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Currency exchange company WorldFirst has added Australian dollar currency accounts to its new World Account platform.

The launch coincides with the arrival of Amazon in Australia, the most popular export market for UK businesses after Europe and USA.

The AUD currency accounts are free to open and maintain, so businesses are not be charged with a monthly fee to use. The World Account is currently available to businesses in the UK and EEA (European Economic Area).

The new AUD accounts make it easier, cheaper and simpler for global businesses to trade with Australia, enabling them to receive money from Australian customers in AUD and pay Australian suppliers in local currency. Operating ‘like a local' enables businesses to avoid international banking fees commonly associated with cross-border, cross-currency transfers.

Jonathan Quin, CEO of WorldFirst said: "Adding the new Australian dollar accounts to our World Account platform will make it easier and cheaper for UK businesses to trade Down Under. Opening overseas bank accounts is one of the most stubborn hurdles for businesses to get over when looking to expand into a new market. Until now the process could take months, sometimes years."

WorldFirst AUD account holders will get their own unique bank account details where they can receive funds from sales on Amazon or other marketplaces or pay suppliers, giving them full control of all their international payments. The new AUD accounts will sit alongside the already launched CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY and USD accounts.

Source: WorldFirst

Ecommerce software provider Jazva has received two awards from business review platform FinancesOnline.

Jazva was presented with the Great User Experience Award, and the 2017 Rising Star Award.

"We're happy and honored to be presented with these awards, as they are a testament to the value we bring to the industry," said Ryan Elich, sales director at Jazva. "People in ecommerce are often very busy and come home exhausted from work. At Jazva, it's always been our mission to make their lives easier by equipping them with powerful automation tools. Our single, unified solution streamlines and simplifies multi-channel selling, so they can be more effective and efficient, while having more time to spend with their families."

One of the focal points of the review was the analysis of Jazva's multi-channel capacities. Highlighted features include bulk listing and editing, user-friendly interface, embedded shipping system, and advanced channel integrations.

Source: Jazva

US sales tax tool TaxJar now allows users to mark specific transactions as exempt from sales tax.

This means that sales tax reports will be more accurate, and sales tax returns can be automatically filed without running into any roadblocks.

Before this new feature, if users sold a taxable item to a tax-exempt buyer, such as resellers, government entities or educational institutions, the system had no way of knowing that sales tax should not be charged. With the new feature, sellers can mark a transaction as "exempt" one time, and TaxJar will record that in the system and account for it correctly in reports and returns.

Source: TaxJar

Order management solution Ordoro has added support for warehouse management system (WMS) 3PL Central.

3PL Central is used by many third-party logistics companies (3PLs). The integration allows Ordoro users to:

  • Connect 3PL Central with Ordoro, ensuring compatibility with hundreds of potential warehouses and 3PLs that use the system.
  • View inventory in a 3PL Central-using warehouse or check available product carried by a supplier that uses the system.
  • Automatically relay full or partial orders from the app to 3PL Central, and have tracking information sent back and posted to sales channels once they're fulfilled.

Source: Ordoro

Marketplace management tool Expandly is now available through the Shopify app store.

Merchants can use the Expandly app to integrate their Shopify account with Amazon, eBay and Etsy, providing one easy, central and affordable location to manage listings, orders, inventories, shipping and reporting.

Alan Wilson, CEO of Expandly, said: "We've invested a huge amount of time and effort working with Shopify to perfect the Expandly Shopify app. Shopify customers can now, more easily than ever, integrate their Shopify store with eBay, Amazon, Etsy and even Xero – ultimately leading to more exposure, customers and, most importantly, sales".

Expandly offers affordable solutions to small-medium ecommerce businesses and charities.

Source: Expandly

Ecommerce customer support tool xSellco Helpdesk has integrated with multichannel management system Veeqo.

xSellco customers who also use Veeqo can now open any Veeqo support ticket in their xSellco dashboard. Users can also view order details from Veeqo, and add internal notes which can then be viewed in both xSellco and Veeqo.

