Alibris Holdings Is Now Monsoon Commerce Solutions
Corporate identity and realignment now more accurately reflect the company's myriad offerings for helping sellers and retail partners to grow their e-commerce businesses
EMERYVILLE, CA—September 22, 2010— Monsoon Commerce Solutions, Inc. (formerly Alibris Holdings, Inc.) today announced its new name and organizational structure, which has been redesigned to better address the needs of its online seller and retail-partner customers.
"We provide tools and services that help our global network of independent sellers and leading retailers grow their businesses online; we will drive over $450 million in sales to over 15,000 participating sellers this year," announced Brian Elliott, CEO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions. "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."
Monsoon Commerce Solutions has aligned the best resources from Alibris and Monsoon to address the needs of its three customer groups: retailers, sellers, and buyers.
Marketplace Services provides white label marketplace solutions to leading retailers like Borders, Chapters Indigo (Canada), Chegg, and Waterstone's (UK). The Marketplace Services group powers over two dozen partners, enabling them to sell all or any subset of the 120 million books, movies, videogames, and music items offered through the Alibris and Monsoon seller networks. Based on technology investments made over the past four years, as well as over a decade of operating experience, Marketplace Services offers retailers and wholesalers a range of solutions that leverage the power of online marketplaces, including integrated Web services, partner-branded hosted Web stores, bulk purchasing tools, and customized integration packages.
"We've invested heavily—and will continue to invest—in creating a range of options that enable leading retailers, wholesalers, and online businesses to tap into the power of global marketplaces. We help our partners build profitable growth and increase customer loyalty by bringing our sellers' unsurpassed selection and low prices to each partner's customers," said Elliott. "As more retailers expand online, we help them grow by leveraging the infrastructure and experience we've built over the past decade."
Selling Solutions brings together the best of the Alibris Seller Hub and Monsoon Works capabilities, providing sellers with industry-leading tools for selling across leading marketplaces such as Amazon.com, Buy.com, eBay, and more. The Selling Solutions group provides sellers with product pricing and market intelligence that enable sellers to grow rapidly and compete more effectively and profitably online. In addition to enhancing its industry-leading media product suite, Selling Solutions will continue to develop new and innovative tools for sellers across a wide variety of consumer goods categories.
Alibris Retail brings together book lovers with independent sellers of books, music, movies, and more. Through its core marketplace (www.alibris.com), as well as its dedicated U.K. and library marketplaces (www.alibris.co.uk and library.alibris.com), Alibris Retail delivers unsurpassed selection through its worldwide network of booksellers, textbook sellers, self-published authors, and more.
"This is a dynamic time in our company's history and an exciting time to be supporting sellers and retailers online," said Elliott. "With online retail leading overall retail growth, marketplace functionality is a critical channel that brings greater selection and lower-priced alternatives to buyers everywhere."
About Monsoon Commerce Solutions
Monsoon Commerce Solutions helps online sellers and retailers grow their sales through online marketplaces. We offer the industry's most advanced—and most successful—selling solutions and tools for retailers and merchants.
Monsoon Commerce Solutions leverages the technology, industry expertise, and global logistics capabilities of two online marketplace leaders: Alibris and Monsoon. Together, we drive sales growth for our customers through our three business groups: Selling Services, Marketplace Services, and Alibris Retail. Learn more at www.monsooncommerce.com.
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