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Walmart shut down was the first marketplace that GeekSeller integrated with. Seeing it being shut down closes a very important chapter for our company, and brings with it a time of reflection.

A little bit of the GeekSeller and story

Marc Lore, along with Mike Hanrahan and Nate Faust, co-founded and launched in July 2015 with the ambition to redefine e-commerce– raising $820 million in order to pursue that ambition. 

GeekSeller founders were still running a New York City-based web design company in 2015 –called Royal Deer Design. A few of’s clients expressed the need for a Jet integration and true to form we jumped at the opportunity to be ahead of the curve. The solution we developed for quickly evolved into an independent company now known as GeekSeller.

Thanks to our focus on customer support and building a great product, the word about GeekSeller spread, and we were invited to become one of Jet’s first official integration partners.

In the Fall of 2016, Jet became a subsidiary of Walmart. Jet technology has been slowly incorporated into– all while was still operating as a separate brand– but its performance started declining, while Walmart’s marketplace was gaining a lot of traction. Today, Walmart is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce marketplaces, and on May 19, 2020, Walmart announced that it was shutting down

The king is dead, long live the king! would not be in its current position without acquiring was a very strategic and well-planned purchase, and its incorporation into the infostructure allowed Walmart to establish a strong position in the e-commerce market. The purchase gave Walmart a great team, amazing e-commerce technology, and a huge amount of sellers and products already on the platform. Seeing being shut down is very sad for us to see, but this is another great move by Walmart, indicating that they maintain a focus on expanding and that the technology and expertise that powered are now fully implemented into

We are looking forward to working with Walmart and supporting their contribution to the e-commerce world!

GeekSeller in early 2016 – we were all about in 2015

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