Source: xSellco

Inventory and marketplace management tool Ecomdash has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Use of Technology, E-Commerce Award at the North Carolina Tech Awards.

Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, presented in conjunction with title sponsor Cherry Bekaert.

Ecomdash provides ecommerce businesses with an easy-to-use software, designed to simplify and streamline operations. "Our goal is to provide online sellers with a platform that will enable them to build and grow a successful ecommerce business," says Nick Maglosky, CEO of ecomdash.

"Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards has honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest," said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NCTA. "As a winner, ecomdash has distinguished itself as a peer-leader and we are proud to recognize them as a 2017 NC Tech Awards winner."

The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership. This year's event was attended by more than 700 leaders from across the state.

"We are humbled and honored to have been nominated alongside innovative companies including ChannelAdvisor, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, and Sports Endeavors for this award," said Maglosky. "We are proud to see our drive for innovation and consistent dedication to our customers be recognized by the tech community."

Source: GlobeNewswire

Game theory repricer SELLER SNAP has been profiled on the Web Retailer blog.

The article explains what game theory repricing is, and how Seller Snap applies it to the problem of Amazon marketplace repricing.

By figuring out your competitor's strategy, and repricing your products with that in mind, Seller Snap makes repricing a strategic game with the goal of finding an equilibrium, and not a race to the bottom.

Read Avoid Amazon Price Wars with the Game Theory Repricer: Seller Snap

Source: Web Retailer Blog

Ecommerce software company xSellco has been named the fastest-growing SaaS technology company, and won the Export Award, at Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 50 Awards in Dublin.

"We are thrilled and immensely proud to receive this industry recognition from such a prestigious organisation," said founder and CEO Ray Nolan. "Our focus on the e-commerce transaction, from pricing strategy through to customer support and feedback optimisation, is paying dividends for our thousands of customers across the globe. Listening to those customers has helped us develop our products, further optimising sales and reducing the time it takes to support. We hope to continue to build on our foundation with innovative modules that deliver value and opportunity in the coming years."

The Irish company, which has customers in 66 countries around the world, generates 96 percent of its revenue from international markets. Recent growth has seen the xSellco team double in size and it is expected to double again by the end of 2018.

Deloitte, in association with Intel, presented the Export Award to xSellco for its outstanding global growth over the last four years.

"Each year, these awards showcase the very best of the Irish technology industry. What really strikes me this year is the focus the winning companies have on global markets, which demonstrates the ambition and drive of Irish technology companies to diversify and the global nature of this business," said Joan O'Connor, international tax partner at Deloitte Ireland.

Now in its 18th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranks Ireland's fastest growing technology firms and recognises home-grown companies that have demonstrated exceptional growth in turnover in the last four years.

Source: xSellco

Multi-carrier shipping tool ShipRush now supports ecommerce platform Infusionsoft.

Infusionsoft users can now use ShipRush for side-by-side rate shopping, as well as buy discount postage and same-day delivery services, and more.

Source: ShipRush

Amazon selling tools suite Efficient Era has added a new solution which tracks the performance of Amazon discount promotions.

Efficient Era's Promotions Tracker monitors how many times discount codes were used, including the exact orders they were applied to. All the data is compiled into searchable tables, so sellers can see exactly how promotions performed.

A new Promotion Counter provides summary data to show how many times a promotion code was used, in which market, and whether by an individual or a business customer.

The new tool can show where a promotion is getting the most conversions, such as a social site, so the seller can focus on the most profitable area to acquire sales in the future.

Source: Efficient Era

Amazon analytics tool ManageByStats has a new keyword rank checking tool that runs completely in the cloud.

The ManageByStats Keyword tool checks the ranking for selected keywords for specified products. It used to consist of a downloaded software application along with a reporting UI on the ManageByStats website. With the new release everything runs inside ManageByStats.

