Software News tagged "Outsourcing"

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."

Pentagon works with leading retailers including Sports Direct, Maplin Electronics, Euro Car Parts and Ann Summers. Its software partners include Linnworks, Volo, Neteven and Brightpearl.

Source: We Are Pentagon

UK ecommerce outsourcing company Genie & The Geek has moved to new larger premises in Manchester.

Tanya Lawler, VP for eBay Marketplaces in the UK officially unveiled the new offices, at an opening event for over one hundred guests.

Five new profiles have been added to the directory today:

  • The Wholesale Forums features several discussion forums and a marketplace for buyers and suppliers to search for and advertise goods and services.
  • The Genie & The Geek is an outsourcer who can fully manage their clients' businesses.
  • Auctonic allows users to create attractive multiple listings quickly, including picture hosting and free templates.
  • SumAll is a data analysis tool that allows users to compare data across different platforms, view sales, site visits and charges.
  • Remove the Background is an image editing service for online retailers which removes the background from product photographs.

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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UK ecommerce outsourcer Pentagon Interactive has recently expanded, and recruited their 100th member of staff - reports Tamebay.

eCommerce software company ChannelAdvisor has two new services for helping sellers launch and operate on the UK eBay Fashion Outlet.

eBay Fashion Outlet launched on the UK site in 2010 and now includes over 30 brand-name retailers including household names such as House of Fraser, Littlewoods and Speedo.

More information at

  • Accounting tool AucSys tracks transaction data from eBay, PayPal, inventory, shipping and other sources.
  • UK-based company Pentagon Interactive offers an eBay management outsourcing service including store design, listings creation and buyer customer service.
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