Hiring an executive of Craig’s caliber and experience will help CommerceHub continue to accelerate growth. - Frank Poore, founder and CEO
Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 09, 2014
CommerceHub, the leading cloud-based merchandising and fulfillment platform for the largest online retailers in North America, has appointed former PayPal executive Craig Eckstrom as the company’s first Chief Revenue Officer.
In his new role, Eckstrom will focus on expanding the company’s B2B e-commerce network, increasing revenue growth, overseeing client management, and unifying the company’s portfolio of products and services for more than 8,000 clients. Eckstrom will report to CEO Frank Poore, who said the hire will accelerate CommerceHub’s already impressive growth and solidify the company’s position as the leading integrated platform for cloud-based virtual inventory fulfillment.
“Hiring an executive of Craig’s caliber and experience will help CommerceHub continue to accelerate growth,” Poore said. “We enabled $7 billion in online sales last year for some of the biggest retailers in the world by giving them access to millions of products and optimized customer delivery. As CRO, Craig will create even more opportunities for retailers to increase revenue through virtual inventory fulfillment.”
Eckstrom brings more than 30 years of industry experience to CommerceHub, including recently serving as Vice President of North America Sales and Partnerships at PayPal. In this role, Eckstrom tripled small business telesales revenue in three years by building outbound sales and lead-generation capabilities, restructuring the sales process and, and expanding the team to multiple facilities. He also led large enterprise sales and partnerships that resulted in doubling PayPal’s penetration of the Internet Retail 200, which included Wal-Mart, Apple, Home Depot, L.L.Bean and Saks. Prior to PayPal, Eckstrom served as VP Sales & Partnerships of Maryland-based Bill Me Later, where he grew revenue to $120 million and created a merchant network of more than 1,000 retail websites. Bill Me Later was ranked No. 6 on the Inc. 500 in 2007 and was acquired by eBay in 2008 for $1 billion.
“I’m thrilled by the opportunity at CommerceHub,” said Eckstrom. “I look forward to helping the company scale distribution of its B2B e-commerce solutions and better serve its clients in the thriving, local technology scene that exists in the Capital Region.”
To find out more about CommerceHub’s merchandising and fulfillment products or careers with the company, visit https://www.commercehub.com/.
For more than 16 years, CommerceHub has been providing cloud-based technologies and services that enable retailers to radically expand their product offering without inventory risk. CommerceHub makes it possible to integrate with any product source, and provides all of the tools necessary to identify new sources of products, rapidly build SKUs, and ensure the smooth the delivery of goods to customers.
Providing an unparalleled platform and scalability, CommerceHub in 2013 helped top online retailers in the US and Canada achieve $7 Billion in retail sales through drop-ship fulfillment. These expanded assortment orders were successfully processed and fulfilled directly to consumers by more than 8,000 integrated suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and 3rd party sellers.