Multichannel ecommerce management tool plentymarkets has launched three free plugins for eBay sellers using its platform.
The plugins cover:
- Marketing, helping increase sales by setting up attractive sales promotions and discounts.
- Analytics, helping sellers analyze their listings to measure the effectiveness of new marketing strategies.
- Optimization, helping boost search ranking by checking listings for SEO best practices.
The new eBay plugins are all free and have been developed in-house by plentymarkets.
Marketplace and inventory management tool plentymarkets now connects to the Shopify ecommerce platform.
The new Shopify plugin was developed in-house by plentymarkets and provides a wide range of features. It is available free of charge and fully supported by plentymarkets.
plentymarkets provides powerful multi-channel and omni-channel functions, centralised stock management and a network of service providers for all of your fulfilment and payment needs.
Multichannel ecommerce management tool plentymarkets Cloud has integrated with parcel carrier UKMail and crafts marketplace Etsy.
UKMail support is being provided through shipping platform NetDespatch, which also provides access to Royal Mail services from within plentymarkets.
plentymarkets has also added support for handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. As part of plentymarkets' new plugin platform, the company's staff developed add-ons for each area of the system. Etsy is the first marketplace to be connected to the software via plugin technology.
The plugin can be downloaded from the plentyMarketplace and installed to enable listing and order management for Etsy.
Marketplace and inventory management tool plentymarkets now has no setup or monthly fees - only a fee for each order processed by the system.
New plentymarkets customers will be given free access to all software functions such as multichannel management, mobile responsive online store, stock management, order processing, payment and fulfillment services. There is also free support and a short one-month contract.
The only fee remaining is a percentage of each order's invoice amount, starting from £0.10 per order for UK-based users. Existing plentymarkets customers will be able to switch to the new pricing model, known as plentymarkets ZERO, once testing has been completed with new users.
Klarna Checkout makes mobile commerce quick and easy, only requiring customers to enter information that they already know rather than long credit card numbers. Sellers do not need to modify their store's checkout to use Klarna, instead customers are redirected to Klarna Checkout rather than completing the process in the online store.
Klarna Checkout includes several different payment methods, and if the customer has used Klarna in the past then the payment information will be filled in automatically.
To use Klarna Checkout in plentymarkets, sellers only need to enter their Klarna account information then insert a code snippet into the store's web design.
Multi-channel ecommerce software company plentymarkets are holding their annual sellers' conference on 19-20 February 2016 in Kassel, Germany.
The event caters to newcomers, insiders and "ecommerce rockstars", says the company.
The 2016 congress will be larger than ever before, and plentymarkets will unveil brand-new features of their software as well as hosting ecommerce experts, networking events and entertainment at the Kongress Palais in Kassel.
Marketplace and inventory management tool plentymarkets Cloud has added "multi-line code blocks" to their CMS (content management system) syntax.
The new code syntax affects the definition of comments, variables, and "if" and "for" constructions in plentymarkets design templates.
Multi-line code blocks allow a clearer arrangement of template source code. CMS syntax will also be available for other areas of plentymarkets, such as order process validators which can automatically check order data.
Ecommerce management tool plentymarkets has added support for Flubit, a UK marketplace driven by buyer product requests.
Customers who have already found an item on Amazon use Flubit to find the product at a lower price. Flubit was profiled on Web Retailer last year.
Flubit is now fully integrated into plentymarkets for listing and order processing.
Multi-channel management solution plentymarkets has an updated pricing structure starting at only £10+VAT per month for a webstore, order processing and stock management.
A new product configurator allows users to create a tailored product profile which meets the needs of their business.
The cheapest package is only £10 per month, and the contract time is now just one month.
Ecommerce management platform plentymarkets has added support for Rakuten.co.uk (formerly Play.com).
An interface to Rakuten.de has been available in plentymarkets for some time, and the two Rakuten marketplaces are very similar. On both platforms customers collect "Super Points" that they can use to get money off their next purchase on Rakuten.
German marketplace management solution plentymarkets has a new "responsive" mobile-friendly design template for online stores.
The new design, called Callisto Light, was released in May. New plentymarkets stores automatically use the new design by default.
The design can easily be adjusted for various devices including desktops, phones and tablets. The focus is on providing a user-friendly design with a simple navigation.
Multichannel management solution plentymarkets Cloud has released a number of new features in recent months.
eBay's out-of-stock option feature is now supported by plentymarkets. Out of Stock Control makes it possible for items that are sold out to remain visible on the site. When the item is back in stock the listing keeps its sales history and listing ID, and any advantages it has in search ranking.
plentymarkets users can now create their own personal customer support ticket templates. Although templates were introduced some time ago users could not create them without admin rights.
plentymarkets now has support for the marketplace Fruugo. Fruugo specializes in cross-border trade, with a prescence in 23 countries including many in EU countries, as well as Russia, Australia, the USA and South Africa. Fruugo includes automatic translation of descriptions, currency conversion, payment protection and VAT support.
Finally, plentymarkets has updated its connector to ecommerce solution Shopware. The integration makes it possible to transfer item data in multiple languages, and import bank details with orders. The connector itself is an OpenSource project licensed under the GPL and available on GitHub.
This month's Internet Retailing Expo at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, features 24 suppliers listed in the Web Retailer directory.
The conference takes place from 25-26 March and exhibitors include 2nd Office, Asendia, Avalara, Brightpearl, ChannelAdvisor, Currencies Direct, Frooition, Genie & The Geek, James and James Fulfilment, Lengow, Linnworks, MetaPack, Neteven, One Stop Order Processing, plentymarkets, Scurri, Seller Dynamics, Selro, Visualsoft, Volo, Pentagon, WebInterpret, Wiser and XSellco.
IRX is the largest ecommerce exhibition in the UK, providing a unique opportunity to research suppliers as well as a range of free educational talks.
Source: Internet Retailing Expo
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
German marketplace management software provider plentymarkets is hosting an ecommerce event called the Online Sellers Congress on 28 February 2015.
The conference is to be held in Kassel, Germany, and is the 8th annual event of its type. Up to 1,500 online sellers are expected to attend. The conference program features 40 presentations and 60 exhibitors.
Speakers will include executives from eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Hitmeister and Shopware as well as independent ecommerce experts.
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plentymarkets has also announced a partnership with design company evectio. The tie-up will will save plentymarkets customers EUR 99 on evectio's "evoStore" eBay store designs. evoStore features a responsive design compatible with mobile devices. The offer is valid until 30 November 2014.
12 suppliers listed in the Web Retailer directory will be exhibiting at the eCommerce Expo in London on 1 - 2 October 2014.
Source: eCommerce Expo
German marketplace management software plentymarkets has integrated BitPay so its sellers can now take payment in Bitcoin.
If a customer chooses Bitcoin as the payment method, they will be forwarded to BitPay to complete payment. Bitcoin offers some advantages for sellers including anonymity, worldwide use, no transaction or currency fees, and no risk of credit card-style fraud or chargebacks.
BitPay is the leading payment service provider for Bitcoin, enabling retailers to accept Bitcoin for payment in the same way as credit cards or Paypal. Merchants can keep some revenue in Bitcoin or immediately convert payments to a traditional currency.