US ecommerce platform announces launch of London HQ
As the worldwide e-commerce boom continues, US e-commerce platform BigCommerce is contributing to London’s growth in this sector as it sets up shop in the UK.
Having recently closed a $64m investment round led by Goldman Sachs to accelerate BigCommerce’s international expansion, London was the company’s first choice for establishing a strong foothold in Europe.
BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 50,000 SMBs, over 2000 mid-market businesses, more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies, and industry-leading brands including Ben & Jerry’s, Paul Mitchell, Sony and Toyota. The plan is for BigCommerce London to employ up to 20 staff members by the summer of 2019.
The Europe HQ will provide local support to its impressive roster of UK-based clients and to expand its reach across Europe. Current clients in the region include start-ups and established companies such as Awesome GTI, Kier Limited, Olive, clothing brands Yumi International, Physiq Apparel, Silly Socks, Trust Ford and Tabitha Simmons.
Brent Bellm, CEO of BigCommerce said: “We serve a growing, international community of retailers and we want to provide the best possible service to all our customers. Establishing a presence in Europe has long been an aspiration of ours, and this London office will allow us to deliver more tailored programmes to our customers and partners across Europe.”
With the opening of the London office, BigCommerce will have global offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.