4 Reasons for Amazon Sellers to Attend the Prosper Show
February 1, 2017 | Ecommerce
By Laura McCamy
If you are an Amazon seller, most of your contact with others in the ecommerce industry probably happens online. The Prosper Show, which takes place in Las Vegas March 22-23, 2017 (with a pre-conference day March 21) could change all that.
It’s a chance to meet and greet with some of Amazon’s most successful sellers, connect with new ecommerce resources, and (bonus!) spend a few days in Vegas. The Prosper Show offers workshops on everything from growing your brand to effective work habits for ecommerce sellers. The speakers bring expertise from all aspects of the ecommerce business.
If you’re weighing the pros and cons of attending the Prosper Show, here are four reasons you might want to head to Las Vegas in March.
1. The Prosper Show Could Help You Grow Your Business
The Prosper Show has workshops and presentations designed to help Amazon sellers increase sales in a variety of fronts. If you feel your ecommerce business has hit a plateau, this could give you the tools you need to accelerate your growth.
Many of the panels and talks are aimed at private label and advanced sellers. There are workshops on how to increase traffic to your Amazon listings, use SEO to take your sales to the next level, and pro tips to double your revenue.
Is 2017 the year you want to see your ecommerce business soar? If your answer is yes, then the investment to attend the Prosper Show might be a great way to get started.
2. The Prosper Show Can Help You Strengthen Your Infrastructure
Think of infrastructure as the bones of your ecommerce business. It needs a strong skeleton to move fast in the ever-changing world of online sales and marketing. At the Prosper Show, you can get a lesson in the systems you need to create a vibrant brand by none other than Brent Bellm, CEO of BigCommerce. If you’re an advanced seller or if you run a private label business, this is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of what makes a successful Amazon business tick.
3. The Prosper Show Will Make Accounting Sexy
Okay, you know that’s not true. Accounting is not sexy. But imagine this: you are in Las Vegas, away from the daily hustle of running your ecommerce business, and you decide to change it up. You find yourself in a workshop on accounting.
You don’t even know why you’re there. You brought a big cup of coffee because you thought this session would put you to sleep. But you find yourself taking lots of notes. You and don’t even touch your coffee.
Suddenly, in this conference room, you get accounting for your ecommerce business in a way you never have before. You understand that staying on top of the numbers is the key to your success. Accounting may not be the sexiest part of your business, but it’s an essential foundation. And your foundation just got a bit stronger. Boom.
4. Demystify Sales Taxes at the Prosper Show
If you’re like most ecommerce sellers, you probably feel dragged down by the tangled mess of state sales tax laws. Since you can’t avoid them, make sales taxes your friend. The Prosper Show agenda includes talks from sales tax experts like Michael Fleming, who can take some of the sting out of collecting and remitting sales tax as an ecommerce seller.
The Prosper Show offers sessions on the latest developments in sales tax laws for Amazon sellers and how FBA can affect your sales tax obligations. This is a great opportunity to get expert insights on some difficult sales tax issues. Improving your compliance could boost your bottom line in 2017 and save you headaches down the road.
If you decide the Prosper Show is just what you need to jumpstart your Amazon sales, swing by the Avalara booth and say hi while you’re there. We’re offering the chance to sign up for a free trial of TrustFile. We want to help your ecommerce business grow too.
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