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aCommerce launches new connector to link Shopify stores to order management platform

Bangkok, Thailand – E-commerce enabler aCommerce announced the release of its new connector that will help data streams from Shopify to the former’s proprietary omnichannel order management platform EcommerceIQ.

The connector is aimed at helping e-commerce managers keep track of their multiple sales channels switching between marketplaces, social commerce, and direct-to-consumer dashboards to monitor their online business. 

It is also expected to enable a smooth flow of products, inventory, sales orders, returns, delivery updates, and all related data between EcommerceIQ and Shopify.

The connector is secured by EcommerceIQ’s proprietary tokenized module and will automatically consume and synchronise order information, inventory, and pricing control through a unified panel.

Upon its release, aCommerce’s existing partners will have the opportunity to be among the first to opt in and sample its capabilities with full EIQ integration. The connector will then be brought to the broader market in the next few months following the pilot.

“We are thrilled about the upcoming release of what this new connector can bring to our clients and the wider market,” said Roberto Kauffmann, aCommerce’s group chief product officer.

He added, “For our brand clients, this Shopify and EcommerceIQ turnkey integration-as-a-service allows us to simply add and operate Shopify stores as an additional channel. Likewise, brands wishing to launch a store or existing Shopify merchants, can now easily scale up their business by tapping into our fulfillment and other EcommerceIQ services almost instantly. It also provides clients with centralized multichannel monitoring and insights that are vital for professional ecommerce.”

Paul Srivorakul, aCommerce group chief executive officer, also commented, “Direct-to-consumer is a crucial piece of the puzzle. With the new public integration, our clients will have a 360 view of their operations, where they can manage and optimize their ecommerce business. This is an opportunity for brands and merchants to leverage their existing marketplace presence and create an efficient multi-channel strategy.”

aCommerce was previously tapped by Shopify Plus to be its first partner in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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Shopify Plus names aCommerce as first partner in ID, TH, and PH

Bangkok, Thailand — Southeast Asian end-to-end e-commerce enablement platform and solutions provider aCommerce announced that it has become the first Shopify Plus partner in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

The partnership allows both brands and consumers a better overall experience; utilizing the capabilities of Shopify Plus’ fast-to-market and cost-effective platform that enables quicker D2C (Direct-To-Consumer Retail) and the extensive market knowledge, development expertise, and channel operations offered by aCommerce.

Tom Srivorakul, group head of business development at aCommerce, commented on the partnership, saying that the company is thrilled with the Shopify Plus partnership, seeing it as a key solution in the region for many brands looking to extend their sales channels.

“Having a Direct To Consumer initiative will give brands more control over customer engagement, enable loyalty programs, optimize margins, and ownership of all data. aCommerce clients who are adding this Direct To Consumer channel to their existing Marketplaces and Social Commerce will benefit from a unified view of all their e-commerce channels while optimizing their merchandising, marketing, and supply chain,’’ Srivorakul said.

Meanwhile, Neel Bhatt, Southeast Asian head of partnerships at Shopify Plus, commented that Shopify Plus offers a scalable, powerful platform that supports every type of business from fast-growing D2C brands to celebrity entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 firms. Bhatt further added that the company is confident that aCommerce will be able to help Indonesian, Thai, and Filipino brands leverage all that Shopify Plus has to offer to accelerate their future growth.

Last October, Shopify also partnered with global audio streaming platform Spotify to allow artists to create meaningful expansions in music and merchandise with the capabilities of both platforms.