All the goss from Online Retailer 2022 🤫

All the goss from Online Retailer 2022 🤫

In case you missed it… the eSuite team took flight to Sydney last week to swing back into IRL events again post a Covid hiatus. We are so excited to share with you about what we got up to!

Thread Together partner up with some pretty incredible fashion brands like Incu, Bonds, Black Milk Clothing and Showpo just to name a few – who all donate their brand new threads that would have otherwise overwhelmed landfill, to people in need. We love everything about them and their mission to restore dignity in our communities (especially after these horrific natural & health disasters). As well as their incredible impact on the environment in preventing brand new clothing from becoming waste.  

We teamed up with the team at Incu as well as our brilliant partners from The Upside, Inside Retail, Signet, Shopify, Preezie & more to boogie through the afternoon (with help from some fun DJ tunes) to unpack and sort incoming donations in the Thread Together fulfilment centre. It was an afternoon we will all be remembering for a while. 

After a long 3 year Covid hiatus, the Online Retailer Conference & Expo was back [in person] and bigger than ever! It was incredible to connect with everyone in eCommerce from digital partners, online retailer clients and our awesome candidates. 

Here’s some of our highlights from the 2-day conference:

  • Innovative activations: From the vending machine of gift voucher surprises at Yotpo to the photobooth at CashRewards, there were so many creative activations that sparked many conversations.
  • Great Merch & Goodies: Messina ice cream from, coffee at Shopify & Mr Consistent cocktails at Lexer we were for sure covered on the alcohol/caffeine & sugar hits we needed. We also loved collecting the merch from Klarna, Signet & Latitude Pay – I mean who doesn’t love a freebie?
  • Industry insights & chats with the gamechangers of online retail: We loved the cutting-edge business knowledge from insights, case studies and panel discussions over two day conference. Some of our highlights were hearing from Suzie Young from Signet, Michael Gillespie from Dominos, Nat & Alita from MI Academy, Guy Nappa from Oz Hair & Beauty and Lydia Bertini from Miss Amara. These guys are seriously a wealth of knowledge and we highly recommend checking them out on LinkedIn and following their journeys in eCommerce. 
  • The networking opportunity: From years of video calls and seeing each other pop up over LinkedIn, it was amazing to catch up with all the eCommerce, Retail & Digital people. AND IN REAL LIFE! The expo floor was an incredible way to get to meet and network with new people and create some connections to last a lifetime.

A glamorous night filled with entertainment, flowing drinks & a celebration of the best in online retail across Australia. 

We were thrilled to sponsor the event and award the winners for the 2021 and 2022 Best Community Initiative Community Service Award. A category we are very passionate about and very proud to present the award that recognises the businesses who have gone the extra mile in supporting community initiatives whether it be diversity, inclusivity or environmental. 

A huge congrats to Flora & Fauna winners of the 2021 award and i=Change winners of 2022! 

And that’s a wrap for Online Retailer & the ORIAS for 2022! We loved meeting you all at this two day event and gala and if we missed you, we hope to see you again next year. 

In the meantime, keep an eye out on our socials to see what the team gets up to next! Follow us on LinkedIn or subscribe to our weekly newsletter where we share with you the latest eCommerce jobs we are exclusively recruiting with leading Australian retailers. As well as resources, tips and events which will help take your career to the next level. 

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