GCommerce Inc. announces the acquisition of PBEPRO, a provider of content and commerce support for the paint body & equipment and industrial products industries. The acquisition marks the beginning of the GCommerce Data Cloud division and an entrée into services related to product content that complement the extensive GCommerce transaction network.
“GCommerce is a transaction company with an insatiable appetite for content”, says Steve Smith, founder and CEO. “Annually we process over 10 million transactions and all of them are fueled by product content. Our acquisition of PBEPRO enables GCommerce to better enable our customers to increase revenue through the combination of product content, drop-ship/special order solutions, and electronic transactions”.
PBEPRO is an electronic catalog of refinishing and industrial products with a commerce engine that can be private labeled for integration with a distributor’s web site. PBEPRO allows distributors to easily and inexpensively get into the PBE business, and increase top line revenue.
“Manufacturers who list their products with PBEPRO gain visibility on a platform that reaches 25% of US distribution. Distributors/Retailers currently in the GCommerce network can all benefit from PBEPRO, including national retailers, traditional WD’s, specialty distributors, and program groups”, said Scott Luckett, vice president, Industry Strategy for GCommerce. “GCommerce is excited to bring new revenue generating opportunity to the vast distribution network we serve”.
GCommerce is officially announcing the PBEPRO acquisition and formation of the GCommerce Data Cloud division at the AAPEX Show, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, November 3-5, Booth 3662. www.aapexshow.com