Software News tagged "Marketplaces"
A new article covers innovative UK marketplace Flubit in detail, including sales volume, software support, and the million dollar question - whether it's really worth selling there!
Marketplace management tools with Flubit support built-in include: Brightpearl, ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces, ChannelGrabber, eSellerPro, Faab Multi Channel, Lengow, Linnworks, Plentymarkets, SellerExpress, Seller Dynamics, StoreFeeder, and XSellco.
Source: Web Retailer blog
Marketplace management solution Ecomdash has added support for the Vend point of sale (POS) system.
Vend's POS software works on iPads, Macs and PCs. The Ecomdash integration enables retailers to easily add products to their inventory, report across physical and online sales, accept payments on Vend, and more.
Ecomdash is also planning to add support for online marketplaces Newegg and Rakuten.com. The integrations will allow Ecomdash users to sync inventory, manage orders, and print shipping labels for all their sales channels including Newegg and Rakuten.
US Postal Service shipping application Stamps.com has released a new integration, with Sears Marketplace.
The new integration allows sellers to import orders from Sears Marketplace and print shipping labels for all USPS mail classes. After printing, Stamps.com automatically posts USPS tracking information back to Sears Marketplace.
Sears Marketplace allows third-party retailers to sell their own products directly on the Sears.com website, and at Sears Kiosks located inside their US retail stores. There are currently over 10 million products available on Sears.com.
Multichannel management system Ecomdash has added support for Sears' US marketplace, along with a handful of new product management features.
Ecomdash can now sync inventory with Sears, automatically update inventory levels across all channels, import Sears sales orders, and upload tracking numbers when orders are shipped.
Ecomdash has also released a number of enhancements to their inventory management module, including:
- Work order functionality to track product assembly or manufacture.
- Control over listed stock levels down to the product level.
- Product data cloning to make it faster to create new products.
- The ability to convert products to kits or "built products".
ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces' October release includes support for Newegg Business and Newegg Canada.
Newegg Business targets customers in the government, educational and nonprofit sectors, with categories including computer hardware and medical supplies. Newegg Canada, launched in 2014, features consumer electronics, apparel, sporting goods, home decor, appliances, baby, jewelry and health and beauty.
Other updates in the ChannelAdvisor release include an upgraded eBay Business Policy template, and Rakuten.com category updates.
European ecommerce platform Neteven has new integrations with marketplaces in Spain, Italy, the UK, Germany and France.
The new supported marketplaces include:
- eBay, Amazon and Privalia in Spain and Italy.
- Zalando and Spartoo in the UK, Germany and Italy.
- Galeries Lafayette in France.
Neteven’s software has also been updated with features such as click and collect support, and a new dynamic repricer and "mapping console" for product creation to match the requirements of each marketplace.
Neteven CEO Greg Zemor said, "Securing funding at the start of the year has had a real accelerator effect on Neteven across Europe. It has allowed us to strengthen our position in the UK, develop our international sales team and make our solution the best choice for the most ambitious cross-border distribution projects. Looking ahead, we are working on new innovations that will help our clients manage sales via the Neteven platform and speed up the integration of merchants’ products on leading websites."
The company also reported a 30% annual growth in the total value of merchandise sold through its platform.
Multichannel ecommerce tool Sellbrite has added support for Etsy.
The new integration allows Sellbrite users to:
- Create new Etsy listings in bulk.
- Import and manage existing listings.
- Create inventory rules and sync inventory between Etsy and other channels.
- Import Etsy orders and print invoices.
Etsy has over 40 million members and generated $1.35 billion of total merchandise sales in 2013.
The team behind eBay listing application WorldLister are planning to beta launch their own marketplace in Spring 2015.
World Store will charge sellers 5% of the total sale price, with no listing or monthly fees. Listings will have the option of including video and instant messaging, and World Store will offer a service to list and drop ship items on behalf of sellers.
World Store will not carry advertisements, and will have a one-click checkout allowing payment by credit card and Bitcoin.
CEO Bryan Harmon said, "Given the fact that our sister company, DreamWare Inc., has developed successful e-commerce applications like Car Lister and World Lister for Millennials, World Store will be no different. We're going to be faster, cheaper, mobile and here to compete against 11 Main, Amazon and eBay."
Marketplace management tool ChannelAdvisor Marketplaces has been updated with a feature to help new users list to eBay, and support for a number of German marketplaces.
ChannelAdvisor's Autumn 2014 release includes:
- An eBay QuickStart option which allows new ChannelAdvisor users to sell on eBay with a single set of templates that automatically creates fixed-price listings for all their products. The eBay Custom option remains and allows retailers to vary their selling preferences by items or groups of items.
