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Listing and Shipping Companies Partner to Help Sellers Expand

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Listing and Shipping Companies Partner to Help Sellers Expand

Two companies that provide services to online sellers have partnered to help sellers expand to new channels while streamlining operations and saving money on shipping.

MoreCommerce and ShipStation kicked off their partnership with a promotion called the “Million Dollar Funded Shipping” program.

The first 2,000 merchants who sign up for MoreCommerce and connect their accounts to ShipStation will receive $500 in shipping credits to cover up to $5 of shipping costs for each of the first 100 orders sold and shipped through the MoreCommerce distribution supported marketplaces.

MoreCommerce calls itself a “network of businesses that empower modern global trade for small and medium sized businesses.” Readers may recognize its Auctiva, Vendio, OpenSky, and 11 Main brands.

Alibaba had owned MoreCommerce, but according to today’s announcement, Michael Schnapf owns the company.* Schnapf was an executive at Digital River in the early days of ecommerce and also spent time at GSI Commerce before joining OpenSky.

MoreCommerce said the joint commitment to fund up to $1 million in shipping costs aims to help merchants and, in particular, SMBs (small- and medium-sized businesses) grow by expanding to new marketplaces and adopting technology that increases efficiency.

ShipStation supports sellers on multiple channels with its multi-carrier platform that offers integrations with over 300 shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers and fulfillment services, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, Shopify, and BigCommerce.

Sellers interested in the promotion can learn more on the MoreCommerce website.

Update 8/23/2022: MoreCommerce Chief Revenue Officer Todd Frostad confirmed that Michael Schnapf acquired the company’s assets from Alibaba in December 2019. MoreCommerce owns Auctiva, Vendio, StoreNvy, OpenSky, Dot&Bo, 11Main and Gemafina. “These brands along with the MoreCommerce marketplace services all operate under the corporate umbrella of MoreCommerce Inc.,” he said.

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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). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.