Huntsville startup CommentSold grossed $1 billion last year—How they’re making small biz sales easier

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A seller demonstrates the CommentSold platform at a market. (CommentSold on Facebook)

From sending men to the moon to making your small business run smoothly, Huntsville entrepreneurs are doing it all.

One Huntsville startup, CommentSold, surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandise value last year. Read on to find out what CommentSold is and how Huntsville is changing the landscape of online sales.

What is CommentSold?

CommentSold makes selling online easier. The platform is designed to assist businesses who rely on online live sales to run their business. These may be through Facebook Live, Instagram Live or similar platforms.

Gone are the days of manually combing Facebook comments and sending out invoices after a marathon live sale—CommentSold automates those processes so that you can spend less time on logistics and more time on customer service.

The basic plan starts at $49/month. Not ready to take the leap? Try the 30-day free trial, or check out some of the company’s free online resources for small businesses.

A better way to sell online

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CommentSold teams go to markets across the country to demonstrate their product. (CommentSold on Facebook)

CommentSold provides one streamlined platform for your small business. Features include:

  • Branded mobile app for your business
  • Customized webstore where customers can shop
  • Live video that simultaneously streams to your mobile app, Facebook page, Facebook group and online webstore
  • Marketing tools like banners and advertising for sales and simplified search engine optimization strategies

When you stream video through CommentSold, customers simply have to comment, “Sold,” and the platform takes care of the rest. CommentSold manages administrative tasks like:

  • Auto-replies to assist customers through the checkout process and answer FAQs
  • Inventory management
  • Invoicing for customers
  • Waitlists for sold-out items

Streamline social selling

CommentSold will also integrate with existing platforms, including:

  • Avalara
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Intercom
  • Messenger
  • Paypal
  • Sezzle
  • Shopify
  • Square
  • Stripe

Founder Brandon Kruse told al.com he expects his business to usher in a new way of shopping.

“I think we’ll look back in five years and it will seem insane to remember that we just purchased clothing on a website from a picture.”

Brandon Kruse, founder, CommentSold

Congratulate this Huntsville business on a job well done.

Know of other Huntsville entrepreneurs making big moves? Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.

Emily Phillips
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