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Web Cube Attracts Mid-Market Brands at Shop.org 2013

The Shop.org Annual Summit 2013 has come to a close and we're back in our Austin and San Diego offices inspired and optimistic about the future of digital commerce. Between the breakout sessions, keynotes and our booth, we rubbed shoulders and shared stories with the top digital strategists in the industry.

Throughout the week we gave live demos of Web Cube's latest mobile responsive 4.3 web platform release which struck a chord with both mid-size and enterprise brands quite keen on Web Cube's turnkey solution for branding and eCommerce. We also had the opportunity to illustrate just how robust our platform is at a roundtable discussion with must-have yoga gear brand, Manduka's Pete Garbowski. Pete shared the brand's eComm success since implementing Web Cube for their CMS and eCommerce website.

So many great connections and takeaways from the show, however the top topic we're already planning for Shop.org 2014 is going global. The very near future of Web Cube will provide more advanced, international features for our clients' exponential growth and opportunity to sell and market globally.

Find Your Flow Online with Web Cube and Manduka Roundtable at Shop.org 2013

Who said flow could only be found on a yoga mat? Living in a digital world, a state of flow can be experienced just about anywhere, and when it comes to a brand's eCommerce presence, creating the perfect flow for customers is critical considering online sales will grow from $225.5 billion to $434.2 billion by 2017.

In this Shop.org roundtable, Chief Visionary behind Web Cube, Aaron Cuker and yogi must-have brand, Manduka's Pete Garbowski will discuss the key elements that every emerging brand needs to create the ultimate online store. The discussion will incorporate best practices to offer an intuitive, dynamic, and engaging retail experience online as well as the imperative steps to capture and convert customers through a branded eCommerce experience. The duo will additionally discuss how Manduka leveraged Web Cube to launch their current CMS and eCommerce website which has resulted in 6x online sales growth to date.

Learn more about Web Cube at the Annual Shop.org 2013 here.

Shop.org Annual Summit 2013
Chicago, IL
Wednesday, October 2nd
12:00 - 1:00pm
Expo Hall - Table #3

Visit Web Cube at Shop.org 2013!

We are excited to announce that Web Cube will be exhibiting at Shop.org Annual Summit 2013 in Chicago, IL! Held September 30th – October 2nd at McCormick Place, the Shop.org Annual Summit is an event where over 5,000 digital and multichannel retailers come together to build relationships, discuss best practices and plan for the future of online retail.

Web Cube is honored to join the Shop.org EXPO Hall to showcase the latest version of our completely responsive, all-in-one CMS and eCommerce platform. Be sure to visit us at Booth #1216 for exclusive access to Web Cube demos as well as a chance to win a giveaway from some of our favorite customers including Manduka and Royal Hawaiian.

We are also thrilled to have been asked to host a roundtable discussion with top yoga brand Manduka. Be sure to join us on October 2nd at 12pm at Table #3 in the EXPO Hall as we discuss the elements necessary to build intuitive, dynamic and engaging retail experiences for customers online.

Contact us today to schedule a meeting with the Web Cube team at Booth #1216. We can’t wait to see you there!

Web Cube + IRCE

The Web Cube team has finally returned to the office after a whirlwind week at the Internet Retailer Convention and Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois! IRCE is the world’s largest eCommerce conference that features a diverse selection of online retail solutions. This event featured expert speakers and in-depth workshops as well as industry exhibits representing nearly 90% of eCommerce solutions on the market today.

Web Cube had the opportunity to debut a brand new booth centrally located in the IRCE exhibit hall, with interactive stations for platform demos. We also hosted some fun events including a happy hour and great giveaways including a one-year Web Cube Cloud license.

Because of our software’s out-of-the-box mobile responsive capabilities, our team was eager to hear keynote speeches regarding mobile commerce growth at industry leading companies such as Wine.com and Dell. With mobile commerce sales expected to rise 56.5% to $38.84 million in the U.S. in 2013, it’s imperative for today’s brands to offer mobile shoppers an optimized, fully featured mobile site.

IRCE 2013 was an incredible experience and success for Web Cube. We loved having the opportunity to mix and mingle with all of you and we can’t wait for IRCE 2014! If you missed us this year, but would still like to learn more about our all-in-one, mobile responsive platform, feel free to contact us today. We’d love to chat!

Visit Web Cube at IRCE 2013!

Web Cube is coming to the Windy City! We are thrilled to announce that Web Cube will be exhibiting at the 9th annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago, IL. Held June 4-7, 2013 at McCormick Place West, IRCE will draw over 9,000 eCommerce executives and 220 industry speakers to the world’s largest eCommerce event.

Web Cube is proud to join IRCE’s Exhibit Hall and showcase our all-in-one mobile responsive web platform. Come visit us at Booth #1437 to view a Web Cube demo and enter to win a one-year license of Web Cube Cloud or Enterprise, along with fantastic prizes from Rip Curl, Manduka, ViX Swimwear, and other featured Web Cube customers.

Contact us today to schedule a meeting with Team Web Cube at Booth #1437. We look forward to seeing you at IRCE!

