Partner Profile: Andy Eastes, Founder and CEO, SkuVault

Andy Eastes, CEO SkuVaultSkuVault CEO Andy Eastes’ story started in middle school when he began selling things online out of his friends’ parents’ basements, garages, and attics. That eventually evolved into estate sales and then actual stores with actual vendors. Then he helped start an apparel and footwear e-commerce company in Louisville, Kentucky where he soon built his first inventory system. Shortly thereafter he put himself back in the e-commerce business by building the prototype of SkuVault, then called Epic, which he sold to two customers, one of which is still using it today. In December 2012, he launched the web-based system which is now known as SkuVault.Check out this partner profile and get to know Andy Eastes, #CEO of @SkuVault. #Unify Click To Tweet

SkuVault is a warehouse management technology platform that also has supporting features to go further back in the supply chain and enable companies to come into the 21st Century, go digital, and be multi- and omnichannel from the beginning. SkuVault takes sales all the way from purchasing up to and through the fulfillment process to then on the backside of that the reporting and analytics. Partnerships and integrations with companies like Webgility and the Virtual ERP for e-Commerce are key to their clients’ success. Continue reading

Online industry leaders unite for important webinar series

Online industry leaders unite for important webinar seriesSign up for Part 1 today, registration is now available

Today we announced a free webinar series that will unveil the operational efficiencies of the groundbreaking Virtual ERP for e-Commerce—an industry-wide initiative that is helping independent online retailers successfully compete against industry titans. Part 1 of the series will be held Tuesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. PDT. Hosted by our founder and CEO Parag Mamnani, the panel will include executives from Magento, ShipStation and SkuVault. Registration is available now@Webgility, @Magento, @ShipStation, and @SkuVault team up for independent retailers Click To Tweet

With the Virtual ERP for e-Commerce, industry leaders in sales, accounting, inventory, shipping, and integration have for the first time ever come together to centralize operations and data for e-commerce businesses. The result is a unified network of best-of-breed systems that gives enterprising sellers the same business intelligence, operational stamina, and competitive edge enjoyed by the massive alpha retailers. Continue reading

New! Free white paper and resource kit

New! Free white paper and resource kitLearn how to bring organization and control to your online business

Today, the second day of IRCE, we’re pleased to announce a new white paper and resource kit outlining the Virtual ERP for e-Commerce. The kit includes:

  • White Paper: Survival for Online Sellers
  • Infographic: How does your online business stack up?
  • On-Demand Webinar: Introduction to the Virtual ERP
  • Guide: The Essential e-Commerce Tech Stack
  • Case Studies: Stories of growth and scale from 4 e-Commerce SMB

To download the resource kit, please click hereFree Download: Virtual ERP for #eCommerce resource kit! #BuildaBetterBusiness #Unify Click To Tweet

For the first time ever, industry leaders in storefront technology, accounting, inventory, shipping, and integration are joining forces to simplify operations and streamline data for e-commerce sellers. The result is the Virtual ERP for e-Commerce, a unified network of best-of-breed systems that gives independent sellers the same business intelligence, operational stamina, and competitive edge enjoyed by the massive alpha retailers. The Virtual ERP for e-Commerce offers both security and freedom from which to build a business that is profitable, sustainable, and scalable. Continue reading

New! Enhanced Unify integration with Xero

New! Enhanced Unify integration with XeroNew Unify integration simplifies sync with leading solutions from ShipStation, ShippingEasy, Skubana, and SkuVault

Today we announced an enhanced integration with cloud accounting software company Xero (NZX: XRO, ASX: XRO) that makes syncing of financials, inventory, and shipping data with leading systems easier than ever.

The upgraded integration enables sellers to sync data between Xero and shipping apps such as ShipStation and ShippingEasy, quickly track revenue across sales channels, and record expenses and fees from marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay simply and accurately. In addition, new features allow sellers to better utilize the power of Xero’s built-in inventory capabilities by syncing price and quantity with online channels, and automatically building their inventory list in Xero from their sales channel data. Also with the new integration, sellers can keep up to date on vendor purchase orders when using advanced inventory tools such as Skubana or SkuVault. Continue reading

All Together Now

How All Together Nowto get beyond bootstrap by harnessing the power of partnerships

A healthy dose of independence is an essential ingredient in the startup world. After all, the very nature of entrepreneurship assumes a determination to do something better than the rest, find opportunity where no one else is looking, and pave one’s own way. While this is certainly not a new concept, charting new territory requires a generous amount of autonomy and nerve of which I had plenty when founding my company. However, this maverick instinct to differentiate our product and our brand from the pack was actually a barrier to significant growth.Stuck in a growth rut? Here's how to expand your horizons and increase revenue through partnerships. Click To Tweet

To my surprise, unleashing our full earning potential would require a significant pivot of our go-to-market strategy—to develop close alliances with key players and sometimes even industry competitors. After years of separating our brand from the pack, how could I admit there were companies in the same industry that were worthy of our allegiance? Were my killer instincts going soft? Since this concept was counterintuitive to the entrepreneurial mind and everything we had done before, my first challenge was to change my own perspective on how I saw the company. Here are some simple concepts that helped me consider what I would do differently if I could do it all again. Continue reading