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Ecommerce North 2017

Manchester is a good place to be for any eCommerce retailer and today I was at the eCommerce Show North. My aim was to meet exhibitors and find out what’s new in the eCommerce field so that I can help the businesses I meet. There was definitely a good vibe there in quite a relaxed setting.

Most of the time I have a very busy schedule, so today was a good opportunity to catch-up with a few friends in the eCommerce world. It was great to meet Matt & Dave from UnderstandingE and John Hays. I learnt a lot from the exhibitors I met and thought it will be good to share a bit about them:

#1 Xsellco is a productivity software that enables online sellers to communicate well with their sellers and they have cool tools like Amazon repricer to help you win the buy box and Feedback five to get more reviews on your product.

Contact: Alan Gibbons



#2 Visualsoft is an all in one multichannel software that helps you build your online presence through a website, eBay and Amazon. Their solution fits someone who is just starting up to someone who is looking for alternative solutions.

“80% of our new customers have migrated from another system. So, we are definitely helping online sellers grow their business.”  – Martin Walker, Head of Sale

Contact: Martin Walker



#3 Pricesearcher is a product search engine and it is free for sellers to add products. It is at the growth stage and they are quite keen to include your product data and send you traffic.

They will take your Google shopping feed and it is a very easy way to extend your website reach.

Contact: Thomas J. Vosper



#4 InterCultural Elements are a fantastic company and I have only heard good thing about them from my clients. Based in Germany, they provide you with language translation for your product listings and also help you manage customer support and returns. All of their services are handled by native speakers, so you have better product listings in the language that your customers understand.

Contact: John Waterhouse


Intercultural Elements

#5 Promotional Handling provides fulfilment and warehousing services to online retailers. Their system can integrate with any website platform and marketplaces.

Contact: Laura Palmer


Promotional Handling

#6 PROSKU has a unique inventory system solution for any wholesalers looking to expand online. Once your stock is scanned in, it will be immediately available to sell online.

Contact: Helen Pargeter



#7 The Big Word helps you translate your products via integrated system. The can link with your site and provide you with translation service continuously.

They also provide translation service on a adhoc basis @ £180.00 for 1000 words.

Contact: Natalie MacDonald



#8 Leeds Digital Festival is an annual festival to celebrate tech in the North. As a part of this we organised Leeds Online Seller Meetup last year and it was taken very positively. We will see you again in 2018.

Contact: Graham Ponton


Leeds Digital Festival

#9 Pimberly is a cloud-based Product Information Management (PIM) system that helps online retailers create data to list on Amazon, eBay, Google or website.

It is normally a struggle to get the data side of the process right and generally, it takes lots of time to get organised. Pimberly takes this stress away from your business.

Contact: Martin Balaam



#10 Plentymarkets is a leading e-commerce provider in the UK. With HQ in Germany, Plentymarkets helps online sellers, small or large to expand via their own website platform and marketplaces.

Contact: Carsten Brassel



#11 Digitl is The UK’s only dedicated marketplace agency and Darren, the founder, has 20 years of experience. They have done commendable jobs for many retailers including Suzuki, Prettylittlething and they can help you expand online quickly and efficiently.

Contact: Darren Rattcliffe



It was a good opportunity to meet all these providers and I’m very thankful to Martyn who put together a really useful event. I am sure everyone who attended got a lot out of it.

Online Seller UK is a Manchester-based business providing eCommerce training courses, events and consultancy. If you are selling online or starting to sell online, join us in our monthly Manchester Online Seller Meetup @Innospace between 6 – 8 pm. You will learn a new thing every time!


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