ChannelAdvisor Announces Support for Sears Marketplace and Sears Keynote at Catalyst Conference

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Early Experience Program Allows ChannelAdvisor Customers to Leverage the Growing Sears Third-Party Marketplace

ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2011
“I look forward to speaking at Catalyst about how retailers can take advantage of our expanding marketplace.” Sears Holdings’ Senior Vice President and President,Online, Imran Jooma

Today at the first day of its annual Catalyst event, ChannelAdvisor, a software and services solution provider that enables online retailers to sell more across e-commerce channels, announced an early experience program for customers interested in selling on the new Sears third-party marketplace. Initially, the program will be offered on a fully managed basis, with plans to broaden the integration in the future.

ChannelAdvisor today also announced that Sears Holdings’ Senior Vice President and President, Online, Imran Jooma is speaking at Catalyst in a keynote entitled “The Third-Party Seller Marketplace at Sears.com.” Jooma will update the audience on Sears’ decision to enter the Marketplace arena, the evolution of the program and plans for the future of this new marketplace.

“Sears Holdings is a leader in the online retail space, constantly evolving the online shopping experience. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we offer customers innovative online tools that provide them with the ultimate in value, choice and convenience,” said Jooma. “I look forward to speaking at Catalyst about how retailers can take advantage of our expanding marketplace.”

“We have enjoyed early success selling our products on the Sears Marketplace platform,” said Nathan Gordan, CIO of Christmas Central. “ChannelAdvisor’s support announcement will enable us to consolidate our Sears activity with the rest of our e-commerce efforts on ChannelAdvisor’s platform, and the automation capability will save us staff time and resources.”

“Sears Holdings is currently ranked in the top 10 retailers by Internet Retailer magazine, and we’re excited to be working with them to help drive the success of the third-party marketplace efforts,” said Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. “We’re also excited to have Imran keynote Catalyst for the first time, and I’m sure our customers will enjoy hearing about Sears’ plans for the marketplace.”

ChannelAdvisor customers interested in the program can apply online through the following link: http://www.channeladvisor.com/sears_marketplace.

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ChannelAdvisor is a software provider that helps retailers worldwide sell more online through channels such as marketplaces, paid search and comparison shopping, and with webstores and rich media solutions. Widely respected as the essential partner in e-commerce, ChannelAdvisor is the only company that calms the chaos of online selling by enabling retailers to submit one inventory feed to the ChannelAdvisor platform where it is translated to fit the specifications of e-commerce channels and distributed accordingly. The robust reporting capabilities of the ChannelAdvisor platform allow retailers to track their progress across e-commerce channels to make immediately actionable, performance-based decisions. For retailers of all levels of expertise, ChannelAdvisor’s industry-certified services team offers expert advice and custom service packages. In 2010, ChannelAdvisor managed $2.8 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of retailers of all sizes including Saks, Dell, Brookstone, GSI Commerce and 129 of the Internet Retailer Top 500 online retailers. ChannelAdvisor is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in New York, Seattle, Australia, Ireland, Germany and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit http://www.channeladvisor.com.

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