We’re back from Seattle with another SCOE under our belts. Throughout the rest of this week, I’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most exciting presentations, events and moments, but for today, here’s a quick rundown of the highlights.
The Big News– SCOE Philly!
If you haven’t heard, SCOE will be coming to Philly this fall, from September 19th-21st. Learn more at SCOE.biz/Philly and look for more announcements coming soon.
Can’t wait to see what kind of lineup of presenters and vendors Rhonda puts together! Will you be there?
Ioan’s Keynote Presentation
SellerEngine founder, Ioan Mitrea, gave the keynote presentation on the first morning of SCOE 2013.
He talked about how and why Amazon sellers should take over the world.
Do you want to know more? If you’d like a sneak peek at the slides he posted, leave a comment on this post or on our Facebook page.
Vendorland was packed again this year. It was really exciting to see so many new companies showing off their products and services to Amazon sellers.
We saw old friends like Dean from DHL and made new ones, like Ordoro. We’ll try to get some of the vendors we met to share their thoughts on SCOE in the coming weeks.
When I wasn’t at the SellerEngine table, I did my best to take in a few presentations.
I was especially impressed by Cliff Ennico’s presentation on taxes and legal issues for advanced Amazon sellers. I don’t want to spoil too many of his secrets, but here are three things that stood out to me:
- “The more fun something is, the less likely it is to be tax deductible.”
- Don’t use Amazon’s commingled, stickerless inventory program.
- Sales tax issues are still really confusing
I also enjoyed Kat Simpson’s presentation on why every Amazon seller should have an Ebay, store too! There are definitely a lot of Ebay tricks I wasn’t aware of.
It was great to see examples of Ebay stores that don’t look like Ebay stores! Like our good friend Charlene Anderson’s store.
Chris Green, of ScanPower, also gave a great presentation on the future of Amazon sales. If there’s one thing that I’ll take away from that presentation, it’s that EASY WINS. Whoever makes it easiest for customers to do something is going to have the biggest success!
I also liked his point that sellers should follow Amazon’s lead. For example, they’re not just expanding internationally because they’re bored. They know that there are opportunities to make money there!
SellerEngine No Swag!
I was really excited by how interested everyone was in our No Swag promotion. I’ll be tallying up the results and posting them later this week! I bet you all can’t wait to see how much money the Feral Cats of Oregon will be getting!
What was your favorite part of SCOE 2013?