"The software app was our first solution for this", said ManageByStats CEO, Philip Jepsen. "But it became a little cumbersome to run separately. Users either had to schedule or oversee the running of it to check keywords, and so we decided to automate it by bringing it all within the main program."

With the new tool users create projects, add ASINs (products) and list all keywords for each product directly in the new Keywords section of ManageByStats. Graphs and evaluation tools are also in this area, so the entire process of managing and evaluating keywords can be overseen. ManageByStats automatically pulls and updates Keyword data, including newly added keywords.

The new tool is available now.

Source: Digital Journal

Multi-channel ecommerce tool SellerActive can now list products with variations to Amazon, Walmart and WooCommerce.

When SellerActive users update or add variations for product listings (such as size or color) the changes are immediately reflected across all integrated marketplace listings.

The update also includes validation of product variations, checking that new product listings are correctly formatted before being pushed to marketplaces. This helps avoid errors at the marketplace level, making listing faster and more efficient.

Finally, SellerActive can now view Amazon Seller-Fulfilled Prime (SFP) orders separately with a new filter on the order manager. Sellers can then go directly to Amazon to fulfill their SFP orders.

Source: SellerActive

Order management solution Ordoro has added support for parcel weighing scales connected via USB.

On the Order List page, users will now see a blue button that is used to record the weight from a connected USB scale.

This feature is live and available to all users now.

Source: Ordoro

Marketplace repricing tool Appeagle has a special discount offer running until December 31, 2017.

Appeagle is offering new and returning customers 30% off their first 3 months of automated repricing, after the 14-day trial.

The offer includes promo codes for more than a dozen Amazon selling tools and services from other companies, including a $100 credit from WorldFirst, 10% off Refunds Manager, 27% off Jungle Scout, 50% off a month of Jump Send, Splitly, and Fetcher, 30% off Ecomdash for three months, $50 off Scope, 60-day trial of Feedback Genius, one free month of SkuVault, 30 days of free refunds from 71lbs, 25% off 2 months of Forecastly and 10% off a TaxJar annual plan.

Go to Appeagle for the details. Terms and conditions apply.

Source: Appeagle

Multichannel management solution Jazva has announced a number of enhancements to their sales channel support.

Jazva has been updated to the latest version of Walmart's Full Item Spec API, and now imports orders with the Walmart customer order number and purchase order number. This allows users to search for orders by Walmart's customer order number.

Jazva can now publish listings using eBay's business policies for shipping, refunds, and payments. The eBay business policies can be applied when creating or editing shipping and listing profiles in Jazva.

WooCommerce enhancements include importing and publishing bullet points as visible attributes on WooCommerce listings.

Finally, Jazva can now import channel-specific prices during product import.

Source: Jazva

Ecommerce fulfillment service provider ShipBob has opened a new warehouse in Dallas, Texas.

The Dallas facility is ShipBob's fifth fulfillment center and their first in the southern United States.

"We're excited to welcome Dallas to the ShipBob family and continue our mission of creating a network of fulfillment centers close to where our customers reside," said ShipBob CEO and co-founder Dhruv Saxena. "ShipBob may be new to the Dallas area, but with so many ecommerce companies in the region, we're now in the perfect position to help these companies grow their businesses by providing the highest quality shipping and logistics in the region and the country."

Dallas is ShipBob's first warehouse to open since announcing a Series B investment of $17.5 million led by investment firm Bain Capital Ventures. Along with Bain Capital Ventures, this round saw participation from existing investors - Hyde Park Venture Partners, FundersClub, Hyde Park Angels and FJ Labs LLC. The new location will be able to offer customers in the Dallas region same-day shipping, and continues ShipBob's strategy of distributed inventory, a method of providing customers with diverse locations to reduce shipping costs, times and distances.

ShipBob's warehouse will bring new jobs to the area with plans to hire over 100 employees over the course of the next two months. ShipBob has helped more than 1,000 ecommerce companies ship over two million packages to date, with warehouses in Chicago, Brooklyn, Las Angeles, San Francisco, and now Dallas.

Source: ShipBob

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