Toyo Hirashima, the CEO of GO RIDE,
as an event host has greeted all meetup guests and mentioned he is happy that he was able to arrive from Japan to meet them. Hirashima-san has shared GO RIDE company story: how from a car sharing application created 6 years ago, the company became an international cross-border e-commerce agency with offices in Yokohama and Los Angeles. During the presentation, Hirashima-san shared the importance of 020 marketing. For e-com projects, o2o means creating traffic offline and redirecting them online to complete the purchase. In order to create an o2o funnel, all offline events and activities a company is creating must refer to a web. The easiest way to create this connection for Shopify stores owners is a "promo code" tool. Hirashima-san had demonstrated how to create and customize it and also introduced some 020 case-studies. Shahrooz Kohan, President of AIMS360, had the most informative closing presentation: "Retailing and Wholesaling: How successful hybrid fashion brands are growing their business through multiple channels". He has introduces instruments of growing business through wholesale and retail channels. Shahrooz has shared ideas on how AIMS360 solutions help to overcome challenges the most fashion brands are facing: inventory management, costing, pick tickets, EDI, order entry.
Thank you GG Retrofitz, Tabio, Tippsy, Aims360, EcoPresso for sharing your stories and providing your products to create a great atmosphere. Guests got to see a retro-inspired motorcycle designed by GG Retrofitz. ECOpresso gritted everyone with Japanese matcha tea in an edible cup. Tabio gave away socks from the new "Green tea" collection. And Tipsy shared Japanese vibes by sampling the finest Sake. Special thanks to all the guests who made it to the meetup despite the rush hour downtown LA traffic. We didn't expect to see so many people and it was great to meet you all! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Check out the event photos in our photo album