"The most important thing I can do for my business is to attend the Miva Merchant conference."
--Candy Blakeslee, Owner Best Friends General Store
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San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 07, 2011
Mark your calendars for the 11th annual Miva Merchant conference in San Diego, CA from March 9-12, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. The conference centers on providing Miva Merchant online storeowners the information and tools to necessary to help them grow their business significantly in the coming year.
The conference offers attendees a wide variety of prominent, industry-focused keynotes designed to appeal and apply to the needs of online merchants industry-wide, as well as over 25 unique breakout sessions focused on specific business needs.
This year’s theme “It’s A Social World", explores the connections between social media, marketing, and ecommerce. In today’s technology-based society, consumers use the Internet as a primary means of finding information, making purchases, connecting with friends. The convergence of trends online provides powerful marketing opportunities that are mostly untapped today by most online merchants.
“Many people think that social media is just for connecting with friends.” says Rick Wilson, Miva Merchant President and COO. “In reality, social media can be used for so much more. The real secret to leveraging social media in marketing is to understand the power of focus it can bring to your campaigns and the unprecedented tools available to target your marketing dollars and energy.”
The conference features three full days of educational workshops, general sessions, and breakout sessions. A welcome reception cocktail mixer and most meals are also included in the price.
"The most important thing that I can do for the success of my business is to attend the Miva Merchant Conference," says Candy Blakslee, past attendee and owner of Best Friends General Store. "I depend on Miva Merchant as my interface to my customers so it behooves me to find out everything that I can about the software, and the people who support it."
Attendees can learn more,register for the conference and book hotel accommodations at a discounted online rate by visiting our conference page.
About Miva Merchant
Miva Merchant offers a complete e-commerce solution consisting of PA-DSS validated shopping cart software, PCI compliant ecommerce hosting, credit card processing services and custom website design & development. Over 50,000 merchants use Miva Merchant’s highly customizable, intuitive and scalable ecommerce software. These merchants range from hand-selected boutique product stores to manufacturers directly integrating their manufacturing with distributor access and an online retail presence. Visit our site to learn more and to see examples of online stores running on Miva Merchant.