In case you missed the recently-concluded Global Sources Summit for online sellers, here are notable highlights from the event.
Held from 27-29 April 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, more than 100 sellers came together under one roof to learn, network, and source. They learned advanced strategies that will help them grow and scale their businesses.
The next Global Sources Summit will be held from 27-29 October 2019 (registration will open soon with super early bird discount). Don’t miss out on the next Summit and sign up here for updates.
April 27 – Sourcing Secrets
- Sourcing from India: How to Find Unique Profitable – Sophie Howard
Sophie talked about sourcing from India. She went through the reasons that make India a great sourcing market and its unique selling points. She also covered the do-s and don’t-s of sourcing from India and things to be aware of.
- 10 Hacks to Sourcing Products Cheaper, Quicker and Easier – Dave Bryant
Dave went through strategies to get better terms with suppliers from negotiating lower prices and saving on freight and to getting your items into FBA warehouses quicker. He also goes through tricks your competitors may be using to land the lowest costs on their prices.
- Panel Discussion: Sourcing 2020 and Beyond: Trends & Strategies for Maximum Profitability
In the panel discussion, attendees were able to ask our panel of experts about issues they’ve faced with sourcing. From looking at alternate markets to better negotiation strategies, our panel was able to answer it all.
April 28 – Driving Traffic & Sales
- Leads 2 Sales: How to Use Lead Magnets to Acquire Customers and Leads for Pennies – Mike Jackness
Mike talked about building a massive pool of leads without spending a fortune while also turning them into high volume and high frequency purchasers on your website. He further added how you can use this to gain momentum for your next Amazon product launch.
- Social Marketing: Proven Strategies to Accelerate Sales (without all the geek speak) – John Lawson
John went beyond the standard recommendations you get when it comes to social marketing. He tore through myths and common misconceptions sellers have about using social media without the technical jargon. His presentation was filled with realistic, real-time advice.
April 29 – Review and Sustainability
- Insurance 101 – You Don’t Have to be Worth a Million Dollars to be Sued for a Million Dollars – Ashlin Hadden
Ashlin discussed the importance of getting insurance for your eCommerce business and the kinds of insurance you need. She conducted a few interactive activities to help attendees truly understand all things that could go wrong that you need to be prepared for.
- Amazon Japan Product Selection – Why People Fail – Nick Katz “The Japan Guy”
With Amazon Japan being the third largest marketplace, it’s the natural next step to take when considering scaling up your business. Nick talked about how to choose the right product that will sell in Japan as it is the primary reason for failing on Amazon Japan.
- Amazon 2020 and Beyond: What’s Coming & How to Keep on Winning – Will Mitchell
We ended the Summit with a big bang with Will talking about what changes Amazon has implemented in 2019. He then talked about where Amazon is headed and presented concise strategies to make the best of these changes and use them to your advantage by getting ahead of the competition.
Advanced Amazon Training with Kevin King
At this exclusive workshop, Kevin talks serious strategies and covers the A-Z of selling. He covered massive, content-filled, golden nuggets. The topics included but are not limited to:
- The easiest way to get a best-seller badge
- Dealing with 1-star reviews
- Creating dynamic Facebook ads
- Listing tips to maximising sales
- Creative product launch strategies
- And so much more.
Get your ticket before 30 June and save US$200
Global Sources Summit is more than just it’s content. It’s a community that grows together. With this in mind, we make networking just as much a priority as the learning.
This summit included 12 networking sessions spread out over the period of 3 days. The networking sessions consisted of networking breakfast buffet, networking breaks between presentations and an amazing networking after party to unwind.
What’s more, we also had an eCommerce bingo game and photo props to help attendees break the ice with each other. By the end of day 3, we made sure everyone broke out of their shells.
One of the biggest perks of being at Global Sources Summit is that it’s co-located with the Global Sources Fashion and Lifestyle trade shows. We factor in enough time while creating our agenda so that attendees can go downstairs and walk around and meet with thousands of suppliers all under the same roof.
When’s the next show?
The next Global Sources Summit will be held from 27-29 October 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. If you register now, not only are you entitled to a super early bird discount of US$200, you can also avail hotel sponsorship. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how.
Use the code SS100 for $100 off