Online Tech Exhibits at World's Largest Internet Retailing Convention, IRCE

Online Tech Exhibits at World's Largest Internet Retailing Convention, IRCE

June 10, 2014 8:00 am

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McCormick Place West

Online Tech is exhibiting PCI hosting solutions at booth #1741 at the Internet Retailer Convention & Expo (IRCE) 2013 in Chicago, IL. Hosted at the McCormick Place West, the event spans June 10-13, and is the world's largest e-commerce event. The event is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, and will be themed “Changing, Connecting, Creating”. Last year, IRCE was attended by 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries, and this year they’re looking to break that record. 

The agenda includes over 200 speakers, Keynotes from the founder of organizations like eBay and Wikipedia, and multiple tracks, like: 

  • Strategies for top executives

  • Retail chains

  • Global e-retailing

  • Small retailers

  • Emarketing

  • Fulfillment, Customer Service, and Operations

  • Social

  • Technology

  • B2B

  • Design and Merchandising 

Here’s a quick look at some of the really interesting insights on the way at this year’s IRCE show:

Building Engagement One Tablet at a Time

Brian Pearson, CIO of Stacked Restaurants 

Tablets are taking on new tasks in stores and restaurants, in the hands of both employees and customers. At Stacked Restaurants, where patrons have placed food orders and paid for them using tableside iPads since 2011, tablets are now playing a key role in building loyalty and engagement. Our speaker from Stacked will detail how the devices and smartphones alert managers when a VIP has arrived, and how customers have embraced and strengthened the program by enlisting friends’ participation through social networking.


Connecting Digital and Physical Assets to Compete Online

Faisal Masud - Executive Vice President, Global E-Commerce of Staples 

There’s a seismic shift under way at Staples, one of the largest players in the e-commerce space. The office supplies giant is shrinking its retail footprint while investing big time in a host of ambitious – and experimental – web-based initiatives to link mobile, technology, store and services assets to transform how consumers shop. Internet kiosks feature an endless aisle of merchandise via the expanded web catalog while the buy online/in-store pickup service offers new convenience. Associates assist shoppers with purchases of larger items, like office desks, the smaller format stores no longer stock. Faisal Masud, a former Amazon and eBay executive, will detail how traditional retailers can exploit their digital assets and online practices like dynamic pricing to improve their competitive position and thrive. 

Online Tech will be at booth #1741 exhibiting our PCI compliant hosting solutions, so come say hello! 

To find out more about IRCE, go to, or register for the show here.

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