BigCommerce partners with eBay
BigCommerce and eBay have launched a strategic partnership, enabling retailers using the BigCommerce ecommerce platform to list their products and manage their inventory on the eBay marketplace. These retailers also have access and exposure to more than 162 million global active eBay buyers.
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BigCommerce announced the news on its company blog. It explained that due to the partnership, BigCommerce sellers can seamlessly upload their existing inventory from BigCommerce to eBay, making it easy for them to manage inventory across both channels in one simple tool.
Information such as product title and description, price and quantity will be synced immediately from BigCommerce to eBay and orders will be imported to the BigCommerce platform, so retailers can fulfill orders from both channels from one place. “We both recognize that in the modern retail sector, customers’ interactions with a brand aren’t confined by channel silos. Today’s buyers shop contextually: purchasing when, where and on whatever device or channel is most convenient at that specific point in time”, the ecommerce platform writes.
eBay is also happy with the partnership. “We’re ecstatic to welcome BigCommerce merchants to our vibrant seller community”, says Hal Lawton, senior vice president of eBay North America. “We’re steadfast in our efforts to provide merchants of all sizes the tools and platform to drive their businesses and brands in a scalable, frictionless manner within today’s multichannel environment – and that is exactly what this relationship is designed to accomplish.”
Beta testing of BigCommerce’s eBay intergration will begin in the third quarter of this year.