Kinnar brings retail technology leadership to the world’s greatest e-commerce automation company
Today we so happy to announce the addition of Kinnar Vora to our executive leadership team. As Vice President of Engineering, Kinnar will help the rapidly growing engineering team continue to innovate and scale its solutions to meet the increasing demands of its customers in the retail sector. It is rare to find someone as skilled in Software-as-a-Service technology and retail business as Kinnar is. His expertise combined with his background in growing engineering teams—including remote teams—will be essential as we continue to scale our company and its resources to meet market demand. Webgility welcomes Kinnar Vora as Vice President of Engineering #lookoutworld Click To Tweet
A SaaS veteran, Kinnar has deep experience growing companies from startup to exit. He served as vice president of product development and operations for Sequoia Retail Systems, a leading independent provider of comprehensive point-of-sale, inventory control, e-commerce, and textbook management systems to colleges and universities throughout the nation. He was responsible for innovative work on payment API integration, enhancement, and support, and delivered a new cloud-based and mobile point-of-sale software for college campuses (Sequoia Retail Systems was acquired by Blackboard Transact in May 2016).
Kinnar has also led engineering for two leading healthcare technology companies, serving as vice president of Somnoware Healthcare Systems, Inc. and senior vice president of HealthExpense, Inc., as well as serving as director of engineering for online marketing solution provider Lyris, Inc. Why did he join Webgility? “Webgility is not just another company; it has a vision and a level of leadership transparency that is rarely seen. I was drawn to Webgility not just because of its groundbreaking technology but because of its strong community of both employees and customers. I look forward to continuing and expanding Webgility’s outstanding record of service and innovation.”
Welcome to the family, Kinnar! In case you’re wondering, the Ibuprofen and back-up Corn Flakes can be found in the server room.
It’s been a busy time at Webgility as we’ve upgraded both Unify cloud and desktop offerings. To enable businesses to be sustainable, profitable, and scalable, we’ve strengthened our products with these additional features.
Unify Enterprise Edition
Users can now change how packing slips are displayed and the notifications sent to customers after shipping.
We’ve increased the granularity of sales tax mapping down to individual counties.
New integration! Walmart Marketplace has been added as a new sales channel (currently in Beta). If you’re interested in joining our Walmart Marketplace Beta program,click here.
Xero (you asked for it…)
ShipStation and ShippingEasy now sync to Xero.
eBay and Amazon fees now sync to Xero.
SkuVault and Skubana users can now sync vendor purchase orders in Xero.
Wondering which item generates the biggest profit? We got this. You can now see the per-unit profit on an item as well as the total gross profit for that item over time.
Users can now see a graph showing the average profit on orders over the last 30 days for each sales channel. Profits recalculate daily, allowing users to identify early trends and understand the impact of discounts, advertising, and special offers.
You’ll never oversell again. You now have access to a new chart that shows how many days until an item will be out of stock.
SKU and product name can now be toggled as the Unique ID in any of the graphs or reports that utilize inventory information.
Go beyond general profit margins and understand through one of our unique analytics, which of your products generates the largest portion of your company’s overall profit. Investigate how this changes over time.
In addition to these notable upgrades, we’ve also given some attention to several usability features our customers have requested, such as consolidated syncing of bundled items, a preference screen, and a preview option for QuickBooks Online, to name just a few. Thank you for your feedback and please keep it coming. Your input improves the product.
Experts from Marketo and Intuit join the Board of Advisors of our rapidly growing company
Today we strengthened our advisory board with the addition of two industry gurus: Frederick Ball, a recognized business leader with more than 25 years of financial management experience, and Jeff Langston, a senior executive engineering leader with a passion for delivering innovative products through durable technology. As you know, we’re growing rapidly, in terms of both our customer base and our technology. This is why Fred’s business acumen and Jeff’s product leadership will be invaluable to Webgility as we continue our mission to calm the chaos for online sellers and make e-commerce operations as simple and powerful as possible.
Frederick Ball recently served as the chief financial officer of Marketo, a leading provider of a cloud-based enterprise marketing platform which he helped take public. Prior to Marketo, Fred was the chief financial officer for a number of public and private technology companies, including Webroot Software, BigBand Networks, and Borland Software. Fred is also on the board of directors at ESI(ESIO), Advanced Energy (AEIS), SendGrid, and Engagio. Fred recently shared: “Webgility’s new Virtual ERP is leading the way in bringing order, efficiency, and scale to today’s chaotic workflows. I know from my years working with small businesses at Marketo just how real the problem is that Webgility has finally solved. I look forward to helping the company continue to innovate e-commerce operations.” We couldn’t agree more, Fred.
Jeff Langston is an executive engineering leader with a passion for delivering innovative products through durable technology. From tech startups to leading a 1000+ person global engineering organization, he has a proven track record leading winning software teams. As Senior Vice President of Product Development for Intuit’s Small Business Group, Jeff was responsible for the development and technical operation of the QuickBooks product line and third-party developer platform. Previously, he was Chief Technology Ofﬁcer and Vice President of Engineering at Tempo Payments Inc. Jeff attended Stanford University, where he earned a MS in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Smart Product Design, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, Jeff is advising startups and coding independently. Jeff also shared his enthusiasm for the Webgility mission: “Webgility is poised to change e-commerce as we know it. The company’s growth trajectory is remarkable; I’m very excited to work with this talented team as they focus on solving important e-commerce related problems to help small businesses succeed.”
Welcome aboard Jeff and Fred, we’re so happy to have you as part of our team.
Our customers show us record transaction volume and revenue growth
Today we announced a record quarter for customer revenue and activity. And as I predicted, leading the adoption trend are members of the emerging niche economy—small, independent retailers who are building entire industries around specific offerings ranging from coffee roasting to horse grooming.
The days of online retailers trying to be everything to everyone are over. Small retailers are recognizing that you don’t have to be like Amazon to compete with Amazon. All you need to do is tap into the incredibly targeted market needs and software solutions that now exists to build the business of your dreams, finding not just revenue but personal satisfaction along the way. Unify helps companies focus on their business rather than their data management. We’re glad to see more and more companies finding success by embracing our solution in record amounts.Continue reading →
Best-in-class systems working together to build a better business for you
As you know, online retail is much like the brick-and-mortar experience, albeit in a virtual world. The shelves need to be stocked. The inventory needs to be updated across all online stores and marketplaces. Of course, the online buyer doesn’t carry out the product, so shipping and order fulfillment are added into the mix. And to up the ante a bit, the buyer’s experience better be positive, because the instant gratification of sharing an online review—good or bad—is just a click away.Now #sellers can build #ecommerce businesses that last and grow. #Unify #ecosystem Click To Tweet
While online retail is often thought of as the land of opportunity, the speed at which e-commerce has developed has flooded the industry with tools meant to solve for every challenge. Nowadays, every necessary function of selling comes with its own SaaS application, desktop software, or platform—point of sale, shopping carts, and marketplaces; bookkeeping and accounting; email marketing and customer relationship management; payment processing; shipping and fulfillment; and inventory and warehouse management to name just a few. Without each of these vital tools, a business doesn’t exist, but running back and forth between these disconnected applications can exhaust and frustrate even the most enthusiastic seller.
The resulting side effect of this well-intended overcorrection is commonly known as app fatigue. In its mildest form, this unfortunate state of SMB chaos simply dampens the joy of selling online, and at its most severe and tragic, app fatigue causes dreaded e-commerce burnout. Sound familiar?Continue reading →