Jet Marketplace Raises $140m, Tax Prep for Online Merchants, and Steve Case on SMB Ecommerce

Multichannel Ecommerce News

Multichannel Seller News

Welcome to this week’s Multichannel Seller News update. Articles this week include the emergence of the Jet Marketplace, SMB ecommerce insight from Steve Case, tax prep for your business, 2015 EcommerceBytes Seller Choice Awards, and more. As always, if there is a story you want to share with us that you think we need to include, be sure to email us, or leave us a link in the comments!

Jet Marketplace Raises $140m

In what might be the most exciting news for multi-channel sellers, up and coming marketplace JET is soon to launch. Since merchants must apply to sell on the marketplace, we’d like to invite any interested merchants to reach out to us, so we can help facilitate an introduction. JET will be like a Costco type membership for shoppers, who pay an annual fee for the right to shop the marketplace.

Read More at Techcrunch

5 Content Marketing Ideas for February 2015

One of our favorite monthly features, this month’s 5 Content Marketing Ideas post includes Valentine’s Day themed promotions (hurry up!), quoting people you admire, and uploading a presentation to SlideShare.

Read More at Practical Ecommerce

Top 10 Online Shopping Days Worldwide

Webretailer has posted a summary of the top online shopping days worldwide for your reference as an ecommerce entrepreneur. While many of you may not sell internationally, these shopping days are also relevant to many shoppers in the US. Don’t miss out on an underutilized promotional opportunity!

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Steve Case (AOL founder) on SMB Ecommerce, Bigcommerce

Steve Case, AOL founder and venture capitalist, highlights why he is so bullish on what he calls the “democratization of [SMB] ecommerce”. He also dishes on one of their latest investments: $40m into the Bigcommerce platform.

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8 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Tax Time

It’s tax time, no matter who you are or what you do. The folks at Shopify have delivered this list of tips that will help you organize your business, so you can be ready for the least fun time of the year. Make sure to take a look.

Read More at Shopify

Etsy Wins EcommerceBytes 2015 Seller’s Choice Awards

The EcommerceBytes 2015 Sellers Choice Awards are official, and Etsy took home top honors overall. Winning in the areas of customer service and ease of use, and scoring second in profitability, it’s clear sellers are enjoying selling through the boutique marketplace, whose traffic continues to grow.

Read More at EcommerceBytes

Bonus Article!

Google Analytics: Creating a Custom Ecommerce Dashboard

A great article from Practical Ecommerce on how to customize your Google Analytics dashboard for Ecommerce. Merchants who still aren’t utilizing Google Analytics to understand their customer behavior will, quite frankly, get left behind in the future. Use your data, folks!

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Michael Ugino Michael Ugino is the co-founder & CMO of Sellbrite. A former IR 300 merchant and Fortune 500 product marketer, Michael now helps small to medium sized brands and retailers build a successful online marketplace strategy. He'd be delighted for you to connect with him on LinkedIn.