October 1, 2012, 12:00 AM

Monsoon Commerce lands new funding and a new CEO

It plans to use the money to make it easier for retailers to man­age orders and product pricing.

Monsoon Commerce, the e-commerce platform provider that owns book e-retailer Alibris.com, last month captured $8 million in new funding, which it plans to use to upgrade its products to make it easier for retailers to manage orders and product pricing across multiple sales channels. It also netted a new CEO in Kanth Gopalpur, an e-commerce technology veteran who founded Powells.com, the online arm of Powell's Books Inc.

Gopalpur succeeds Brian Elliott, who had been Monsoon's CEO since 2007. The company says it plans to launch in the second quarter of 2013 its first software-as-a-service, or SaaS, technology platform. The Internet-hosted SaaS platform will be targeted to retailers with annual sales ranging from $500,000 to $50 million. Monsoon last year purchased order management and supply chain technology vendor Stone Edge Technologies Inc. in an all-cash transaction.

paul@verticalwebmedia.com

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From The IR Blog

FPO

Brian Smyth / E-Commerce

How online retailers can price for profit in the age of data

The first step to eradicate price warfare in the retail industry is to widen the ...

FPO

Rob Garf / E-Commerce

The end of seasonal promotions and what it means for retailers

Retail sales vary relatively little between January and October as consumers buy when it’s convenient ...

Advertisement