Metronet, a Norwegian digital consulting company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Vaimo to take Vaimo’s extensive eCommerce expertise to the Norwegian market.
Vaimo is the only Magento Gold Solution Partner in Scandinavia and has already established itself in Sweden, South Africa, the UK and Estonia. Norway was a logical addition to its existing markets, the company says.
David Holender, CEO of Vaimo, is confident that Vaimo will see strong growth in Norway. “We have considered entering the Norwegian market for some time taking into account that we have established a foothold there. When the opportunity to do business with Metronet appeared, we knew the investment would be the right one. We saw important synergies that would allow us to develop our existing Norwegian customers and expand our customer base. We see a lot of potential and exciting challenges ahead,” says Holender.
The Norwegian eCommerce market is reported to be seeing steady growth as more businesses go online and competition among online retailers intensifies. In a competitive market, Vaimo is well-placed to deliver and implement Magento’s globally-recognised eCommerce platform, which enables advanced functionality and ease of management for e-tailers. Vaimo says its presence in Norway will bring to both small and large companies the ability to take to market effective, user-friendly eCommerce sites that deliver a sound ROI.
Kjetil Schøld Hansen, Managing Director of Vaimo Norway, has the exciting task of developing the Vaimo team in Norway. Hansen comes from Halogen, where he worked as a senior consultant in search, analysis and eCommerce. “eCommerce is growing in Norway, and we see that as a very exciting market for the IT industry in the coming years. We are very pleased to partner with a company that has extensive experience and the right set of skills to develop the local eCommerce sector,” says Hansen.
“We have long followed the eCommerce market. Now that Vaimo Norway is established I can see us growing strongly in this market. We were in dialogue with Vaimo for about a year before formalizing the partnership and we believe this partnership delivers combined strengths that will benefit the entire Norwegian eCommerce ecosystem. Now we look forward to the real fun – building world-class sites,” says Jørgen El Fakiri, Managing Director of Metronet.