North West Fund backed startup ChannelUnity has embarked on an ambitious new rollout schedule which will see its innovative multi-channel ‘hub’ for retailers expand to support a new marketplace website such as Amazon or eBay and more almost every week for the next 24 months, enabling retailers to expand internationally in a way which has never been possible before.
Launched in June 2012, ChannelUnity is like iCloud for eCommerce. It enables online retailers worldwide to connect their existing online store to marketplace websites, making selling on websites such as Amazon and eBay as easy as clicking a button.
ChannelUnity then works around the clock to keep product data such as stock level and price in sync with the changes as they are made on the retailer's store, and as the sales roll in on the marketplaces, they import into the retailer’s existing online store meaning there’s no extra work managing orders.
Speaking of the new schedule, Co-Founder & CEO Mark Newby said “We’re at the beginning of what we hope will be an extraordinary year for us. For too long, services including ChannelAdvisor have charged retailers high monthly fees with percentage fees per sale, locked retailers into 12 month contracts or have charged retailers for customer support. These services have gone largely unchallenged and we are the challenger.”
“We’re on a mission to connect as many marketplaces to as many retailers around the world as possible. We say - pay a low monthly fee per marketplace per month, and grow with us as we add new places to sell. If you don’t like us, cancel any time. We say that any support you need is free and even offer toll-free telephone customer support.“