ChannelAdvisor

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ChannelAdvisor offers the total package for retailers. With a unique blend of best-in-class technology and world-class managed services expertise, we make it easy for retailers to master the challenge of connecting with consumers.

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ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Sherif M.</span>
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"Great Platform! Has been a Catalyst to our significant sales growth"

What do you like best?

Channel Advisor has exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The scalibility of the platform is tremendous. We have hundreds of thousands of products loaded and published to marketplaces. The ease of launching in new marketplaces is also great. We are now selling on Amazon, Walmart, eBay and NewEgg from one platform. Has reduced a significant amount of manual work and freed us to focus on growing the business! The Channel Advisor team is also amazing to work with. They have supported our growth and are a true partner.

What do you dislike?

The cost of CA is a tier 1 solution which is definitely an investment. But with a tier 1 solution comes major features and scale.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to learn the platform and own the success of the implementation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increasing our presence in multiple online marketplaces. Significantly increasing our product count.

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ChannelAdvisor review by User
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"Great experience with Channel Advisor"

What do you like best?

We've had a really good experience with our strategy manager. We have weekly calls to review performance and strategy for the week ahead, but she manages the day to day operations for us.

What do you dislike?

We've had some issues with our product feed and revenue reporting showing accurately. I wouldn't necessarily say this is the fault of Channel Advisor as any software is bound to have issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use ChannelAdvisor for our keywords campaign, CSE shopping, and marketplace shopping. Our keywords campaign is one of our biggest revenue drivers and we have been seeing an increase for the past three years. I have to give full credit to our account manager for her efforts, and we are in the process of getting a new account manager which will be very telling to us about the success of this program.

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ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Jennifer P.</span>
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"Long-time customer, long-term relationship"

What do you like best?

My favorite thing about working with Channel Advisor is the relationship I have with our Campaign Manager. We have had several over the years and they have all been excellent. They balance a serious focus on ROI and campaign growth with your specific business goals. They are highly reliable and transparent on actions and dollars. They are incredibly responsive to issues, questions, and have provided a good education for my team over the years as well. Channel Advisor will give you what is really an agency-like, white glove experience for marketing teams that don't have the time or experience to manage Shopping campaigns on a daily basis. We have been clients for over 10 years.

What do you dislike?

The cost is on the high side. However, if you don't have the internal resources to dedicate, they provide a great convenience and easy relationship. They will let you be as involved or uninvolved as you need to be and can be trusted to make good decisions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A relationship with Channel Advisor feels very personal- your Campaign Manager is dedicated to your success and accessible at any time. If something breaks, they fix it. If something is weird with your data feed, they get to the bottom of it. If you are not a Digital Marketing expert, they will patiently teach you.

If you want to hand off Shopping campaigns and not have to worry about them, Channel Advisor is a great investment. If you are highly involved in Shopping campaigns and don't want to give that up, it may not be worth the price tag.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lack of internal expertise and resources to dedicate specifically to Shopping campaigns. We have a consultant that manages AdWords for our team, but Shopping is requires a slightly different level of experience managing data, product catalogs, etc. Our Campaign Manager has excellent relationships with the different websites and services that we would never have time to cultivate. We have seen consistent year on year growth on our return from Shopping campaigns due to Channel Advisor.

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ChannelAdvisor review by <span>James A.</span>
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"Educational and Inspirational"

What do you like best?

The seamless access to multiple marketplaces and the ability to unify those marketplaces into one user-friendly platform.

What do you dislike?

No phone support, however, the SSC does a great job in routing your specific question to the appropriate department and most questions are answered very quickly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it time. It's not going to happen overnight, and most of the success depends on you. Trying to do this yourself will be almost impossible. The channeladvisor team are experts in this arena and continue to offer exclusive benefits by being a channeladvisor customer. The benefits from just attending Catalyst have led to lasting relationships that make resolving issues faster and easier. Network. Talk to people. Be curious. But do not think that channeladvisor has solved all your problems. You will still have problems, and you always will with or without channeladvisor, but at least you have a team in your corner when problems do arise that can assist you and get you back on track quickly. ChannelAdvisor has been an integral part of our success and continues to be everyday.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marketplace integrations issues have been solved from simply meeting the right person. This year, we were able to meet with the proper rep and she's already put us in touch with an account manager. Last year, we listened to marketplace trends and channeladvisor recommendations and made an educated decision which has resulted in a substantial increase in sales.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Cory A.</span>
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"Fantastic e-commerce technology!"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of the data feeds and how you can automatically have your data transformed as it is being sent out to multiple channels simultaneously.

