SOREDI

Launch | Talk: 
Successful

e-Commerce 101

On April 10th, our CEO and founder, Brandon Kirkland, had the honor of participating in a local discussion forum titled “Launch | Talk: Successful e-Commerce 101”.

This discussion panel was hosted by SOREDI, or Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. SOREDI is an non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the long-term prosperity of Jackson and Josephine counties. They have declared their mission to be “advancing business in Southern Oregon in order to foster economic vitality by helping companies and entrepreneurs launch, relocate, and prosper.” In light of that vision, the eCommerce Launch Talk was dedicated to sharing useful knowledge to help entrepreneurs and business owners in the Rogue Valley be successful on their business journeys. The discussion was facilitated by Alex Palmer, Venture Catalyst of SOREDI.

Brandon was joined by several other local entrepreneurs and eCommerce professionals. Oscar Castro, Vice President of eCommerce and Marketing at Harry & David (owned by 1-800-flowers), Sabina King, co-founder of several successful eCommerce businesses, including TaZa Design and Hempure, and Jim Teece, a local entrepreneur who runs many flourishing businesses in Southern Oregon including Project A, Ashland Home Net, Rogue Broadband, and Umpqua Broadband.

The panel was held at Urban Cork, a local winery where you can sample some of the most interesting and delicious wines in Southern Oregon. They created an incredible atmosphere for local business owners and community members to network and interact.

 

 

Discussion began with general questions on eCommerce, the new “Promised Land” of entrepreneurship, and quickly dived into the nitty gritty of eCommerce business. The seasoned and successful business men and women on the panel were able to provide incredible feedback and resources to the community members and business owners present, and there was time for some of the attendees to pose questions for the panel about their own businesses. There was so much to learn and hear, it felt like the evening ended far too quickly.

 

 

 At Epic, we are dedicated to the same vision and goal of SOREDI: we love to see small businesses thrive and flourish, especially locally. But we also know it can be overwhelming to take those first steps. There are so many ins and outs of navigating this whole new world of business online. But we’re here to help! If you are wanting to leap into the world of eCommerce, contact us today about beginning your journey into the “Promised Land” of business.

Stay tuned for more fun events happening in the Rogue Valley! 

If you’re interested in reading some of the questions and answers from the forum, check out our Q&A post HERE.

I really got to thank you and Brandon. You did an EXCELLENT job! Along with the videos - that really helps.
Texas Cyclesport
Texas Cyclesport
16:26 28 Jul 17
If I could I would give EpicShops more than 5 Stars. They have great customer service and do all they can to help put our business needs first while delivering a top notch product.
Matt Rathbone
Matt Rathbone
18:58 26 Jul 17
Can't recommend this company enough, Brandon especially. Great service and very knowledgeable!
Lee Watkinson
Lee Watkinson
08:34 06 Oct 17
I've been very happy with my Web site from Epic. The customer service is excellent also and they are always thinking of new ways to improve my experience. I don't hesitate to recommend Epic if you are a florist looking for a great website.
Helen Halloran
Helen Halloran
00:08 26 May 17
epicShops has helped me grow my online business 48% over the last year. They are sincerely dedicated to my success.
Terri Rb
Terri Rb
21:22 30 May 17
Awesome websites and customer service, I have 2 websites with them and they both do exceptionally well!
brian joseph
brian joseph
18:53 08 Nov 17
AWESOME!!! Can't say enough about the experience with Epic. Customer service is KING with this team. They are very responsive and get you results right away. They can help you top to bottom with all your web, social and ecommerce needs.
Scott Wam
Scott Wam
18:52 09 Nov 17
Simply, Brandon and his team at Epic provide the finest service in existence for floral websites. Their expertise, creativity, and knowledge of what attracts customers and converts sales is second to none. If you run a florist, don't use a lame wire service cookie-cutter site! Brandon will make you more money!! I've used Epic for several years now and wouldn't consider any other option.
Joshua Aaron
Joshua Aaron
23:59 05 Dec 17
I’m very impressed with this company. They truly care about helping people with their website needs. Great advise and support. Delightful to work with. I highly recommend having a consultation. You won’t be disappointed.
Suzanne L. Anderson
Suzanne L. Anderson
06:28 19 Jan 18
Brandon, at Epic Flowers, is awesome to work with! His creativity and expertise in manipulating the world of technology took my ideas to the next level. Receiving my initial inspiration, then adding his own creative fertilizer, allowing it to Blossom on the pages.Todd Bjornson ~ Sedona AZ"In The Flow" therapeutic massageZorba's & Zuli's Chocolates
Todd Bjornson
Todd Bjornson
18:32 19 Feb 18
Brandon has done a very good job with our website. Orders are up and it is easy to use and for us to navigate. They respond quickly to any questions you may have. I highly recommend them!
Kristin Eaton
Kristin Eaton
18:59 06 Sep 18
Epic Websites are awesome! Brandon and his team are great to work with..
Barbara Wilson
Barbara Wilson
16:26 15 Sep 18
epicShops has helped us take our website to the next level. They have taken the time to help us solve some very unique situations that others simply could not. Their communication and creativity make them the best out there. We will continue to use them for all of our web development needs. Thanks guys!
Fiddler's Green Golf Center
Fiddler's Green Golf Center
17:34 20 Sep 18
HI Rachel! First of all, as we all get busy and don’t always take the time to say THANKS, we wanted to tell you that we are very pleased with the work you are doing and we are noticing that we are getting more traffic! Just yesterday, we added two new customers who came through our website! This week we had 6 calls from prospective customers that found us via Google and currently in discussions with the other 4 companies to quote their business! Last week we gained another large account so everything is working! We are so happy we chose you guys as a partner and excited to see where the future takes us!Sincerely, Jason and Carolyn Anderson- Anderson Pallet and Crate, Sedalia, CO
Carolyn Anderson
Carolyn Anderson
19:51 19 Oct 18
I chose Epic for their experience in the Floral industry. I wanted a custom site that continued our existing look but brought in the many backend features of Big Commerce. The four month process ended up taking eight but I spent a lot of time testing and getting any issues resolved before we went live. Epic worked closely with me and communicated well on fixes and time frames for everything. Only been two weeks but we have experience a significant increase in average order and Brandon has worked closely with MAS to integrate our site seamlessly. Orders come in quicker, enabling us spend less time cleaning up incoming orders.My experience was coming from Yahoo Store hosting to Big Commerce. I highly recommend you give Epic a shot but ultimately, be prepared to spend time testing your site before you go live. This extra four months allowed us to go live with very minor issues.Greg
Greg Turner
Greg Turner
14:27 15 Mar 19
Brandon and his team have been fantastic to work with. We were looking for a website for our floral company that could take us to the next level, and Epic has. The increased functionality, user friendly experience, and data tracking that an Epic website offers is incredible. Thanks again to Brandon and his team for a job well done!
Jason Gidas
Jason Gidas
14:13 16 Mar 19
Fantastic webdesign! They really work hard to learn your business and are super-fast at responding to email and phone calls. I HIGHLY recommend this team.
Darin
Darin
17:09 18 Mar 19

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