CommerceHub Buying Mercent to Expand E-Commerce Services



CommerceHub, a provider of online retailing software and services, is buying Mercent Corp., a consulting firm that helps retailers improve online sales.

The combined company will have 300 employees in Albany, New York, and Seattle and process about $10 billion in annual transactions, Frank Poore, chief executive officer of CommerceHub, said in an interview today. CommerceHub is owned by Liberty Ventures, part of billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp.