Have you checked out our RocketPlace session schedule, and decided you want to go but can't make the whole event? We now have day passes available!
Beginner Track: Either Wednesday or Thursday is $130 each. Just use
discount code wedonly or thuonly when registering to let us know which
day you're coming, and get your day pass rate.
Advanced Track: Either Wednesday alone or Thursday alone is $129 per
day. Friday alone is $99 for the day. Just use discount code wedonly,
thuonly, or frionly when registering to let us know which day you're
coming, and get your day pass rate.
Hi from Debbie at As Was! We know that with the holiday
season coming, many eBay sellers have lots of concerns... concerns about eBay's
changes, holiday season selling, your profitability, or competing in the
current eBay marketplace.
Our RocketPlace conference is
coming in just two weeks (Sept 10-12, 2008) at The Rio in Las Vegas, which
makes us the safest bet in Vegas. How much would your sales have to improve for
that to have been worth it? A Spring Rocketplace attendee saved $500 month from
what he learned from just ONE of our speakers. RocketPlace quickly pays for
Save $35 off registration with discount code ASWASBLOG!
Our event is aimed at giving PowerSellers the newest and
best techniques, strategies, and tools to compete, grow, and work with eBay's
changes. Newer eBay sellers will learn the roadmap to success. Everybody gets
to write off a trip to Vegas!
Highlights of RocketPlace: Fall 2008 include:
Separate Beginner and Advanced/PowerSeller educational
track. Our average PowerSeller attendee is gold, nearly Platinum. Yes, even
bigger PowerSellers can learn something new! :)
Star speakers including Todd Lutwak, Senior Director of
Seller Development at eBay; Marsha Collier, author of eBay For Dummies; Jane
Judd, Senior Manager of Customer Loyalty at Zappos.com; and Jay Berkowitz of
Ten Golden Rules.
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Affordable! The Rio has dropped hotel rates for our
upcoming RocketPlace conference to $90/night plus tax, and JetBlue gave us a
discount code that'll get you 5% off your JetBlue airfares.
nTAG wireless interactive "badges" for easier
and more fun networking.
Speakers are scam-free experts! No hard sells or pushing
you into a "system."
Whether you're a seller, consigner, educator, past client,
current client, or future client, we know that RocketPlace is a fun event where
every seller will learn and grow. Come learn what you need to know to boost and
improve your sales, work more efficiently, and navigate eBay's ever-flowing
changes. RocketPlace is right around the corner! Learn more at http://www.rocketplace.com.
the premier conference for new eBay sellers and PowerSellers, is proud to
announce our speakers for our September 2008 event at The Rio All-Suites Hotel
in Las Vegas, Nevada. The full schedule of sessions can be found at http://www.rocketplace.com/agenda.shtml.
Todd Lutwak, Senior Director of Seller Development at eBay, who will be giving
the Advanced track keynote as well as a session for the Beginner track.
Marsha Collier, best-selling author of eBay For Dummies and many other For
Dummies books, will be giving the Beginner track Keynote.
Jane Judd, Senior Manager of the Customer Service Loyalty Team at Zappos.com
will deliver the closing keynote for the Advanced Track.
Jay Berkowitz, CEO of Ten Golden Rules, is a seasoned marketing professional
with over twenty years of business experience. He has managed marketing
departments for Fortune 500 brands: McDonald's and Coca-Cola, and has developed
traditional and direct marketing programs for AT&T, Sprint and eDiets.com.
Jay was the highest-rated speaker at our Spring 2008 RocketPlace conference,
and we welcome him back!
John Lawson of 3rd Power Outlet, David Yaskulka from Blueberry
Consulting, Tim Woda from buySAFE, Cindy Litchfield from Cloud Dome, Bodin
Suttles from Endicia, Amy Kendall from HammerTap, Jason Guzman from
JunctionQuest, Michael Lambert from Merchant Advantage, Brian Gibbs from Refund
Retriever, Edward Sayers of RPM Business Group, Phyllis Wischer of
SageFire, Adam Morris from Sell Center,
Michael Levit from Vendio, Lisa Suttora from WhatDoISell.com, and a variety of
the experts at As Was including CEO Debbie Levitt.
has one track for beginners looking for the road map for eBay business success.
A second track is for PowerSellers looking for tips on how to grow with all of
eBay's recent changes as well as how to use the latest techniques, strategies,
and tools to improve their eBay businesses. More information is available on
About As Was
As Was is a full-service consulting
firm specializing in branding, design, sales and marketing strategies,
operations management, and training for eBay and online sellers. As Was has
been making the world’s marketplace your marketplace since it was founded in
April 1995, and has been an eBay Certified Service Provider since August 2004.
For more information, please visit www.aswas.com or call 520.204.1935.
RocketPlace conference is taking extra steps to have less of an
environmental impact. The September 2008 event will save trees, water,
plastic, and other resources by eliminating wasteful water bottles,
conference badges, programs, and notebooks.
Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) August 11, 2008 -- RocketPlace, the premier conference for new eBay sellers and PowerSellers, will be taking steps to make the September 2008 event
greener. The first RocketPlace conference in early 2008 offered no
bottled water to save on wasted plastic. This time, RocketPlace is
Not only will there be no water bottles, but RocketPlace will also
save trees, plastic, and all of that production by eliminating paper
badges and the traditional plastic badge holders. RocketPlace will use
nTAGs as badges, which are interactive devices whose only disposable
part is the sticker with the attendee's name. The unit and lanyard are
returned to nTAG, which means nothing for an attendee to throw away after the show.
As the nTAGs store the full conference agenda, RocketPlace will not
print a notebook or a traditional event program, opting instead for a
small, pocket-sized guide to sponsors and exhibitors printed on
lightweight, recycled paper. This will also reduce energy and resources
needed for printing and transportation. As nTAGs help attendees
exchange contact information that is later retrieved from a portal
website, this also means fewer business cards being handed out (or
RocketPlace will be printing a simple take-home post card listing
our sponsors and exhibitors. Ecoprint.com, a Maryland company, is our
chosen vendor, and will be printing on paper that is 100% post-consumer
recycled and 100% process chlorine free. Ecoprint has been purchasing
their energy from a wind farm since 2003, and boasts being 100% carbon
neutral, and zero net greenhouse gas emissions.
"We know that being green is not just a fad, and being green goes well beyond using some recycled paper," explains As Was CEO Debbie Levitt.
"No matter what you believe about global warming or climate change,
saving trees and water as well as using alternative energy and fewer
natural resources are always the best choices. As Was is always
innovating, and this time, we're taking the lead in making sure that
our event has the least possible negative environmental impact. I wore
my Camelback hydration pack around eBay Live, and I shouldn't have been
the only one doing that!"
Attendees, speakers, and exhibitors can also do their part in making their RocketPlace experience more eco-friendly, including:
Go through airport security
with an empty water bottle or Camelback hydration pack. Fill it up at a
water fountain once you are through security. You've saved plastic and
saved money on buying overpriced bottled water in the airport.
Take the most direct flights possible to use less fuel.
Use plastic cups more than once, or bring your own water bottle and keep refilling it.
Give out fewer brochures. Offer downloads from websites or snipp.com.
Don't rent a car! Take a group airport shuttle to and from The Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, which has suites for just $90/night during our event.
the towels in your hotel room for more than one day, and ask
housekeeping not to change the linens daily. You don't change the
linens daily at home, so why have the hotel use so much water and
RocketPlace has one track for beginners looking for the road map for
eBay business success. A second track is for PowerSellers looking for
tips on how to grow with all of eBay's recent changes as well as how to
use the latest techniques, strategies, and tools to improve their eBay
businesses. More information is available on http://www.rocketplace.com
About As Was
As Was is a full-service consulting firm specializing in branding,
design, sales and marketing strategies, operations management, and
training for eBay and online sellers. As Was has been making the
world's marketplace your marketplace since it was founded in April
1995, and has been an eBay Certified Service Provider since August
2004. For more information, please visit www.aswas.com or call 520.204.1935.
You're now in the last week to get early bird pricing for our Sept 2008
RocketPlace event. Based on when The Rio needs numbers and info from
me, if you register after 8 August, you are not an early bird. :)
RocketPlace is the best conference to attend if you are considering
serious eBay selling OR are already a PowerSeller, and want to know the
best techniques, strategies, and tools for growth and navigating eBay's
We created RocketPlace before eBay announced the end of eBay
University... before the announcement that eBay Live 2009 would be
cancelled and not exist. We knew that new and veteran sellers needed a
better event more focused on education and networking. Plus, we know
that people love getting info from us rather than what some perceive as
"the eBay party line." We're hand-picking speakers and exhibitors so
that our event is free of scams and hard sells. You will NOT be asked to buy a $5,000 system on the way out. :)
RocketPlace will also have a few highlights that separate it from other events in the eBay industry.
We have two tracks so that each type of eBay seller gets
information tailored to him or her. Those new to eBay would take our
Beginner track. PowerSellers should register for our Advanced track.
We're using nTAGs as conference badges. They're interactive,
wireless devices you wear. When you meet people, it'll break the ice by
seeing what you have in common. They can also store contact info for
everybody you meet by holding down one button.
We're going green! Forget biz cards and disposable badges and
badge holders thanks to nTAG. No bottles of water (what a waste of
plastic). Forget the printed program since nTAG has the agenda built
in. Forget printed notebooks. RocketPlace is great for eBay sellers and
for the environment. :)
Unlike other events, we don't take every opportunity to crap on
eBay. That means that new and veteran eBay sellers should be comfy that
you'll be in a environment that is supportive to your business goals
rather than making you feel like the uncool kid in school.