Montreal Magento eCommerce Forum 2014 – Recap

Last week we hosted another successful eCommerce Forum, this time in Montreal! We headed back to Le Newtown, a fantastic restaurant on Crescent Street for a night of drinks, appetizers and most importantly some serious eCommerce discussion!

Missed our event or want an overview on what was covered? Check out the info below for a full recap of the night’s events.

What happens at our Montreal Magento eCommerce Forums?

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Our forums aim to bring together the local eCommerce community for a night of discussion and learning with key players in the industry. Each year, we try to include a sponsor from each major part of the eCommerce ecosystem such as payments, hosting, platform, shipping, marketing etc. This year we had the following sponsors support our event:

  • Magento
  • Canada Post
  • Optimal Payments
  • AffiliateTraction
  • Peer1 Hosting
  • SLI Systems
  • If you didn’t have a chance to speak with one of our sponsors at the event, or weren’t able to attend and want to get your questions answered, please click on the button below, to fill out your information and we’ll have someone contact you asap!










    Magento Imagine 2014 Preview

    We began the night with 2-3 min presentations from each of our sponsors to introduce themselves, their company and any new and exciting technology that is currently available for eCommerce merchants. Chris Simmons from Magento began the night with a short video preview of the Magento Imagine conference coming up in May. Check it out below:

    What is Magento Imagine, anyway?

    “Magento’s premier eCommerce event, Imagine brings together more than 1,700 merchants, partners, developers, digital industry experts and open source enthusiasts, from over 35 countries, for three days of networking, collaboration, cutting-edge sessions and, of course, imagination” – imagineecommerce.com

    Interested in attending Magento Imagine this year? Register to secure your spot! Forewarning, spots go very quickly, Imagine has sold out every year! Hope to see you there!

    Canada Post Extension for Magento

    Frederic Cote from Canada Post took a few minutes to introduce the Demac Media Canada Post Integration for Magento. This integration takes full advantage of Canada Post’s solutions, and is ideal for merchants who are looking to provide better shipping options for their customers while having complete control in their backend. From rate requests, to shipping label printing, manifest generation/printing, shipment cancellations, all the way to detailed package tracking, this extension has it all.

    To learn more, and hear from one of our clients, Ardene, on how they’re taking advantage of the integration, check out the video below:

    If you truly want to take advantage of what Canada Post has to offer, this is the extension for you. Download it now through Magento Connect or the Demac Media store today!

    Optimal Payments Demo: The Future of Payments

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    Throughout our forum, representatives from Optimal Payments were giving live demos of their digital wallets and mobile POS. With these technologies Optimal Payments is helping merchants excel both online and offline, no matter what channel they sell through or what strategy of mobile payments they’re looking to adopt.

    For more information check out: http://www.optimalpayments.com/our-business/future-payments and the videos below!

    Omni-Channel Retail Mobile Payments

    Mobile Checkout Wallet for Retail

    eCommerce and beyond

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    If you are interested in learning more, or would like one of our sponsors from the event to contact you to discuss what they can do for your eCommerce business, click on the button below. We’re always here to chat commerce. Looking forward to connecting!










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