AMSTERDAM, November 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
SEOshop, the fastest growing eCommerce platform in Europe, announced today its acquisition by Canadian software company Lightspeed POS. Lightspeed is the most powerful point of sale (POS) platform for stores and restaurants, and combined with SEOshop, will enable merchants to offer a unified in-store and online omnichannel customer experience.
SEOshop currently serves more than 8,000 leading online merchants including Philips Lighting, Heineken, National Geographic Netherlands and the Van Gogh Museum. The company has doubled revenue every year for the past three years, delivering more than 1000 percent revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. As part of the deal, SEOshop CEO Ruud Stelder will join the Lightspeed leadership team as Director of Global eCommerce Revenue, and CTO Dennis Cuijpers will become Lightspeed's Director of eCommerce Development and Architecture.
For retailers and online merchants who need to compete in an increasingly competitive, global retail environment, the acquisition will bring together powerful, easy to use eCommerce and in-store technology that features advanced tools for inventory management, reporting and analytics, full eCommerce design customization and engaging in-store sales experiences. Starting today, Lightspeed will introduce SEOshop technology, branded as Lightspeed eCom, in the UK and North America.
"We are extremely thrilled by the acquisition by Lightspeed POS," says Ruud Stelder, CEO of SEOshop. "Our customers will be able to tap into the possibilities of Lightspeed's mobile POS and commerce platform and Lightspeed customers will have easy access to our eCommerce platform. This acquisition will enable retailers around the globe to reach out to customers wherever they are, both online and offline."
In September 2015, Lightspeed announced US $61 million in funding. With the acquisition of SEOshop, the company now serves 34,000 businesses in more than 100 countries, processing US $12 billion in annual transactions.
"Bringing SEOshop into the Lightspeed family gives us additional global scale, and allows us to help store owners create a great shopping experience and sell smarter- no matter how their customers choose to shop," said Dax Dasilva, CEO, Lightspeed POS.
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