What do you dislike?

I have no dislikes that come to mind. The system is so flexible that we can almost always find a way to solve a problem if it comes up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We love ChannelAdvisor. We have been using them for 10 years and it would be very difficult for us to do business efficiently without their software. Their system allow us to transform data in almost infinite ways to match any data feed specification. The integrations to different platforms such as Amazon and ebay is next to none. We also use them to transfer inventory data and sales data back and forth to our website platform. Life would be rough without them.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Abdul A.</span>
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"Worth Your Money!!!"

What do you like best?

Great system for anyone trying to expand their business. I honestly Do not know how I could have managed expanding my business with ChannelAdvisor. I would recommend to anyone and everyone, you will not be disappointed with ChannelAdvisor. I love how super easy it is to upload products on different channels.You do it with literally two or three clicks. Then your whole catalog is uploaded.

What do you dislike?

Maybe they can make uploading images a little easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Channel Advisor is the way to go. Forget all the others. ChannelAdvisor is a one stop shop and its super easy to integrate with. I literally integrated with 5 different market places in one week. If it wasn't for ChannelAdvisor, it would've taken about 5 months to integrate. This is by far the best choice to make.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Consumer Electronics
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"The Best Feed Management Vendor"

What do you like best?

We used ChannelAdvisor for PPC bid automation and feed management. Their PPC bid automation was adequate, but their feed management solution is second to none. Between their built-in rules engine, lookup tables and complete configurability, ChannelAdvisor is heads-and-toes above the competitors I tried. Additionally, they have a great support system, between online documentation and easily accessible human support.

What do you dislike?

With the functionality comes a higher price. That would be my only major gripe.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have simple feed requirements, it's possible you can get by with a less expensive feed management tool. If you need to do more heavy lifting, or more customization, ChannelAdvisor should be considered.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Depending on your vendor stack, feed management can get to be a burden. It seems like every vendor needs a custom feed, as well as every CSE. ChannelAdvisor makes implementing new feeds and changing existing feeds very easy, without any relying on IT resources.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Travis W.</span>
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"Very effective and user friendly."

What do you like best?

I love to ease of being able to have our orders from eBay be transmitted directly to our Netsuite system. It makes life easier and makes recording and tracking the orders much easier as well. Anyone that sells a good amount on eBay should look into this for transmitting the orders into a separate order and billing system. The customer can easily order and have their payment processed through the same system. It save the customer time and makes my life a littler easier on this side. I would definitely recommend.

What do you dislike?

It is very limited as to what you can do with the program. Especially with the limited amount of companies that will use this to transmit the orders over. Luckily, we use netsuite for our order and billing system and it is actually flawless when it comes to pushing the orders through.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a company that sells on eBay, Amazon, or any other online retailer, then this will definitely benefit you in some way. Having the customer's order automatically drop into your system is an extra step that has been taken out, it make it very nice. If you are on the fence about trying this program, give the trial a shot. I don't think you will disapointed with the overall functionality of the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We sell on eBay and Amazon and having these orders automatically drop into our ordering system saves a tremendous amount of time.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Internet
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"Stay away from this company"

What do you like best?

Nothing, The entire experience with them has been complete hell

What do you dislike?

Poor project management, blames the customer for their failures, wasting my time and costing me money

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stay away! Don't believe their sales BS

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At this point nothing. Other than already paying them for $8k for monthly fees and not being on a single marketplace, I can say the only benefit I have is that I realize I can be susceptible to snake oil salesperson's BS.

I started a contract with them four months ago and the the project manager I received is a disaster. She cannot manage the simplest task. Every time we have conferences to review completed work, it turns into me explaining requirements that we had already reviewed before. It was supposed to take 4-6 weeks to get me live, we are nearly four months in and we are still not live.

Every time I have complained to management, instead of trying to fix the problem they blame me by talking about how I failed to provide insignificant deliverables to them. When I provide hard proof that my project manager is at fault, I get no response at all.

