Monsoon Commerce, Inc., a provider of online marketplace solutions, has acquired Stone Edge Technologies, Inc., a provider of order and customer management software, in an all-cash transaction.
Stone Edge, a Philadelphia-based company, is the developer of The Order Manager, a solution used by over 2,500 online merchants for customer, order, and inventory management and fulfillment that integrates with over 50 online shopping carts, including Web stores hosted by eBay ProStores, Magento, Miva, Volusion, 3DCart, and Yahoo! Stores. In addition, the Order Manager provides integration with QuickBooks and shipping systems like UPS and FedEx.
Kanth Gopalpur, general manager of the Monsoon Commerce Seller Solutions division, said, “Our solutions help sellers grow their business rapidly on marketplaces like Amazon.com and eBay. In the rapidly evolving online space, Monsoon Commerce customers want richer order management options and seamless integration into more online properties. Adding the Stone Edge Order Manager to our Seller Solutions offering will provide the growing Monsoon Commerce customer base with even more opportunities to expand their own businesses and increase their sales online.”
“Joining Monsoon Commerce was a natural fit for Stone Edge,” said Barney Stone, president and founder of Stone Edge Technologies. “There has been a growing interest from our customers for solutions that will help increase their sales on the major online marketplaces like Amazon.com and eBay. The suite of products and services provided by Monsoon Commerce addresses this growing demand.”
Stone Edge will join the Monsoon Commerce Seller Solutions division but will continue to operate out of Philadelphia and be led by Barney Stone. The Stone Edge team will remain committed to supporting its dedicated base of customers and looks forward to delivering the enhanced sales solutions this new partnership will provide.
This should be a win-win for both companies and for their respective users. As Barney suggests, the Stone Edge users will benefit from easier management of marketplace sales, which many of them are eager to pursue more aggressively. And likewise, Monsoon's users certainly need what Order Manager can provide them for managing the "back end" of their business.