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Seminar Discusses Latest E-Commerce Trends and Optimal Delivery Methods for Business


 
 
 


 If you were unable to attend February 25th's joint CHHMA-COPA “Transportation Trends for E-Commerce” seminar, than you missed out on some key insights into the growing e-commerce market and some of the newest ways companies are cost effectively delivering online purchases to consumers.

The information session was organized by Canpar Courier and was held at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation (CHSI) in Mississauga.

Several presenters were on hand to provide their knowledge and expertise on selling online and ways to deliver those orders to customers. 
 Frank Coccia,CFO for PUDO (Pick Up Drop Off), provided background and the benefits of this growing company that has developed a niche “convenience-store” model for parcel pick-up and delivery using easily accessible community locations (PUDO Points) such as convenience stores, gas stations and grocery stores. 
 A panel comprised of Vijitha Bahadur, Project Manager, Canpar Courier, Mike Brooks, Logistics Supervisor, Amway Canada, Ron Pogson, Director of IT, Canpar Courier, and moderated by Laurie Stoneburgh, VP of Sales and Customer Service, Canpar Courier, discussed several topics including consumer expectations and behaviour for online buying, ways you can attract e-commerce business and how best to set up your online presence, technologies available to help you as well some changes that are taking place with consumers in regards to ordering and getting product delivered to them. 
 Jennifer Helps, Director of Corporate Accounts at Canpar Courier, presented stats on the e-commerce market in Canada/Globally, important preferences and trends they are seeing with their customers with online ordering and delivery, as well as strategies and partnerships (including PUDO, InPost and Penguin Pick-Up) that have enabled Canpar to successfully increase their e-commerce business 20X since 2010. 
 Finally, John Clarke, Chief Revenue Officer, InPost, gave his global insight into the e-commerce market and how Canada is performing and explained their company’s convenient 24/7 pick-up locker method that has led them to be the world’s leading automated locker network. 


  
  
  
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