Dave Swift

VP of Engineering, The Grommet

Dave is VP of Engineering at The Grommet, a site which has launched more than 3,000 innovative consumer products since 2008.  He leads an engineering team that builds features for their consumer and wholesale e-commerce sites, along with a highly customized site in Magento that provides seller tools for Makers.  Dave has been a software engineer for over 15 years and started coding in Magento in 2008.

Breakout Sessions II
Business Strategies
Growth Strategies: Key Considerations for Building an Online Marketplace
"With online marketplace revenues expected to double by 2022, and Amazon’s growing prominence, more businesses are either selling through third party marketplaces or establishing marketplaces as part of their business model. As businesses rethink how to engage with customers wherever they are, how do they know if a marketplace approach is right for them? And what types of marketplaces make the most sense for different product categories and industries? In this session, we’ll explore with our panelists what prompted them to set up a marketplace, business considerations they had to weigh, and what platform capabilities they needed to successfully execute. "