ChannelAdvisor Announces Google Checkout Support
Auction management solution provider ChannelAdvisor has announced support for the new Google Checkout. ChannelAdvisor merchants only need to open a Google Checkout account, enter their Google Checkout information in ChannelAdvisor, and add Google Checkout as a option to begin using the integrated service. Google Checkout is currently available only in the U.S.
ChannelAdvisor has also launched a new "Lab" focused on developing new online sales tools. The first two beta tools are the Customer Communication Center which automates answers to "Ask Seller A Question", and Direct2Search which aggregates products for sale by merchants who want to use pay-per-click advertising.
Finally, ChannelAdvisor, has responded to a complaint filed against it by rival Marketworks over the hiring of a former Marketworks employee who was allegedly bound by a non-competition agreement forbidding employment with AuctionRover.com, an auction management company that was bought by Overture in 2000. Overture spun off ChannelAdvisor in 2001.