- Support for advertising on Yahoo Gemini, Yahoo's new search engine specifically designed for mobile.
- A new Social Commerce suite with support for social media sites such as Pinerest, Wanelo, Polyvore and others. A single product inventory feed can be used for multiple social sites.
- Support for additional marketplaces in Germany: Rakuten.de, MeinPaket and Zalando, in addition to eBay Germany and Amazon Germany.
ChannelAdvisor vice president of product management Link Walls said, "Retailers often lack the time and resources it takes to sufficiently reach target consumers. In the 2014 Autumn Release, we're ensuring that retailers' products can be visible where their customers are shopping. We're empowering retailers with the technology needed to be in the driver's seat on marketplaces and digital marketing channels. And we're offering more control and options to help them adapt to a multichannel world, where capitalizing on each conversion opportunity is vital."
European ecommerce software supplier Neteven has received a new investment of $4.9 million, and added support for selling on fashion marketplace Spartoo.
Neteven’s investors include A Plus Finance, ERMAK, Supremum Capital, the founders of Ogone and Concentric. It has also hired Ashley Maroney from ChannelAdvisor to head up its new London office.
Neteven co-founder and CEO Greg Zemor said, "It has been an exciting past few months for Neteven with a new round of investment secured, the expansion into the UK and Germany and the fast growth of our business. These are all crucial steps in making Neteven a truly global brand."
Neteven has also announced a new integration with footwear marketplace Spartoo, allowing its customers to sell products on Spartoo's marketplaces in France, Italy and the UK. Spartoo is present in 20 European countries and has 14 million visitors per month.
Multichannel management tool Linnworks is now compatible with UK shopping service Flubit.
Linn Systems Head of Business Development Artem Verovenko said, "We believe Flubit’s feature of creating a private offer for customers could lead it to be a prominent marketplace choice for consumers.Recent interest within our client base of over 3,000 businesses has helped us to conclude that this new integration will benefit both our new and existing clients."
StoreFeeder also announced an integration with Flubit recently.
Inventory and order management solution TradeGecko now supports Amazon marketplace for listing and order management.
The new integration automatically pulls order and sales data from Amazon into TradeGecko, and pushes stock levels and price updates from TradeGecko to Amazon.
TradeGecko CEO Cameron Priest said "We're delighted to be able to welcome Amazon e-Commerce owners to the TradeGecko community – and an intuitively designed platform which will seamlessly power up automation, keeping your stock levels and business operations running like absolute clockwork, all in real-time."
Ecommerce solution for ticket sellers Ticket Utils has released support for multi-tiered fees on StubHub.
Users can now quickly and accurately adapt their pricing for events impacted by StubHub’s new Sell Fee Reductions, including those for NHL, NBA, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.
The update also includes the ability to achieve a StubHub "All-In" price. The All-In pricing calculation allows sellers to obtain their desired price on StubHub after All-In Pricing has been calculated.
Ticket Utils CEO Brian Hampel said "This update was not just about solidifying our StubHub integration as the best in the business. Our Point of Sale is marketplace neutral. We want Ticket Utils customers to have seamless access to all the industry's top marketplaces. Features like our deep StubHub integration, instant download capabilities on VividSeats, and upload capabilities to over twenty (20) marketplaces give brokers options so they can freely and easily disseminate their inventory to a wide variety of outlets."
Source: Ticket Utils
UK multichannel management solution StoreFeeder can now list products to the innovative Flubit marketplace.
StoreFeeder director Karl Ciz said "StoreFeeder are proud to be one of the first to develop full listing capability specifically for Flubit, and of course stock control and order management will all accommodate Flubit orders to ensure StoreFeeder’s existing and prospective clients can take advantage of this new platform."
Launched in 2012, Flubit is a consumer-driven marketplace where buyers say which products they are looking for and sellers "bid" to offer the lowest price. Flubit recently extended their website to create a new offers site for Barclaycard, adding the UK's five million Barclaycard holders to their customer base.
The email read: "At 11 Main you'll score really unique items from thousands of hand-selected specialty shops and boutiques without any of the auction hassle. Heck, you won't even need to use us to get these great products." and included a 30% discount code off a first purchase from the site.
Ecommerce platform SalesWarp has added support for four new US marketplaces: Rakuten (formerly Buy.com), Sears, Best Buy and Newegg.
SalesWarp 2.7 includes connections to the new marketplaces, alongside existing support for Amazon and eBay. SalesWarp sellers can upload listings and download orders from all the supported marketplaces.
