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Indonesian logistics startup SiCepat raises $170 million Series B

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SiCepat, an end-to-end logistics startup in Indonesia, announced today it has raised a $170 million Series B funding round. Founded in 2014 to provide last-mile deliveries for small merchants, the company has since expanded to serve large e-commerce platforms, too. Its services now also cover warehousing and fulfillment, middle-mile logistics and online distribution.

Investors in SiCepat’s Series B include Falcon House Partners, Kejora Capital, DEG (the German Development Finance Institution), Telkom Indonesia’s investment arm MDI Ventures, Indies Capital, Temasek Holdings subsidiary Pavilion Capital, Trihill Capital, and Daiwa Securities. The company’s last funding announcement was a $50 million Series A in April 2019.

In a press statement, The Kim Hai, founder and chief executive officer of SiCepat’s parent company Onstar Express, said the funding will be used to “further fortify SiCepat’s position as the leading end-to-end logistics service provider in the Indonesian market and potentially to explore expansion to other markets in Southeast Asia.” SiCepat claims to be profitable already and says that it was able to fulfill more than 1.4 million packages per day in 2020.

The logistics industry in Indonesia is highly fragmented, which means higher costs for businesses. At the same time, demand for deliveries is increasing thanks to the growth of e-commerce, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SiCepat is one of several Indonesian startups that have raised funding recently to make the supply chain and logistics infrastructure more efficient. For example, earlier this week, supply chain SaaS provider Advotics announced a $2.75 million round. Other notable startups in the space include Kargo, founded by a former Uber Asia executive, and Waresix.

SiCepat focuses in particular on e-commerce and social commerce, or people who sell goods through their social media networks. In a statement, Kejora Capital managing partner Sebastian Togelang said the Indonesian e-commerce market is expected to grow at five-year compounded annual growth rate of 21%, reaching $82 billion by 2025.

“We believe SiCepat is ideally positioned to serve customers from e-commerce giants to uprising social commerce players which contribute an estimated 25% to the total digital commerce economy,” he added.


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Our synergy with Minsait will help accelerate Omnichannel transformation for retailers of all sizes in Italy. Bayretail, our Clienteling and Assisted Selling solutions, is designed to create more tailored and highly interactive customer engagement.

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Minsait, an Indra company, and BayBridgeDigital have signed a strategic partnership in Italy to help the country’s retail sector transform the “phygital” experience of its customers. The agreement aims to drive the digital acceleration of Italian companies by offering unique shopping experiences that combine the advantages of personalized in-store service with the latest technologies.

Thanks to the agreement, Bayretail, the BayBridgeDigital Unified Commerce solution, will now be available in Italy. Bayretail is a Salesforce-Native solution, developed with a cloud & mobile first approach, which integrates all customer management and e-commerce functions.

The solution enables retailers to access real-time customer preference history, in-store appointment management services and mobile payment systems. In addition, it provides click-and-collect services, stock availability and multichannel order management, among other features.

Thus, incorporating AI capabilities into customer experience management enables store associates to gain the necessary real-time customer insight to improve services, while offering a frictionless and personalized shopping experience both online and in-store.

Minsait will market and integrate the solution in Italy, providing its technological and consulting capabilities in customer experience transformation projects, in particular through the integration and development of Salesforce technologies. In addition, the IT and Digital Transformation company will offer its extensive knowledge of the Italian retail market, where it has a consolidated position and leads digital transformation projects for some of the country’s leading companies.

“In the ‘next normal’ context, the retail sector is opening up to the coexistence of the physical and digital worlds, to facilitate new experiences for consumers and leverage data, in order to personalize the offer and respond to new purchasing habits. We are therefore delighted to join forces with BayBridgeDigital to offer the Italian retail sector a unique solution that will help them create a seamless ‘phygital’ experience for their customers,” said Sergio Scornavacca, Head of Industry and Consumer Market of Minsait in Italy.

