E-commerce: ESW acquires Scalefast platform
Agreement aims to further expand ESW’s capabilities and accelerate time to market for signs and brands internationally
Dublin/New York, May 9, 2022 – ESW, the world leader in direct-to-consumer (DTC) e-commerce, today announces the acquisition of Scalefast, a Los Angeles-based global e-commerce solutions provider. Subject to customary approvals, the transaction is expected to close in mid-2022.
The company also announces that Scalefast founders CEO Nicolas Stehle, CTO Frédéric Bocquet and CMO Olivier Schott will join the ESW management team.
Thanks to this acquisitionESW’s strike force will further increase in the fashion, beauty, care and luxury sectors, and will expand into entertainment, games and electronics. Scalefast’s expertise in data analytics and rapid time-to-market will also facilitate the establishment of localized turnkey stores or digital pop-ups and highly targeted DTC brand campaigns to complement DTC’s international solutions. the shopping journey.
Providing complementary solutions on both technology platforms is expected to drive accelerated revenue growth and product innovation across the group’s integrated customer base. The cultural alignment between ESW and Scalefast and their combined talent pool of more than 1000 team members to strongly position the company in the development of talent, taking advantage of the best aspects of both cultures. The company’s post-acquisition growth will be driven by the transformation of customers’ online shopping experiences and the new ability for leading global brands to connect with more than 200 markets worldwide.
“ESW’s acquisition of Scalefast demonstrates our commitment and ambition to accelerate the growth of our customers, enabling them to be at the forefront of consumer needs around the world,” declared Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of ESW. “Scalefast’s technology offering, which is highly complementary to ours, will allow us to develop new capabilities and grow our new and existing customers even faster with direct-to-consumer e-commerce.”
“Scalefast’s services are highly synergistic with those of ESW from a revenue generation perspective,” necessary Nicolas Stehle, CEO of Scalefast. “We are excited about this opportunity to not only expand our reach, but also create even more value for our combined customer base. Our knowledge, experience and technology together will be an unprecedented force in a rapidly changing e-commerce world.”
As global e-commerce continues to accelerate, brands are looking for more specialized and localized services to differentiate themselves and remain competitive. Scalefast builds online stores faster than any of its competitors, leveraging its feature-rich, in-house developed platform and applying proprietary data and behavioral analytics to pre-built DTCs e-commerce features and capabilities that brands need to succeed.
ESW, in turn, will provide Scalefast customers with its services related to checkout, payment, logistics, including hub and non-hub options, omnichannel solutions like store shipping and an entire ecosystem of partners. hundreds of millions of packages each year on behalf of its customers.
ESW is a global leader in DTC (Direct-To-Consumer) e-commerce, enabling the world’s most famous brands and retailers to make global shopping safer, easier and faster, from end to end. From compliance, data security, fraud protection, taxes and pricing at checkout, delivery, returns management, customer service and demand generation, ESW’s powerful combination of technology and human ingenuity spans the entire customer journey across 200 markets. , with 100% carbon neutral shipments. Based in Dublin, Ireland, ESW has offices in Ireland, UK, France, Italy, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore. ESW is a company of the Asendia group, a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post.
Scalefast is a privately held, venture capital-backed company in the US with over 350 employees, specializing in providing global SaaS e-commerce solutions for brands. Established in five countries, the United States, Spain, France, Switzerland and Japan, Scalefast serves consumers in more than 200 countries and territories.
Scalefast acts as a Merchant and Seller of Record for its customers and provides its own Enterprise Commerce Cloud and CX (customer experience) analytics solution, as well as teams of experts to help brands build, operate, manage and optimize their e-commerce. . Companies seek high-growth partnerships with Scalefast to accelerate global distribution, market penetration, user experience and profitability.
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