It is fall in New England. The leaves are in full force and so is the fall conference season. We have had a few busy weeks with our team heading to 6 shows in 4 weeks! Here are some of the highlights.
We started with a quick trip to the Big Apple and the DMW Games show early September. The show brings together senior game, media and investment leaders focused on networking, meetings and deal-making. We had some great discussions with game companies who are looking for higher margin and operationally efficient ways to accept payments within their games and across multiple platforms. In addition to cross-platform payment acceptance they are looking for ways to attract global players. Our client-side encryption APIs provide a single point of integration giving merchants access to all the functionality they need to reach global players while reducing their PCI compliance.
At the same time, on the west coast we were exhibiting at TechCrunch’s Disrupt in San Francisco. The team had some fantastic conversations with developers, business owners and payment gurus about the challenges of selling overseas. We continue to hear from merchants who are looking for a single gateway that can help them sell globally as they grow to serve more markets.
The following week it was on to Sin City for the Electronic Retailing’s Direct Response Forum D2C Convention. The show was filled with celebs from Terrell Owens to Debbie Gibson to Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington. Of course our SVP of Global Development, Jeff Coppolo snapped a few photos along the way. We heard from merchants looking for call center payment solutions and scalable options for selling into Latin America. Our global reach into 180 countries with 110 payment types helped to drive those conversations, including our solution in Brazil with Boleto.
A short plane ride away our CEO, Ralph Dangelmaier was speaking to the top private equity firms, payment investors and venture capitalist at the William Blair conference in Chicago. The talk focused on the enormous market opportunity for merchants to capitalize on the globalization of mobile commerce and how BlueSnap is helping these merchant capture international sales with just one gateway.
We finished our fall tour with the eCommerce Expo in London. Our London team exhibited at the show, which was bustling with eCommerce merchants looking for solutions to handle cross-border payments. The team fielded numerous inquires from merchants looking for a global solution but with a single integration that still provides a local checkout experience.
Next up is Money2020 November 2-5 in Las Vegas! What shows did you attend this year? And which do you plan to attend in 2015?