“We are happy with this strategic partnership with Minsait in Italy. Our synergy with Minsait will help accelerate Omnichannel transformation for retailers of all sizes in Italy. Bayretail, our Clienteling and Assisted Selling solutions, is designed to create more tailored and highly interactive customer engagement,” said Pascal Laik, Chief Revenue Officer of BayBridgeDigital.

Towards the “phygital” experience

This ambitious agreement reinforces both companies’ commitment to innovation and the “phygitalization” of the retail industry, a revolution that responds to the paradigm shift in customer consumption habits.

Today’s hyperconnected customer is informed at all times, is aware, demands transparency and is constantly looking for new experiences. This profile demands a new, more personalized, agile and simple commercial relationship in which technology becomes the key.

The new shopping behaviors are associated with the creation of new spaces, both physical and virtual to enjoy the purchase moment. Through solutions such as Bayretail, which incorporates Cloud Technologies and Big Data & Artificial Intelligence capabilities to customer management tools, phygital stores can create special and emotional moments, improving the experience and loyalty of its customers.

About Bayretail:

Bayretail is the only unified commerce and clienteling solution built natively on the Salesforce platform for the retail industry. Successful unified commerce and clienteling projects on average return up to 42% increase in sales due to drive-to-store driven augmented store traffic, higher in-store transaction rates and higher purchase frequency

For more information, visit: https://bayretail.io/

About BayBridgeDigital:

BayBridgeDigital is a global software company. Headquartered in New York with offices in Paris, Casablanca, Tel Aviv and Sofia, BayBridgeDigital is a leading provider of retail-specific cloud and mobile software, driving digital transformation for the world’s largest companies. BayBridgeDigital is an «industry cloud» pure-player specialized on Salesforce, the world’s #1 CRM provider. BayBridgeDigital helps companies in diverse industries on what they do best through an ever-evolving suite of digital transformation services on the Salesforce platform.

For more information, visit: https://baybridgedigital.com/

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Email: success@baybridgedigital.com

Phone: +33 1 76 42 05 72

About Minsait :

Minsait, an Indra company (http://www.minsait.com), is a leading company in digital transformation consulting and Information Technology in Spain and Latin America. Minsait possesses a high degree of specialization and knowledge of the sector, which it backs up with its high capability to integrate the core world with the digital world, its leadership in innovation and digital transformation, and its flexibility. Thus, it focuses its product range on high-impact value propositions based on end-to-end solutions, with a remarkable degree of segmentation, which enables it to achieve tangible impacts for its customers in each industry with a transformational focus. Its capabilities and leadership are demonstrated in its product range, under the brand Onesait, and its across-the-board range of services.

In Italy Minsait has more than 2,000 professionals. The company has developed advanced competencies in innovative areas such as Content & Process Technologies, Customer Experience Technologies, Solutions Architects and Data & Analytics, which allow it to offer high value-added solutions and services in the markets in which it operates. Minsait has localized in Italy its global center of excellence for Customer Experience technologies, completing its wide geographical presence with a consolidated local production and delivery capability thanks to the centers of Naples, Matera and Bari.

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“The strength of the platform and the quick time to market has demonstrated exactly what we can do to support businesses with their ecommerce strategies during this global pandemic, giving them the flexibility to adapt and add additional revenue streams,” said Graham Jackson, CEO, Fluent Commerce.

Luxury watchmaker Breitling announces that they have implemented a new distributed Order Management System (OMS) from Fluent Commerce.

As part of Breitling’s growth strategy, the decision was made to replace its order management platform with a modern “headless architecture”, so they were future ready to support peak season and growth, all while improving customer experience.

Immediate benefits for Breitling, and their customers, include the ability to open and manage orders from every sales channel and coordinate the fulfilment process across all customer touchpoints.

The rollout of the Fluent Commerce Distributed Order Management System has provided Breitling with real-time inventory, so the company knows exactly which products are selling and where. Additionally, customers can see what products are in stock before they visit a store or buy online.