SalesWarp has also updated its order routing rules feature, providing a visual tool to design process flows for order fulfillment, dropshipping, purchase orders, returns, exchanges and more. Order flows are now built from reusable "nodes" and entire order flows, such as a common fraud check process, can be placed into other order flows. An example is shown below.
Multichannel management tool Ecomdash is now integrated with Etsy and Amazon.ca.
The new integrations offer listing, inventory synchronization, importing sales orders from the marketplaces, marking orders as shipped and adding tracking numbers.
Other Ecomdash updates this month include:
- New shipping options including international shipping.
- Setting an available quantity for marketplace listings.
- Improved navigation and usability.
- Tracking the history of manually updated sales orders.
- Bulk updates.
The new integration includes the ability to automatically import orders from Etsy, update Etsy with tracking numbers and update stock levels on Etsy.
Ordoro can also sync inventory across multiple sales channels, communicate with suppliers for restocking, and send drop shipment notices.
Are My Listings Relevant? helps Etsy sellers find out where their listings are in Etsy's Relevancy Search. It includes information about listings and tags, and also who the top Relevancy Search sellers are and the key tags they used.
Are My Listings Trending? helps sellers find out if they are Trending on Etsy. It includes information about trending listings and who the top trending sellers are.
The new tools can be found on Blugrin's Tools4Etsy site.
Marketplace management system SellerExpress has partnered with UK marketplace Flubit.com, which also provides its technology to run Barclaycard's Bespoke Offers system.
Flubit provides buyers with customized price quotes on products that they are ready to buy, and recently signed a major partnership with Barclaycard to run a "Bespoke Offers" service for their 35 million customers.
Flubit launched only 18 months ago, but has attracted millions of pounds in investment and achieves sales conversion rates of 30%.
Ordoro has also been working on faster shipping label printing, support for FedEx International labels, and improvements to Bigcommerce, Shopify and Amazon integrations.
The development roadmap now includes a feature which will automatically set the shipping method to be used for orders.
Bonanza is an international eBay-like marketplace founded in 2008. "Since day one, Bonanza has been focused on creating a marketplace that's easy and intuitive for sellers and buyers alike. Integrating with ShipStation is in perfect alignment with our mission of 'relentless simplicity' because it empowers our merchants to ship their goods, simply and easily, using the carrier of their choosing," notes William Harding, CEO of Bonanza.com, Inc.
The Quickbooks integration is provided using third-party plugin Cloud Cart Connector. "Cloud Cart Connector makes it simple to automatically sync customers, products, and orders to QuickBooks Online or desktop editions," says Joseph Anderson, President of JMA Web Technologies. "Partnering with ShipStation allows our customers to save time and money on their shipping process, too."
USPS label printing software Endicia now has a direct integration with Amazon.com.
"Following our introduction of an eBay solution, we saw great demand for an Amazon component. Today, we're happy to support those Amazon sellers who work so hard to grow their business," said Amine Khechfé, general manager and co-founder of Endicia. "This new capability is an affordable option for e-commerce businesses looking to streamline their marketplace shipping through the Endicia platform and easily scale to an Endicia partner solution as they grow."
Endicia's software is compatible with both Mac and PC, and the new Amazon support is available starting at $15.95 per month for the Premium plan.
Endicia added a direct integration with eBay in July last year.
Marketplace management solution Seller Dynamics has launched support for eBay UK's Click and Collect service.
Seller Dynamic's CTO Fraser Ingram said, "We know how much of a pain it can be for folks to wait around for a delivery – we let the guys in the office get their stuff delivered here – but not everyone can do the same. So we figured if we knew it was a problem then it must be worth adding in the eBay Click and Collect features."
eBay UK's Click and Collect service allows invited sellers to give buyers the option of collecting their order from a local Argos store.
The announcement was made at ChannelAdvisor's annual Catalyst Americas conference. "China is one of the largest and fastest-growing e-commerce markets in the world, and Alibaba is leading the way," said ChannelAdvisor President and Chief Operating Officer David Spitz. "Given our investments in China and cross-border trade, integrating with Tmall.com was a natural step for us and opens up new avenues of growth for our customers."
Participation in Tmall Global does not require a China business license, and orders can be fulfilled and shipped from outside China. However, sellers are required to provide a China-based product return arrangement and Chinese-language customer service.
Find out more about ChannelAdvisor's support for Tmall Global.
Dominic Allonby, Fruugo's CEO, said "Gaining cross-border sales is just one part of the story, whilst managing stock, products, orders, logistics and accounting is another. This partnership will enable retailers to automate the whole cross-border process right through from sale to delivery."
