Last week end we where invited to the annual so called LAHN party. It is called like this because the awesome town Weilburg is situated at the river Lahn and because of the homophones „Lahn“ and „LAN“. The meeting is completely organized by users of the OXID eShop themselves – special thanks to Martina and Michael! – nevertheless OXID employees as well as solution partners are welcome. So four of us, Roland (CEO), Oliver (Key Account Manager), Frank (Member of eFire-Team) and me went there to meet the people personally that use the software we build.
We really enjoyed hearing every open minded opinion, positive feedback as well as critics, getting familiar with the users needs and little every day hassles, shaking hands to people we knew from the telephone or from written conversation only.
Also, we got to know really good news. As the Bueroware (state-of-the art ERP-Software) guys announced, they already have a module for OXID eShop Community Edition ready to use. Andreas Ziethen (anzido) is about to finish an ipayment module which will be available for the CE, too. And last not least Heidelberger Payment is working on ideas for a solution that can be implemented into the CE as well.
Of course, networking, exhaustive exchange of online merchant’s experience and „business“ is actually done in the breaks and later in the evening at the bar.
At the end of the day we want to say thank you for the invitation, we really enjoyed that days!