March 2017: eShopWorld

Fast Company of the Month | Thu 30 Mar | Author – Business & Finance eshopworld
Tommy Kelly, CEO, eShopWorld

The announcement of 250 jobs and a new global headquarters during March has solidified ecommerce company eShopWorld’s presence in an exciting sector.

The announcement that eShopWorld will create up to 250 new jobs over the next three years coincided with the official opening of their global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co. Dublin by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.

The expansion is part of a €25m investment that eShopWorld will make in people, software development and R&D over the coming three years as it continues to grow and expand. It will bring total employment at eShopWorld to almost 400 staff by 2019, inclusive of 80 new jobs created in 2016.

The company will continue to develop its technology, refining it to deliver hyper local shopping experiences, according to local market preferences in global markets.

Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long-term sustainable relationships with brand-loyal customers

eShopWorld was launched in Dublin in 2010 by founder and CEO, Tommy Kelly. It has grown from a team of just six staff to 150 today with a presence in Dublin, Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.

The company provides sustainable, scalable ecommerce technology for retailers by delivering a localised shopping experience that enhances their brand.

Its bespoke ecommerce solutions enable some of the world’s most iconic clothing and sportswear brands to grow internationally. Brand-loyal customers worldwide enjoy a personalised ecommerce experience regardless of location or device, from the first website visit through to delivery, including customer service and returns.

ONE TO WATCH

The company, which recently featured as a Business & Finance ‘Ones to Watch’ recently opened a fulfilment hub in Singapore to facilitate greater access to the Asian market. Through this hub, eShopWorld plans to deliver efficiencies and cost savings to retailers, and bring order fulfilment closer to market.

In 2016 it was named Ireland’s fastest growing tech company in the Deloitte Fast 50 (for the second year in a row) having quadrupled its revenues to €211m since 2015.

Its continuing growth is supported by a sophisticated, scalable, proprietary platform and fulfilment network that provides end to end checkout solutions, sales, customer service and shipping & returns management to customers in over 200 countries.

BRAND-LOYAL CUSTOMERS

Welcoming the jobs announcement, Minister Bruton said: “eShopWorld is a great model of what we are trying to achieve through our Action Plan for Jobs. Here is an innovative Irish company, established 6 years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over €200m.”

He added: “The announcement that eShopWorld are creating 250 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible. I look forward to seeing further jobs created by high-growth companies like this in Ireland over the coming years.”

eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly commented: “We are very pleased to be adding jobs and investment to fulfil demand from leading global brands. Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long-term sustainable relationships with brand-loyal customers. This is a really important investment for eShopWorld and one that will further our capability to optimise our technology, driving growth through existing and new revenue streams.”

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