Last night at CodeFellows, BTown Web hosted a Shopify Seattle Meetup. There were over 60 attendees, many from the greater Seattle area and some people flew in from Ottawa, Austin, Vancouver and even Brazil. Shopify did a great job providing us the support to pull off the event and we are excited to do this again in the near future!

Most every week we hear a story about drone delivery, autonomous vehicles and floating distribution centers. The shipping and logistics market is going through a structural revolution and to operate a successful eCommerce business you need to stay on top of the latest trends. Because of this, we wanted to host an event that would provide real-world examples from people who have been through it. Our event featured speakers from Shopify, Flexe and Shipstation who explained their company’s role in the new shipping and logistics world order.

The event kicked off with speeches from Chad Fisher (BTown Web), Phil Vanstone (Shopify), Matt Yip (Flexe), and Josh Burdick (ShipStation). These speeches were followed by a panel of Shopify Plus merchants who engaged in a lively discussion that covered what it takes to run an ecommerce business and how Shopify Plus has impacted their business.

The 4 Shopify merchant panelists were outstanding and really opened up about their experiences working in the fulfillment space. The audience asked great questions about the panelists favorite tools and apps they used (ShipStation was popular!) in their logistics process.

Overall, we are very happy with the results of the meetup. We really appreciate everyone who attended and want to give a special Thank You! to all of the speakers and panelists. We hope to see you at our next event!