Date: October 24 Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm Venue: CVEDs Boardroom, 200-580 Duncan Ave, Courtenay
E-Commerce: What You Need to Consider Before Taking the Plunge
Entering the world of e-commerce can be an exciting step for many businesses, or a costly and time-consuming experiment if not done right. Before you take the plunge, it’s important to think carefully about how e-commerce fits with your overall business model, marketing plan and supply chain relationships. In this session, Jeff Michaud from MNP’s Technology Consulting team will lead you through the strategic questions you need to consider to before you introduce an e-commerce platform or migrate to a new system.
Topics will include:
- Should my business be selling online?
- How do I pick an e-commerce platform?
- What pitfalls should I avoid when getting into e-commerce?
- How do I leverage and integrate social media for online commerce?
Jeff Michaud, MSc, CAPM, is a Senior Consultant in MNP’s Technology Consulting practice. Based in Victoria and serving clients across British Columbia, Jeff works extensively with private enterprises, public sector and not-for profit organizations to assess their technology requirements and develop solutions that meet the scale and scope of their needs.
In his 15 years of technology experience, Jeff has helped organizations transition from one e-commerce platform to another, or build e-commerce solutions from scratch. His broad base of technology experience and expertise also includes strategic IT planning, technology evaluation, software development, web technologies, content management systems, database development and management, and data analysis and reporting.
Jeff is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) with a Master’s of Science degree in Computing Science (MSc) and a Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science (BA Hons).