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Merchandising Workshop Recap

The 2011 Shop.org Online Merchandising Workshop tackled the challenge of achieving online merchandising harmony by embracing the array of available new technologies while simultaneously optimizing merchandising tools that are already in place. The more than 250 attendees at the Shop.org Online Merchandising Workshop enjoyed the beautiful weather and scenery of San Diego, California while being treated to inspiring keynote presentations, tactical retail panels, interactive roundtable discussions, individual website critiques, and numerous networking opportunities.

Over the course of two days, speakers from companies including ModCloth, REI, eBags, Golfsmith, evo, Theory, Lucky Brand, and PETCO, examined new trends in online retail merchandising including mobility, new developments in online photography and video, and community driven merchandising. On a more tactical level, our speakers also examined cart abandonment, site redesigns, and new website features including custom product comparison tools.

We would like to thank our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors for making the 2011 Online Merchandising Workshop a great blend of learning and networking in a fun, relaxed environment. We hope all of you that attended were able to walk away a bit inspired and armed with some research and key tactics you can implement to make sure your merchandising efforts are firing on all cylinders.

For those of you that missed it, we have included photos and blog entries from the Workshop for you below.

Artemis Berry
Senior Director, Content and Community
Shop.org

What You Need To Know about the Workshop.

Blogs
We are blogging before, during and after the event. Check out the most recent posts below.

See all Merchandising Workshop blog posts

Photos.
Photos from the event are on our Facebook page. Make sure to tag yourself!

Attendance.
With more than 100 retail companies sending their best and brightest to our Workshop, we surpassed last year's numbers. Check out who made the trek to San Diego.