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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2375 - September 22, 2010 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 4

Alibris Parent Retructures, Renames to Monsoon Commerce Solutions

By Ina Steiner
September 22, 2010

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The parent of Alibris has changed its name to Monsoon Commerce Solutions Inc. and has reorganized to address the needs of its three customer groups: retailers, sellers, and buyers. Alibris and Monsoon had merged in February.

The new Marketplace Services group provides white label marketplace solutions to leading retailers such as Borders, and enables over two dozen partners to sell the 120 million books, movies, videogames, and music items offered through the Alibris and Monsoon seller networks. The group offers integrated Web services, partner-branded hosted Web stores, bulk purchasing tools and customized integration packages.

The Selling Solutions group brings together Alibris Seller Hub and Monsoon Works, providing sellers with tools for selling across marketplaces such as Amazon.com, Buy.com and eBay.

The Alibris Retail group consists of its core marketplace (www.alibris.com) and its dedicated U.K. and library marketplaces (www.alibris.co.uk and library.alibris.com).

In a press statement, Brian Elliott, CEO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions, said "On the heels of the successful merger of Monsoon with Alibris, we're excited to launch a new corporate identity and organization that better represent the breadth of our customer base and demonstrate our commitment to help our sellers and retail partners grow their businesses." He said Monsoon will drive over $450 million in sales to over 15,000 participating sellers this year.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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