I cannot say enough. Stay away from this company.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Furniture
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"Good software but not the best company"

What do you like best?

CA is probably the best solution in the marketplace for sellers wanting to offer goods on multiple marketplaces. The software is comprehensive and relatively easy to learn and use. It is also stable with few day-to-day problems.

What do you dislike?

It is also the most expensive solution out there (by far) and they require a one year contract. In addition, they are not easy to break away from when the contract expires. They continued to charge us even after our contract expired and forced us to go through our bank and credit card company to recover the extra charges. We also found them very inflexible. You pretty much have to accept it is their way or the highway.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look before you make a one year leap.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

See above

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Travis H.</span>
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"Great solution for managing companies e-commerce!"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy how well the product integrates into my web based platform. I have changed providers recently and it seemed to carry over without too much hassle. All things considering.

What do you dislike?

Not much to complain about. Any concerns that I have had I have previously reached out about and solved without too much trouble at all!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great work keep it up!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like many small companies with e-commerce there were speed bumps and needing a little hand holding to get past them. This provided a great bit of support and crutch to lean on in the early stages.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Hazel K.</span>
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"Excellent Company"

What do you like best?

ChannelAdvisor has helped us launch and grow our e-commerce business. They have so much experience and insight in e-commerce and marketplaces that has guided us through the growth of our business.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a way to speak by phone with Customer Support when necessary. They have an online ticket system which works fine in most cases, but with complex or time sensitive issues, it would be great to be able to pick up the phone and talk to an expert.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Juggling inventory between several marketplaces. Centralizing data updates in one system. Integrating with marketplaces, shipping and inventory management software systems.

ChannelAdvisor review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"A Great Way to Manage Multiple Sales Channels"

What do you like best?

Channeladvisor is comprehensive and covers just about everything an online merchant needs. It's up to date with the most current programs in each online sales channels and the customer service is really good.

What do you dislike?

Because ChannelAdvisor is so comprehensive, there are times where the user friendly experience is hidden by all the more technical options. If the user interface can be tweaked to have a more intuitive design, it would help a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to manage multiple sales channels such as Ebay, Sears, Newegg, and Amazon. ChannelAdvisor definitely allowed us to bring all the channels into one convenient place.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Cynthia Q.</span>
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"A huge time-saver when marketing items to multiple marketplaces, but not the greatest support"

What do you like best?

The technology itself is rather good; and we certainly could not do as much business as we do on marketplaces without a system like Channel Advisor. Centralized, yet flexible, item management is the only way to go when streamlining listings on multiple marketplaces. Also, the ability to auto-integrate order pick-up, refunds, payments, etc. is very valuable.

What do you dislike?

Customer support is pretty bad. Once you open a ticket, the answer is almost always 'we need to escalate the issue to the engineers', which can take days or weeks. It can be a frustrating process. Honestly, we usually get faster answers from the forum than the actual support.

The marketplaces they are integrated with officially work great, and are pretty seamless. However, if you choose to use their optional feeds to integrate with other marketplaces, the integration can be pretty bumpy. I realize it's optional, but we would like to see them offer 'official' integration with many more marketplaces. (esp. 11 Main)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read, read, read the support docs and browse the forums before implementing. Implement a single marketplace at a time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For streamlining selling on 3rd party marketplaces, it is a must-have. Our volume and growth would not be near where it is now without CA as a partner.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Nick R.</span>
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"Unsurpassed industry knowledge"

What do you like best?

Using managed services we receive a dedicated account manager that works with us almost daily to improve sales, listings, and address issues.

What do you dislike?

Over the last several years there really hasn't been anything we have disliked. Any issue we may have had was addressed and corrected quickly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been a brick and mortar retailer for many years with limited knowledge of third party marketplaces. ChannelAdvisor has helped us successfully enter this space.

ChannelAdvisor review by Executive Sponsor in Retail
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"Customer Focused and Growth Oriented"

What do you like best?

Very customer focused. They are very open to exploring new strategies, and they bring their expertise to bear as we grow our business. They are aligned with our objectives - always asking about how they can help us grow and be more successful.

What do you dislike?

