October 25, 2012 ChannelAdvisor Establishes Exclusive Partnership with DCi to Streamline E-Commerce for Automotive Retailers
Together, companies will demonstrate time-saving benefits of partnership at 2012 SEMA Show
Research Triangle Park, NC – October 25, 2012 – ChannelAdvisor, a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and manufacturers to increase global sales, today announced its exclusive partnership with DCi, the automotive industry’s largest creator and provider of product data and enhanced product content, to conquer the challenge of selling auto parts and accessories online. Automotive retailers can quickly and seamlessly list hundreds of thousands of auto parts by leveraging the expansive DCi product database and selling through ChannelAdvisor’s robust e-commerce platform.
“Our partnership with DCi allows sellers to identify products from the industry’s leading manufacturers through the DCi platform, and then feed those products directly into ChannelAdvisor’s solution to sell on marketplaces and direct channels,” said ChannelAdvisor Vice President of Sales Ryan Walsh. “By connecting this detailed product data with an advanced e-commerce platform, online retailers gain a competitive advantage as well as time to focus on other strategic business initiatives.”
DCi has almost 300 of the automotive aftermarket industry’s leading brands and greater than 1.5 million part numbers linked to more than 60 million combinations of year, make, model, submodel and engine type. By integrating with the ChannelAdvisor platform, automotive retailers can easily expand online sales on marketplaces such as eBay Motors, Amazon, Newegg, Sears and more using DCi’s enhanced product content with product descriptions, part numbers, dimensions, weights and photos.
“Our relationship with ChannelAdvisor brings great opportunities to our manufacturers who want to gain additional product exposure, our distributors and brick and mortar retailers who want to become multichannel marketers and the other members of the DCi ALL-Channels Sales Network,” said DCi President Mark Toebben. “By combining our electronic cataloging service model and ChannelAdvisor’s innovative software, businesses can reach all channels of distribution faster than ever before.”
ChannelAdvisor e-commerce experts and DCi representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the benefits of this new partnership at the 2012 SEMA Show taking place on October 30- November 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit ChannelAdvisor in booth 12051 North Hall, DCi in booth 33039 South Hall or request a meeting now by visiting www.channeladvisor.com/SEMA-Meeting.
“We’re excited about the ChannelAdvisor partnership with DCi,” said Trucks and Moore Internet Marketing Manager Tyler Moore. “ChannelAdvisor’s advanced technology offers a holistic platform that supports more online marketplaces than any other solution provider and offers optimal inventory management capabilities and reporting tools to improve performance. By working with both of these companies, we’ll be able to upload our 10,000 products in a fraction of the time and easily scale to additional online channels.”
ChannelAdvisor and DCi will also host a joint webinar on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. ET; 11:00 a.m. PT to further educate retailers on the benefits of this exclusive partnership. Register now to learn how to take advantage of the top e-commerce channels worldwide by automating listing with ChannelAdvisor and DCi, www.channeladvisor.com/DCi-webinar.
With over 30 years in the automotive aftermarket, DCi has grown to become the industry’s leader in electronic cataloging. Today, almost 300 brands say “Our Data Flows with DCi,” as DCi’s ALL-Channels Sales Network helps manufacturers expand product exposure and resellers leverage electronic cataloging to maximize their sales and profits and connect through the aftermarket’s complex distribution channels. Whether it’s delivering electronic cataloging content or providing a parts lookup via the web or a mobile device, DCi helps manufacturers, distributors and retail businesses compete in a rapidly-changing market.