It’s strange to look at photos and images of conferences from The Before Times, isn’t it? People packed together in arenas and exhibit halls, laughing and shaking hands. Audiences of hundreds or thousands of people.
Little did we know how drastically this would change. Over a year later, things still aren’t back to normal. But they’re getting there.
Despite all the challenges COVID-19 has brought, it also paved a way for e-commerce and Amazon sellers to succeed in ways they never had before. Suddenly, people had to stay home and shop from their couches. They haven’t stopped.
In 2019, Amazon Prime Day garnered an estimated $7.16 billion in sales. A year later, during the lockdown of 2020, Prime Day sales jumped to $10.39 billion. And in 2021, sales reached a record-breaking $11.19 billion.
Long story short, now is the time to dive into the world of e-commerce education and focus on growing and scaling your Amazon business. Read on for a list of the best Amazon seller conferences to attend this year and in 2022.
How will COVID-19 impact seller conferences?
If there’s one lesson we learned from pandemic lockdowns, it’s that nothing is certain. You can plan all the vacations you want, but one positive COVID-19 test can bring your plans to a screeching halt.
Keep this in mind when it comes to attending the best Amazon seller conferences. In-person events may get canceled, postponed, or altered if there’s a rise in COVID-19 cases.
Don’t let that stop you from making plans to attend, but do purchase travel insurance just in case.
Many Amazon seller events are resuming in-person attendance in 2021 and 2022. If you’re vaccinated and feel comfortable attending them, these events and sessions can fill your parched networking well and give you all sorts of fresh ideas and strategies.
If you’d rather not risk it, hybrid and virtual conference opportunities abound.
What’s the most popular Amazon seller conference?
The most popular Amazon seller conference varies from year to year. We’ve scoured the internet for the best and most anticipated events for Amazon FBA sellers. Here’s a list of conferences not to miss.
2021: Best Amazon seller conferences
7 Figure Seller Summit
When: August 16-20, 2021
In their words: “The 7 Figure Seller Summit (7FSS) was established in 2018 and has a proven track record of helping thousands of e-commerce entrepreneurs around the world level up their e-commerce businesses.
“7 Figure Seller Summit was awarded favorite Amazon conference/event of 2020 in Sellerpoll.com and over 3,500 people viewed from all over the world and featured in Forbes.”
Why you should attend: Structured like an online course, the 7 Figure Seller Summit walks you through the five phases of growing and scaling an e-commerce business. Each day of the summit will focus on one of these five phases:
- The mindset and fundamentals
- Marketing and branding
- Scaling to seven figures
- Profitability: so you can keep more money in your pocket
- Exits and selling your business
Seven-figure sellers and e-commerce experts will lead the video sessions, which you can attend at your own pace. Each day will end with a live recap and Q&A session.
Experts will share their diverse experiences, including the mistakes they’ve made, so that you have a broad idea of what to expect as you launch and grow your own e-commerce business.
Organizers recommend this online event for beginners, husband-wife e-commerce teams, and established sellers who want to scale their business but aren’t sure what to do next.
Ticket info: Free; register here.
Prosper Show (Prosper Remix)
When: August 17-18, 2021
Where: Online as an extension of Prosper Show’s in-person conference, which was held July 13-15, 2021
In their words: “Prosper Show is the networking hub and educational authority for established Amazon sellers. Prosper Show has earned its reputation for filtering out the noise in the marketplace by putting education first. Experienced sellers, former Amazon insiders, and other experts provide the latest information and innovations. Annually more than 100 service providers exhibit to share how partnering with them can help Amazon sellers to grow, expand protect and sell their business.”
Why you should attend: Prosper Show happens every summer. It’s one of the best Amazon seller conferences, a huge draw for established sellers and leading service and solution providers in the Amazon community.
Instead of waiting until the next one comes along in 2022 (or if you missed this year’s show), you can get the best of the Prosper Show at Prosper Remix.
