We are a leading e-commerce cloud platform whose mission is to connect and optimize the world’s commerce. For nearly two decades, ChannelAdvisor has helped brands and retailers worldwide improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, connecting with consumers around the world, optimizing their operations for peak performance and providing actionable analytics to improve competitiveness. Thousands of customers depend on ChannelAdvisor to securely power their sales and optimize fulfillment on channels such as Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, Walmart and hundreds more.Through our platform, our customers can connect with new and existing sources of demand for their products, including e-commerce marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay and Newegg, search engines and comparison shopping websites, such as Google, Microsoft's Bing, and Connexity, and emerging channels, such as Facebook.
Our suite of solutions, accessed through a standard web browser, provides our customers with a single, integrated user interface to manage their product listings, inventory availability, pricing optimization, search terms, data analytics and other critical functions across these channels. Our proprietary cloud-based technology platform delivers significant breadth, scalability and flexibility to our customers. Our customers include both traditional and online retailers, such as eBags.com, Karen Kane, KitchenAid, Plow & Hearth and Gap Inc. as well as manufacturers of consumer goods, such as Dell, Dooney and Bourke, Samsung, TIMEX, and Under Armour. In 2017, over 2,800 customers processed approximately $8.9 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) through our platform.
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