Vaimo, one of the leading Magento’s Solution Partners in Europe, enters the Finnish market adding another 10 eCommerce experts to its current strong team in Sweden, Norway, UK, Estonia and South Africa.
Vaimo has kept a close eye on the Finnish eCommerce market for some time. After having successfully established themselves in Sweden and recently entering Norway, Finland was the natural next target on their radar.
“After several discussions with Finnish retailers, merchants and eCommerce experts, we learnt that there is a strong need in the Finnish market for a company like Vaimo with global understanding of eCommerce and business processes,” says David Holender, CEO of Vaimo.
Vaimo found two suppliers in the Finnish market, Digital Value Oy and Faarao Oy, that shared Vaimo’s business values and goals. Digital Value Oy, run by Mika Leno and Janne Sävy was an independent eCommerce consulting company and Faarao Oy, managed by Olli Sankari was a Magento Silver Solutions Partner.
Discussions between Digital Value, Faarao and Vaimo about the possibilities of working together in the Finnish market started earlier in the year. After some negotiations and due diligence by all parties, “a chord was struck” and a joint-venture was established.
Ecommerce statistics show that online competition amongst Finnish retailers and merchants is getting tougher. “We want to help Finnish companies to grow with Vaimo’s international expertise and know-how in eCommerce and business management in general. We are excited to leverage on Vaimo’s know-how from our newly established Vaimo offices in Helsinki and Oulu,” says Mika Leno, Managing Director of Vaimo Finland. He continues “We have resources to deploy agile, international and best practice multi-channel and omni-channel commerce solutions.” Leno adds “Vaimo has hands-on experience in the day to day running of large eCommerce businesses. This combination is unique in the Finnish market.”
“We see that that the key for eCommerce success is based on a thorough understanding of the entire commerce business processes from a retailer and merchants perspective. Also the ability to create a customer centric experience with seamless interaction with the retailer and merchant across every possible touch point,” says Olli Sankari, Operations Director of Vaimo Finland.
“The addition of Finland to our growing international team means that we now have more than 90 employees to service more than 350 of our clients across Europe and South Africa. We have 14 certified Magento developers and are well on track reaching our growth targets. I feel confident that with our great team of eCommerce experts, with international and local know-how, we can start writing a new chapter and be part of many success stories in the Finnish market,” says Holender.