ChannelAdvisor Corporation (ECOM) has announced a portfolio bidder feature designed specifically for retailers that automatically adjusts bids within their campaigns and ad groups.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

April 25, 2014

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ChannelAdvisor Corporation ECOM has unveiled a portfolio bidder feature that automatically adjusts bids within retailers39 campaigns and ad groups
ChannelAdvisor Corporation (ECOM) has unveiled a portfolio bidder feature that automatically adjusts bids within retailers' campaigns and ad groups.

ChannelAdvisor Corp. (ECOM), a company that specializes in cloud-based ecommerce solutions for manufacturers and retailers, has unveiled a portfolio bidder feature that automatically adjusts bids within retailers’ campaigns and ad groups. The ChannelAdvisor Portfolio Bidder predicts traffic and revenue metrics to help retailers increase return on investment (ROI), ChannelAdvisor said.

For retailers, portfolio bidding typically involves setting business goals for an entire campaign. The ChannelAdvisor Portfolio Bidder is designed specifically for retailers and allows them to evaluate traffic and revenue metrics at various possible keyword ranks.

“We developed the Portfolio Bidder with the retailer in mind,” ChannelAdvisor Senior Product Manager Jackie Jenkins said in a prepared statement. “Based on product-specific cost data, our bidder can incorporate margin metrics to help maximize profits and increase overall revenue by using predictive analytics to place optimal bids for each keyword.”

ChannelAdvisor tested several identical campaigns to compare the results generated with manually managed bidding, rules-based bidding and its Portfolio Bidder. The company said campaigns managed by its Portfolio Bidder consistently outperformed those that were managed manually or by rules-based bidding.

In addition, ChannelAdvisor customers who have already used the Portfolio Bidder have watched their conversion rates increase up to 300 percent, ChannelAdvisor said.

“ChannelAdvisor’s Portfolio Bidder technology is not only automating a very tedious process for us, it is testing different bid scenarios thousands of times in a way that humans aren’t well equipped to do manually,” Mark Grennan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for beverage equipment retailer BeverageFactory, said in a statement.

ChannelAdvisor said its customers can manage their overall online selling process through a single inventory feed. The company points out its e-commerce solutions enable manufacturers and retailers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across myriad online channels, including Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Google.

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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