Today, Breitling customers now have more delivery options, including home delivery (from warehouse or the boutiques) and click and collect. They can also choose when they receive their order.

Breitling Chief Digital and Technology Officer Antonio Carriero said: “Digital has changed the way the business needs to respond to customers. The Fluent deployment to our key markets in less than four months is a tribute to the fact that Breitling has the ability, and the agility, to move fast — from the vision to delivering superior solutions and experiences to all our customers, making our watches always available where they are. Any channel, anytime.”

“Agile principles and a full DevOps approach of our combined teams made it possible to go live with Fluent Commerce in record time, including the integration with the newly activated ERP SAP S/4HANA. With Fluent Commerce, we will further accelerate our e-commerce and retail solutions. Our products and customers are at the center of our technology transformation,” said Rajesh Shanmugasundaram, Head of Omnichannel & System Integration, Breitling.

“I’m delighted to see such an iconic brand as Breitling roll out Fluent Commerce to its customers in Switzerland and North America. The strength of the platform and the quick time to market has demonstrated exactly what we can do to support businesses with their ecommerce strategies during this global pandemic, giving them the flexibility to adapt and add additional revenue streams, whilst also providing more delivery options to customers,” said Graham Jackson, CEO, Fluent Commerce.

Shine Mathew, CEO & Founder of AyataCommerce, said: “Breitling is transforming their systems to meet the high expectations of the growing customer base. We’re proud to be part of the project team empowering the organisation as fast as we did. It is a testament to the leadership, IT and business users to make decisions in a swift and responsive manner that has made this possible”.

About Breitling SA

Breitling SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Grenchen, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1884 by Léon Breitling in Saint-Imier. Breitling is known for precision-made chronometers designed for aviators. The company fits all of its watches with mechanical or quartz movements that are chronometer certified by the COSC. http://www.breitling.com

About Fluent Commerce

Fluent Commerce is a cloud software company focused on distributed order management for omnichannel retail. Fluent Order Management is a cloud native, fully managed and highly flexible cloud platform. It includes the essential components for unified, headless commerce: Distributed order management, in-store pick and pack, inventory & location management, customer service, fulfillment optimisation and reporting. This enables retailers and brands to enhance all their customer touchpoints whilst increasing their profit on every order.

Fluent Commerce works with global and regional brands such as JD Sports, GrandVision, Aldo, eBay, Ted Baker and Marks & Spencer. For more information visit https://fluentcommerce.com

About Ayata Commerce

Ayata Commerce is a digital commerce agency focused on helping brands to solve the challenges of engagement, transactions and complexity. Empowering the business with a single view of client, orders & product. It was formed based on his experience working with well-known retail brands across the globe with a simple concept in mind, making people’s lives easier. This applies to our customers, employees and partners; our ecommerce implementations always have convenience in mind, and our ‘remote first’ culture greatly eases the impact of work on our employees’ lives. http://www.ayatacommerce.com

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Sponsored Search Career Opportunities at a Boutique Agency Exults

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Exults Digital Marketing Agency is searching for a Sponsored Search Professional

Exults Digital Marketing Agency

Digital marketing is an everchanging industry that is in high demand due to today’s internet-centric culture. Full-service marketing agencies provide a range of services, that when accurately collaborated, result in effective internet marking campaigns.

Businesses across numerous sectors rely on services provided by marketing agencies to develop advanced campaigns with the potential to generate leads, increase web traffic, increase the revenue of their products and services.

Career opportunities have recently become available at a highly rated digital marketing agency located in the Fort Lauderdale area.

A boutique agency, Exults, is now searching for a Sponsored Search Professional to join a team of creative-minded and driven marketing employees.

Exults has provided internet marketing services to hundreds of satisfied clients. Their team is responsible for the research, development, and strategic implementation required to produce effective marketing campaigns. Their commitment to successful campaigns is the key to their impressive client satisfaction rates.

