Master of Marketplaces eBags to Share Success Secrets at ChannelAdvisor’s Catalyst 2011

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Peter Cobb, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of eBags to Present Keynote

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2011
“Peter has a wealth of knowledge to share and I am excited that Catalyst attendees will have the opportunity to hear his story first-hand.”
Scot Wingo

ChannelAdvisor, a software and services solution provider that enables online retailers to sell more across e-commerce channels, today announced that e-commerce superstar eBags will be sharing the secrets to its online success at this year’s Catalyst conference, an intimate networking event that gives attendees access to the VIPs of the e-commerce world. Peter Cobb, co-founder and senior vice president of eBags will give a keynote presentation on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, N.C. eBags is a leading online retailer of luggage, handbags, backpacks and business cases, featuring more than 40,000 products from 500 brands, and has sold more than 12 million bags online.

“Peter Cobb is highly regarded as the best-of-the-best when it comes to e-commerce, having elevated eBags to its role as a leading e-commerce pure-play retailer,” said Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. “Peter has a wealth of knowledge to share and I am excited that Catalyst attendees will have the opportunity to hear his story firsthand.”

eBags has been highly successful using ChannelAdvisor’s Marketplaces solution, experiencing more than 100 percent growth on Amazon after only two months. In his presentation, Cobb will share how he broke sales records this holiday season, seeing year-over-year growth of up to 76 percent. Further, he’ll describe how eBags created an award-winning web experience, built a brand from scratch and developed a presence in marketplaces.

“eBags has had a presence at Catalyst in years past and we have always been impressed with the quality of the content and the speakers,” said Cobb. “I’m looking forward to sharing stories with our peers, and to bringing home some tips for how we can continue to improve.”

Leaders from the following companies are also participating at this year’s Catalyst:

  •     Google
  •     Forrester Research, Inc.
  •     eBay
  •     Sears Holdings Corp
  •     Crocs
  •     Lucky Brand Jeans
  •     Sierra Trading Post
  •     Plow & Hearth
  •     The Finish Line
  •     Under Armour
  •     ReCellular
  •     Secondipity
  •     NetPlus Marketing
  •     Rock Bottom Golf
  •     PayPal
  •     Yahoo!
  •     TheFind
  •     Shipworks
  •     Ingram Micro Logistics
  •     Cloud Conversion
  •     Listrak
  •     eAccountable

To register for Catalyst today, or to find out more, visit: Regular Catalyst updates will be available via twitter @USCatalyst and on the Catalyst Facebook page.

About ChannelAdvisor
ChannelAdvisor is a software provider that helps retailers worldwide sell more online through channels such as marketplaces, paid search and comparison shopping, and with webstores and rich media solutions. Widely respected as the essential partner in e-commerce, ChannelAdvisor is the only company that calms the chaos of online selling by enabling retailers to submit one inventory feed to the ChannelAdvisor platform where it is translated to fit the specifications of e-commerce channels and distributed accordingly. The robust reporting capabilities of the ChannelAdvisor platform allow retailers to track their progress across e-commerce channels to make immediately actionable, performance-based decisions. For retailers of all levels of expertise, ChannelAdvisor’s industry-certified services team offers expert advice and custom service packages. In 2010, ChannelAdvisor managed $2.8 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of retailers of all sizes including Saks, Dell, Brookstone, GSI Commerce and 129 of the Internet Retailer Top 500 online retailers. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in Atlanta, New York, Seattle, Australia, Ireland, Germany and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit


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