eShopWorld, the ecommerce enabling company, will create up to 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years. The announcement coincided with the official opening of its global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland by Ireland's Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.
Today's jobs announcement is part of a $30m 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.
eShopworld's technology and logistics capabilities enable North American brands and retailers to access customers in new and emerging markets including Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Given its pace of growth eShopWorld has already started recruiting to fill these full-time, highly skilled roles, which are focused on technical development and R&D activity, and will allow the company to further enhance and upscale its proprietary ecommerce solution.
eShopWorld is one of the world's leading ecommerce enabling companies. It provides bespoke ecommerce solutions to enable some of the world's most iconic clothing and sportswear brands to grow internationally while delivering a seamless, localized online shopping experience. 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.
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. 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 $220m since 2015.
Commenting on the announcement, eShopWorld CEO Tommy Kelly said; "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 optimize our technology, driving growth through existing and new revenue streams."
Welcoming the 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 $220million. Today's 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."