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What our Members have to say
"By the members, for the members" isn't just our mantra at Shop.org - it's how we operate. And since we think what our members have to say about us is more important than what we have to say about ourselves, it's also how we advertise.
Craig Wax, CEO, Invodo Inc.
The Annual Summit draws the strongest audience among any ecommerce event in the industry. If Invodo was only going to attend one event, there’s no doubt that it would be the Summit.
Gwen Bennett, VP-eCommerce, Bealls
Shop.org is a valuable resource for Bealls, a regional multi-channel retailer. We have found the Shop.org membership to be extremely valuable. The summit, workshops and webinars are great opportunities for the team to enhance their skill sets, network and gain exposure to new ideas. Bealls participates in the annual Shop.org State of Online Retailing (SORO) study with Forrester and we find the information to be very useful to benchmark our progress.
Lauren Freedman, President, the e-tailing group, inc.
Shop.org has always been my “go to” resource for solid content, connecting with industry contacts and building lasting business relationships.
David Hyman, eCommerce Manager, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Shop.org is a great organization. It is truly 'by the members, for the members.' I really enjoy the strong content and networking that takes place at the Merchandising Workshop and Annual Summit. Top notch events!
Wendy Dawson, Worldwide Partner Manager, hpshopping.com
Shop.org offers members access to expert e-Commerce knowledge through valuable primary research and best practice sharing at events. I also gain a lot of value from the Regional Dinners, which offers a casual environment for discussing top of mind eCommerce topics among fellow local retailers.
Esther Kestenbaum, VP, Business Development, SpotZot
As a Mobile Shopping Ad Network, at Spotzot we benefit tremendously from our Shop.org membership overall and the Annual Summit specifically. If we could only be part of one trade association and exhibit at only one trade show, Shop.org would be it. Our membership gives us access to industry trends and information, as well as amazing networking opportunities. Exhibiting at the Shop.org Annual Summit is an indispensable business development tool for us, giving us valuable access to potential customers and partners.
Tom Giacalone, Vice President, eCommerce - Multichannel, OfficeMax
Shop.org membership is an important and trusted resource for OfficeMax – as we accelerate our efforts in eCommerce and multichannel integration. The relationships and networking built through the Annual Summit, various workshops and webinars, are an invaluable base of knowledge to draw on as we execute our business strategies and product roadmap.
Jane E. Powell, Global Sales Director - Retail & Strategic Solutions, Chetu, Inc.
Chetu has provided custom development and integration to the Retail industry for the past 13 years. As a company we exhibit at 80+ tradeshows a year and Shop.Org’s Annual Summit is key to our Retail Strategy. Our Shop.org membership allows us to access the latest trends which gives us the ability to better advise our clients on the industry demands and in turn increases our customer’s productivity and growth. This is also shown at the Annual Summit with the caliber of attendee that we may not have otherwise met without being a part of Shop.Org.
Jodi Zeppelin, Director of Retail & eCommerce, International Spy Museum
As an omni-channel retailer, International Spy Museum, has benefited greatly from both SORO research for business benchmarking and planning, and webinars for best practices and vendor resources.
The Shop.org regional dinners and conferences are gold standard in terms of networking, leading edge topics and vendors, and have been invaluable in helping to grow our online business.
Being a part of the Member Services Committee has allowed me to give back to the community that has been so helpful to me by assisting with member retention and surveys and welcoming/being a resource for new members at the Annual Conference and Shop.org events throughout the year.
Dawn Bronkema, Director Digital Experience, Belk
Shop.org has been wonderful in many ways. The research resources are always action oriented and fact based, surveys gathered from industry leaders. The conferences are the most useful, focused, and educational of all. The most valuable experience was participating in the committees where deeper relationships can be formed and you can influence the future of online shopping. There are very few industry groups that come with the same benefits!
Nancy Miller, VP, Internet Sales & Development, Woodcraft Supply LLC
The best part of Shop.org is that the organization is run by the members, for the members. It’s not run by a company that profits from conferences. The content and benefits come from retail and associate members, and from a board of directors with incredible ecommerce experience. The summit, workshops and regional dinners are structured for optimal networking. I have been involved with Shop.org since 2001 and can honestly say that the network and knowledge I have now is a direct result of membership. Take advantage of the great benefits Shop.org has to offer, and you will most certainly advance your company and your career!