The sales using a single online market place such as Amazon, eBay or own online store website itself is a highly demanding affair, it will take some time to get acquainted with the settings and the routine steps in the store management section of these stores. After working with these settings in single stores successfully, you will get to a point where your online sales need further expansion to other sales channels and simultaneously operate these stores and at that point, it is highly recommended to integrate multi-channel eCommerce management systems with the market places you are in. The multi-channel eCommerce management systems help you to manage the stock, process orders, create invoices, process and dispatch the products across the multiple sales platforms using a single command centre. The Channelgrabber, Channeladvisor, Linnworks and the StoreFeeder are the popular software in this arena. The following is a comparative observation about the Channelgrabber, Channeladvisor, Linnworks and the StoreFeeder.
Channelgrabber online sales channel integration software offers content optimization, one-click automated listings, order management, stock management across multiple sales platforms, billing and shipping management options. Their base plan starts from $120 per month and this pricing makes them accessible for small businesses.
Its a powerful multi-channel eCommerce management tool for the medium and large-sized businesses. The integration may take a few complex steps that may be time-consuming to set up. The Channel advisor claims to be “Much More Than a Platform” and they give focus to increase the sales and customer engagement. Pricing is not publicly available.
The users can integrate almost all sales platforms, web stores, couriers using Linnworks. Their plans start from $250 per month. Linnworks is not entirely web-only application hence the desktop installation is required and this can be its major disadvantage when you need to access store management software from anywhere without the local installation of the software.
It is from the Royal Mail group. The charges start from £225 per month, their pricing is based on the annual turnover and the number of users you need in the StoreFeeder software.