Read the full press announcement here.

Web Cube + PyCon 2013

PyCon 2013 is right around the corner and we can’t wait to show our support as a Gold Sponsor! Taking place March 13-21 in Santa Clara, CA, PyCon is the largest annual gathering of the Python programming community and aids developers in learning and growing with the Python language. As a Django-based E-Commerce and CMS platform, we are proud to support the Python and Django communities and regularly contribute to industry events including PyCon and DjangoCon. This year, Web Cube will be represented as a PyCon sponsor right alongside industry leaders including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon and Dropbox.

We are excited to learn and grow with the Python community at PyCon 2013. If you’re as crazy about Python as we are, make sure you stop by and say hello! Reach out to us at: info@webcubecms.com or 1-855-293-2282.

Best New Gadgets at CES 2013

The Web Cube team has returned from Las Vegas after another successful year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest technology trade show. We joined over 160,000 technology executives, journalists, and analysts for a jam-packed week of new product releases and conference speakers. We were also proud to congratulate Web Cube customer Technicolor for winning the Videomaker Spotlight Award for their new color correction software CineStyle Color Assist.

What was most buzzworthy at CES 2013? From an estimated 20,000 new product releases, a few innovative new gadgets stood out from the pack. Here's our list of the top new gadgets from CES:

1) Audi & Lexus Self-Driving Cars

In the wake of Google's recent self-driving car experiment, both Audi and Lexus released their own technology at CES 2013. Audi showcased a car that can park itself inside a garage after dropping off the driver, as well as self-drive during a stop-and-go traffic jam. Lexus demonstrated an autonomous, self-driving car with a focus on advanced safety features (and like Google, also requires a driver behind the wheel in order to operate). While the technology is promising, both cars are several years away from market release.

2) Pebble E-Paper Smartwatch

Pebble's innovative E-Paper Smartwatch uses e-ink display and features phone (via Bluetooth 4.0), texting, Facebook, Twitter, calendar, music, and fitness app functionality, while also integrating with smartphones. After receiving funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign in April, Pebble has finally announced January 23 as the release date for their sought after e-paper watch.

3) Samsung T9000 Fridge with Evernote App

Samsung showcased the newest model of its T9000 Refrigerator, a “smart” fridge with a 10-inch LCD touch screen that integrates with the app Evernote to allow users to manage and share recipes, shopping lists, calendars, photos, videos, and more. While price and release date have not been announced, Samsung will release the fridge without LCD in the spring for $3,999.

Upcoming Webinar: Web Cube + Avalara, Sales Tax Simplified

Mark your calendars! Next Thursday, November 15, Web Cube will be co-hosting a webinar with our sales tax partner Avalara. Join us from 2:00pm to 3:00pm PT to learn how the winning combination of Web Cube and Avalara can simplify sales tax management, within a seamlessly blended brand and eCommerce website. This web-seminar is a ‘must see’ if your business is experiencing challenges related to sales tax compliance. Don’t waste additional time on manual compliance efforts; instead learn how your business resources can focus on revenue generating activities. More importantly you will gain the knowledge necessary to achieve compliance and reduce your exposure to suffering penalties from an audit.

Join us November 15 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm PT and learn how you can avoid eCommerce sales tax headaches. Register today!

Web Cube Supports Django Community at DjangoCon 2012

This month, the Web Cube team headed to Washington, D.C. for DjangoCon 2012, the annual conference for Django developers to gather and share ideas. As a longtime supporter of the Django community, we were proud to be a Platinum Sponsor at the event.

The conference was in full swing, with over 400 attendees from all sectors. We enjoyed meeting other djangonauts, handing out Web Cube t-shirts, and meeting with folks from the Mozilla Software Foundation, Django core team, NASA, the Library of Congress, Github, and many other fantastic organizations both great and small.

Jason and Nikolaj both gave lightning talks about open source initiatives the Web Cube team is working on, such as Dockit-CMS and Hyper Admin. Jason and Kevin also participated in the sprints and gave back to the community by working on Django-powered open source projects.

As an adopter of Django since 2006, we are excited to continue our support of the Django community and see a great future for the web framework. We look forward to sponsoring future events and furthering our engagement with the community. We’ll see you at DjangoCon 2013 in Chicago!

jQuery Conference 2012

The Web Cube team attended the 2012 jQuery Conference in San Francisco to listen, learn, and converse about the past, present, and future of jQuery.

jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library, used by more than half of the 10,000 most visited websites. With over 600+ attendees, the conference has been growing year over year since jQuery's release by John Resig in 2006.

Over the course of two days, the conference covered a wide range of material, including standards, best practices, performance optimization, testing, single page applications and mobile development.  jQuery Foundation President Dave Methvin kicked off the event by describing the future of the "write less, do more" JavaScript Library and how upcoming releases will improve how developers interact with jQuery. Talks also covered how to leverage modern technologies across all media and devices to tailor the User Experience to the individual.

The Web Cube team returned to San Diego energized and inspired by the conversations and insight shared at this year's jQuery Conference in San Francisco.  We can't wait to make our digital properties even better and faster!