New Feature Highlight: Automatically Match UPCs to Amazon Listings

December 5, 2016

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. 

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Topics: Feature Highlights

Etail Solutions Announces Its Integration With Walmart's Online Marketplace

July 21, 2016

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.

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Creating a Single Source of Truth Across Your Sales Channels and Suppliers With a Master SKU

May 9, 2016

As an internet retailer your goal is to build a sustainable and profitable business that will reward you for years to come. And whether you’re a top online seller already... or you have dreams of becoming one... the strength of your foundation will determine how much and how fast you can grow. 

Your ecommerce software – the system used to manage your daily operations – is, or should be, the foundation of your business. Ultimately, the stability and longevity of your business depend on the strength and versatility of this one tool.

Tasks like inventory management, replenishment, repricing, listing creation, order fulfillment, and financial reporting are all core operations that are foundational to building a successful business. And how efficiently you manage operations directly impacts your potential for growth.

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

What You Need to Know Before Investing In Multi-Channel Ecommerce Software

March 28, 2016

The daily costs of doing business without enterprise multi-channel ecommerce software are quickly becoming greater than the cost of implementation would be. However, with so many different options to choose from, selecting the right software for your current and future needs can be difficult.

You must find out how much custom development will be involved, what team resources will be needed to support it, and if it can collect and leverage real-time sales and supplier data.

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 end-to-end integration should be a feature at the top of your list
  • Other non-negotiable features your software must have
  • What to consider when choosing between a SaaS platform and in-house platform
  • Questions to ask and things to look for when vetting out potential vendors
  • Why post-implementation support can't be overlooked
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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

25 Ecommerce Growth Strategies From Top Industry Experts

February 22, 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?"

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

Drop Shipping on Amazon: Seven-Digit Strategies to Scale Your Business

October 19, 2015

Anyone can drop ship on Amazon. And these days, it seems like everyone is. But there are a handful of select merchants who have taken the simple drop shipping business model and expanded it to seven- and eight-digit businesses. Their secret? Scale. 

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

21 Holiday Selling Tips From Ecommerce Influencers and Thought Leaders

August 17, 2015

Even though the calendar (and thermometer) says it’s still summer…

...now is the perfect time of year to prepare for the holiday selling season!

So we asked 21 industry thought leaders for their best tips on how to do this. Their valuable advice will help you maximize Q4 sales on Amazon.

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

Prime Day Statistics From An Amazon Merchant's Perspective

July 27, 2015

The day after Prime Day, a one-day sale celebrating Amazon's 20th anniversary, the internet was ablaze with sarcastic tweets about the event, and, worse for Amazon, lots of let down shoppers

Still, Amazon announced it sold more units on Prime Day than the biggest Black Friday ever. Customers ordered 34.4 million items across Prime-eligibile countries, breaking all Black Friday records with 398 items ordered per second.

According to Amazon, Prime Day was also a success for sellers on Amazon that use the Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) service. They enjoyed the biggest day ever with record-breaking unit sales growing nearly 300% worldwide.

With so much anticipation and build-up for Prime Day, some amount of disappointment was probably unavoidable. While there was a general agreement among ecommerce experts that the event was a way for Amazon to boost its Prime membership numbers, it's hard to know for sure if that was the case or not. 

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16 Ecommerce Blogs You Should Read If You Haven't Already

June 22, 2015

Ever wish you could press the pause button on the ecommerce industry? It's not easy staying current on the latest news, trends, and insights. Plus, not all information sources are created equal. So we hand-selected 16 of the best ecommerce blogs and featured them in this post. You should check them out because they will help you become a better online seller.

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Topics: Etail Vantage Point

Inventory and FBA Replenishment: How to Quit Losing Sales to Stockouts

June 8, 2015

Let's face it, stockouts are every online seller's worst nightmare. They always result in lost sales, dissatisfied shoppers, and damage to your seller rating. What's worse, if someone wants to buy something that you don't have in stock, they'll probably go to one of your competitors.

Fortunately, there is a new tool you can use to prevent stockouts and overstocks. Inventory and FBA Replenishment lets you manage the delicate balance between supply and demand across complex multi-channel, multi-supplier environments. And today you can get the inside story on it from the expert who developed it. Below is the edited transcript of an interview with Clyde Seigle, Etail's CTO. In the interview Seigle explains what Inventory and FBA Replenishment is, how it works, and why it matters.

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