The support center could be a bit more user friendly. A lot of content is available, but the search functionality makes it hard to find relevant information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product catalog transformation and syndication across a variety of partner platforms. We have been able to spin up new partnerships in a matter of days vs. weeks.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Textiles
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"Amazon for Beginners"

What do you like best?

This product makes it insanely easy to sell on Amazon

What do you dislike?

There’s a lot of depth to this program, which gives a little bit of a learning curve.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a great way to organize all of your product and information for selling online

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Jack D.</span>
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"Channel Advisor The best in the business"

What do you like best?

We like the capabilities of customizing all the required and Unrequired fields for the marketplaces

What do you dislike?

Product listing is a little slow to get to market places

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good CHoice

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Channel Advisor allows us to create an item ONE time and it can hit all the marketplace within a few hours

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Tim P.</span>
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"Great company and support,"

What do you like best?

It has a wide range of possibilities. It can do just about anything you want to with the proper experience

What do you dislike?

Difficult to get all products up and running through the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing inventory through all marketplaces in one location.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Design
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"Excellent eCommerce Platform!!!"

What do you like best?

We have been using Channel Advisor for 1 year and now selling on Jet, Walmart, Sears, Newegg and Amazon. It is nice to be able to have all of our orders fulfilled through one system from several different marketplaces.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to have direct support instead of having to open a support case every time you have an issue.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing inventory in one system is convenient. Integrating with new marketplaces has been very beneficial.

ChannelAdvisor review by User
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"Wonderful too for marketplace management, with limitations"

What do you like best?

The ability to manipulate mass amounts of data in order to send to different marketplaces.

What do you dislike?

They have a problem work being able to handle data for large companies with lots of skus.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Support is not the best but super easy to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to manipulate data in bulk, via business rules and other tools that allow is to change the data quickly to each marketplaces needs.

ChannelAdvisor review by Executive Sponsor in Internet
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"ChannelAdvisor is your in-house solution for managing marketplace growth"

What do you like best?

ChannelAdvisor provides you with a personal analyst to manage your Amazon store so you can focus on the core parts of your business

What do you dislike?

ChannelAdvisor adds one more step to the process which can slow update times to the marketplace.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ChannelAdvisor keeps an eye on marketplaces which frees up my team to focus on our core business and spend our knowledge and resources growing our brand.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Semiconductors
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"Awesome Company"

What do you like best?

Incredibly helpful customer support. Reliable platform, easy to access.

What do you dislike?

Can be a bit costly especially when trying to integrate with other systems. Does listing services well, IMS and Shipping side is not perfect.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Operating on 14 channels is incredibly complicated when it comes to launching products. With channeladvisor we create the product once and it gets to all of our merchant accounts.

ChannelAdvisor review by <span>Kim H.</span>
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"Highly recommended"

What do you like best?

Manage all your marketplaces in one place. Great product.

What do you dislike?

Takes some time to learn, become familiar with product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing many marketplaces in one place

ChannelAdvisor review by User
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"Great Service!"

What do you like best?

Their integrity, they are a great company to work with and I highly recommend them.

What do you dislike?

Their is no connection with etsy at the moment, our only complaint at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our entire ecommerce operation has vastly improved. They have taken us to a completely new level.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Apparel & Fashion
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"Great Platform, great people."

What do you like best?

Platform is very user friendly with many modules to help guide you in making good business decisions.

What do you dislike?

Would like the ability to export our inventory information on an automated basis.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting good structured data built for our inventory that can be passed to multiple Marketplaces.

ChannelAdvisor review by Administrator in Computer Hardware
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"Alright but pricey"

What do you like best?

That it combines all selling platforms into one interface

What do you dislike?

The cost, ruthless aggressive sales people

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like the idea but to expensive

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to launch our full product line

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Consumer Goods
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"Great for mapping data, poor for managing bids."

What do you like best?

They integrate well with a wide selection of online merchants.

What do you dislike?

For comparison shopping engine management, you still have to login to each individually to set bids. Doesn't save time or resource at all.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mapping and delivering one data feed to a variety of different comparison shopping engines.

ChannelAdvisor review by User in Retail
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"Had a very bad experience..."

What do you like best?

Nothing, their reporting was terrible, people were not nice and just an oerall bad experience

What do you dislike?

Everything, JR account people, no continuity

Recommendations to others considering the product

no!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PPC, competitive shopping

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