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Expanded Focus of Home Improvement eRetailer Summit
Embraces Housewares, Home Goods & Outdoor Living

TRUMBULL, CT, June 6, 2017 — Accelerating online sales within the home improvement retail space is the mandate of the Second Annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit. This upstart networking event, being held September 13 to 15, 2017, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla., will feature a powerful conference series and valuable networking among vendors and leading e-commerce retailers.

The purpose is simple: to help the hardware and tools, home decor, paint, housewares, lawn and garden, outdoor living, and flooring sectors develop winning e-commerce strategies. This year’s event has expanded its category reach to include the full range of home products, including housewares and kitchenwares, furniture, and large appliances.

The highlight of this year’s eRetailer Summit is an “e-commerce boot camp” for retailers and vendors to learn best practices from leaders in the online selling marketplace. Keynotes will include both leading digital experts and front-lines sellers. The conference will be capped by a presentation by Alyssa Steele, Divisional Merchandise Manager-Home and Garden for eBay.

The other presenters include: Steve Greenspon, Chief Executive Officer of Honey-Can-Do International; Al Meyers, of the world-renowned retail consultancy Kalypso; and Elizabeth Ragone, SVP, Direct to Consumer for Lenox. A logistics Q&A will examine the demands being put on the delivery aspect of online sales, featuring Bob Careless, Sales Manager for the Home & Outdoor Division of D&H Distributing, a leading technology distributor of IT and electronics.

“We are thrilled to expand the scope of the second annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit,” said Sonya Ruff Jarvis, Managing Member, Jarvis Consultants and the event’s founder. “Online housewares sales are hot, and large home goods have historically been considered too large or unwieldy to sell online. We want to make sure retailers and vendors alike are on top of the trends affecting all these important categories.”

Retailers looking to understand the e-commerce space and vendors who wish to make real connections with leading eRetail decision makers will find this ground-breaking forum a way to meet, share ideas, and develop concrete strategies for growing online sales.

About the Home Improvement eRetailer Summit
The Home Improvement eRetailer Summit connects manufacturers, distributors, and pre-qualified online retailers who are interested in increasing online sales of home improvement products through collaboration and partnerships. In addition, this conference is designed to help educate the entire home improvement distribution channel about the online retail industry. The Second Annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit will be held September 13 to 15, 2017, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. If you are interested, please contact Sonya Ruff Jarvis:

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Expanded Focus of Home Improvement eRetailer Summit Embraces Housewares, Home Goods & Outdoor Living

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