Shopster: Go Sell Something

Posted by Brendon Wilson

ShopsterBattling our way through the inevitable carb coma at Angel Forum this afternoon was made a lot easier with a refreshing pitch from Shopster. The premise behind Shopster is deceptively simple: provide a way for anyone to open an online store. Shopster's "retail enablement platform" handles everything you'd normally expect from a turn-key shopping site solution: it handles order management and payment processing, and generally makes it easier for small and medium-sized players to build a full-service e-commerce site. However, unlike those services, Shopster not only provides the e-commerce store technology, it also provides access to a network of suppliers that will provide a retailer with their products they can sell via their Shopster storefront. This is somewhat similar with Amazon.com's aStore offering, with the noted exception that aStore is limited to Amazon.com's own inventory, and has limited customization features. Thus, Shopster's enables customers to create a store, choose products from a wide variety of suppliers, and create a highly-customized store targeted at a specific niche market.

Company:
Shopster
Website:
http://www.shopster.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Founded in April 2004, Shopster e-Commerce, Inc. is a complete e-Commerce and product source solution provider. Our two-tiered product offering allows our consumers the opportunity to utilize our exclusive software within the boundaries of their unique business needs. Shopster e-Commerce allows a new retailer to build a multi-channel online business, complete with hosted storefront. Shopster Product Source allows... more


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Brendon Wilson

Brendon Wilson

Who are you? I’m a software developer and business geek who returned to Vancouver in 2008 after spending four years as a product manager in the fabled Silicon Valley™. What’s your background? I’ve got a BASc in Engineering, and an MBA. I’ve lived in five countries in the past decade (Canada, USA, Ireland, Anguilla, United Kingdom). I’ve helped raise $10M in venture capital funding. I’ve... more




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