ChannelAdvisor Corporation, of the US, a leading provider of e-commerce channel management solutions and services for Internet retailers, is to establish a European Product Development and Business Support Centre in Limerick, with the support of IDA Ireland. ChannelAdvisor is planning to employ up to 15 people immediately and then expects to grow that number over the coming years. Its products allow companies to develop Internet based retail operations through online marketplace sites such as eBay, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Google and Yahoo!

The Centre will be responsible for software development, localisation, quality, systems, accounts, customer support, the redevelopment of existing European products and the creation of a common platform for US and European products. The company believes that Ireland’s expertise and existing technology base will allow them to capitalise on better capabilities and a broader technology base. ChannelAdvisor, which is technologically very highly regarded within its industry segment, is a privately owned company from North Carolina, US. It employs around 300 people at locations in Research Triangle Park, Atlanta, Seattle, London, Melbourne, and Berlin.

“Due to increasing demand for our solutions, ChannelAdvisor is excited about opening an office in Ireland and taking important steps to broaden our reach,” says Ralph Kasuba, Vice President of Engineering. “With the opening of our new office, we believe ChannelAdvisor customers will benefit from the enhanced level of service we can offer.”

About ChannelAdvisor Corporation
ChannelAdvisor Corporation provides technology and services that enable leading online retailers to maximize their products across multiple e-commerce marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon.com and Overstock.com, comparison shopping engines such as Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Nextag and Google Product Search and search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN. In 2006, ChannelAdvisor managed over $1.6 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of its customers. ChannelAdvisor solutions combine best practices, on-demand software and integration technology to help retailers sell more products, faster, by automating labor-intensive, manual functions so they spend less time optimizing campaigns and more time solving marketing and business issues. ChannelAdvisor's customers include GSI Commerce, Sears, Brookstone, Abebooks and Motorola. ChannelAdvisor Corporation is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in Atlanta, Seattle, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Germany. For more information, visit http://www.channeladvisor.com/.

Published on: 12:00AM on 13th February 2008