Fruugo operates in 23 countries and features real-time translation and currency conversion. Over three-quarters of Fruugo's sales are cross-border.
Multichannel ecommerce management system nChannel has added support for the Amazon marketplace.
The new "Amazon Connector" matches inventory to the Amazon catalog and creates offers, processes Amazon orders for fulfillment, synchronizes inventory levels, routes orders from any channel to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), and manages FBA inventory replenishment.
Steve Weber, nChannel President and CEO, said "The challenge Amazon Sellers face is finding a way to synchronize data across multiple sales channels and process high order volumes without hiring additional staff. nChannel fills that void with a subscription-based, low cost solution that scales to meet the needs of Sellers of almost any size and complexity."
Multichannel management solution ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces has added support for new marketplaces in the UK, US, China and Japan.
The new supported marketplaces are:
- Amazon Japan
- Amazon China
- Best Buy (US)
- Tesco Direct (UK)
"The goal of this year's Autumn Release is to further break down the boundaries of countries, devices, time zones and channels, bridging the gaps of commerce expansion and cross-border trade for online retailers," said ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo. "To do this we've added support for more international marketplaces and enhanced support for mobile and tablet devices. E-commerce expansion just got a whole lot easier. Additionally, we’ve provided better performance data that allows customers to take immediate action to improve online sales."
ChannelAdvisor has also added multi-language support, including Chinese, French, German, Portuguese and English.
Marketplace management system Brightpearl has enhanced their eBay management features and announced a co-promotion arrangement with eBay.
The improved eBay features include:
- Bulk listing of inventory
- Listing variation support
- Listing fee verification
- Reusable listing profiles
- Automatic Paypal reconciliation
Brightpearl CEO Salman Malik said "The Brightpearl - eBay inventory integration is another example of our continuous effort to help multi-channel retailers. As we prioritize enhancements to our platform, we listen closely to customers and 'stand in their shoes' in order to deliver the important new features that matter most to our retailers. We are pleased to deepen our close collaboration with eBay, in order to improve our retailers' ability to thrive across multiple retail channels."
It is unusual for eBay to directly promote third-party suppliers, although the practice seems to have some traction in the UK with StoreFeeder recently announcing an exclusive free trial for eBay Store owners.
Amazon sales management and repricing tool BQool now supports Amazon.ca in addition to Amazon.com.
Sellers who sell on both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca will be able to consolidate and sync inventory to both channels through BQool. Merchants can try out BQool's new service by signing up for their 30 day trial.
Ecommerce management system Linnworks has been enhanced with a new iPhone/iPad application, now supports the new UK marketplace Intu, and has launched a new website and subscription options.
The new iOS app, called LinnDash and developed by Linnworks partner Boluga, allows sellers to access their Linnworks account on Apple devices including iPhones and iPads. Sellers can track orders through a comprehensive sales dashboard, with data including total sales, order volume, average order value, channel split and more.
Linnworks now supports UK marketplace Intu. The Intu marketplace, currently in beta, is owned by Intu Properties - a company which runs 16 shopping malls including Manchester's Trafford Centre and Essex's Lakeside. The marketplace provides a click and collect service through Intu's shopping centres.
Linnworks has also announced a number of changes in response to their rapid growth and shift in customer base over the five years since they launched:
- More customisation options for large retailers
- Expanding support hours to 9am to 9pm
- A new website design and updated logo
- Reducing subscription options from nine to five, removing Local Subscription and moving Express to the "Anywhere" platform
Linnworks CEO and Chief System Architect, Fjodor Dzjuba, said "We have no intention of standing still or resting on our laurels. Our development team are looking at new options to grow the system, with selling channels, new couriers and other options all on the 'to do' list. Our Support team continue to work to make sure any issues you have are resolved as quickly as possible. Our Product Management team keep working to make sure that those people that are interested in Linnworks, or are already using it, get the right information and assistance for their business’ needs, making our community richer, and helping the system to continue to grow and improve."
Order management solution Linnworks has added support for the Fruugo marketplace.
Linnworks supports listing products on any of Fruugo’s 23 supported countries, and orders are processed alongside other Linnworks orders.
CEO of Fruugo, Dominic Allonby, says "Fruugo already has numerous Linnworks retailers and this integration now opens the door for all other Linnworks users to join Fruugo too, thereby engaging in the rapidly expanding global retailing phenomenon. It's a great solution to help you start gaining international shoppers straight away. It's unique, it cost €40 million to build, and it's yours for just a small sales commission."