Prosper Remix will offer on-demand and live sessions featuring some of the show’s top speakers. In 2021, Prosper saw an excellent lineup that included Jungle Scout vice president Conner Folley; Ken Kubec, vice president of acquisitions at Thrasio; and Liz LaVallee, director of online marketplaces at the Vermont Teddy Bear Company.
Prosper Remix will bring you recordings on topics like “Strategies, solutions, and alternatives to FBA and restock-limit challenges” and “Protect your business against abuse: Case scenarios and lessons learned by sellers,” along with new content exclusive to Prosper Remix.
Ticket info: $199; register here
Amazon Sellers Group TG (ASGTG) 2021
When: August 25, 2021
Where: Brooklyn, New York
In their words: “ASGTG 2021 is an all-day event that connects Amazon’s top sellers with Amazon experts, speakers, and others who strive to succeed in the marketplace. This annual event/meetup has become the yearly highlight for sellers throughout the world and is likely the most spoken about Amazon Sellers event of the year — truly a standout among the rest. It’s no wonder it was voted one of the top Amazon Sellers events to attend.”
Why you should attend: If you’re an Amazon private label seller or reseller, you won’t want to miss this one-day event with leaders in the Amazon third-party selling space.
The focus this year is on e-commerce post-COVID, a worthy and much-needed theme as sellers head into a strange, not-quite-COVID but not-quite-not-COVID year.
Here are some of the featured topics and speakers:
- “Small fixes, big wins: Optimize your Amazon listings for peak performance” with Emma Schermer Tamir, owner and marketing expert at Marketing by Emma
- “How you can use AI to scale your business from 7 to 8 figures” with Jared Orkin, a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of e-commerce experience
- “Gold rush or sea change? The evolving landscape of FBA acquirers” with Nate Jackson, vice president of acquisitions at Perch
- “Rapid fire tips/tricks: The top things to know for Amazon today” with Tim Jordan, CEO and founder of Private Label Legion
In addition, PickFu’s industry liaison Anthony Cofrancesco will present a session on data-backed visual optimization strategies to drive conversions for FBA.
When you leave ASGTG, you’ll feel ready to launch into another season of strong selling.
Ticket info: $175-$280; register here as an in-person or recordings-only attendee.
AMA Fest UK 2021
When: September 16, 2021
In their words: “The AMA Fest UK event is perfect for anybody who is already trading on Amazon or thinking of selling on Amazon. If you are looking to grow your business through powerful Amazon channels in the UK and globally make sure you don’t miss out. With great networking opportunities with fellow sellers, the opportunity to meet new suppliers who will be there to share hints and tips (and not ‘sell’), you will gain invaluable insights to help you.”
Why you should attend: Want to stick to virtual events? This is the event for you. AMA Fest UK 2021 will bring you top speakers like Emma Schermer Tamir of Marketing by Emma, Tracey Drain of Spectrum Brands, Nathan Fox of Payoneer, and more.
In October 2020, talks covered topics such as:
- How to overcome your toughest e-commerce cash flow challenges
- How to drive incremental sales on Amazon
- Brexit: the importance of being prepared
- How AI works for Amazon advertising
This year’s full-day schedule is sure to get you excited about growing your Amazon selling skills.
Ticket info: Register here.
Billion Dollar Sellers Summit (BDSS) 2021
When: September 16-19, 2021
Where: Austin, Texas
In their words: “This is BDSS #4, widely considered the best event for 7, 8, and 9-figure Amazon sellers. BDSS #4 will not be recorded or live streamed. Be there or miss out.
“There will be 29 actionable presentations plus a hack contest — BDSS is a no fluff zone.”
Why you should attend: Well-known serial entrepreneur and Amazon seller Kevin King is the organizer behind this hotly anticipated in-person event that’s limited to just 100 people — no novices here. Think of all the time you’ll have to rub shoulders with some of the most successful Amazon sellers around.