As a boutique agency, every member of the Exults team is essential. Exults provides their employees with top-notch team culture and benefits that are the guiding factor in their impressive employee retention rate. Agency employees work for the company for an average of 5 years, a rate that is higher than any other marketing agency in the area. Exults provides full healthcare benefits, including dental and vision. Employees receive paid time off and generous holiday schedules.

Exults strives to help new employees succeed in their positions. They do this by providing on-the-job training, opportunities for advancement, and ensuring that employees are satisfied with their work environment.

Exults is also looking for driven and qualified candidates to fill other positions, including an Internet Marketing Professional and a Search Engine Optimization Expert. There are also internship opportunities for those who are interested in learning more about the world of digital marketing from the best in the industry.

There are remote opportunities available for qualified candidates. Reach out to Exults for more information or submit an application.

More Information About Exults

Exults is a digital marketing agency that provides a full range of digital services for businesses throughout the country. The team of industry professionals strives to provide their clients with effective, high-quality digital content and services. Exults premier service list includes:

  • Platform Development for Ecommerce
  • Website Design and Development
  • Digital Branding
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Digital PR
  • Pay-Per-Click Management

Contact Exults today if you are interested in rebranding your current company by improving your marketing campaign strategy with one that produces results.

Visit Exults online at https://www.exults.com for more information about their full range of internet marketing services. Professionals are available to answer questions at any time through a live chat application.

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Setting Online Store With Shopify Ecommerce Solution: Know Its Cost & Features

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We can’t deny the fact that eCommerce websites enable your company to have a large customer base when it comes to online viewing of your products. They enable customers to manage their business online while using their own devices. Competitive cart technology replaces the traditional method for creating eCommerce portals. Many eCommerce software solutions provide support to companies with eCommerce platforms.

Whenever you think of eCommerce, what is your very first name? Shopify is the first name among the different e-commerce platforms for the Top eCommerce Platform. Shopify is undeniably famous worldwide, but for several important reasons that we will discuss in this article.

But don’t you think it is also vital to understand what Shopify is in the first place? Indeed, we would like to draw your attention below: 

Shopify is a popular eCommerce platform with everything you want or need in your online shop. This robust platform offers a complete package for your online shopping website, so you can build page layouts and an integrated online editor quickly, as well as display your products with native fault handling in many places, which can help you modify the stores.

You can help Shopify to show off your pearl jewelry online, in different ways, or you are an artist that wants to sell your creations. Wait, here we don’t stop! You can also be a guitarist who wants to sell your latest mixes or established IT services to expand. Shopify is trusted to support the publicity of its services by hundreds of thousands of businessmen from over 175 countries.

What You Can Sell On Shopify?

This is another important question for many business leaders as they want to know the list of articles that can help them in setting up an online store. Right? We have mentioned the close-knit list for you:

Consultations or services: clients may make reservations, add a link, and help clients increase the retention rate by providing assistance, consultation, or services between entrepreneurs or personal meetings, whether you are an estate agent, veterinarian, or motivational speaker.

Subscriptions: If you would like to sell subscription-based products or if you want to run a yoga studio, you can use Shopify to promote memberships and provide membership exclusively access to your website content.

Digital Products: Digital items include ebooks, contact forms, audio recording, photographers’ lightroom templates, e-course, and textile patterns. You can concentrate them on your site

Ticketing activities: Travel and adventure, wine tasting, and workshops are examples of experiential ticketing activities.

Real Estate Characteristics: Although a tangible product is used, chartering companies are technically based upon service. You can use, for instance, the Shopify platform if you want to rent a house. You can also contact mobile application development services for real estate.

 

Why Shopify Is The Best Choice For Online Merchants? 

Speed is essential to support increasing the eCommerce website’s sales revenue. The quicker your websites are operated, the more users you keep. Shopify also offers the largest services on behalf of safety and payment collaborations. It features an integrated control performance that allows users to pay during the assigned loading time. Product engineering services also offer enormous processing safety and speed.

