As published in Internet Retailer‘s 5 Key Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends
Mountain bike apparel retailer Club Ride recently faced a customer satisfaction challenge. The online company, which was founded in 2008, was growing rapidly, and earlier this year moved away from QuickBooks to more sophisticated tools to manage its fulfillment through its multiple sales channels. But without integration between sales, its e-commerce platform, its customers and its inventory, Club Ride often found itself unable to fulfill customers’ orders quickly—or even at all. As a result, its brand equity was suffering.
Club Ride’s dilemma isn’t uncommon among retailers. Many merchants now sell through multiple sales channels—including online marketplaces, their own websites and their bricks-and-mortar locations—and must deliver orders to customers accurately and quickly to compete in today’s competitive retail arena. “While this adjustment increases the seller’s ability to scale, it also creates a new kind of chaos around data management and logistics when it comes to inventory, fulfillment, and shipping,” says Parag Mamnani, CEO of Webgility, an inventory management technology provider. Continue reading
Stop by Booth B1 for a chance to win big!
It’s that time of year again. It’s no surprise, we’re so excited to attend QuickBooks Connect 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center on November 15-17. And we’re crossing our fingers that we’ll run into a few familiar faces. As you know, this important show presents an ideal opportunity for accountants, bookkeepers, QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and SMBs to connect with our experts, whose mission is to make business easier for all online sellers. At Booth B1, our newly expanded Webgility team will reveal the latest features of our Unify software and demonstrate how Unify eliminates the need for manual data entry and back-office busywork, ultimately giving SMBs the focus and insight they need to grow strategically.
We invite all QuickBooks Connect attendees to stop by Booth B1 to
- Guess how many LEGOs are in the box for a chance to win an Amazon Echo;
- watch a demo of Webgility’s Unify and instantly earn $50;
- earn even more for every client referred for a demo;
- take our Trusted Advisor survey—to give input on program direction and be part of its new program—for a chance to win an Oculus Rift;
- get your Avalara passport stamped—Webgility’s B1 is an official stop!
Every year we look forward to QuickBooks Connect, because it brings together two of our favorite groups—QuickBooks ProAdvisors and SMBs. We’ve recently added some amazing capabilities to help online sellers make it easier to run their back-office and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the QuickBooks community.
See you at the show!
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Today we’re thrilled introduce a new pricing structure and several powerful new features designed to grow with your business, ranging from an easy self-service option to a feature-rich, fully supported offering. For this new pricing and details, please visit http://www.webgility.com/pricing.
As you may know, our flagship product Unify automates back-office data and provides a single dashboard from which ecommerce businesses can easily streamline workflows, control operations, and focus on growth. With this new pricing—along with Unify’s revamped website and product onboarding—we will empower even more SMBs to take on the Goliaths of the ecommerce industry. Among the new features we announced today, Unify will offer more comprehensive summary view of a business—showing sales for yesterday, the current day, and historical—for both single-store and multichannel sellers. What’s more, Unify’s automation capabilities have been expanded, completely banishing costly manual data entry from the world of the small business owner.
We founded Webgility to level the ecommerce playing field for all sellers. Ensuring that our pricing is easily accessible to businesses of all sizes is an important part of this goal. We look forward to welcoming even more SMBs into the Webgility family, and making it easier for each of them to grow their business.
Our Unify software is the #1 back-office software for ecommerce sellers. Unify allows sellers like you to connect all apps, including stores, marketplaces, inventory, payments, shipping, and accounting and track and manage all back-office operations from a single dashboard. Unify also syncs and tracks data and gives sellers like you financial reports and analytics to help them increase efficiency, gain valuable insights to improve margins, and compete with world-class tools formerly only available to larger retailers. For more information about Unify, please visit http://www.webgility.com/accounting/.
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I have great news to share today—we have officially closed a series A investment of $6.4M from Pilot Growth Equity. This investment will enable us to double down on our mission to make business easier for ecommerce companies like yours. With these funds, we will expand our operations, our partnerships, and our products to better serve you. We will deliver more capability, expand integrations, and provide even better service, so you can automate all back-office operations and get back to growing your business.
Our new partner shares our views on the ecommerce market and believes in the solution we deliver. Pilot Growth’s unique approach to supporting entrepreneurs, their passion for our customers, and their strong alignment with the Webgility culture is sure to make this a successful collaboration.
What started 10 years ago as a simple idea has become a top-rated software that helps thousands of businesses and employs a global team of more than 100. Thank you for choosing Webgility and allowing us to be part of your growth. We truly appreciate your business, and we’re more committed than ever to helping you succeed in today’s competitive ecommerce market.
Follow us on Twitter to stay informed of all the new features and enhancements we’ll be launching very soon. Cheers!