I’m running for the shop.org board of directors. As most of you know, I’ve been in the e-commerce industry for a long time (launched my first e-commerce site in 1996). Like all of us in this industry, I’ve benefited greatly from the efforts of shop.org, including their policy advocacy, content, and events.
However, I benefited more than most from shop.org networking opportunities. You see, I met my current employer at a shop.org event in 2012, and more importantly I met my fiancé at an event in 2010! (Assuming she doesn’t come to her senses, we’re getting married on June 2nd).
While the e-commerce industry is in a great place. We still have a lot of work to do:
- We face major policy challenges around Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Taxes
- We need better industry standards to share data and create more seamless shopping experiences
- And we need get the next generation of e-commerce leaders the education and opportunities they will need to succeed us
I’d like to volunteer my time, my experience, and my passion to keep moving our industry forward.
If you’re not already a member, I strongly encourage you to join Shop.org and get involved. If you are a member, I’d appreciate your vote for Jason “retailgeek” Goldberg for shop.org board of directors.