A robust commerce network is crucial for retailers, suppliers and brands that aim to win in today’s Now Economy, where consumers expect a vast array of products to be available and delivered to their doorstep almost instantly. In fact, the ideal is an ever-growing partner network, in which thousands of brands, suppliers and retailers work together to help their businesses grow.

Such a network, built with a great software platform to support a virtually limitless ecosystem of partners, can enable retailers to save time by tapping into a community of pre-vetted brand partners who’ve demonstrated their ability to perform strongly — enabling retailers to meet consumer demand by custom-tailoring marketplace and drop-ship business models. At the same time, a leading-edge commerce network should help supplier brands expand their footprint by expanding their connections with national-scale retailers. Together these connections accelerate businesses across the ecosystem.

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