Olivia Pietersen to Deliver Speaking Engagement at 2020 E-Commerce Xperience

The Packaging Company’s E-Commerce Business Manager to speak about the benefits of optimizing packaging for an e-commerce-centric world
Press Release – updated: Jan 24, 2020 09:00 EST

CHICAGO, January 24, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Olivia Pietersen, E-Commerce Business Manager of The Packaging Company, is set to deliver an industry-relevant speaking engagement during the 2020 E-Commerce Xperience, happening Feb. 18-20 in Irving, Texas, USA.  
Entitled “Optimizing Packaging for an E-Commerce World,” Olivia will use accumulated knowledge and real-world examples to explore the trends and habits of the growing online retail industry. In 2019 alone, over $585 billion was spent through online shopping, causing an impressive increase in the demands placed on delivery services. It has become more important than ever for businesses to understand the importance of packaging and how to use it to their benefit.
As co-founder and E-Commerce Business Manager of The Packaging Company, Olivia has created an online retailer known for providing quality stock and custom packaging options to businesses of any size. In 2017, she led a multi-disciplinary team to win Most Disruptive Startup at the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. Recently, alongside her colleagues, she became co-inventor of patent-pending e-commerce packaging optimizing systems.
“I am extremely honored to be a guest speaker at the AICC’s E-Commerce Xperience summit,” says Olivia. “I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned in this fascinating industry while also getting to interact with my fellow speakers, experts and attendees.”
E-Commerce Xperience is a gathering of packaging suppliers and converters, brand owners and industry experts held by AICC, The Independent Packaging Association. It is an opportunity for attendees to explore the e-commerce industry in-depth and learn from packaging experts, industry disrupters and challengers of the status quo.
About The Packaging Company™
The Packaging Company is an award-winning North American-based online packaging solutions provider. In addition to offering high-quality stock packaging and shipping supplies, they work to ensure that custom packaging and exciting unboxing experiences aren’t solely reserved for large retailers with greater resources. Keeping the needs of both small and online businesses in mind, their packaging solutions can scale and grow as your business does. With an intuitive online storefront, eco-friendly products and insightful customer service, The Packaging Company truly is your e-commerce partner. Learn more, and start your own custom packaging journey, at https://www.thepackagingcompany.com.
Source: The Packaging Company

Ruth McCarns Oates' New Book 'Driven by a Dream: Olivia's Passion' Shares a Young Girl's Aspiration Amid Lacking Opportunities and Conditions

Recent release “Driven by a Dream: Olivia’s Passion” from Covenant Books author Ruth McCarns Oates is a stirring story about an eighth-grade girl’s determined journey to becoming a teacher despite the unavailability of proper education and provision.
Press Release – updated: Jan 9, 2020 06:00 EST

VIEW PARK, Calif., January 9, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Ruth McCarns Oates, a published author and classroom teacher, has completed her new book, “Driven by a Dream: Olivia’s Passion”: a defining tale of a girl’s resolve to achieve her dream of becoming an educator despite the challenge of an inadequate educational system and distance.
Ruth shares, “This is a fictionalized story of the actual experience of Olivia, an eighth-grader who lived in a remote rural area of Alabama in 1945. Her dream was to become a teacher. Obstacles threatened this ambition. The school in the community where she lived was limited to the ninth grade. The county school office made no provisions for a black high school. The closest high school for blacks was over 30 miles from her home. She was able to overcome this major hurdle by traveling daily to this school that was far from her home. This is a hardship, but Olivia succeeded.
This story gives a vivid depiction of the substandard provisions and conditions of schools many black children in the rural south attended. The segregated conditions and everyday encounters with discrimination and prejudice will give you a glimpse of how black students persevered and made adjustments to the limited educational provisions for them in the South before the Civil Rights Movement.
Olivia was my best friend at Hooper City High School in Birmingham. We graduated together in 1949.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Ruth McCarns Oates’ new book shows the resilience of people whose desire to succeed outweighs the feeling of hopelessness, allowing them to attain their goals through willpower and faith.
A fictionalized masterpiece, “Driven by a Dream” also reveals the lackluster statues of black education that necessitates the need for improvement, especially in the rural South.
Readers can purchase “Driven by a Dream: Olivia’s Passion” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books