A few of the AlertBot team recently returned from IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition) at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. IRCE is the premiere conference for ecommerce players and resources and it’s really a great place to connect with familiar brands while learning about new ones.
We enjoyed visiting Chicago, too – for some of us it was our first time there – and took advantage of riding the “El” around town and visiting the 360 Chicago Observation Deck as well as some of the many fine eateries found there.
We had our booth set up in the exhibit hall among hundreds of other exhibitors, including recognizable names like eBay, FedEx, Shopify, UPS, USPS and many more. Many of the booths had great swag to give away. Our favorites included a gift box from Aramex, which included power banks shaped like freight trucks; Blue Acorn with their squirrel-shaped stress toys; Artifi Labs, who were giving away ice cream scoops and free ice cream sandwiches; and Classy Llama with their soft plush llamas and superhero mask and cape sets. Some of the bigger brands had some cool handouts too, like eBay with their USB reading lights and mini journals, PayPal with free sunglasses, or UPS’s cell phone rests and sanitizer spray markers.
Conference attendees who visited the AlertBot booth had the opportunity to meet some of our great staff and talk with us about what AlertBot could do to monitor their ecommerce platform. Each of our booth visitors got to spin our prize wheel for an opportunity to win brand new AlertBot water bottles, AlertBot playing cards, or grand prizes like Back To The Future Flux Capacitor USB car chargers and remote control helicopters. Last, but certainly not least, attendees could use their phones to scan a QR code (or visit win.alertbot.com) to enter an even bigger giveaway to win a DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter drone!
Events like these are great because it allows us all to venture out from behind our computer screens to meet our customer s and prospective customers face-to-face and connect on a more personal level.
If you weren’t able to attend IRCE this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t still talk! Shoot us an email. We’d love to chat with you and tell you why we think AlertBot is right for you – and why we know you’re going to love it!