Shopify offers holistic functionalities using an online shop buying, installing, and personalizing application framework. They include inventory management, reporting, and accounting as well as tools to improve revenue and social networking sites. You can also check to develop integrated email answers to help you manage and operate your business autonomously.

Shopify has consolidated marketing tools for saving money for start-ups. Page names, meta titles, unique URLs, meta descriptions can be created, public and private pages may be created and redirected where needed. You can also configure the shop according to your needs. Shopify also helps you interact with social media platforms to boost product advertising.

An efficient funding procedure is crucial for an eCommerce business to receive customer payments. Shopify also accepts a broad range of payment methods. Not only does this integrate but it also has payment gateways. Your payment portals have no transaction charge and you charge a lower credit card fee. To use this gateway, you don’t need a businessman account.

The backend of Shopify is one of the user-friendliest. An online merchant can quickly and efficiently comprehend and adapt. It is extremely convenient for the user to work in the online shop with capabilities such as store search and keyword shortcuts along with the ability to search using keywords. The Shopify backend is available in a report area that helps you to assess your store’s traffic and conversions. This enables the owner to examine web analysis and functionality without the involvement of a third party.

What Are The Features Of Shopify?

Abandoned Cart Recovery

What about a visitor placing a product in your shop but leaving it without purchasing it? What’s going on? According to statistics, more than 2/3 of potential customers do so. Shopify offers an abandoned cart recovery service that tracks and emails these potential customers to automatically remind them to complete their purchase.

Auto-calculate Customer Shipping Prices

The calculation of shipping costs is one of the difficult aspects of running an online shop. You may end up losing a lot of money by neglecting this. There are chances that your customers may fear high prices for customers. You can also get in touch with the top software development companies in the USA to have your own software.

To avoid this, use the “true time traffic.” This calculates the exact cost of shipment for each customer based on its location, size, and weight. To activate the Advanced Shop system you must select a carrier to calculate the rates (UPS, FedEx, etc).

For Holidays Sell Gift Cards

Gift cards are especially popular during holidays and are made easy by Shopify. For gift cards go to Products and select your favorite card from there. You can create a gift card here just like any other product you want.

Integrating Shopify WIth Social Media Channel

You can recreate your entire store on your Facebook page with a ‘shop’ tab if you have a big social presence. Without having to forward to your online store website, customers can buy directly from you to ensure a smooth sales process.

The Facebook Store sync will auto pay and store everything from one point on to your Shopify Account with an API. Start Settings > Vending Channels > Add Vending Channel > Facebook. There are a couple of steps here to do this.

Use ‘Experts’ Shopify

The shop promotes various specialists, such as programming, design, marketing, and photography to help you get the best out of your online store. Shop your experts by price, location, and department in order to find the right shop expert. It is a good option if you don’t have time or the skill to get your shop right, but it is often expensive.

What Is The Cost Of Development?

For the basic web design services in Shopify, most agencies expect the creation of a graphics or banner only to start at $1,000 – $2,000. While you may find an upcoming agency designing your Shopify store for $1500-$3,000, you get what you’re paying for more than once. For a custom shop, most established design agencies in Shopify are between $8,000 and $30,000.

Shop website designs follow a range of single-page templates inherently. You need separate pages for product pages, category pages, blog pages, etc for basic Shopify eCommerce stores. Some shop owners may want to develop a product page for all products or may want custom pages for their more important pages. In general, over and above Shopify’s built-in features (such as custom ERP or CRM integrating), the quantity of unique page design and the extent of the customized functionality required swiftly adds to the cost of a professionally curated and developed shop.

Author’s Bio:  Alicia works with the editorial team of A3logics, a leading company offering enterprise software development services. Exploring the latest technologies, reading about them, and writing her views have always been her passion. She seeks new opportunities to express her opinions, explore technological advancements, and document the details. You can always find her enjoying books or articles about varied topics or jotting down her ideas in a notebook.

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