from:

Invest NI Selling through Online Marketplaces workshop June 11th – 13th

PrintI’m heading over to Northern Ireland this week to speak at the Invest NI Selling through Online Marketplaces workshops. There are two workshops a day, one for Beginners in morning and an advanced session in the afternoons.

I’m excited about the events for two reasons, firstly I always enjoy meeting businesses and talking about selling online – I still miss the eBay Universities of past years! Secondly as I’ve only been to Northern Ireland once before and I’m looking forward to finding out about the challenges of selling to mainland Britain from across the Irish Sea. We will of course be bringing back a report on how Northern Ireland businesses view selling on eBay and Amazon, hopefully with some new perspectives.

Online Seller Meetup, London – June 12th

iwoca MeetupThe next Online Seller Meetup will take place in the Blue Anchor in Hammersmith on Wednesday this week. The meetups sponsored by iwoca are proving to be ever more popular and if you’re in London then do pop along. There will be talks from Paul Evans, Head of Member Services at IMRG and Julian Fisher, CEO and founder of MyBubbles as well as plenty of time for networking with your peers and time for a beer or glass of wine and nibbles.

I’ve met Julian before and an update on Bubbles will be interesting, plus I’m a bit annoyed that I’ll miss hearing from Paul Evans and what the IMRG have to say. Would love some feedback from those that attend.

The date for the following Online Seller Meetup has already been set and will take place in Birmingham on the 27th of July.

eTailers meetup, Manchester – June 12th

MeetupIf you can’t make the iwoca Meetup in London then there’s the eTailers Meetup in the North the same day which will be held in Manchester.

This event is all about logistics with speakers from 3P Logistics, Metapack and PickPackPost. It’s not all about deliveries however, Andrew from PickPackPost is a seller with over 28,000 feedback on eBay alone and should have some interesting insights to share.

The Express Route to Multi-Channel eCommerce Success, Manchester – June 27th

SellerExpressThe Express Route to Multi-Channel eCommerce Success is a full-day, educational event designed to help retailers maxmise their potential across multiple online sales channels (including Amazon, eBay, Rakuten Play and your own website). The event is presented by SellerExpress in association with iContact, Kabbage, KidsonTalks and Metapack.

Cost for the event is £25 is booked by the 20th of June and £35 for late bookings which includes includes buffet lunch & refreshments.

Content Marketing Boot Camp, Glasgow – July 2nd

Becoming THE ExpertJohn Hayes takes his Becoming THE Expert: The Content Marketing Boot Camp workshop to Glasgow at the beginning of July. If you want to find out how Ccontent marketing can help your organisation drive new leads, win new business and ultimately increase profits then this is the event for you.

Earlybird tickets are £80 until the 14th of June, from then on tickets will be £100 for the day which includes buffet lunch and light refreshments throughout the day.

Brightpearl Commerce Acceleration 101 Live, Manchester & Liverpool – 24th July

Brightpearl CA101Commerce Acceleration 101 Live aims to provide local retailers and wholesalers with practical advice on how to accelerate their businesses. Topics will include focussing on some of the activities that gain you profit; like saving time, increasing efficiency, better customer service and selling online.

The day starts with the first event in Manchester kicking off at 8am and finishing at 10am so that you can get back to your business for the rest of the day. The event is repeated in Liverpool the same evening with a 6.30pm start.

If you can’t attend the events, Brightpearl have a number of online resources on their Commerce Acceleration 101 site which are well worth browsing, all of which are free of charge to access.