Archive for September, 2009 in Las Vegas

September 25, 2009

I have been in Las Vegas this week at There appeared to be more vendors and attendees than last year which is surprising given the economic climate. Just proves ecommerce is a good investment in a downturn. It has also been a useful visit to catch up with our partners face to face, e.g. Demandware, Coremetrics, etc. and talk about strategies. I am now about to board my flight home.

eCommera raises £5m in second round of funding

September 25, 2009

Myself and the rest of the management team have been working hard this year to secure a second round of funding. More details can be found here.

Demandware 2.10

September 16, 2009

We have just completed upgrading all eCommera retailers to Demandware 2.10. Demandware 2.10 is a major upgrade and includes powerful new Searchandising functionality.

Using Demandware 2.10 our retailers are able to specify sort orders at any level within the category hierarchy, e.g. Sort the following category, Mens > Clothing > Underwear, by blend of, Date Added (desc, 10%), Stock (desc, 10%), Sales Velocity (desc, 10%), Margin (desc, 20%), Relevancy (desc, 50%). This functionality increases the efficiency of merchandisers and should increase revenues.

Additionally retailers are now able to define Dynamic Customer Segments and therefore display different promotional content to different customer segments, e.g. display DVD player promotion to customers who have bought a TV in the last 60 days.

These are just two examples of the powerful new functionality available in the eCommera CoreCommerce platform.


September 11, 2009

I am pleased to announce that we are in the process of adding PayPal integration to the eCommera CoreCommerce platform. My team are hard at work on this and we hope the PayPal integration will be available to our retailers in Oct 2009.

The eCommera CoreCommerce platform currently supports the following payment / fraud integrations, DataCash, PPT, PBS / Auriga and The Third Man.

European Expansion

September 11, 2009

I am in Helsinki, Finland today for the kick off meeting for one of our new retailers. This will be a true multi-language (11 languages initially) and multi-currency (6 currencies) website. The website will also have B2B functionality in addition to B2C.

My team are also very close to launching our first website in Denmark just in time for Christmas trading.

Expansion in tough economic times

September 11, 2009

Despite the tough economic climate eCommera is still expanding and I have recently recruited an additional Project Manager and an additional Solutions Architect to deal with new on-boardings and in life enhancements.

I am also continuing to expand our offshore operation in Sofia, Bulgaria where we have recently recruited additional, Developers, Test Analysts / QA Analysts and Technical Support Analysts. We now have many tens of people in our Sofia office.