TradeGecko provides an innovative cloud-based SaaS solution aimed at helping SME’s manage inventory and orders more efficiently. With the goal of helping make wholesale shopping as simple as shopping on Amazon, TradeGecko helps automate back-office functionality providing a customer with the security that a particular product is in-stock and as described.

Country: Singapore, United States, Canada
Industry: Inventory Management SaaS
Founded: 2012
Founders: Cameron Priest, Bradley Priest

TradeGecko Joins the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program

As reported not he TradeGecko blog (found here):

We’re happy to announce that TradeGecko has been selected by Shopify Plus as a preferred inventory and order management platform for Shopify Plus merchants. TradeGecko enables Shopify Plus merchants to manage their products, orders, and customers across multiple sales channels, locations, and currencies in one place.

TradeGecko provides Shopify Plus merchants with detailed business intelligence and customer insights so they can track their business performance on TradeGecko. Merchants will have access to sales order reports that enable them to track their products and customers according revenue and profit, along with inventory reports such as stock on hand reports, reorder reports, and location reports.

Shopify Plus merchants who sell wholesale can use TradeGecko’s B2B eCommerce store to wholesale online. With the B2B eCommerce store, you’ll be able to create unique catalogs and pricelists for every customer. Once customers have placed their orders, you’ll be able to send invoices through TradeGecko Payments that come with a “Pay Invoice” function for a faster payment experience.

What our customers say

"My TradeGecko to Shopify integration has been game changing to my business. It allows me manage inventory levels at all my stores from one dashboard."
- Shaper Studios

"Having the ability to know real time inventory levels, pricing and bin location has saved a HUGE amount of busy work. Knowing bin locations and quantities by SKU saves us a huge amount of time.”
- HLC Electric

"We've been using TradeGecko with our Shopify store for more than a year now and the integration works seamlessly, the syncing of inventory and stock levels is the best, particularly when using multiple sales channels through TradeGecko...don't even think twice get this app you will not be disappointed!”
- Re Vived

TradeGecko Launches Global Partner Program

As posted on the PR Newswire, source found here.

TradeGecko... today unveiled details of its innovative, new global partner program. The new partner program makes it even simpler for individuals and businesses to refer clients to TradeGecko, provide resources and support for those clients, and get paid for their efforts.

1. Industry Leading Tools: Partners can track their client's progress and upcoming payments, gain access to product and sales collateral, demo accounts, and download training materials through TradeGecko's new partner portal.

2. World-Class Support: Partners receive support from a dedicated Partner Manager. Their clients gain access to TradeGecko's world-class support.

3. Strong Financial Incentives: TradeGecko partners receive strong financial incentives when they refer their clients using a customized URL or email.

Partners can join today. To learn more about our Partner Program, download the Partner Program Brochure.

TradeGecko Launches Major Update To Its B2B ECommerce Platform

As originally shared on the MarketWired (found here):

TradeGecko... unveils a feature set designed to bring a new level of customization to its B2B eCommerce platform, a private online store where wholesale businesses can invite their customers to buy from them online 24/7.

“It’s Shopify for wholesale. Whether you’re a consumer brand or an offline wholesaler, you can have an online B2B eCommerce store in a few clicks and customize it however you want,” said Cameron Priest, CEO of TradeGecko. “This means your B2B customers get private, branded access to your inventory and can place orders anytime at whatever cost you set for them.”

Estimated to hit $780 billion this year, U.S. business-to-business eCommerce sales are projected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2020, more than doubling the size of its B2C eCommerce counterpart[1]. Not only is online B2B getting bigger, it’s also growing in market share and is forecasted to represent 12.1% of the total B2B market by 2020, up from 8.5% in 2014[2]. Further enabling its customers to tap into this massive digital trend, TradeGecko’s latest update to its B2B eCommerce platform empowers wholesalers, and B2C retailers breaking into wholesale, by streamlining online commerce operations in just a few clicks.

Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Raises $6.5M In Series A

As reported by Michael Tegos in Tech in Asia (found here):

Singaporean inventory management software startup TradeGecko announced a US$6.5 million series A funding round today. The round is led by Singapore-based venture capital firm NSI Ventures, which has been actively looking to support local companies through series A financing, and Jungle Ventures.

The investment will help the company further expand its competitive product and technology. “B2B, or wholesale, is still stuck in 2001,” Cameron Priest, co-founder of TradeGecko, tells Tech in Asia. “Excel spreadsheets, paper purchase orders, faxes, and clumsy, expensive software.” The company aims to take this fundamentally “unsexy” sector and make it as easy for the business owner to use as it is for a consumer to shop on Amazon.

The reference to the online retail giant isn’t just thrown into the conversation by accident. Amazon has been looking to streamline wholesale in the same way it took over the B2C retail sector. However, the company’s AmazonSupply service is still in beta, as PR focuses mostly on drone package delivery and streaming original TV shows. Meanwhile, the other e-commerce juggernaut, Alibaba, has entered the field more aggressively, earning US$1 billion during fiscal 2014.

The B2B market is huge and TradeGecko is poised to make an impact in it. The three-year old Singaporean startup provides an online and mobile platform that allows small and medium enterprises to manage their commerce cycle via a cloud-based solution. It has been growing steadily, its customer base spanning over 100 countries and tens of thousands of paying users (the company would not provide an exact number).

“[The new series A financing] will allow us to do a lot more of what we’ve already been doing,” Priest says. The company will be focusing on what it terms “smart intelligence,” which will provide its customers with new tools like advanced forecasting and analytics to better enable them to forecast their growth, profit, sales, and so on. “By bringing this advanced intelligence to SMEs, we’re allowing them to run their businesses with the sort of technology previously only available to large wholesalers and retailers like Amazon.”

TradeGecko will also be opening up its app store so that new applications can be included, such as marketplaces, CRM, accounting, warehouse management software, and so on.

The company currently employs 60 people with offices in Singapore and Manila, and hopes to expand to over 200 employees – one notable get in this regard is Nathalie Benzing, former executive of Autodesk, as COO. At the same time, it is looking to grow its presence in the USA (North America being the company’s biggest market at the moment), Australia, and Hong Kong.

Despite its global aims, TradeGecko wants to emphasize it is a company from Asia, and Singapore in particular. In the rich startup ecosystem currently forming in the region, it wants to show it is possible for a company to start in this country and scale globally. Other local startups, such as Zopim, have managed it, and so can more young startups. That’s why it went with local investors for this series A round.

“We knew [NSI Ventures and Jungle Ventures] from our time at [Singapore startup accelerator] JFDI,” Priest says. “They always gave us good advice, but we hadn’t expected to do business with them.” But when the time came for a new investment round, TradeGecko knew this would help bolster its identity as a Singaporean company.

Priest admits the founders had their doubts about how viable the idea of a global company starting in Singapore could be, but they decided to go ahead with it. “We realized we can be a big, global company from Singapore, not just a big Singapore company,” he adds.