I attended Recode’s Code Commerce conference in New York City and as expected from Kara Swisher, Jason Del Rey and the Recode team it was chock full of superstar talks from the world of RetailTech! 🛒
Very highly recommended if you are in the retail space. Get tickets for 2019
if you are into this space at all.
Hearing from Away, Warby Parker, Tuft and Needle, Framebridge, Glossier, Flipkart, Shopify, Square, Stripe and the old school like Macy’s and Crate and Barrel, and and then being able to go out and see their actually physical stores after was part of the experience.
A great 2-days full of talks about new retail, e-commerce, D2C, brand and marketing and social media people to attend. If you want to see all the stuff that went on on stage you can read them all here
— my personal standouts were:
So my key takeaway is that North American startups have one key skill that I haven’t seen in Asia: DESIGN!
All the stuff I saw was “Made in China” but marketed by Americans in a way that if you saw it in China you wouldn’t touch it, but through the Instagram lens of an American it made me want to buy a $12 bar of deodorant
or a $100 pillow. Very insightful when Scott Galloway and I had this exchange on Twitter.
Also in case you haven’t been to New York City: it truly is the best city ever!