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Pentagon is a service and technology provider that helps retailers accelerate their online growth through international marketplaces.
Their team of more than 200 ecommerce experts have extensive experience in optimising and automating data, integrating to new channels, launching and managing online stores, driving sales, as well as providing customer service in more than a dozen languages.
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UK marketplace management outsourcing company Pentagon has acquired the managed services division of French provider Sonuts.
The deal will see Pentagon extend its offering to 16 additional European marketplaces including Priceminister, Cdiscount, FNAC, La Redoute, Rue du Commerce and Galleries Lafayette.
Pentagon CEO Laurence Guy, said, "We have been looking to properly enter the French market for a few years, but the landscape is very different from the UK due to the volume of specialist marketplaces and the challenge of finding the right integration software. There is massive revenue potential in France but it can only be unlocked with skill and local knowledge. Not only do Sonuts offer that knowledge, but they have a very credible track record managing stores for French brands and retailers, they have integrated to all the marketplaces and most importantly, they share our passion for service."
Sonuts has operated marketplace stores for over fifty leading French brands and retailers, including Groupe SEB and Accor Hotels. The company will retain the Sonuts brand and operate as a design agency.
Francois-Xavier Morre, Sonuts' co-founder, said, "Pentagon has a very strong service proposition supported by over 100 marketplace experts at their Centre of Excellence in Bulgaria. French Marketplaces offer an incredible opportunity for brands and retailers but the work that underpins their successful exploitation requires skilled manpower. We have the local knowledge but Pentagon has the scalability in this space to provide the solution that the market demands."
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Laurence Guy, CEO of Pentagon, commented: "We are very pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Neteven. Cross Border Trade is a big focus for us this year, and working together with Neteven will allow us to reach even further into Europe, as their software integrates with many more marketplaces and many more territories than competitive products of the same quality."
Greg Zemor, CEO of Neteven, added: "Pentagon and Neteven strategies are closely aligned. We both understand that technology to master the marketplaces is important but that human service to help enterprises outsource part or their entire distribution project is very valuable. We are proud that Pentagon chose us among other solutions and we are looking forward to manage hundred of clients in a near future."
Ecommerce software provider ChannelAdvisor is hosting an online seminar on the "Benefits of Outsourcing E-Commerce Management".
Chris Johnson, vice president of Pegasus Lighting, will share his experience increasing online sales by 27 percent year-over-year with the help of e-commerce experts. "We had reached our limit managing our PPC campaigns in-house, and ChannelAdvisor's Managed Services team jumped in and turned around our search campaigns almost instantly," said Johnson. "I would highly recommend that retailers research outsourcing their management efforts because doing so can generate results unreachable without expert resources."
The session will take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. More information and registration.
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Pentagon is a market-leading service and technology provider that helps retailers accelerate their online growth through international marketplaces. With offices in Europe and Asia, we support more than 30 marketplaces worldwide in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China, and are continually expanding our global reach.
Our team of more than 200 ecommerce experts have extensive experience in optimising and automating data, integrating to new channels, launching and managing online stores, driving sales, as well as providing customer service in more than a dozen languages.
Whether you need a robust technical integration to one marketplace or fully managed online stores across multiple international platforms, we can tailor our solution to meet your needs.
Get in touch to discover how we can accelerate your global online growth.
We Are Pentagon, 13 September 2016