The speaker panel includes leaders from Elevate Brands, Helium 10, and more, as well as PickFu’s Anthony Cofrancesco.
The first day of the conference begins with a networking cocktail party. The second day continues with a full day of sessions and speakers. The third day is a “surprise networking day.” In years past, attendees have gone ax-throwing, F1 track racing, and barbecuing. Day four is packed with presentations and BDSS’s famous Ninja Hack contest.
If you’re a kid at heart — a kid who wants to keep building a successful Amazon business — this is the conference for you.
Ticket info: $4,997; tickets available on the event site — scroll to the bottom.
White Label World Expo New York
When: September 30-October 1, 2021
Where: New York City
In their words: “This unmissable event gathers thousands of online sellers, suppliers, and buyers from across the globe all under one roof. Attendees will leave full of inspiration and ready to take the industry by storm!”
Why you should attend: The expo is an ideal place to discover and test new products to source from the world’s top suppliers. You’ll also get the chance to sit in on seminars, masterclasses, and special sessions with leading pros, including an Amazon pro sellers summit.
Keynote speakers include Rose Jia, head of growth marketing at Amazon Grocery; Katie Osberg, global retail partnerships lead at Google; and David Schmidt, senior manager of customer experience at The North Face.
Ticket info: Sign up here to receive a ticket.
When: October 13-14, 2021
Where: Birmingham, UK, and online
In their words: “IRX & eDX is here to provide the retail industry with knowledge, insight, inspiration and connections to ensure you are one step ahead of your competition and can thrive in the new digital world.
“Whatever your role in the business, you need to find out how e-commerce affects you, what you should do to embrace it, ensure you are one step ahead of your competitors and thrive in the digital world.”
Why you should attend: With a solid focus on the issues of “today, tomorrow, and next year,” IRX 2021 is a fantastic opportunity to mingle in person with other Amazon sellers or participate from the comfort of your home.
Speakers for the 2020 expo included Mark Adams, general manager at BigCommerce; Richard Blakeborough, senior commercial manager at Klarna; and Beth Horn, director of retail and e-commerce at Facebook.
Expect an equally powerful lineup for IRX 2021, along with an innovative workshop program, 150+ suppliers, and plenty of relaxing networking opportunities.
Ticket info: Free; register here.
When: November 11, 2021
Where: New York City
In their words: “Sellers will be coming from all over the world looking for new connections, innovative tactics, cutting-edge technologies, and to get a better understanding of the ways in which the best Amazon businesses are leveraging new ideas to improve their bottom line. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to build invaluable face-to-face relationships and understand what is working RIGHT NOW in the Amazon marketplace. After a wildly successful inaugural year in 2019, we can guarantee that there is just no substitute for this year’s AMZ Innovate 2021.”
Why you should attend: This one-day event is packed with innovative hacks and hands-on experiences for Amazon sellers, led by seasoned seven- and eight-figure sellers.
Speakers include Kevin Thobias, the #1 Amazon seller in supplements; Leslie Pierson, another eight-figure seller and former Shark Tank contestant; and Ashwin Sokke, co-founder of holistic wellness brand Fit & Glow and the top Amazon seller in India. Learn from and start building relationships with these top figures in the Amazon selling world.
Ticket info: $147-$1,297; browse ticket options and register here.
2022: Best Amazon seller conferences
Billion Dollar Sellers Summit (virtual) 2022
When: February 23-24, 2022
In their words: “If you know Kevin [King], you know his BDSS events bring it with A+++ content that can make a huge difference in your Amazon business.”
Why you should attend: No two BDSS events are the same. So if you’re committed to achieving success as an Amazon seller and taking actionable steps to get there — and if you’re unable to attend the in-person summit in Austin (described above) — this virtual option is for you.
