Here Are the Key Takeaways From This Year’s eCommerce Show North

eCommerce Show North returned to Event City in Manchester earlier this month, cementing itself as the biggest gathering of eCommerce companies, vendors and suppliers held outside London in 2018.

Over the two days thousands of delegates arrived at the expo looking for innovative demos, panel debates, seminars and more to help them get ahead in a quickly evolving sector.

Below we have collected some of the biggest takeaways and learnings from this year’s expo. 

The two days saw over 60 different talks across four theatres


And more than 80 exhibitors giving out everything from sweets to champagne


B2B is a growing area in eCommerce and a lot of people are getting left behind


With a growing amount of innovative tech available, Umbraco made a point of ensuring that we don’t forget the human-touch


The expo has become a central point for the industry to meet, drive business and also network



The North is quickly becoming a real force in the sector


Manchester based Media Chain made a point of reminding companies to have a social-first approach to their content strategy


The event is a key part of a company’s marketing strategy, helping businesses create leads and build lasting relationships


Yes there were a lot of companies offering unique takes on the industry, but there was also a Big Red Bus selling alcohol for the exhibitor party


Companies were able to have their founders and directors deliver engaging talks that continued on to their stands


The expo also saw international companies travel over for the event, Yuqo below traveled from The Netherlands


Event Partner Space48 covered the data driven approach to a successful eCommerce strategy


Leeds was represented by the Google Shopping specialists, Bidnamic


Event Partner Endless Gain spoke in the Keynote Theatre on The Evolution of Conversion Optimisation


And Lead Sponsor UKFast covered The Psychology of Speed


How are brands getting ahead? Digital Creative Director of Two Jay – Tom Wittlin – highlighted where Patagonia, Uber and Kenco are succeeding


The event allows CEOs and Directors to share ideas and best practices


A range of topics were discussed at this year’s eCommerce Show North including the growing opportunities on offer in Voice and AI


For the first time, The Fashion Network took over a theatre and delivered a packed programme full of panels debates between Influencers, PR agencies, Talent Managers and more


All theatres were full across the two days with some even pouring out into the walkways


Our Lead Sponsor UKFast encapsulated the value of the event with a talk focussing on how to help businesses of all sizes exceed their expectations in 2019



Already excited for next year? Pre-register for your ticket here.