Live from Internet Retailer 2011

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Compete has made the journey to San Diego for the 2011 Internet Retailer Conference. This year is expected to be the e-commerce retailer’s largest show in history with over 7,000 registered attendees. The theme of this year’s show is “E-Commerce Shifts into Overdrive, the Race is On” – a fitting title given the explosion of online sales across the board.

Expected speakers at the show include executives from eBay, Walgeens, and special guest Arianna Huffington who has built an online media powerhouse that was purchased by AOL earlier this year.

internet retailer top 500 guideCompete and Internet Retailer have a successful history of working together – Compete’s data is featured in the 2011 Internet Retailer Top 500 that was released in the last few weeks.

If recent headlines are any indication, I imagine big topics of conversation will be about online sales tax battles with state legislatures, the role of mobile in commerce.

My colleague, Matt Pace, and I are here for the next few days. Look for us at the show – or tweet at me @jcainecompete – we would love to meet up and talk about your reaction to the show or discuss our recent Spring Retail Update.

Look for a full de-brief next week in this space… hope to see you over the next few days.