SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GearLaunch, the leading E2E commerce platform, today announced a new integration with Shopify. A pilot group of Shopify’s top-performing drop shippers will gain access to GearLaunch’s array of curated, print-on-demand products and backend operational support services such as customer service and global supply chain logistics. Additionally, GearLaunch’s existing user base can continue to access GearLaunch’s post-purchase services through new or existing Shopify accounts.
“From day one we have seen parallel use of the GearLaunch and Shopify platforms,” said GearLaunch Founder and CEO Thatcher Spring. “Now that these two ecommerce leaders have joined forces we feel the sum is greater than the parts.”
An increasing number of online retailers are capitalizing on drop ship and print-on-demand opportunities but have until now struggled with the sector’s current limitations. Long ship times, lack of customer support and undifferentiated product offerings inhibit opportunity and leave the sector vulnerable to competition and poor customer experiences. In response, GearLaunch has developed an array of high-quality, customizable products that ship on-demand from the United States. Most products ship within 48 hours and all are supported by GearLaunch’s in-house customer service – a critical component of customer satisfaction and loyalty.
"Smaller independent entrepreneurs have so far only had crude tools with which to pursue the inventory-free ecommerce model,” said Leslie Hand, Vice President for IDC Retail Insights. “We are now seeing significant advancements in the space that will help smaller players capitalize on this opportunity, maintain and even grow market share as they incorporate specialized skills and intimate market knowledge to facilitate what the large incumbent marketplace platforms might not readily replicate.”
GearLaunch not only offers the most complete and sophisticated E2E commerce platform to date, but also provides a host of business operations support and logistics services such as production, shipping and personalized customer support for buyers.
“My primary growth strategy is to focus my daily efforts on the most critical and productive tasks possible,” said GearLaunch merchant Nishant Bhardwaj. “A deep integration between Shopify and GearLaunch will allow me to combine my various online properties and return precious minutes and hours to productive time.”
With a continuously growing catalogue of product offerings, GearLaunch’s 2,500 merchants generated more than $90 million in product sales last year. Now, with GearLaunch’s beta Shopify integration, any online-centric merchant selling through Shopify can take advantage of GearLaunch’s platform from anywhere on the globe.
With wide availability expected in late 2017, both Shopify and GearLaunch users can sign up to join the beta test group at: http://info.gearlaunch.com/gearlaunch-shopify-app-early-access
Founded in 2013 by a team of e-commerce, CPG and retail industry veterans, GearLaunch offers a sophisticated platform for E2E commerce, a rapidly emerging category that focuses on the full e-commerce value chain. The company provides the tools and resources for online retailers to build completely independent and scalable online businesses, giving them complete control of their customer relationships and enabling infinite scale. With more than $90 million in sales during 2016 and 4.5 million products sold to date across more than 2500 merchant sites, GearLaunch customers range from regional and specialty outlets to large global brands.