It’s Official: Amazon Has Been Webgilified

It’s Official: Amazon Has Been WebgilifiedNow it’s even easier for Amazon sellers to unify their entire ecommerce business

Great things are happening with your favorite ecommerce management company! To be specific, we’ve officially been chosen to participate in the newly formed Amazon Marketplace Developer Council. Sounds big, but what does that mean? Members of the Amazon Marketplace Developer Council have a unique perspective and understanding of the small and medium-sized businesses that sell on Amazon. Through the Marketplace Developer Council, we’ll share valuable insights and feedback to help shape the roadmap and priorities for Marketplace Web Service APIs and associated tools. Continue reading

Accounting Just Got Easier for Amazon Sellers on Xero

 Post navigation Accounting Just Got Easier for Amazon Sellers on XeroJust click once to settle your accounting!

Making sense of fees and other costs can be a frustrating experience for Amazon sellers. Now a new enhancement to Webgility Unify simplifies accounting for Xero users who sell on Amazon. With Webgility 1-Click Accounting, it’s now fast and easy for sellers to post Amazon Marketplace orders, refunds, expenses, and payments into Xero.

In fact, Unify users can now swiftly reconcile their Xero accounting with their Amazon Settlement Report, eliminating the need for any additional data entry or a separate clearing account. Webgility Unify automatically syncs the Amazon Settlement Report with Xero, making batch reconciliation easy for both sellers and accountants. “Managing a business’ finances from a central dashboard is a far more beautiful experience,” says Steven Larsen, Product Partnerships Director at Xero.Click once to settle! Accounting just got easier for @Amazon sellers who use @Xero #Unify Click To Tweet

Xero offers an open app ecosystem that gives users an opportunity to select technology that best suits their needs as their company grows. Webgility Unify’s integration with Xero enables small business owners and their advisors to track sales and automate accounting across online marketplaces and ecommerce tools.” Continue reading

NEW: Major upgrades to Unify

NEW: Major upgrades to UnifyIt’s been a minute since we’ve made big changes to Unify, so please take a look

Today’s news is big. In fact, our product team has been hard at work for months developing enhanced features specifically aimed at making business easier for online sellers. Because that means something different to each of our customers, this list of enhancements covers a lot of territory. Read on to find out more, and click the hyperlinks to see a detailed description and instructions for using each feature. 

Inventory management made easier 

  • Automatic Inventory Sync: You can now automatically keep inventory synced in your accounting across sales channels. This feature can be scheduled to run hourly or nightly. Now managing your inventory will take even less effort.
  • Product Returns Sync: When merchandise is returned to your store, you can now sync and adjust your inventory across sales channels to reflect that item. To help your bottom line, this returned merchandise can promptly re-enter your inventory and be sold again.Hey #sellers: Now #Unify by @Webgility makes #ecommerce even easier. #Upgrades Click To Tweet
  • Warehouse Inventory Tracking: QuickBooks Desktop users who fulfill orders from multiple warehouses can now track inventory by location. This is helpful for those who’d like to scale their business and stay sane at the same time.
  • Real-time Assembly Build: Unify can now post assembled products in QuickBooks Desktop as orders are received in real-time. This feature allows you to still make a sale even when quantity of an assembled product falls to or below 0.

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eBay Open

We're a sponsor at eBay OpenCome learn about the Virutal ERP for e-Commerce

Hey eBay sellers, we’re a bronze sponsor of the 2017 eBay Open conference, which, as you know, will be held July 25-28 in Las Vegas. Whether you’re a current customer, prospective customer, partner, or a superfan, please stop by and see us in person. To make it official and schedule a product demo with sales, email sales@webgility.com.@eBayOpen is coming and @Webgility will be there to help you build a better business. #unify Click To Tweet

On the left of the hall near the Innovation kiosk, we’ll be demonstrating how to build a simple, smart, and scalable online business with the essential e-commerce tech stack. For a little fun, we’re inviting all attendees to stop by and enter our “Guess the LEGOs” game for a chance to win an Amazon Echo or, the grand prize, six free months of the Virtual ERP for e-Commerce. While supplies last, entrants will be awarded with their own bag of LEGOs, and a winner will be chosen daily. Continue reading

Beyond Amazon: The Rise of the Niche Economy

Beyond Amazon: The Rise of the Niche EconomyAn interview with Webgility CEO Parag Mamnani by Ina Steiner for EcommerceBytes 411

Amazon is an important marketplace, but online merchants should not limit themselves to a single channel, according to Parag Mamnani, the founder and CEO Webgility (pictured). He also notes that as Amazon is bringing about commoditization, there is a side effect: The desire on the part of shoppers for quality, unique, and crafted goods. Mamnani says sellers should find creative ways to use Amazon and other marketplaces: “My advice is to sell products on multiple channels, including Amazon,” he told EcommerceBytes. “Some retailers break down their inventory and sell just a specialized sub-section on Amazon to move larger amounts at lower margins. And some sell in bulk on their own website versus moving a single product on Amazon.”

Giants such as Walmart, Jet, Target, Costco, and Rakuten are expanding their footprints, as the Facebook marketplace, the inevitable Google marketplace, and Pinterest Buy It buttons mean social media selling also looms on the horizon. “This gradual disruption will give small businesses more choices from which to sell their products and that will lead to improved experiences for both the buyer and the seller,” according to Mamnani.

That provides not only opportunities, but challenges as well: “That increase in choice will also mean there will be more systems for online merchants to figure out and integrate.” So what are the lessons for merchants – should they be content to rely on Amazon for a majority of sales, or should they be diversifying – and if so, how? “In 2017 there will be plenty of folks who don’t want everything they own to be found on Amazon, and that is why marketplaces like Etsy are booming and custom Shopify stores are being launched every day. The niche economy will be sustained and grow internationally as entrepreneurs are more educated, supported, and empowered by the larger global ecommerce infrastructure that’s found on marketplaces and platforms.”

Where should smaller sellers be focusing their efforts – commodities or niche? “In the coming year, niche products, crafts, and small-batch merchandise are going to continue to accelerate in popularity. In fact, the very commoditization of most goods will cause individuality and quality to rise in value and importance. And since consumers are all buying the same commodity items, those costs will be driven even further down.”

Mamnani’s company services merchants with a wide range of revenue, between $250K to $50M each year. “Their revenue growth usually increases quickly once they add infrastructure efficiencies like automating sales data, inventory, shipping, and accounting,” he said. “We find that ecommerce owners who take steps to get out of the day-to-day minutia of operations and begin to focus on growth and data analysis see very quick returns on their investment in technology.” Continue reading