Shopify, eBay forge a connection

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Shopify merchants selling in the U.S. will be able to list and sell products on eBay through a single dashboard via a direct integration between the two e-commerce giants that goes live this fall.

The connection leverages APIs within Shopify’s sales platform, enabling Shopify merchants to immediately duplicate inventory and product information on eBay and fulfill orders on both platforms in one location, consolidating updates and messages to improve efficiency for sellers, Shopify said in a Thursday press release.

The Ottawa, Canada-based commerce platform has similar integrations already in place with Amazon, Facebook Messenger and Pinterest, and more than 60% of Shopify’s merchants currently sell on at least two channels, according to the announcement.

“This new integration with Shopify will bring even more great products to eBay buyers, while offering Shopify merchants the ability to seamlessly drive their business and brand at scale,” said Bob Kupbens, eBay’s vice president of global trust and seller experience, in the release.

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