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
Tracking annual performance is essential to any business, so once the new year settles in we take some time to run the numbers and evaluate how we’re performing for our clients.
This annual analysis validates that we are not only targeting the right merchants, but also focusing on solving the right problems for these merchants by facilitating sustainable, profitable growth for their multi-channel businesses.
Our core philosophy of ‘getting back to basics’ – along with the tools we provide – allow merchants to build a reliable, data-driven foundation and leverage automation for growth. And each year our results confirm that we are on the right track.
With even more historical data to work with this year, we are excited to report that while established brands and big-box retailers struggled with declining sales and profits, our merchants enjoyed another upbeat year in 2015.
Several years ago I had breakfast with a young merchant in a small hole-in-the-wall deli in New York. He was a new customers of ours and his newly acquired business was doing less than $100K/mo. on Amazon.
As we were exploring some new growth initiatives, he leaned in and whispered, “Michael, this next year I'm going to do $20 million dollars in revenue, and within the next 3-4 years I’ll be at $100 million in annual sales!”
His excitement was so electric that I found myself believing him.
And, not surprising, the very next year he was within a stones-throw of his $20MM mark, and he actually surpassed $50MM last year!
So what makes his business different from so many others who struggle to achieve growth?
An Amazon seller’s dream is coming true this February 8th and 9th!
For the first time ever, 12 ex-Amazon business leaders will be sharing their insider secrets and veteran insights at the 2016 Prosper Show, hosted by the beautiful Salt Palace Convention Center, downtown Salt Lake City.
Special guest presenters include John Rossman, co-founder of Amazon’s marketplace and author of The Amazon Way, and Thomas Plaster, who helped launch Fulfillment by Amazon, Prime Partners and Amazon Home Services.
In addition, an impressive speaker list of CEOs and General Managers of more than 50 solution providers whose services support Amazon sellers will also be presenting, offering a rare opportunity to hear firsthand from top sellers on key strategies that can take your business to the next level.