The First Bristol Multi-Channel eCommerce Meet Up 20th April
Hola! I’d like to invite you to the very first Multi-Channel eCommerce meet up on Friday 20th April in Bristol.
One of the biggest take-aways from working with the 6 businesses in the latter part of last year was that while we enjoyed the one-on-one time, there was really no replacement for meeting as a group and discussing the challenges that we face as a group. Some of the solutions were ingenious and meeting on common ground really worked well.
I’ve had a chat about holding such a meeting with a couple of businesses owners in and around the Bristol area that use eBay & Amazon as sales channels and the response has been really good. Well they’ve all said yes so far :)
I’d like to try & keep it a small, personal affair and if you’re near Bristol on the 20th April, I’d like for you to join us for an hour or two. If anything to escape the the office on a Friday morning for a few hours and “talk shop” with your peers, you’re welcome to join us.
There is none. It’s the first meeting and while I’ll pencil in an agenda, I’m planning to just roll with it and see where the discussion goes.
Zero Providers Allowed
My role in this meeting is purely as a host and too meet the “cool” people.
I’m sorry this is intended to be a zero service or product provider meeting. Later on we may invite you to join us. If you are interested in attending in an informal or formal capacity from a provider standpoint, contact me directly using the contact form here. But it won’t be for a few meetings in.
Location & Directions
The location I’ve chosen is my 3rd place, its a coffee shop that is sat right on the edge of the historic Bristol harbour-side called “Cafe Gusto”.
Car parking is plentiful with two large car parks within a few minutes walk and there is free parking either within 15 minutes walk (Constitution Hill) or just over the water on Cumberland Road with a swish ferry ride for 70p.
For those who also cannot bare to be disconnected from the virtual world, there is free Wifi and a decent mobile signal. I use this cafe as my second office so I know the connectivity is excellent, although make sure your devices are fully charged there are no public power points.
Sat-Nav postcode: BS1 5JE
(this is for Jack’s which is just around the corner, but will get you very close)
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Google Map URL: http://g.co/maps/sp3w9
The map below shows the 3 nearest carparks in yellow/orange. The prices vary for these and I’m not sure on the actual prices. The green square at the bottom is for Cumberland Road which the parking is free, if you walk/follow the signs for the SS Great Britain there is a ferry that crosses the water for 70p.
Alternatively if you’re prepared to walk a couple of minutes, the arrow in the top left is for Jacobs Well’s Road, there is meter parking either side and half way up is Constitution Hill for which the side roads are free.
If you’re travelling by bus, any route to the centre will do, its 10 minutes walk from the centre and walking directions are here http://g.co/maps/nx2v2 (you can short-cut along the waters edge).
Will I be Seeing You There?
I would like to stress, if you’ve got to travel half the country to attend, then this is probably not for you. Well at least until we’ve had a couple of meetings and I’ve hammered the format out.
There is no cost to attending although you’ll want to bring a tenner or so for refreshments. The coffee served is my personal favourite, there is a soft drinks fridge and a selection of speciality teas, and the panini’s are to die for.
If you’re in or around the Bristol area on the 20th and would like to attend let me know by leaving me a comment in the box below, I’ll send you my mobile number directly just in case you need guiding in on the day.
If you have any suggestions on topics that should be added to the agenda, they’d be welcomed.