Marketplace management tool Expandly has a new update with improvements to Xero integration, multi-channel FBA support, report generation and sales tax handling.
The following updates are now live:
- Importing sales orders into different bank accounts in Xero, depending on the payment method
- Sending orders from shopping carts, Etsy, Wish and eBay to Amazon FBA for fulfillment (MCF)
- Grouping picklists by customer instead of product
- Report builder has a cleaner interface, allowing columns to be added and removed, and existing reports to be edited
- Assigning sales tax rates to products so Xero correctly reconciles Amazon and eBay sales
Marketplace management tool Expandly has an improved design and a new shipping integration with easypost.
The Expandly re-design includes:
- Speed improvements
- A more intuitive interface
- Easier navigation
- New rapid set-up process
The new set-up process allows merchants to quickly integrate sales channels (including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Wish and shopping carts), shipping carriers and accounting software (including Xero), and get listing.
An easy listing function helps sellers create listings in Expandly and push them to multiple sales channels at the click of a button, without logging into individual sales channels or using other systems. Other functions include inventory management, order processing, batch shipping label printing, invoicing and reporting.
Expandly has also increased the number of shipping carriers available to over 100. A new partnership with easypost means sellers can create an easypost account and print shipping labels directly from Expandly's multichannel-management system, for free.
Finally, Expandly has also released new and improved user guides, including:
- How to sell on Amazon and eBay
- How to list a product on multiple sales channels
- How to manage inventory over multiple sales channels
- How to send eCommerce sales orders to Xero
Marketplace management tool Expandly can now be accessed through Amazon's appstore in Seller Central.
The Marketplace Appstore is a one-stop-shop where small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon can discover quality applications to help them automate, manage and grow their business. It features applications created by Amazon and external developers and covers a range of functionalities across the selling lifecycle.
Alan Wilson, CEO of Expandly, said: "This is great news for online sellers who want an easy and affordable way to sell across multiple sales channels. Businesses that sell on Amazon can integrate their other online marketplaces, shopping cart, shipping carrier and accounting software – ultimately leading to more time, exposure, customers and, most importantly, sales".
Expandly completed a £580,000 funding round this October, led by Mercia Fund Managers.
Marketplace management tool Expandly has closed a funding round totalling over half a million U.K. pounds.
The round was led by Mercia Fund Managers. It includes £250k from the MEIF Proof of Concept & Early Stage Fund which is managed by Mercia for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, £250k from Mercia's EIS Fund and the remainder from angel investors.
The company intends to use the funds, creating five new jobs, to develop the sales and marketing teams, advance the product and accelerate growth.
Founded in 2013 by CEO Alan Wilson, Expandly makes it more accessible for retailers to sell on different marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Etsy by providing a central platform where they can manage all their product listings and inventory, and process and fulfil orders.
The company – chaired by the former CEO of Tesco Direct, Steve Robinson – was recently selected by Microsoft for its program to support startups and the software will be sold via some Microsoft resellers.
Marketplace management tool Expandly now supports online marketplace Wish.com.
Wish.com merchants can now manage their inventory across 30+ sales channels including eBay and Amazon, and Expandly customers can benefit from exposure to an additional 300 million global users, by adding Wish.com to their multichannel portfolio.
Alan Wilson, founder and CEO of Expandly says: "We're delighted to add Wish.com to the list of online marketplaces Expandly integrates with. We are constantly looking for ways to increase the audiences that our users have access to so integrating with world's sixth largest ecommerce company was a no-brainer!"
Sarah Hughes, Senior Director of Wish's European Business Development team, says: "We are really pleased to be integrating with Expandly and providing Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Shopify sellers with an easy way to sell on Wish.com. 10 million of our 300 million customers shop with us each day, generating over 2.4 million transactions daily – this is a tremendous opportunity for ecommerce sellers to expand their multichannel network and explore our younger demographic, strong European presence and uniquely mobile-optimised interface. We look forward to welcoming Expandly customers to Wish and to introducing our customers to Expandly."
The Expandly platform integrates marketplaces, shopping carts, shipping carriers and account software – allowing users to centrally manage listings, orders, inventories, shipping and reporting. This will now include Wish.com, who this year hit 75 million monthly active users, over one million merchants and over 200 million products.
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.
Ecommerce technology startup Expandly has appointed Nick Bennett as its Chief Commercial Officer.
Bennett has been involved in Expandly as an investor and a mentor to the founder, Alan Wilson, since Expandly started in 2013. With 30 years' business experience in software, Bennett is now increasing his involvement to assist with its investor relations, expansion funding and business development.
Nick Bennett said, "Having been introduced to Alan via a business associate, the potential of Expandly was clear from the outset, and having been involved in e-retailing businesses before, I was not only impressed by the platform, but the way Alan has set up the infrastructure; his own high level of technical expertise complemented by strategically outsourced support. This gives a clear vision within a very fast growing industry and rapidly changing marketplace - in turn, giving investors' confidence. Following Alan's recent Silicon Valley experience, I'm bringing my marketing and operational experience to help develop things further; working with investors, partners and focusing on client development."
Expandly, an online multi-channel inventory and order management platform, enables businesses to combine product sales across multiple channels such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify and Alibaba.
Founder Alan Wilson recently won a place on Google's Blackbox Connect startup competition, and the company is currently seeking investors for its next development phase.
The founder of UK-based marketplace management tool Expandly has won a Google Startup competion, and will be spending two weeks in Silicon Valley to take part in meetings and workshops with entrepreneurs, investors and executives.
Expandly founder Alan Wilson beat thousands of global companies to be selected for Blackbox Connect, a two-week, US residential programme designed to immerse international start-up founders into the Silicon Valley culture.
Blackbox Connect, partnered by Google for Entrepreneurs, brings together a handful of carefully selected, top startup entrepreneurs from around the world, giving them access to mentorship, intense training, and investors. Blackbox Connect was founded by Silicon Valley veteran Fadi Bishara, whose background is as a recruiter for fast-growth start-ups, including Zynga, SixApart and Tapulous. He launched Blackbox in order to, "inject global start-ups into the ecosystem, mindset and ‘magic' of Silicon Valley".
Wilson will have the opportunity to live at the Blackbox Mansion - a "big brother house for start-ups", where he will collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs from around the world.
He said, "I am delighted to have been chosen – it's a dream opportunity for me to follow in the Blackbox footsteps of some amazing companies who have all gone on to be hugely successful. Going to the heart of Silicon Valley, and being able to make contacts, gain knowledge and be surrounded by the buzz of fellow entrepreneurs will help accelerate the development of Expandly, along with enhancing my own business acumen. I'm very much looking forward to learning from the experts."