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Website & E-commerce: Set-Up & Beyond  Tips, Trends & Ideas
with Nancy Georges “The Retail Miss Fix-it”


Nancy Georges "The Retail Miss Fix-it"Over $43 billion dollars was spent online by Australians in 2010 > 40% of that went overseas!  75% of Australian Households have the internet, giving Australian Retailers an easy path into their customers’ homes.


Online presence, E-commerce and Social Media are now necessary in every retailer’s marketing strategy. A website and online store are no longer an optional extra – they are a vital necessity.


Technology is driving our businesses more than ever. Nancy will give you the information to get you started and to define the world that we are now operating in.  Websites and Online Stores are essential for EVERY business. There are so many options and decisions to be made which make it harder to get started. Once you have the cart you need to ensure it is future proof.


Your Online-Store needs to be an extension of your existing fabulous Customer Service,  so what questions do you need to ask yourself?  Shopping Cart format sorted? What about the payment gateways and options available to you? What is the best one for your needs?


Integrating the website to your social media & offline activity is as important as the site itself!.  What are the Dos & Don’ts?  Nancy will discuss her own experiences with a wide range of products and services.
About Nancy Georges:


“Nancy, The Retail Miss Fix-it, is a Retail Strategist and owner of Magnolia Solutions, offering retail marketing consulting, strategy and solutions.  She has over 20 years industry experience; in-store management, customer service, product development, manufacturing, wholesaling and marketing.  Evolving from wholesaling business, Paper Magnolia, moved to marketing support & consulting.


She has built her own websites and online stores, as well as publishing her first book as a printed book and an e-book.  Her knowledge and references are all first hand and from her own experience.


Working with retailers, wholesalers, brands & manufacturers to navigate the ‘new world’. Nancy strategically integrates and implements sound retail practices with websites, e-commerce and Social Media. Nancy is one of the Social Media Women founders.


Nancy contributes insightful Retail and Marketing articles to trade magazines and websites, as well as to interviews in newspapers and radio.


Nancy has just released her new book, “7 Powerful Ways To Boost Retail Profits, in any economic climate” to help retailers identify the foundation they need to ensure a profitable retail store and business in today’s climate.  Retailers need the information and support so that they can adapt and navigate the new retail climate.


Nancy is a speaker at industry conferences and events as well as holding seminars focused on retail and the transition actions needed to navigate the ‘new world’.


Follow her on Twitter: @NancyGeorges


A not to be missed event – learn the ins and outs of website, online stores and offline integration.


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Date:      Tuesday 8 November 2011


Time:      6:00pm – 8:30pm


Venue:   The Supper Club at the Oxford Hotel,
134 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
(Enter the Oxford St side of the hotel and walk up the stairs. Metered parking is a few steps away on Bourke St, $1.10 per hour)



Enter the draw to win LUCKY DOOR PRIZES,simply by attending!
Meet amazing women as well as discussing the ever changing world of social media.


The open discussion about social media is one of the best parts of the event. So bring your social media questions for the group to answer.



MyBiz Expo 2011MyBiz Expo Logo

Thursday 6 th –  Friday 7 th October 2011
Australian Technology Park, Eveliegh

website   |  MyBiz Expo 2011 Sydney Program

MyBiz Expo is a two-day event, that aims to create a meeting place for ambitious Australian business owners and suppliers who can help them meet their goals.

Nancy will be presenting Keynote & Workshop on Thursday.:

2.00 – 3.30 pm : The Overall Impact of Consumer Behaviour on Retail in 2011 + 7 Powerful Ways to Boost Retail Profits in 2011
4.00 – 5.00 pm : Online Essentials for Retail and Business (e-commerce, website and social media)


1 0.00am – 5.00pm



Friday 7 th – Saturday 8 th October 2011Pet Expo 2011
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

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  • 2 day trade exhibition
  • 2 days of retail professional
  • Development & educational seminars
  • Pet & aquaria retail coach tour (Interstate & country visitors only)
  • Industry forum – open invitation
  • Dîner et boissons/awards

Nancy will be holding seminars throughout both days :

* Powerful Tools to Boost Retail Profits
* Show Me the Trolley – website & e-commerce
* Retail Marketing Tools – social media and more!


FRI  7th     12.00pm – 9.00pm
SAT  8th     10.00am – 5.00pm





Tuesday 13 th – Thursday 15 th

Melbourne Exhibition & Conference Centre
Clarendon St South Wharf, Melbourne 3000

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Nancy will be speaking about Consumer Behaviour in 2011 & It’s Impact on Retail @ 11.40am Wednesday 14th September.

Great exhibitors and speakers bring the latest information and advise to Australian Retailers.  This is a trade event for you as a business person, a must attend event!



Experience the latest in Retail Technology, Shop Fit & Design, Digital Signage, Security Technology, Retail Business Services and Sustainability. This leading industry event returns to Melbourne for three days in September with over 200 vendors. With an anticipated attendance in excess of 7,500 visitors – this is the industry event for you.



Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from leading retailers and industry specialists on hot topics facing the Australian retail industry. With a broad range of sessions featuring presentations, case studies and panel discussions, the Retail 2011 Conference provides a fantastic opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing.



APRIL 2011

Tuesday 5 th     ::
Seminars, attend 1,2 or all 3 Seminars
Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt St, Sydney
9.00   am  – 11.00 am      Retail Essentials: 7 Powerful Tools to Boost Retail Profits
12.00 pm –    1.00 pm      ”Show Me The Trolley”, Website & E-commerce
3.00   pm –    5.00 pm      Marketing Tools: Social Media & More



MARCH 2011

Monday 28th    ::

Sourcing & Selling: Free Presentation with Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong House, 80 Druitt St, Sydney
Joint Free Presentation covering: Support & Service available to businesses wanting to source or sell product in Hong Kong;  Consumer Behaviour, Social Media, E-Commerce vital in order to trade in today’s marketplace.
10.00   am  – 12.30 pm



Tuesday 1st     ::

Retail Seminars, attend 1,2 or all 3 Seminars

Northside Conference Center, North Sydney

9.00   am  – 11.00 am      Retail Essentials: 7 Powerful Tools to Boost Retail Profits
12.00 pm –    1.00 pm      ”Show Me The Trolley”, Website & E-commerce
3.00   pm –    5.00 pm      Retail Marketing Tools:



Saturday 19 th – Tuesday 22 th ::

Home & Giving Trade Fair
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

Nancy sharing all things Retail!   more info


Tuesday 9 th   ::

Social Media Women
The Supper Club, The Oxford Hotel Darlinghurst     more info



Monday 1 st   ::

Oprah Sydney Meetup
La Casa Ristorante 6.30 pm      more info



Tuesday 9 th   ::

Social Media Women
The Polo Lounge, The Oxford Hotel Darlinghurst     more info



Tuesday 11 th   ::

Social Media Women
The Polo Lounge, The Oxford Hotel Darlinghurst  more info



Tuesday 11 th   ::

Social Media Women
presenting E-commerce Tips at the monthly meeting

The Polo Lounge, The Oxford Hotel Darlinghurst     more info



Saturday 7 th – Wednesday 11 th ::

GHA Home & Giving Gift Fair
Melbourne Exhibition Centre & Melbourne Showgrounds  more info


Tuesday 10 th ::

Social Media Women
The Polo Lounge, The Oxford Hotel Darlinghurst  more info


JULY 2010

Saturday 3 rd – Tuesday 6 th ::

Home & Giving Trade Fair
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park    more info


APRIL 2010

Tuesday 13 th ::

Social Media Women
6.00 – 8.00 pm   Blues Point Hotel     more info