It’s Kick-Off Time!


It’s kick-off time and I’m not talking about Thursday night football. Today, starts the 3rd annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit conference sessions

The Summit is based on gaining intelligence and insights that are relevant to retail, eCommerce and home improvement. It helps manufacturers, distributors, brick & mortar and online retailers learn more about and leverage the growth opportunities in home improvement online sales. Primarily, because so many other product categories are more eCommerce mature than the home improvement product category; which, includes a long list of sub-categories. These categories include hardware & tools, lawn & garden, outdoor living, home decor & paint, home environment, housewares, home security, storage & organization and more. The Summit creates a focused environment for industry professionals to come network, learn and meet with potential partners with one-to-one facilitated appointments.

Its launch in 2016 gathered 20 people to a south Florida resort; and, started with a different format than exist today and the goal will always be to evolve based on customer feedback just as we began. And, while this year we have grown to more than 70 attendees, it still maintains its core values which include:

Collaborative by actively leaning on its advisory council which represents retail, eCommerce and home improvement influencers in the trenches every single day. View the advisory council.

Intimate because it’s invitation only and attendees are vetted and pre-qualified before extending an official invitation.

Insightful in attracting top A-list speakers in sharing their experiences, data and perspectives on retail and eCommerce; specifically, as it relates to home improvement. View the agenda.

Focused on home improvement online sales with gathering the right connections, delivering the right content and offering appointments with the right partners. View guest eRetailers.

Whether you are attending or not, you can still kick-off your day by joining a much-needed conversation for home improvement online retail sales. Please follow us on Twitter @eretailersummit and our LinkedIn Showcase Page and please use #eretailersummit18 to share your insights and join the conversation.

And, by the way, consider scheduling the Summit on your calendar and include it in your events budget for 2019. It will be back in Chicago, Nov. 6-8! Cheers to a great 2018 Summit!

Sonya Ruff Jarvis, is the Managing Member of Jarvis Consultants and Founder of the eRetailer Summit. Sonya has extensive experience in creating original innovative solutions to overcome major business challenges.  Sonya has spent most of her career visiting headquarters across global industries and has built strong business relationships across diverse brands. 

Sonya has a M.B.A. in Marketing. She is married and has a daughter and they live in Fairfield County Connecticut.  

Follow Sonya on twitter at @jarvisconsult or @eretailersummit.  

Please follow the eRetailer Summit showcase page on LinkedIn here.