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We have put together an infographic highlighting 10 Key Monsoon Pro Features of 2013, thus adding our own contribution to the year-end lists.
In order to be considered for the list of key features infographic the features needed to be in high demand by customers, changes required by a marketplace, or a feature that our product team identified as a high value-add for our customers. These features range in focus from protecting your profit margins to helping you win the Amazon Buy Box.
Do you have any favorites we missed? As we continue to add features throughout this year, please let us know what your favorites are and how they are helping you grow your business.
On March 1st the Alibris marketplace will roll out a new fee and inventory structure for Gold Sellers. Eliminating its 13-tier structure, Alibris will introduce a simplified, more affordable 5-tier plan. As a result of this new plan, current Gold Sellers will receive lower monthly fees, higher inventory allowances, or in some cases, both. New sellers can take advantage of the program as well, which offers an affordable opportunity to list on Alibris and across their extensive Partner network.
As of 3/1/2014, the new fee and inventory structure for Gold Sellers:
Many eCommerce business owners will tell you that in order to be successful, you must be consumed by your business. It is a delicate balance to not let it run you into the ground. Not only do you have to address the logistics of managing inventory, customer satisfaction, and reducing labor costs, but you also have to stay ahead of the competition around the clock. If you sell on marketplaces as well as your own webstore, the challenge doubles. You must constantly monitor your inventory levels across channels, make sure you are pricing your items competitively in all locations, and stay on top of your orders to avoid errors, duplicate shipments, or shipping the wrong items.
Posted in E-Commerce, E-Commerce Strategy, Electronics and General Merchandise, Fulfillment and Delivery, Inventory Management, Marketplaces, Monsoon Commerce, Multichannel, Online Stores, Order Management, Platforms, Pricing
Tagged Accessory Export LLC, Empire, Heroes of eCommerce, Mobile Phone Accessories
Back in August, eCommerceBytes reported on the announcement of Amazon’s new Subscriptions API and the role that Monsoon Commerce played in its development. As with any significant change to Amazon services, the announcement generated a lot of buzz along with questions about how sellers and repricing tools were positioned to take advantage of the new API features.
Posted in Books and Media, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Strategy, Electronics and General Merchandise, Industry Trends, Inventory Management, Marketplaces, Monsoon Commerce, Online Stores, Pricing, Uncategorized
Tagged Amazon, Amazon API, Amazon MWS, buy box, eCommerceBytes, Fulfillment by Amazon, MWS, PAAPI, Repricer, repricing, Subscriptions API
Anyone who owns an eCommerce business will tell you that the logistics of managing inventory, satisfying customers, and reducing both labor costs and order errors can be a real challenge. And it can be even more challenging—and even scary—when a business is started in a room in your house and you must invest all of your own money into it in order to succeed.
Today’s post is from Andrew Migliore, the VP of Engineering at Monsoon Commerce, and gamer extraordinaire.
I am an avid “grognard” and enjoy playing all kinds of tactical, grand tactical, strategic, and grand strategic war games that simulate various battles over the centuries. To give you an idea of the scope of my grognard affliction, I currently own over 300 board games and have been playing a face-to-face seven player grand strategic Napoleonic war game from Avalon Hill called Empires in Arms for two and half years and probably have another year or two before we will finish. Granted, we only play once a month for a full day, but you can see the amount of time invested in a single game like this.
For any eCommerce business, the logistics of managing inventory while selling across multiple marketplaces (as well as in brick-and-mortar stores) can be difficult. It’s particularly challenging when a business is putting energy into staying afloat—and trying to succeed—in an industry that is dwindling fast. Streamlining inventory and order processing become crucial to success when resources are tight and competition is fierce. When it comes to automating inventory management, pricing to win, order processing, and selling internationally the right choice can help you grow your business and truly be successful. For Chip and Anthony, co-owners of Tunes, the key challenge was having reliable, real-time inventory management that simultaneously updated listings on all marketplaces but did not eat into their profitability.
Posted in Books and Media, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Strategy, Fulfillment and Delivery, Inventory Management, Marketplaces, Monsoon Commerce, Multichannel, Online Stores, Order Management, Pricing, Stores
Tagged Amazon, Automation, e-commerce, eBay, ecommerce, eCommerce Heroes, Heroes of eCommerce, Marketplaces, Multi-Channel Merchant, Multi-Channel Retailer, online merchant, Operational Efficiency, Order Efficiency, Order Management Software, Tunes, Tunes Online, Webstores
For any eCommerce business, the ability to scale to new heights can be difficult. Whether the business owner is looking to move into a larger space, add more personnel, discover new inventory sources, expand into new markets, or purchase software for automation, the decision to do so can be daunting. There is nothing like growing your business successfully. But, how can you be sure that you’re making the right choice for your business?
Posted in E-Commerce, E-Commerce Strategy, Electronics and General Merchandise, Fulfillment and Delivery, Inventory Management, Monsoon Commerce, Multichannel, Online Stores, Order Management, Uncategorized
Tagged Automation, e-commerce, ecommerce, eCommerce Heroes, Event Blossom, Heroes of eCommerce, Multi-Channel Merchant, Multi-Channel Retailer, online merchant, Operational Efficiency, Order Efficiency, Order Management Software, Webstores
As eCommerce business continues to scale to new heights, one of the ways merchants and business owners are looking to grow their business is expanding into international markets. Gaining exposure to new markets and customers can make this move instrumental for growth. However, how do you ensure that you don’t become overstretched while balancing international expansion with escalating shipping costs and operational setbacks?
Posted in Books and Media, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Strategy, Fulfillment and Delivery, Inventory Management, Marketplaces, Merchandising, Monsoon Commerce, Online Stores, Order Management, Pricing, Uncategorized
Tagged Amazon, Amazon UK, eBay, eBay UK, ecommerce, eCommerce Heroes, FBA, Fulfillment by Amazon, Heroes of eCommerce, International Expansion, Inventory Sourcing, online merchant, Operational Efficiency, Order Management Software, Positive Noise, Shipping Costs, Spinal Tap, United Kingdom