Making news: GoDaddy, SCS Engineers, HomeSmart, Isagenix
GoDaddy Marketplaces makes it easier for entrepreneurs to sell
For online sellers, the ability to offer products across multiple sales channels is often critical to their success. That’s why GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today launched Marketplaces for GoCentral Online Store. With a few clicks, customers can list and sell their online store inventory through Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Jet, and Walmart.com, all from a single location – no plug-ins or add-ons needed.
GoDaddy also announced it has acquired Sellbrite, the multi-channel management platform that is powering Marketplaces. Sellbrite has enabled tens of millions of orders accounting for billions of dollars in sales and is a top-rated marketplace listing application on multiple e-commerce platforms.
With a simple, intuitive interface, GoCentral Online Store now provides powerful tools and automation to simplify listing, keep inventory in sync, avoid overselling, and centralize order fulfillment across sales channels. Users can also connect existing marketplace listings to their GoCentral Online Store.
With over 50% of global e-commerce purchases in 2018 flowing through marketplaces1, selling through multiple online channels can have a profound impact on growth. Thousands of GoCentral Online Store Customers have started using Marketplaces during a beta program and, on average, realized a 115% increase in orders. GoDaddy also found that almost 60 percent of online sellers are offering their products on marketplaces or social channels to complement their online stores.
“Beyond their own website, entrepreneurs are looking to sell on places like Amazon, eBay, and Etsy to be successful,” says Greg Goldfarb, VP of Products, eCommerce and Customer Engagement. “Each marketplace works differently for sellers and it can be a daunting task to get up and running and a huge pain to stay on top of orders and inventory once sales start flowing.”
SCS Engineers continues to provide environmental services for state agencies
SCS Engineers has been awarded on-call contracts to provide environmental services to state agencies such as the Arizona State Land Department (ASLD), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (ADEMA).
The environmental consulting and engineering firm has worked with ASLD since the early 1990s, starting with investigation and cleanup of pesticides at crop dusting strips. Most of these projects began with Phase I environmental site assessments to identify potential environmental concerns, continued through Phase II sampling, and concluded with remediation.
For ADEQ, the firm has performed removal of underground storage tanks and assessment and cleanup of soil and groundwater at 27 facilities located throughout urban and rural Arizona. These projects have successfully removed known and potential sources of soil and groundwater contamination.
SCS has performed more than 75 projects for ADOT, including Phase I assessments of properties to be acquired for road construction projects throughout Arizona, most recently for the South Mountain Freeway. Many of these led to Phase II sampling and remediation. SCS has also performed expedited removal of underground storage tanks and wells found during construction activities, asbestos and lead sampling of roadway structures and buildings, and remediation and habitat restoration of temporary road construction facilities.
SCS Engineers is currently preparing and updating federally-required Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plans (SPCC) at three ADEMA facilities in Arizona. SPCC plans help protect the environment from potential spills at oil and fuel storage locations throughout these facilities. SCS has also assisted ADEMA with the cleanup of lead at shooting ranges, permitting and treatment of wastewater from equipment washing facilities, monitoring of drinking water systems, and cleanup of historical dumping areas.
“SCS Engineers has a long-standing record of providing sustainable environmental and solid waste services in Arizona, and for the federal government,” said Dan Sola, project director of SCS Engineers. “As solution-oriented leaders, we value these lasting relationships with our clients who are proactively protecting our environment.”
HomeSmart ranked as 5th-largest residential real estate company
HomeSmart ranked as the 5th largest residential real estate company in the nation according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 for the second consecutive year.
Based on the company’s 2018 performance, the 100-percent commission brokerage ranked No. 5 for closed transaction sides with 36,064, compared to 33,601 in 2017, a 7.3 percent increase year over year.
“2018 was an exciting year as we welcomed new agents to HomeSmart and saw continued growth in production from our existing teams and agents,” said HomeSmart International Chief Operating Officer Wendy Forsythe. “We are committed to providing the best service in the industry and helping agents reach their business goals.”
The franchise also held its spot, ranking No. 8 for closed sales volume with $12,058,264,216, a 16.3 percent increase over the previous year’s $10,369,070,559.
“We’re thrilled to see the continued growth of our corporate offices and franchise network,” said HomeSmart LLC Owner and International CEO and Founder Matt Widdows. “We are dedicated to supporting the success of our franchises across the country and it’s wonderful to see that they’re continuing to excel and succeed as a result.”
Sixteen HomeSmart companies made it in this year’s report, including 14 Up-and-Comers that closed 500 or more sides in 2018.
Isagenix Legacy Foundation raises CA$200,000 in 48 hours
Thanks to the generosity of Isagenix International independent distributors and customers in Canada, the Isagenix Legacy Foundation met its goal of raising CA$200,000 in 48 hours. The pledges followed a call for donations onstage April 5 at the Isagenix Canada Celebration 2019 event in Ottawa, Ontario. One hundred percent of the donations will fund grants to Canada-based nonprofit organizations that further the foundation’s mission to provide healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters.
“Our Isagenix family shares the company’s passion for giving back, so I was not surprised to see our customers and independent distributors in Canada embrace the foundation,” said Isagenix Chief Executive Officer Travis Ogden. “We’re grateful for their generous and enthusiastic support, which will help us partner with nonprofits to make a tremendous difference in communities across Canada and around the world.”
The Isagenix Legacy Foundation expects to begin accepting grant applications from Canada-based nonprofits later this year. The first grants will be awarded in 2020. To ensure the grants — and all donations — have maximum impact, Isagenix is covering 100% of the foundation’s administrative costs.
Established in 2019 in Canada, the Isagenix Legacy Foundation is the latest example of how Isagenix embodies its core value of contribution.