SOURCE: MarketLive

MarketLive

April 26, 2010 12:00 ET

MarketLive Summit 2010 Conference Kicks Off Amid Renewed Growth for eCommerce

Conference to Showcase Retail Strategies for Extending Brands, Connecting With Customers, and Driving Site Innovation With the Latest Technologies and Best Practices

SONOMA, CA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) - MarketLive Summit 2010 Conference -- MarketLive, Inc., the leading eCommerce software and service provider for midsized specialty retailers, today kicked off the MarketLive Summit 2010 Conference amid renewed optimism and growth for eCommerce. The MarketLive Performance Index™ Volume 11, Q1 2010 Update: Capitalizing on Recovery, shows positive overall retail performance among MarketLive retailers. The report, released today, signals positive momentum in eCommerce. The conference, being held April 26-28, 2010, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Sonoma, California, will provide best practices, tactics, and ideas to help merchants leverage the growth and renewed optimism across retail.

"We welcome our customers and partners to the MarketLive Summit 2010 Conference," said Mark Pierce, Chief Executive Officer for MarketLive. "After two years of retrenching across all of retail, we are excited about the road ahead. The latest MarketLive Performance Index shows there are very good reasons to be optimistic going forward. Merchants are once again focusing on tactics and strategies for growth and expansion. During the Summit, we will explore how to maximize the eCommerce opportunity ahead and help our merchants grow."

The MarketLive eCommerce Summit is an opportunity for MarketLive customers to mingle with and learn from luminaries in the eCommerce field, share important insights with colleagues, gain hands-on experience, and learn about important developments with MarketLive software and services. Highlights of the event include three keynote addresses, presentation of the Second Annual MarketLive Merchant Awards, and targeted educational and training sessions.

Captivating Keynote Addresses
Keynote addresses by industry luminaries are designed to provide attendees with the latest information about how to capitalize on the retail recovery. In addition, MarketLive executives will provide valuable insights and direction about the company and the MarketLive eCommerce platform.

Keynote speakers include Bryan Eisenberg, co-author of the bestselling books, "Call to Action," "Waiting for Your Cat to Bark," and "Always Be Testing". Bryan has been helping companies improve their conversion rates since 1998, and will reveal 21 of his most valuable tips. Mark Pierce, Chief Executive Officer of MarketLive, will share the company's strategic initiatives across technology, services, and partnerships. Finally, Ken Burke, Chairman, Founder of MarketLive, will outline tactics that help retailers invest in growth, create differentiated experiences, improve relevancy, and deliver convenience, value, and service.

MarketLive Merchant Awards
On Wednesday, April 28, MarketLive will present the Second Annual MarketLive Merchant Awards to honor merchants and eCommerce sites that deliver the best selling environments, achieve the highest performance according to the MarketLive Performance Index, and demonstrate best Intelligent Selling® acumen overall. The winning merchants will be announced to the public in a MarketLive news release the morning of Wednesday, April 28.

About MarketLive
Since 1995, MarketLive, Inc. (www.marketlive.com) has provided enterprise-class eCommerce retail technology and services that help fast-growing companies successfully sell goods and services online. Designed to meet the unique requirements of catalogers, retailers, direct marketers, and manufacturers, the extensible MarketLive® eCommerce Suite and MarketLive's best practices-based Intelligent Selling® methodology enable merchants to enhance their customers' experience online while dramatically improving acquisition, conversion, and retention rates. The MarketLive platform is the most retail-targeted, fully featured, customizable eCommerce solution on the market today. MarketLive powers successful retail eCommerce sites, including Peruvian Connection, Bon-Ton Stores, Sports Chalet, Vanity Shops, Gaiam, Helzberg, Party City, ArmaniExchange, and many others.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kelli Tejada
    MarketLive, Inc.
    415.271.9820
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