GPeC 2014, 9th edition, just started!

The 9th annual edition of GPeC (E-Commerce Awards Gala) – the most important e-commerce event – kicked off today, 25th of April 2014. From this moment on, online shops can register for the GPeC online shops competition. From now on the entire e-commerce industry is up for 7 months of must-attend premium e-commerce events.

GPeC 2014 online shops competition

From April 25 to May 23, online shops can register for the 9th edition of the GPeC E-Commerce Awards Competition, the most complex competition so far, which no online shop should miss – according to the organisers.

In order to be accepted in the competition, all online shosp must fully meet the pre-screening requirements concerning compliance with current European e-commerce laws and industry best practices. A few examples are: compliance with the product return policy of 14 calendar days/10 working days, the existence of internal conciliation procedures for unsatisfied customers, accurate information regarding the product final price, information about the payment and delivery methods accepted by the online shop, the warranty and service conditions etc.

Once registered in GPeC Online Shops Competition 2014, online shops will be evaluated by more than 20 e-commerce specialists, according to an assessment criteria set consisting of more than 90 aspects which are essential to any online business. In addition to what happened during the past editions, the organizers have added category specific criteria (particular criteria which especially applies to online shops from that category of products/services).

Online shops assessment is done throughout 2 separate stages at different moments in time in order to capture their evolution in time. All online shops registered with the competition receive comprehensive evalution reports containing the grades they’ve obtained for each criterion and short explanations and recommendations from the e-commerce specialists which assessed their performance. Secondly, participant online shops will also receive a benchmark of their position compared to that of their competitors.

GPeC 2014 online shops competition registration fee is 250 EUR, but for paying this fee the participants receive business services worth more than 3000 EUR:

– access to both jury assessment reports – similar e-commerce evaluations usually cost over 2000 EUR;

– access to performant conversion optimization and A/B testing tools – Marketizator and Vibetrace – a benefit worth 800 EUR, the cost of the tools monthly subscriptions;

– access to a specialised face-to-face e-ecommerce consultancy session – GPeC Consultancy Meetings – where they receive recommendations from jury members and get the chance to ask questions;

– free access to GPeC Summit (Conference + 12 top-notch e-commerce workshops + E-Commerce Expo) taking place on May 26-27-28 2014, for 2 participants/registered online shop;

– Romanian online shops also receive the TRUSTED trust brand for free for a period of 12 months – they save another 120 EUR – the normal cost of the trust brand had they not been registered with GPeC 2014.

Online shops can register by filling in the registration form available on GPeC’s website until May 23 2014, till 23:50 (Romania’s time, CET+1, GMT+2). Online shops registered until May 9 2014 inclusive benefit from free 3-day-passes at GPeC Summit for 2 persons/online shop (that means they save 254 EUR).

GPeC Summit, May 26-27-28 2014, Bucharest, Romania

Apart from the online shops competition, “Bucharest will become present on the international e-commerce map through GPeC Summit”, according to the organisers’ declarations. On May 26-26-28 2014 GPeC Summit e-commerce event will reunite some of the best international speakers and offer unprecedented networking and business opportunities for its participants, as well as experience exchange and especially premium content.

Some of the first confirmed international speakers are:

– Chris Goward, President & CEO WiderFunnel, author of the international bestseller “You Should Test That!

Matthew Woodward, SEO and Affiliate Marketing guru

– Caroline Hey, International Business Manager FACT-Finder

– Ela Dokurno, International Marketing Coordinator FACT-Finder

– Jacob Kildebogaard, Co-Founder WebJuice

GPeC Summit is a real 3-day e-commerce show: 1 Conference day filled with inspirational keynote speeches and dynamic debate panels, 12 practical workshops covering the hottest topics which any online business should focus on, E-Commerce Expo area where the most important e-commerce services and solutions providers meet the participant online shops and E-Commerce Party – the ideal networking place for both participants and speakers“, says Andrei Radu, Founder & CEO GPeC.”We’ve prepared an exceptional line-up of Romanian and international speakers – speakers whose books are Amazon bestsellers, so it’s pretty obvious why GPeC is a must-attend event“, adds the organizer.

The topics covered by GPeC Summit target all important aspects of an online business: Conversion Optimization, Web Analytics, SEO & SEM, Personalization, Usability, Social Media, Logistics & Fast Delivery, Team Management, Customer Loyalty, A/B Testing, Email Marketing, Differentiation & USP.

Tickets for GPeC Summit 2014 are now on sale. For those who hurry up and buy their ticket until May 9 2014 inclusive, an early-bird offer is available and a 3-day-pass costs only 127 EUR (VAT included).

More information regarding the pricing policy, participation advantages, confirmed speakers and registration steps can be found on GPeC’s website.

GPeC 2014: 7 months of Premium e-commerce events

Today, April 25 2014, the 9th edition of GPeC started with the online shops competition and GPeC Summit.

Apart from these 2 actions, the GPeC organisers have prepared other notable e-commerce events, “a real 7-month e-commerce marathon for the participants and for all involved in e-commerce“, as Andrei Radu says. The next e-commerce events that GPeC has in store for us this year are the GPeC Consultancy Meetings, GPeC E-Commerce Summer School, ECOMfest – the first Online Shops Expo, GPeC Summit Autumn Edition and GPeC 2014 E-Commerce Awards Gala.

All information will be found on GPeC’s website.

GPeC is an event sponsored by: Carrefour Online; DPD; FAN Courier; MasterCard; Microsoft; Orange; SameDay; UIS; ZITEC

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