Creative Ways to Market your Online Store - brought to you by Shopify

Topic: Creative Ways to Market your Online Store (hosted in Shopify's Retail Tour Space)

Description: So you've set up your store! You're set, and ready to take on the eCommerce world! But wait, how do you actually get people to visit your online store? To check out? To come back?! Well, fear not, we've got you covered. Come out to a special edition of the eCommerce Toronto meet up on Wed April 2nd hosted within Shopify's Retail Tour Space (Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street W). 

We'll be discussing creative ways to market your online store, so you can start attracting traffic and converting visitors into returning customers. 

What is Shopify's Retail Tour Space?
It's an experiential retail store for you to come learn how to sell online, in-store, and everywhere in-between. 

For more information and to register for workshops during the week long event, visit: www.shopify.com/retailtour/toronto.

Leads:

• Chris Long (@chris_long), Product Marketing Manager for Shopify  

• Dayna Winter (@youryoko), Social Media Manager for Shopify

• Mark Macdonald (@mark_macdonald), Content Marketing Manger for Shopify

• Katie Hudson (@kt_hudson), Marketing Manager for Demac Media

Format: 10-15 min intro then 45-50 min open table discussion followed by networking 

Location
Shopify's Retail Tour Space
Burroughes Building, 639 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON 

RSVP early as spots are limited!

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    • Roxanne G.

      Thank for providing the link Katie!

      June 22, 2014

  • Kevin G.

    Hey everyone, here are some of the notes I took last night about some good example sites, you can visit this to see the PDF: http://cl.ly/2S3p2f3Z361F

    An awesome evening, and thanks to everyone who helped organize!

    3 · April 3, 2014

    • Mark M.

      Thanks for making these available Kevin.

      April 3, 2014

    • Roxanne G.

      Thanks Kevin!

      June 22, 2014

  • Carlos S.

    Great stuff and nice people

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Katie H.

    Thank you to everyone who came out last night and participated in the discussion! We love bringing the eCommerce community together, especially in Toronto - and we were just blown away by the number of you there last night! I hope you all found the discussion helpful and insightful. As I mentioned last night we'll be posting a recap on our blog hopefully Friday afternoon... it will be available here: www.demacmedia.com/blog In the meantime, connect with us on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter to stay in the know on all things eCommerce. Hope to see you out at future meetups! Cheers,
    Katie Hudson
    Marketing Manager
    Demac Media

    2 · April 3, 2014

  • Rawl R.

    My 1st meetup. Awesome event! Very informative, really encouraging! Tons of useful discussions & interaction. Looking forward to the next event!

    4 · April 3, 2014

    • Katie H.

      So glad you came out and found the discussions helpful! Excited to see you at our next meetup! Cheers!

      2 · April 3, 2014

  • Julie (Julie B) H.

    Super fantastic! Thrilled to be in a room with so much knowledge, ideas, inspiration & experience!

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Thank you for coming Julie! And thank you for participating and sharing your insights last night!

      1 · April 3, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    Excellent Event !!!. I am looking forward to Friday so I can catch the recap on Demac's Blog & get some more of the resources I missed. There were so many terrific "Go To's"

    3 · April 2, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Thanks for coming Lisa! Glad you found the discussion insightful! We'll have the recap up hopefully Friday afternoon!

      April 3, 2014

  • Carla

    Thank you for creating and hosting this event, I have a few ideas to work on thanks to tonight.

    3 · April 2, 2014

    • Katie H.

      So glad you found it helpful for your business! We're excited to see you grow! cheers!

      1 · April 3, 2014

  • Curtis V.

    Katie and the gang put on a wonderful event. Cudos

    3 · April 2, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Thanks for coming out Curtis! It was great to see you!

      April 3, 2014

  • Natasha B.

    Hi Katie. I too experienced the same thing as Kirsten McCrea below; what is the likelihood of entering the event tonight, given you have said you are capped? Thank you! :)

    April 2, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Natasha. Yes you were probably creating your meetup profile, and not RSVPing at the time. Unfortunately we're capped for space at this time, and have many ppl ahead of you on the waitlist. For future reference - our meetups sell out extremely fast. So next time you get an event notification make sure you RSVP right away! cheers.

      April 2, 2014

  • Kirsten M.

    Oh shoot, I thought I had registered for this event last week but I don't see my name on the list. Maybe when I thought I was RSVP-ing I was actually just creating a profile on meetup.com? Can I swing by and see if there is space? My office is right around the corner...

    April 1, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Kirsten. At the moment we're capped for space. So you can pop in tomorrow to see (but you'll have to wait until we've checked in the majority of the attendees), but we're expecting a big crowd.

      April 1, 2014

    • Kirsten M.

      Thank you Katie. Totally understandable!

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Geoff M.

    Will the event be live streamed for those of us on the curb?

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Geoff. Unfortunately no this event won't be live streamed. :( But be sure to check out our blog (www.demacmedia.com/blog­) on Friday as we'll have a recap for you to read! Cheers.

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Beth C.

    It's a shame for those on the waiting list for this meet-up. Is anyone interested in exchanging or sharing ideas online for each others' Shopify sites? I'll offer by responding to anyone giving feedback on my site: www.HaileysDreams.BeNovel.ca This site was set-up to support a non-profit group by selling books about the true story of a young girl with a rare disease who was helped by an entire community. Most sales to-date have come via our existing FB network. The challenge now is to breakout beyond that network without spending hordes of money. Any thoughts on the site or ideas anyone has to share leading up to the Wed. meet-up and site you would like commented on?

    March 31, 2014

  • Alanna B.

    I was really looking forward to this event as well. I'm on the verge of considering doing a pop with a couple other vendors and this would have been perfect. Any chance you can squeeze me in?

    March 27, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Alanna! Unfortunately, we've hit our space cap for this event. I'll be sending out an email today to make sure those on the attending list can still attend. We usually get a few people who drop out, and therefore open up some spots for those on our waiting list! Stay tuned!

      March 31, 2014

  • Carlos S.

    I just registered after receiving the invitation email from Shopify. It seems that I received this e-mail when all spots were already full. Actually, when I did my registration it didn't say anything about a waiting list until now that I have received a new email.

    March 27, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Carlos. There is usually a delay in Meetup's system from when new members request to join to when I get the email to approve them. Unfortunately, at this time we've hit our space cap for this event. Our meetups sell out extremely quickly, so keep this in mind for future events! Cheers.

      March 31, 2014

  • Julie (Julie B) H.

    Very bummed that I can't go to this ;( The minute I got the email from Shopify I went and registered for a slew of workshops, and tried to "register/RSVP" for this....but had to wait for approval to join the group and by the time I got approved to join the group, there were no more spots left.

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Katie H.

      Hi Julie! Sorry that it was all filled up once you were approved. There is usually a delay from the time you join our group, to me getting an email from Meetup to approve you. Because of this I've changed your status to fit you in for the event! :) See you next week!

      2 · March 26, 2014

    • Julie (Julie B) H.

      Oh my word Katie! Thank you SO MUCH! I'm very excited to be included! I'm going to pretty much every event they are putting on including the one-on-one! I'm a new start-up so I can use all the info and teachings I can get and I prefer to learn most from people who have already made the mistakes and now know what the right things to do are! Hope I can contribute with what little I know so far!! :-))

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Bernard C.

    Looking forward to it

    2 · March 20, 2014

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