Fruugo charges a flat 10% commission including payment processing.
Amazon FBA order management tool AutoMCF has added a new integration with marketplace Newegg.
The integration means that AutoMCF can automatically send orders from Newegg to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to be shipped, then update Newegg with tracking information when Amazon ships the order.
Newegg has over 22 million customers, and offers the lowest commission rates of any major online marketplace.
ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces has added support for French retailer La Redoute.
La Redoute is the top online retailer for fashion and home products in France with over 9 million unique visitors per month, 11 million active clients, and 1.5 million Facebook fans. The core audience is women aged of 26 to 35, and over 1,000 brands including Puma, Morgan, and Samsonite already have stores in the marketplace. More on La Redoute from ChannelAdvisor.
Marketplace management tool ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces has announced a new partnership with UK marketplace Play.com.
Link Walls, vice president of product management at ChannelAdvisor, comments: "Marketplaces provide retailers with the opportunity to promote and sell their products to a wider audience than they could reach directly. Our marketplace solution provides the flexibility to automate, optimise and expand merchandise sales, allowing retailers to maximise revenue opportunities and streamline inventory management. The partnership with Rakuten Play.com strengthens our already comprehensive marketplace portfolio and provides retailers with an even greater breadth of channels through which to sell their goods.
Ecommerce solutions supplier ChannelAdvisor has announced support for Amazon.es (Spain) as well as price comparison sites Google Shopping Canada and Shopzilla Canada.
ChannelAdvisor's May release also includes a dashboard view showing Amazon Buy Box "win" history and search advertising enhancements.
Ecommerce order management system Linnworks has added support for French ecommerce sites Fnac (marketplace) and PriceMinister (price comparison), and British parcel carrier UKMail.
Linnworks has also introduced a new Partner Directory, listing companies with complementary services such as shipping, consultancy, and design services.
Marketplace management solution Brightpearl has added four new channels in its latest release.
The system now supports Amazon (UK, US, France and Germany), Bigcommerce, ekmPowershop and Shopify in addition to pre-existing integrations with eBay and Magento.
The change was driven by Brightpearl's own research showing their customers trade on average on seven channels. All the channels are available for £79 or $129 per month, in addition to Brightpearl's standard subscription fee.
Windows-based marketplace management tool SixBit now works with eBay in UK, Canada and Australia in addition to the United States.
As each country has its own currency and date formats, SixBit has been designed to use separate databases for the different websites. Sellers listing in multiple countries just need to swap between databases.
UK online retailer and marketplace Play.com is shutting down its retail operations in March this year to become purely a marketplace, reports Tamebay.
Play.com was bought by Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten in September 2011. Rakuten have acquired a number of ecommerce and related businesses in Europe and the US, including marketplace Buy.com (to be rebranded as Rakuten) and affiliate marketing network Linkshare.
The latest update to ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces adds support for three additional marketplaces: Shop.com, Groupon Goods and Amazon Italy.
ChannelAdvisor's support for Amazon Italy includes FBA, repricing, and categories including Consumer Electronics, Software & Video Games, Toys, Baby, Watches, Sports, Shoes, Home & Garden, Lighting and Kindle Accessories.
Shop.com and Groupon Goods integration is available to US-based ChannelAdvisor marketplaces customers only.
Marketplace management solution ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces has added support for Amazon Webstores and eBay's Global Shipping Program.
The Amazon Webstore Connector enables sellers in the US and UK to duplicate their Amazon inventory to create an Amazon Webstore.
Support has also been added for eBay's Global Shipping program. To be launched imminently, eBay's Global Shipping Program allows US sellers to send international orders to a domestic warehouse which handles the administration and logistics of international shipping.
Ecommerce software ChannelAdvisor Premium Marketplaces has a new extension which supports Magento webstores in beta testing.
"Magento offers an excellent webstore platform that helps retailers grow their online businesses, and this partnership streamlines the process of implementing new commerce channels such as marketplaces, shopping sites and search engines for new and existing Magento customers," said ChannelAdvisor Director of Business Development Jordan Weinstein.
The extension enables inventory integration, automatically pulling stock data from Magento into ChannelAdvisor for use in marketing campaigns. Sales are then fed into Magento's platform for fulfillment.
Multichannel ecommerce management tool SellerExpress has announced a new integration which allows sellers to list Magento inventory on Amazon, eBay and PlayTrade.
SellerExpress now supports PlayTrade; Amazon UK, Germany, France, USA, Canada and Japan; eBay UK, Germany, France, USA, Italy, Spain, Ireland and Australia.