NIBs (credit image/Pixabay/Gerd Altmann)Retail and eCommerce highlights this week include: CMTLabs is starting a new business unit to support and enable the service industry. Successive Technologies has become a Certified agency partner with BigCommerce. A Celerant and AudioEye partnership will make digital accessibility solutions available to thousands of omnichannel retailers. SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform Marketplacer is now a certified Accelerate Partner within the Adobe Exchange Experience Cloud program. SleekFlow hires a UK sales director and pledges to create dozens of highly skilled tech jobs following major funding round led by Tiger Global.

CMTLabs to create new business unit to support growing service sector

CMTLabs has announced the creation of a new business unit responsible for enabling new entrepreneurs within the service industry and gig economy with a proven and successful digital currency payment platform. The payment platform facilitates over 150 manufacturers and contributed to over $10 billion in product sales worldwide. It could create and enable an entirely new business sector; service industry and gig economy aggregators and consolidators. The new business unit will offer new business opportunities for thousands of potential entrepreneurs. The business model is simple to understand and implement.

Successive Technologies becomes agency partner with BigCommerce

Successive Technologies, a next-gen (CMMI Level-3) technology consulting and services company specialises in digital transformation has become a Certified Agency Partner with BigCommerce. As a member of the BigCommerce Partner Program, Successive Technologies will now facilitate businesses across all industries to embrace omnichannel eCommerce, headless architecture, and other game-changing strategies powered by BigCommerce.

Successive Technologies says it set the benchmark by offering value-adding, comprehensive, and robust technological solutions for clients. The company’s certified eCommerce developers provide smart solutions to mission-critical design, merchandising, and technical challenges. The company provides a completely tailored experience that includes strategy, design, development, and BigCommerce optimisation services. Through a collection of open APIs offered, Successive Technologies help merchants integrate BigCommerce with their existing ERP, CRM, order management system, email, shipping and fulfilment systems.

Approximately 60,000 BigCommerce merchants look to the platform’s partner ecosystem for support in creating differentiated shopping experiences. Therefore, BigCommerce Agency Partners are carefully selected on the basis of offering best-in-class technologies, value and superior customer service. Founded in 2012, Successive Technologies specialises in digital transformation.

Adobe and Marketplacer accelerate partnership on global commerce marketplace

Marketplacer has announced certification as an Accelerate Partner within the Adobe Exchange Experience Cloud program. Marketplacer is a platform that enables brands, retailers, suppliers and innovators to build and grow successful online marketplaces at scale.

Integrations between Marketplacer and Adobe Commerce will enable organisations to deliver connected marketplaces and scale their business. It builds multi-channel commerce experiences for B2B and B2C customers in a single platform. As an Adobe Accelerate Partner, Marketplacer adds further value to retailers, brands, and the solutions-providers that serve them, through curated marketplaces. This integration results in faster time to market, rapid scalability, and limitless feature functionality to meet the ever-evolving needs of a marketplace. It will give customers access to programmatic marketing support and integration matter expertise to support best practice deployments.

Marketplacer customers around the globe include household names such as Woolworths, SurfStitch and HMD Global/Nokia. All of whom are powering ahead with marketplaces to drive great digital customer experiences.

Celerant selects AudioEye as digital accessibility partner

Celerant has selected AudioEye as their digital accessibility technology and services provider. The partnership aims to help customers across Celerant’s diverse portfolio of retailers ensure their digital experiences are equally accessible to all users, regardless of ability. AudioEye is a digital accessibility provider. Celerant, a provider of omnichannel retail POS solutions.

Celerant customers will be able to leverage the power of AudioEye’s patented accessibility technology to find and fix the most common web accessibility issues, allowing them to acquire new customers by providing accessible customer experiences. AudioEye currently has more than 70 automated remediations that test for at least 400 accessibility issues. Celerant customers will also have access to AudioEye’s team of IAAP-certified accessibility experts for assistance with manual reviews and remediations that automation alone cannot address.

With over $2.5 billion in annual retail sales processed and more than 2,000 points of sales, Celerant offers powerful and scalable omnichannel retail POS systems that enable retailers to expand their business in store and online by combining point of sale software, eCommerce, marketplaces, shopper incentives, digital marketing, mobile applications and industry-specific functionality. The AudioEye solution will add accessibility to an already robust suite of offerings for their customers across multiple retail categories.

SleekFlow launches in the UK following $8m series A funding

SleekFlow, a SaaS omnichannel social commerce platform, has launched its new UK operation following an $8m Series A funding round. The company, which has over 5,000 clients globally, has appointed eCommerce industry specialist Craig Johnson as its UK sales director. The company has also opened its doors in Waterloo, central London.

Craig previously led business development at shipping eCommerce provider
Easyship. He is tasked with overseeing new business, brand strategy and growing the sales department. He will also be tasked with growing SleekFlow’s UK operation, including building the customer pipeline, developing the sales team. In addition to expanding its operations by hiring up to 50 staff in the next three years.

The SleekFlow platform integrates 2,500+ tools and messaging channels, such as Official WhatsApp Business API, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Business. It utilises smart routing and targeted automation campaigns to help businesses track and retain potential sales leads from both online and offline avenues. With the newly launched one-click checkout payment feature, businesses can now get paid in chat directly. This develops a complete conversion funnel on social for boosting revenue and profits.

From its founding team of three, SleekFlow has expanded to 60 strong across regions, including the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The brand has seen a valuation growth of 1200% in the last 12 months and 500% revenue growth. It aims to scale the business internationally, from countries across SE Asia and Europe.


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