A new year, a new “ePages YOU”. This year, numerous ePagees from different locations came together again to gather inspiration, learn about merchant perspectives and explore new paths in e-commerce. Let’s take a look back.
What is the “ePages YOU”?
The “ePages YOU” is the largest annual event for ePagees – the employees of ePages. This year’s event, organised by Event Manager Marjolaine Richy, took place in September at the OFFICE.ONE event location in Hamburg. Over the course of two days, participants were offered a varied programme of workshops, presentations and networking opportunities with ePages partners and merchants.
Day 1: Inside ePages – New Work and Corporate Culture
The first day was all about internal exchange. The day began with CEO Wilfried Beeck, who gave some deep insights into the corporate culture and development. How do we want to combine life and work in the future? On the topic of “New Work”, Michael Trautmann, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer at New Work Masterskills, gave an inspiring talk followed by an intense QnA session.
The afternoon was dominated by workshops focusing on product optimisation and bringing innovative concepts in ecommerce into the software. Just one topic focused on AI-powered tools to help retailers while other stations dealt with the challenges and possibilities of multilingualism for online shops. Enhancements within the shop editor as well as support content were also a big topic for the ePagees.
In the evening, the ePagees then moved on to the gaming zone of the “Hamburger Ding”, where, in addition to playing games together, there was a buffet and after-work drinks.
Day 2: Ecommerce in the spotlight
The second day was all about ecommerce. After a talk by usability expert Johannes Altmann, the ePagees delved deeper into the world of merchants. Which topics are currently important for companies, which hurdles exist in the market and how can ePages support them? Here, ePagees had the opportunity to talk directly with shop operators and get inspired by their success stories.
We say thank you to our shop operators who were guests this year and brought along a demo of their products:
Pinball Garage: The ultimate place for pinball enthusiasts. Run by Florian & Friederike Knauer.
Golfball24: The passion for golf captured by Daniel Arbeiter.
Mashsee: A paradise for beer lovers, presented by Kolja Gigla.
Schlafwelt: An online shop for optimal sleep, curated by Marcus Mennerich.
Sweet Universe: A sweet temptation from the pen of Natalya Balliet & Dr Dmitrij Balliet.
The subsequent trade fair with the retailers and their products was particularly impressive – ePagees were invited to test, play, try and, above all, talk to each other personally:
“It was a very interesting experience with great people, many impressions and a lot of input for our own business”, reports Florian Knauer from Pinball Garage. “Getting in direct contact with other merchants and talking about their own experiences was very helpful”. Natascha Balliet adds: “A great opportunity to meet so many nice people, to present our shop and gain a lot of information and insights”.
In the “Meet our Partners” discussion in the afternoon, moderated by CMO Efe von Thenen, a closer look was taken at the challenges of ecommerce from the perspective of software companies. For the panel we were welcoming ePages partners Mollie and rankingCoach on stage.
Finally, we would like to say thank you. ePages YOU 2023 was a successful event that wouldn’t be what it is without our ePagees. The two days full of rich insights, exchange and presentations not only brought new results for our projects in the new year, but were above all fun. A special thank you goes to all the guests and ePages merchants who spared no time and effort to come and talk to us. We look forward to next year!
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