Ticket info: TBD; check here for updates.
eTail Palm Springs
When: February 28-March 2, 2022
Where: Palm Springs, California
In their words: “eTail is a three-day retreat designed to help you increase the profits from your business. You’ll get action-packed strategies and make connections with America’s most successful retailers.
No commercials. No egos. We cut the fluff so you get actionable takeaways. Watch this space as we update and publish our 2022 agenda.”
Why you should attend: Benefit from over 30 hours of discussion groups, creative think tanks, “Tonight Show” sessions, lightning rounds, roundtables, structured and unstructured networking activities, and much more. See the full agenda here.
Ticket info: Price varies depending on whether you’re a brand/retailer or a vendor/consultant; see pricing here.
Sellers Summit 2022
When: May 4-6, 2022
Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
In their words: “The Sellers Summit is the ultimate ‘e-commerce learning experience’ where you will get inspired not by stories, but by gaining all of the knowledge required to run your own successful e-commerce business. My goal is to teach you in two days what most people struggle to learn in months, if not years.”
Why you should attend: Hosted by Steve Chou, founder of Bumblebee Linens and MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, this intimate, workshop-based event gives you the hands-on knowledge to help grow your e-commerce business — with or without Amazon.
The content is divided into two tracks: one focused solely on Amazon, the other for sellers aiming to grow their own branded e-commerce site.
Learn up-to-the-minute strategies and learn from pros who are focused on helping you:
- Build a brand that lasts
- Source products internationally or at home
- Boost Amazon sales
- Develop a website that converts
- Grow your business from a four- or five-figure income to a six- or seven-figure one
Evening parties and networking opportunities balance out the small-group sessions.
The first day of Sellers Summit will feature a mastermind meeting reserved for advanced sellers making at least $250,000 in revenue.
Ticket info: $899-$1,499; register here for an all-access pass.
Midwest e-Com Conference 2022
When: Summer 2022 (Date TBD)
In their words: “This event helps sellers on Amazon, ebay, Etsy, and more learn what’s changing in the world of e-commerce, new tactics to market their businesses, rules of selling through these different platforms, and how to grow their businesses. Midwest e-Com Conference is created by fellow sellers for our fellow sellers. Our event brings in a wide range of experience from sellers who are just testing the water to seasoned sellers.”
Why you should attend: New and seasoned sellers will benefit from the varied lineup of topics and speakers at Midwest e-Com Conference. The 2021 conference included Daniel Seubert, vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Elevate Brands, talking about navigating the Amazon exit process, and Jess Hill, co-founder of E-commerce Empowerment, on diversifying your e-commerce income stream.
Keep an eye on this page for updated info as 2022 draws near.
Ticket info: TBD
When: Summer 2022 (date TBD)
Where: TBD; recordings from SellerCon 2021 are available now
In their words: “We hand-pick every single speaker for the proof of their results and ability to share powerful strategies to help you scale your business. You won’t find session-after-session of pitches. You won’t find fluff-filled content from software and service providers who just want you to pay for their products. You’ll get real strategies to sell more right now on and off Amazon straight from people doing it every single day.”
Why you should attend: One of the keynote speakers from SellerCon 2021 was Daymond John, as in that Daymond John — the Shark Tank investor, New York Times bestselling author, and president and CEO of FUBU.
Other speakers included Kristy Verity of Northbound.Academy, Aaron Cordovez of Samuari Seller, and Chris Rawlings of Sophie Society.
The recordings and strategy guides from all 30+ speakers in 2021 are available for purchase on the website. Here were some of the topics covered:
- How to double your profits in 90 days or less
- How to scale to $1M in sales per month with only Facebook ads
- The $103M e-commerce super system
- How to sell your business for an 8-figure exit
Keep an eye out here for updates as 2022 approaches.
A conference for every level of Amazon seller
There’s a conference for every type of soon-to-be Amazon mastermind. Attend one or more of the best Amazon seller conferences, apply the lessons you learn, and watch your Amazon business grow.