Leading retail minds assemble to discuss the latest tech trends in fashion retail

San Francisco, March 3rd 2015 - Brightpearl, the multi-channel retail management system, today announces it will be hosting an exclusive VIP thought-leadership event for independent fashion retailers in San Francisco in partnership with Bigcommerce, ShipStation.com, SF FASHTECH and Oaklandish.

Brightpearl helps merchants handle the scale and complexity of growing a multi-channel business by bringing together orders, inventory, customer data, accounting and reporting in one place.  The event titled “Emerging Trends in Independent Fashion Retail’ will be held on March 12th and will consist of a panel discussion between some of the Bay Area’s leading retail minds:

  • Tim Schulz - Chief Product Officer, Bigcommerce
  • Angela Tsay - CEO & Creative Director, Oaklandish
  • Mika Uehara - Co-founder, SF FASHTECH
  • Robert Gilbreath - VP Marketing, ShipStation.com

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • How can retailers build a thriving community around their brand?
  • How will buyer expectations around shipping and delivery evolve this year?
  • What are the opportunities provided by emerging payment technologies, such as Bitcoin and Apple Pay?
  • How can retailers create a personalized and consistent online and offline shopping experience?

James Scott, President Brightpearl Inc, commented: “Competing as an independent retailer can sometimes be hard work, but emerging trends present a great opportunity. By staying abreast of new technologies, small retailers can use their nimbleness to take market share from established larger brands. We are looking forward to learning from some of the brightest minds in retail at this event and sharing these learnings with the independent retail community."

“We are excited to participate in this unique event and share some of our learnings with other fast-growing retailers,” said Angela Tsay, CEO & Creative Director at Oaklandish, an independent retailer that was recently ranked one of the 100 fastest-growing inner city companies in America by Fortune magazine. “Getting some distance from day-to-day operations to think strategically is one of the keys to our success, and events like this are a great opportunity to accelerate our business.”

Space is limited but the event will be recorded for those that can’t attend in person. For more information on the event and to register your interest in attending or receiving a summary of the topics discussed, please visit http://www.brightpearl.com/fashion-trends-event.

About Brightpearl

Brightpearl helps retailers accelerate their growth and profits. Our cloud software and services enable multi-channel retailers to manage the heart of their business by combining orders, inventory, customer data, accounting and reporting into a single, reliable retail management system. Brightpearl’s Commerce Acceleration Platform also provides real-time reports on inventory, cash flow, profitability by SKU and channel, customer purchase behaviour and more.  Armed with these insights and the confidence in having their core operations under control, retailers can focus on what they love – merchandising and growing their business. Brightpearl has over 1,300 customers and since 2011, more than $2.5 billion of merchandise has been traded on the Brightpearl platform.  For more information, please visit https://www.brightpearl.com.

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