eCommerce Merchants Trade Association Goes Local with Local Chapters

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eCommerce Merchants Trade Association opens 5 new local chapters for a total of 9 in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, South Louisiana, South Florida and Philadelphia. Local chapters are designed to deliver ecommerce education to merchants locally while reinforcing peer to peer networking with other online retailers.

There is no better peer to peer knowledge base available to merchants who are serious about their ecommerce business

eCommerce Merchants Trade Association (, the leading trade association for online sellers, recently announced the creation of local chapters around the country.

Local chapters are dedicated to education, networking and socialization for members and non-members of eCommerce Merchants. Each local chapter is led by a respected ecommerce professional dedicated to bringing the best of eCommerce Merchants' information, strategies, tips and tools directly to the ecommerce market makers within a local area. eCommerce Merchants local chapter meetings feature guest experts in internet commerce, tax fields, marketing and more. eCommerce Merchants brings critical relationships with marketplace channels and providers to online sellers and those who wish to enter ecommerce, right where they live and work regardless of the size of their business.

"There is no better peer to peer knowledge base available to merchants who are serious about their ecommerce business," said , Brandon Dupsky Managing Director of eCommerce Merchants . "Our Local Chapters provide regular consistent access to the information and resources merchants require keeping pace with an ever changing ecommerce landscape".

"Ecommprenuers need to be able to access the very best in education and information without excessive travel away from their businesses," according to Dave White, eCommerce Merchants' Chicago Chapter President. "Local chapters allow business owners the opportunity to take advantage of the power of eCommerce Merchants as an international organization to meet the challenges of growing their businesses in today's global marketplace."

eCommerce Merchants and PeSA (The Professional eBay Sellers Alliance) will be hosting their 12th national eCommerce Summit on April 13-15th, 2010 in Las Vegas where local Chapter Presidents and local eCommerce Merchants will gather for 2 1/2 days of education and peer to peer networking. Find out more at

"Our national and international summits supply members and non-members with critical relationships and connections to multi-channel venues, other merchants and providers from around the globe. Our Local Chapters complete the vital work we have been doing at our summits for the past 6 years. It is the place where merchants take those ideas to construct and re-construct their businesses, piece by piece, on a consistent personal level. Local Chapters are proving to be a fertile on ramp for the service industry", said Joe Cortese, eCommerce Merchants Co-founder/Chairman.                            

The first chapters debuted in four cities, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco, followed by newly appointed chapters in New York City, Los Angeles, South Louisiana, South Florida and Philadelphia. eCommerce Merchants is on schedule to launch 4-5 new chapters per month across the US. Interested parties can contact Brandon(at)ecmta(dot)org for more information.


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