December 5-7, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

Ecommerce is Hard

Ecommerce is what, a web page that lets people buy things? How hard can that be? Spoiler: It’s very hard.

Let’s say, against all odds, you succeed. Great! Get used to saying the words "But how will it work on Black Friday?"

This will be a guided tour through the intricacies of tax systems, payment gateways, and logistics providers-- all the things that make ecommerce hard.

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Clarke Brunsdon


I have been a developer for 15 years, the last 8 of which I've also been CEO of Stembolt (previously FreeRunning Technologies).

Stembolt is now a 100% Canadian 20-developer agency focusing in ecommerce. We maintain an open source ecommerce platform called Solidus ( which powers over a billion dollars a year in online transactions.

Large stores and brands offload the technical "nuts and bolts" of ecommerce onto us so they can focus on their products and marketing.

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