Etail Solutions Blog

Experienced Western Wear Retailer Masters FBA With Automation

November 13, 2017

In 2012, Jerry Kavesh was running a successful western-wear retail business and coming off his best year ever.That’s when he decided to close the business.

Because while almost half the sales were coming in online, the brick-and-mortar stores were projected to lose money and he wanted the 62-year-old family business to end on a positive note.

He got out of retailing. Joined a start-up. Didn’t give his past life of selling cowboy boots, Stetson hats, western shirts much thought.

Then, one night, while browsing Amazon, he noticed that several of the best-selling SKUs from his former retail business weren’t even listed on Amazon.

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Topics: Success Story

How to Add Tens of Thousands New Amazon Listings in Weeks, Not Months or Years

November 6, 2017

If it isn’t getting seen, it isn’t getting sold. Experienced Amazon sellers know this hard truth: to get more sales, more buyers need to see your product in more listings. And creating those listings can be an expensive, time consuming and error-prone process.

"We had two-or-three fulltime people trying to match ASINs manually," said one Amazon top 500 seller. "When we brought in a new supplier that often meant 30-40,000 matches done by hand. It would take months."

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Topics: Feature Highlights

Liquidation Retailer Cuts Order Fulfillment Time From 4 Days to 4 Hours and Grows Sales 3X

October 30, 2017

Ed Harvey had a problem and saw an opportunity. The problem: he’d been running 15 ecommerce sites for a national health and beauty multi-level marketer. But they decided to take everything in-house, so he was out of business.

The opportunity: One of those sites was a close-out site and he had just bought a warehouse – full of unsold merchandise.

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Topics: Success Story

Inventory Automation For Hands-Free, Hassle-Free Growth

October 23, 2017

With growth comes challenges. Managing inventory is one of them.

Inventory management is one of the most common reasons fast-growing sellers decide to replatform. The challenge of managing inventory across multiple suppliers, channels and listings is often too great for their current disparate systems. And the consequences of not mastering inventory management are high - including tying up capital in overstocks, losing sales in out-of-stocks, and even account suspension.

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Topics: Feature Highlights

Husband and Wife Team Go From a Handful of SKUs to a Hands-Free Dropshipping Empire

October 9, 2017

Growth is good. Unless it keeps you up all night. Just ask Chris Unangst and his wife, owners of Olivabel, an online retailer of consumer electronics and other products. 

Soon after Hurricane Katrina devastated Florida - and Chris' real estate business - Chris experimented with dropshipping products he sold on Amazon. His business quickly grew from a handful of orders a day to 50-60 daily orders and Chris struggled to keep up.

"As we got bigger, it got tougher and tougher to control inventory and pricing," Chris said. "It was almost embarrassing; I was working well into the night, every night. I was going through thousands of listings manually adjusting them, and then when I got done, I started over again."

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Topics: Success Story

Amazon Repricing: Win and Keep the Buy Box While Protecting Margins

October 2, 2017

Repricing is the lifeblood of a successful Amazon business. And it's often the first part of the business to be automated - and eventually outgrown.

"About 90% of the time the merchant who wins the Buy Box gets the sale," said Michael Anderson, CEO and co-founder of Etail Solutions. "So sellers quickly realize how important it is to be priced competitively - and how impossible it is to do that without automation."

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Topics: Feature Highlights

Home Improvement Retailer Goes From 10x10 Garage to 30,000 Square Foot Warehouse

September 24, 2017

He knew how to sell - he’d spent more than 40 years in retail. He knew opportunity when he saw it - it was 2012 and Amazon was continuing its explosive growth and people already were starting to prefer buying even everyday items like tools, hardware, and home improvement products online.

He knew he needed a software development partner - the ecommerce software available in 2012 wasn’t remotely robust enough to execute his vision of bringing an endless aisle of home improvement products to the web.

He chose Etail Solutions - and he never looked back.

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Topics: Success Story

What Bailey - the Office Dog - Has Taught Us About Customers

September 18, 2017

Bailey is the Etail Solutions office dog.

She runs the place.

Michael, Bailey's human and Etail's CEO, might disagree.

But when Michael calls Bailey he's usually ignored. When Bailey barks, Michael comes running. So who runs what?

Along with greeting visitors and creating heightened awareness for the importance of keeping your lunch bag off the floor, Bailey serves another important function here at Etail. Here's just a sample:

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

Etail Solutions Releases Competitive Repricing for Walmart's Online Marketplace

August 22, 2017

The explosive growth of Walmart.com has created new opportunities for third-party merchants to grow revenue, reduce their reliance on Amazon, and get in on the growth floor of the fastest growing online marketplace. But until now, Walmart sellers have lacked a basic tool that is critical for success: competitive repricing.

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Topics: News

New Feature Highlight: Control Saleable Quantity From Unproven Suppliers

December 19, 2016

Onboarding a new supplier and selling their products for the first time carries inherent risk. They could have a track record of late shipments or items arriving defective or damaged - disruptions that will leave you with an influx of unfulfillable orders and put your Amazon account at risk of suspension. 

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Topics: Feature Highlights