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IRX 2018 PREVIEW InternetRetailing Expo returns in March for its eighth year

omnichannel retail

InternetRetailing Expo 2018 (IRX 2018) will focus on omnichannel when it returns for the eighth year on March 21 and 22 in Birmingham. Speakers will hail from retailers including Amazon [IRDX RAMZ] Business, Visa, Made.com, Facebook [IRDX VFAC], Instagram, Sainsbury’s [IRDX RSBR], Argos [IRDX RARG], John Lewis [IRDX RJLW] and Google [IRDX RGOO].

IRX2018 is designed to support and inform attendees as they extend omnichannel to deliver the type of frictionless shopping experience that has been proven to win customer loyalty and additional sales. The event will be co-located with eDelivery Expo (EDX 2018).

“Black Friday 2017 saw online sales overtake the high street for the first time, with £1.4bn taken on the Friday, ” said Sam North, portfolio director for InternetRetailing Events. He added:”However, standing out in a competitive sales period like this isn’t just about who has the best promotions. The biggest differentiator can often be the customer service you deliver. Effective omnichannel; making it easy for customers to communicate, select, buy, take delivery and return, as they wish to, no matter which channel they’re using–mobile, desktop or in store. Omnichannel is the future of retail, and retailers not embracing it will stay behind.”

omnichannel retail

Thousands are expected to the event, where they will be able to hear from more than 300 retailers and retail solution providers taking part in eight conference streams over the course of the two-day event. They will explore omnichannel themes such as Marketing & Customer Obsession and Mobile-First as well as introducing a new track, Innovation & the Future. In addition, EDX will deliver two specialist conferences: Final Mile and Operational Excellence.

Delegates across the industry are expected at the NEC in Birmingham for the free-to-attend event, whose headline sponsor is Shopware. There they can learn first-hand about the latest innovations and developments in the ecommerce environment. They can join expert-led one-to-one clinics and hands-on workshops, which are also free to participants. Retailers can join a networking opportunity at the end of day one, where they will be able to meet leaders in the field.

To find out more and to register free for InternetRetailing Expo and eDelivery Expo, visit internetretailingexpo.com. Get involved on Twitter by following @etailexpo and with the hashtags #IRX18 #EDX18.

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Amazon

Amazon

IRDX: RAMZ

Amazon is a market-leading eTailer with global reach and a broad array of product types. (more…)

Facebook Inc

Facebook Inc

IRDX: VFAC

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. (more…)

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s

IRDX: RSBR

Sainsbury’s is a British supermarket chain with a significant share of the UK market. (more…)

Argos

Argos

IRDX: RARG

Argos is a large multichannel home and general merchandise retailer. It is a pioneer in multichannel retail, having successfully pivoted its legacy operations into the eCommerce age. (more…)

John Lewis

John Lewis

IRDX: RJLW

John Lewis is a UK-based multichannel department store. (more…)

Google

Google

IRDX: RGOO

More than just everyone’s search engine of choice, Google is a retailer in its own right, a huge seller of digital content via its Google Play store, especially to users of its Android OS. (more…)