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Emeryville, CA - November 2, 2011 - Monsoon Commerce, Inc.<http://www.monsooncommerce.com>, a preferred provider of online marketplace and e-commerce solutions for merchants, announced today the availability of its latest offering: Seller Connect<http://www.monsoonworks.com/connect>. The hosted solution is specifically designed to help small- to medium-sized businesses sell more on marketplaces like Amazon.com and eBay. Concurrently, Monsoon Commerce unveiled a new brand identity, further supporting the company's momentum and rapid expansion in providing e-commerce solutions for merchants across the globe.
With the introduction of Seller Connect, Monsoon Commerce adds to its expanding suite of e-commerce solutions: Seller Hub, Seller Edge, Seller Pro, and Order Manager, which was acquired with Stone Edge Technologies earlier this year. Seller Connect is ideal for those merchants looking to sell book and media inventory efficiently across a complete array of online marketplaces without the expense and hassle of hardware and installation costs.
"The development of Seller Connect was in direct response to the need we have heard from the seller community. It offers the perfect combination of ease of use, rapid time to value, and sophisticated capabilities-all within a simple, hosted solution," said Kanth Gopalpur, president of Monsoon Commerce. "There is significant demand in the marketplace for hosted solutions, and we are thrilled to answer that call with a product that embodies all of the best features of our existing software solutions."
Seller Connect enables merchants to process, fulfill, and ship orders placed on Amazon.com<http://www.amazon.com>, eBay<http://www.ebay.com>, Half.com<http://www.half.ebay.com/>, Alibris<http://www.alibris.com>, and the Monsoon Commerce Seller Hub partner network-which features over 30 sales channels like Barnes & Noble<http://www.barnesandnoble.com/>-in a single, secure, user-friendly interface. Merchants using Seller Connect will be able to sell more, in a more efficient manner, and realize increased profitability by taking advantage of its rich set of capabilities, including:
* Simultaneous multi-market inventory listing management
* Sophisticated and automatic pricing and repricing
* Centralized inventory management
* Efficient order management
* World-class customer support
Monsoon Commerce Rebrand
In addition to Seller Connect, Monsoon Commerce released a new corporate identity, including a redesigned website at monsooncommerce.com<http://www.monsooncommerce.com>.
"Our new identity is not only a fresh look and feel for Monsoon Commerce; it reflects our new position in the e-commerce landscape. We have experienced significant growth over the last couple of years, with a doubling in staff, new office locations, and multiple new products," said Casey Carey, vice president of marketing. "Our new brand reflects the sophisticated solutions we offer our customers every day. At the same time, it provides a platform for our future as we continue to grow and expand."
About Monsoon Commerce
Monsoon Commerce solutions and experts help e-commerce merchants to succeed online. More than 20,000 online merchants use Monsoon Commerce-and more than 90% of them have realized increased sales as a result. Learn more at monsooncommerce.com<http://www.monsooncommerce.com>.