UPS simplifies e-commerce for SMEs


UPS has announced that ChannelAdvisor, a provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions, is offering its services to qualified small and medium-sized business (SMB) e-commerce customers at a discounted rate. ChannelAdvisor will join 35 other vendors in UPS’ Customer Technology Program. Since 2003, the programme has been supporting selected small and medium-sized by helping them purchase hardware, software, peripherals such as printers, and discounted packaging solutions from vendors that also work with UPS. Other UPS’s initiatives to support SMB have been rolled out earlier in July 2019.

ChannelAdvisor allows brands and retailers to manage, optimise, and fulfil the sale of their merchandise on more than 130 marketplaces globally, including Amazon, eBay, Google Shopping Actions, and Walmart through its suite of automation and analytics tools. According to UPS, ChannelAdvisor will help brands and retailers streamline their operations to achieve cost-saving efficiencies while meeting consumer expectations for fulfilment.

UPS services are integrated within ChannelAdvisor, allowing business customers to use the ChannelAdvisor platform and complete operations including managing order fulfilment to U.S. and international consumers, printing UPS shipping and return labels, monitoring shipping costs.

“Our relationship with ChannelAdvisor gives customers of all sizes, who are shipping internationally or domestically, access to a powerful platform to help them grow their businesses. It provides a great opportunity to combine the tools our customers need to cost-effectively drive their operations forward”, said Bill Smith, Marketing Vice President, UPS.

 “We’re excited to collaborate with UPS,” says Paul Colucci, Vice President, North America Sales and Global Business Development at ChannelAdvisor. “Together, we can offer brands and retailers a competitive edge in the global arena where shipping and logistics are critical to e-commerce success. Global e-commerce expansion is within reach for businesses eager to elevate their brand’s online presence across multiple marketplaces.”

Source: UPS