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.
Topics: Feature Highlights
Some merchants have supplier catalogs with tens of thousands of UPCs. They don't know which items will sell and which ones won't, or if listings for them even exist. To find out, they have to manually match their UPCs to listings or use Amazon's Inventory Loader. The manual matching process requires too much time and isn't scalable. Amazon's Inventory Loader can only search for matches via UPC and it could match items to low-ranked, poorly managed listings since many ASINs have multiple UPC values.
Topics: Feature Highlights
More than 5,000 ecommerce and retail professionals from all over the world will converge in Dallas September 26-28 for Shop.org Retail’s Digital Summit. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about the upcoming conference.
- 620+ retail brands will be represented including 1-800 Flowers.com, Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Apple, Calvin Klein, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Facebook, Gap, Google, Hallmark, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, Office Depot, Ralph Lauren, REI, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Toys R Us, Under Armour, and Walmart
- 89% of attendees play key roles in the decision making process and 46% of attending companies plan to spend $250,000 or more on ecommerce technology within the next year
Etail Solutions, who provides a multi-channel platform for mid-to-high volume online retailers, announced today that it has integrated with Walmart's global marketplace. Etail's customers can now access more shoppers and bigger markets by listing their products alongside Walmart's inventory.
The largest and most successful annual ecommerce event in the world is right around the corner! If you sell online, you want to be in Chicago June 7-10 for the 2016 Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition. This premier event draws an impressive mix of retail innovators across every industry segment and offers online retailers an unparalleled opportunity to learn, discover, and network with industry thought leaders of all sizes.
Four and a half years after the devastating terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, construction began on the magnificent structure that would replace them – One World Trade Center.
But during the first three years of construction there was a lot of negative publicity about the "lack of progress" on the project. Even public figures complained about the "big hole in the ground" in Lower Manhattan.
That’s because in order to support the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, the foundation had to be laid 110 feet below ground level. This required extensive drilling and digging. In fact, almost half of the construction on One World Trade Center was downward or foundational.
As an internet retailer you don’t work with concrete and steel, but you’re a builder just the same. Your plan is to construct a sustainable and profitable ecommerce business that will reward you handsomely for years to come.
And whether you’re a high-volume merchant already... or you have dreams of becoming one... the strength of your foundation will determine how "tall" you can grow.
As an online merchant you have a wide variety of options when it comes to multi-channel ecommerce platforms, which can make selecting the right one for your current and future business needs, difficult.
Choosing a platform to manage listings across multiple channels is only the beginning. Other things you should consider are: how much (if any) customization will be involved, what team resources will be needed to support it, and if the platform is integrated with suppliers and core business systems such as inventory, order, and business management applications.
In addition to pointing out these and other important considerations, we also compiled a list of questions to ask and mistakes to avoid to help you navigate the process. Here's a preview of what you will learn.
- Who should be included in the decision-making process and why
- Why real-time system integration should be a feature at the top of your list
- Other non-negotiable features your multi-channel ecommerce platform must have
- What to consider when choosing between a SaaS platform and in-house platform
- What questions to ask and things to look for when vetting out potential vendors
- Why the importance of post-implementation support can't be overlooked
Topics: Etail Vantage Point
Here’s an ecommerce event you don’t want to miss! This Wednesday through Friday, March 23-25, the Doubletree by Hilton in the heart of historic downtown Philadelphia, PA, is host to the biannual Seller’s Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (SCOE).
This year’s lineup includes a dynamic mix of presenters, exhibitors, and vendors eager to help you find just the right combination of products and services to support and grow your ecommerce business.
SCOE attendees will hear firsthand from multi-million dollar selling experts and gain invaluable insight into the current and future state of ecommerce. Whether you're an experienced online seller or a beginner just testing the waters for the first time, you'll have the opportunity to meet veteran internet retailers, platform integrators, and other service providers face-to-face to help ensure you're on track to meet and even exceed your 2016 goals.
Etail Solutions CEO and Co-Founder Michael Anderson has been invited to present on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Pacific Crest 11th Annual Emerging Technology Summit in San Francisco.
Drawing on his experience providing Etail's Multi-Channel Management Platform (MCMP) for sales channel management, inventory & FBA replenishment, supply chain automation, inventory management, repricing, and order fulfillment to multi-channel merchants, Mr. Anderson will particpate on a panel discussing omni-channel retail commerce technology. Other companies joining the panel include Branding Brand, Hubba, and Symphony Commerce. The panel will be moderated by Pacific Crest / KeyBanc's Managing Director of Equity Research, Edward Yruma.
To help you reach and even exceed your projections for 2016 we gathered a panel of experts - 25 of the world's brightest ecommerce minds - and asked them this question:
"What growth strategy would you recommend for 2016 that you've never shared with anyone else?"
Their valuable advice will provide fresh ideas and confirm you're on track to have an exponentially profitable year!
Topics: Etail Vantage Point