Mandalay Bay, Ballroom L
Monday, January 13, 2020

Register Now

What is commonsku University?

This conference is for our customers and focuses on how to use the commonsku platform to grow your business and boost your sales and productivity.

commonsku is promotional products industry software that helps distributors streamline their workflow, connect their teams, impress their clients, collaborate with suppliers, and grow their businesses.

Who Should Attend?

commonsku university is intended for our distributor and supplier customers, as well as those who are curious to learn more about the commonsku platform.

Registration is free for PPAI Expo attendees.

9:00am - 10:00am -
skummunity Fair

commonsku is a community of over 4500 forward-thinking distributors and suppliers who are invested in a better way to work together. In addition to the commonsku software application, we have built an entire ecosystem that supports the modern promotional products professionals.

We’ll have booths set-up with info on our events and our content. You can learn more about the platform and chat with the support team.

Come meet the commonsku team, learn about the platform, our expert content, and dynamic live events. All are welcome!

10:00am - 10:45am -
A Fully Connected Workflow

commonsku provides distributors and suppliers with a more efficient way to do business through our Connected Workflow. Join our CEO Catherine Graham and VP of Supplier Partnerships, David Shultz, as they show you how our Connected Workflow allows ideas and orders to be created in a fraction of the time, purchase orders to be entered seamlessly and results in fewer follow-up calls and emails.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How you can find better products through Collaborate and Collections features
  • How to create worry-free sales orders with accurate inventory, pricing, and product data from your supplier partners
  • How to spend less time on follow-up calls and emails with automatic order status and shipping notifications from our PromoStandards integration

Who should attend:

  • Distributor customers who want to better understand our PromoStandards integration
  • Supplier customers who want to better understand our Connected Workflow
  • Distributors who want to learn more about the commonsku platform

11:00am - 11:45am -
3 Power Features to Up your Game

We're always striving to improve commonsku by building new features that will help you run your business better. Our Manager of Customer Success, Aaron Kucherawy, will share the three most powerful new features we’ve released that will expedite your workflow and dramatically grow your sales: Project Portals, commonsku Shops, and Projects.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How Project Portals are your client's gateway to easy project management.
  • The three types of commonsku Shops that make e-commerce easy: Company Shop, Pop-Up Shop, and Marketing Shop
  • How the Projects tab allows you to easily find and collaborate on all your projects in seconds

Who should attend:

  • Distributor customers who want to be up-to-date with the latest features

12:00pm - 12:45pm -
Advanced commonsku Hacks and the Road Ahead

We’ll provide an overview of the advanced hacks that will help you become a commonsku pro and improve your workflow, give you back more time and free you to focus on sales. We’ll also share what’s on the development roadmap in 2020 and give you a chance to share your feedback.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • Advanced hacks that will make you a commonsku pro
  • Advanced reporting to help you make smart decisions
  • What’s on the development roadmap in 2020

Who should attend:

  • Distributor customers who want to be commonsku pros!

Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham is the President of RIGHTSLEEVE and CEO of commonsku. RIGHTSLEEVE has received numerous industry awards including ASI Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year, PPAI Web Award, Counselor’s Best Places to Work. Catherine has been named PPB’s Best Boss and an ASI Rising Star. RIGHTSLEEVE received the Dell Small Business Excellence Award in 2009 for its technological innovations, the foundation of which became commonsku in 2011.

Samantha Kates

Samantha (Sam) Kates is the Vice President of Sales at commonsku. Samantha has contributed to the sales success of some of the most notable brands in the industry, including iPROMOTEu, Charles River Apparel, and Fruit of the Loom. With over 15 years experience as a successful distributor and supplier, she is known as a catalyst for sales growth and for her ability to develop robust sales teams.

David Shultz

David is the Vice-President of Supplier Partnerships for commonsku. With more than 17 years of industry experience, David enjoys collaborating with his supplier, distributor, and business service provider peers to address technical challenges affecting our industry with a focus on workflow connectivity. Prior to joining commonsku David served as the Vice-President of Operations for industry service provider, DistributorCentral. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAM), serves as a member of PPAI’s professional development committee and is an incoming member of PPAI's Regional Association Council board of directors.

Aaron Kucherawy

Recognized by PPAI’s PPB Magazine in 2016 as one of the industry’s most Powerful Partners and by PPB Magazine as a 2018 Rising Star, Aaron Kucherawy’s grace under pressure is legendary. As the Manager of Customer Success at commonsku, he’s always there when you need him. Aaron began with commonsku in the early days and with the platform’s rise and success, Aaron remains one of the most admired team members by customers. An expert in platform proficiency and systems integration, Aaron thrives on guiding new users and advising the pros on how to scale and grow their business using the commonsku platform.