Tips and tricks for navigating Shop.org (and the scoop on cheesesteak)

Heading to Philadelphia in a couple of weeks for the annual Shop.org Summit? Here are a few of our top tips to make sure you get the most out of your time at the summit and in the City of  Brotherly Love.

Shop.org Opening Reception

What better way to kick-start two and a half days’ worth of learning, networking and actionable insights than with a cocktail or three?  The expo hall is expected to open from 4pm on Monday 5th October, so grab yourself a drink and discover the range of innovative technology on offer from 280+ solution providers.

We’ll be over on booth 1550 showcasing our market-leading form optimization and data cleansing suite. Pop over and say hi, if you’re interested in maintaining quality customer data, increasing online conversion rates and driving business efficiency.

Doctor doctor, my website needs a facelift

If there’s one thing you do on this trip it should be to book into one of the ‘Doctors in session’ slots. Attendees can sit down 1-to-1 with top industry experts for a 30 minute website critique. Online sign-up is now open, but it is first-come, first-serve, so you’ll need to be quick as sign-up closes on Monday September 28.

Looking to expand into international markets?

Anyone trying to break into international waters really needs to catch the ‘Global Marketing Primer’ breakout session, in room 121 on Tuesday 6th October at 3:00pm.

Hosted by Peter Sheldon – Forrester Research, Charles Whiteman – MotionPoint, Michael De Simone – Borderfree and Marshall Porter- Gilt, hear what has and hasn’t worked for retailers in the past and discover the tips and tricks required to branch out and succeed in the growing international markets.

The legendary Philly Cheesesteak

And finally, you can’t go to Philly without sampling the cultural obsession that is the cheesesteak. There are no shortage of venues serving this culinary delight, with particularly fierce rivalry between Geno’s (dubbed as Philly’s best cheesesteak) and Pat’s (the self-proclaimed ‘King of Steaks’).

Luckily for you, Pat’s and Geno’s are across the street from each either on the intersection of 9th and Passyunk, so sample one each night and let us know who you think deserves the crown.

If anyone else has any top tips to make the most of your time at Shop.org and Philly, please share in the comments below or find us on booth 1550.