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15.03.2016 09:45

Despite rocking at the pre-show party the night before, the audience was wide awake when Jan Griesel kicked off the Congress with his keynote the next morning. Continue reading to find out what he talked about in his speech and who received this year's plenty Award. We've also compiled a summary of all the other speeches and presentations in a separate article.

Transparent communication, POS integration and plugins

CEO Jan Griesel began his keynote by introducing the new communication platform. The former ticket system and forum will be integrated in it. The new communication platform allows us to forward customer queries to the most knowledgeable specialists in the field and answer our customers' questions more quickly. Afterwards, Jan Griesel spoke of an easy way for online sellers to enter stationary trading, i.e. by opening pop-up-stores in their local area. Mobile scanning devices, wireless printers and a smartphone app make it possible.

plentymarkets CEO Jan Griesel keynote congress 2016

plentymarkets CEO Jan Griesel explains new features in his keynote speech

Griesel went on to highlight plentymarkets' positioning as a cloud commerce service provider and the new item structure in the software. However, the main topic of his keynote was allowing users to create plugins for the ERP system. Jan Griesel presented the technologies that will be used for the plugins and encouraged plentymarkets users to select those tools that will be the most important for their own individual stores. In a subsequent workshop, he further explained how to create plugins with an example.

plenty award winner 2016 modeherz

The winners of the plenty Award 2016 were excited about their well deserved prize

Lovely fashion, lucky winners – the plenty Award 2016

After the keynote, the rich program offered appropriate topics for e-commerce newcomers as well as experts. At the end of the day, we turned the stage over to the online store that was voted the best in terms of design and usability in 2016: the lucky winner is modeherz. The online store is a specialist for handbags and wallets. The store offers suitable products for all occasions. Whether you go on a trip or to a party, need something for business or your leisure time, for your notebook or sports. modeherz has nearly a million customers and over 100,000 products, which are available around the clock. Both plentymarkets and the expert jury led by Johannes Altmann want to congratulate you!


ROCKMASCHINE rocked the grand finale at the plentymarkets Online Sellers Congress 2016

Not only was there fierce competition for the e-commerce Award this year, but there were also many fierce Guitar Hero battles at the plentymarkets stand. Some guests even took home a permanent souvenir from our tattoo studio. The Congress ended with a grand finale by one of Kassel's own local bands ROCKMASCHINE.

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