The Latest eCommerce Matters eBook Has Arrived

eCommerce Show North returned to EventCity, Manchester earlier this month, cementing itself as the largest event of its type outside of London.

Over the two days more than 2,500 delegates travelled to Manchester for the year’s biggest gathering of eCommerce companies, vendors and suppliers held outside the capital.

In this eBook – the third in our series – you will find interviews and articles from some of eCommerce Show North’s exhibitors. The pieces cover a range of topics that look to help you garner a deeper understanding of how to get ahead in Search Marketing, Product Information Data, Recruiting the right talent as well as interviews with senior professionals from Hopewiser, Kelkoo and the CEO of Kooomo.

The ebook includes content from:

Ciaran Bollard, CEO, Kooomo
Scott Hanson, Retail Product Information Specialist, Pimberly
Mike Garvey, Senior Business Development Manager, Click Consult
Kirsty Allen, Head of Social Media, Digital Media Team
Ed Schofield, Founder, Digital People
Neil Kuschel, CEO Europe, Global-e
Amy Croft, Portal Product Manager & Jon Good, General Manager UK, Hopewiser
Charlotte Mackenzie, PR Manager, Kelkoo
Katharina Hermann, PR Representative, Shopware

You can access the eBook here.

eCommerce Show North will be returning in 2019 in for two days on May 8th & 9th. 

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.

Tech Boulevard: your startup’s chance to exhibit at eCSN17

Tech North will be joining us at eCommerce Show North on October 11 and 12 and they are giving 10 companies the chance to exhibit alongside them. ‘Tech Boulevard’ is a collection of stands at the show that are available to businesses based across the region.

Tech North is a government-backed initiative set with the task of boosting the growth of the digital business sector in the North of England. They do this through a number of programmes, events, research and editorial focusing on startups, investment, people, skills and the digital ecosystem.

How can I apply?
To apply for a stand, simply fill out this form. The only requirements are that your business is no more than five years old and has fewer than 25 full-time employees.

Richard Gregory, Director at Tech North, said: “The North is already becoming recognised as a global leader for ecommerce and this event is a great opportunity to showcase that capability. At Tech North we want to shine a light on the next wave of innovative companies and this exhibit will demonstrate ten from across the whole region.”

Martyn Collins, Exhibition Director at eCommerce Show North said, “The ECommerce Show North exhibition will be a celebration of the North’s strength in eCommerce and we are delighted that TechNorth are able to provide a platform for new, emerging businesses within the expo. The exposure these businesses will gain will be invaluable to them as they look to increase brand awareness and interest in their technology and services.”

Apply now (deadline: 14 July 2017)