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North West eCommerce companies merge


Cloud Commerce Pro in Lancaster has announced the acquisition of Manchester’s ChannelGrabber.

Both provide omni-channel eCommerce software and they’ve made the move to create a “new market leader” with “the most comprehensive range of solutions for the global retail sector.”

The new company will be headed up by serial entrepreneurs Mark Hallam,Stuart Forrest and Mike Morgan with the chairmanship of Angus MacSween, CEO of Iomart PLC.

“The combination of Cloud Commerce Pro and ChannelGrabber is set to disrupt a market so far dominated by one or two software and service providers whose offerings can neither keep pace with nor meet the needs of our customers in what is a very dynamic market.” explained Cloud Commerce Pro Director, Mark Hallam.

“Our two companies have collaborated for some time to provide our customers with ecommerce solutions for retailers both large and small so our merger is very definitely market- and customer-driven. Truly no other software or service provider can now rival our portfolio of retail solutions.”

ChannelGrabber specialised in small, to mid-sized retailers, while Cloud Commerce Pro was aimed at larger organisations.

“ChannelGrabber have established a strong reputation for technological innovation, rapid deployment and simplicity of operation. Our customers are next-generation retailers for whom technology must help them to achieve rapid growth with the minimum of administrative overhead.” added Mike Morgan, ChannelGrabber CEO.

“As our customers scale their businesses, they go on to seek tailored ecommerce solutions with the depth and breadth of features and functionality hitherto only within the grasp of the very largest merchants. The Cloud Commerce Pro platform delivers just such a step-up solution seamlessly and affordably. The coming together of ChannelGrabber and Cloud Commerce Pro delivers an unrivalled range of ecommerce solutions for our customers from the startup to the large and established retailer.”

Combined, the two companies employ around 70 staff.

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