“The ePages academy really meets the needs of what I am looking for.”

by Andrea del Campo, 08.05.15

The ePages academy in London was a great success. On Friday 24th of May, more than 40 British merchants and ecommerce professionals got together at the PayPal office in Richmond, for a day full of interesting insights, presentations and a lot of networking. There, the participants shared own experiences and opportunities for growing their online businesses and optimising their sales.


The day kicked off with the presentation of our Software Trainer, André Podeyn, about seasonal content and how to continuously update an online shop for a better engagement with visitors. He emphasised that updating the content of the shop does not always mean changing the texts but rather uploading new pictures, videos, products, etc. Everything you can add step-by-step is worth it!

He was followed by Martin Shields from PayPal, who gave an overview of the latest developments in payments and innovations at PayPal. He underlined that merchants should also keep an eye on customer satisfaction, making it as easy as possible for them to checkout by integrating both traditional and online payments such as PayPal.

After a great networking lunch break, Sam Haddadi, director of the agency Digital Clicks, explained how to make the most of Search to gain more customers to your online business.

Sam was followed by Philip Smith from Trusted Shops, who explained the importance of customer reviews -even if they are not always positive- and how to benefit from them to increase conversion at the checkout.

Last but not least was the expert check. During this slot, merchants had the chance to present their online store to all panellists to receive direct feedback and advice from the experts.

In the words of the attendees, the presentations were absolutely worth it and full of valuable tips to put into practice in their online shops. “It’s been really useful! I’ve found some interesting people here today and I’ve learnt some really skilful things from some of the presenters” – said Deborah Duberry, merchant of mamadelicious.co.uk.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Check out what the attendees and presenters thought about the ePages academy!

If you were one of the attendees, let us know your opinion in the comments. Your feedback is of great value to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Did you miss the date? No worries, the event was such a success that we are already organising the next one! Sign up to our academy newsletter and stay informed about upcoming dates, presentations, tips and news on our software and the e-commerce world.

About the author

was an editor at ePages. With passion for merchant advice, practical tips and commerce news she enriched our Spanish and English blog.

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