Creare and Magento establish partnership to support SMEs

Today, Creare, one of the UK’s leading digital marketing agencies for small and medium businesses announces its participation in the new Magento Small Business program recently launched by eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company. The new Magento Small Business program will help emerging businesses quickly deploy affordable online Magento stores. This initiative connects business owners with proven Magento partners to implement the free Magento Community Edition and leverage Magento extensions and integrations with PayPal, Braintree, and eBay Marketplaces.

Magento Small Business directs businesses to the ecommerce capabilities they need to stay nimble, attract new customers, sell globally, and grow their business without limits. Small businesses will learn which solutions and partners are best for their business needs at http://smallbusiness.magento.com.

“Magento Community Edition continues to be the best platform for emerging businesses to gain the features and flexibility they need to support their growth at an affordable price,” said Mark Lavelle, senior vice president, product and strategy, eBay Enterprise. “By connecting businesses with partners such as Creare, we hope to accelerate commerce innovation and growth in the small business market.”

As part of the launch of Magento’s Small Business Portal, Creare will feature in the first instance as the sole UK partner and as one of four global partners. As early adopters of Magento, Creare have been using the platform for five years and have ten certified Magento developers based at their head office in Rugby.

James Bavington, Creare’s Technical Director said;

Creare has helped over 4,000 businesses successfully build their online presence which has fuelled their growth through a holistic set of digital marketing tools, including ecommerce websites, search marketing, video and social media. This partnership with Magento is a big step forward in our shared goal of helping ever more SMEs achieve greatness online.

Magento boasts the largest open-source commerce ecosystem of more than 4,300 Magento certified professionals and 260 proven system integrators worldwide. Magento, which powers more than 240,000 sites, was recognized as the leading ecommerce platform on the 2014 Internet Retailer Top 1000 and Hot 100 lists.

To learn more about Creare and the Magento Small Business program and the resources available, go to: http://smallbusiness.magento.com.

Businesses interested in Creare supporting their ecommerce objectives will receive a free consultation on any current web or ecommerce presence and any digital marketing activity they currently invest in. Creare will proceed to suggest ways in which the business can establish a more robust ecommerce presence and grow their digital presence. This consultation will include a free design of any new website homepage plus a bespoke recommendation on a holistic digital marketing solution to traffic, enquiries and sales to their new online Magento store. You can find more information on how Creare can support you in building an online Magento store at http://creare.co.uk/magento.




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About Creare

Creare provide a holistic digital marketing solution for small and medium sized businesses in the UK, including websites, ecommerce stores, search engine optimisation and pay per click search marketing, social media and video. Established in 2007, Creare has provided websites, ecommerce solutions, search marketing, social media and video solutions to over 4,000 businesses.

For more information, visit www.creare.co.uk


About eBay Enterprise

eBay Enterprise is a leading global provider of retail-optimized commerce solutions, including the Magento platform, order management, fulfillment, customer care, and marketing solutions. We enable brands and retailers of all sizes to deliver consistent omnichannel experiences across all retail touch points to attract and engage new customers, convert browsers into loyal buyers, and deliver products with speed and quality. With unrivaled flexibility and control, our clients are armed to accelerate sales growth and win with today’s digitally connected consumer. eBay Enterprise is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa. and has offices in Austin, Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Shanghai. eBay Enterprise is an eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) company. More information can be found at www.ebayenterprise.com and www.magento.com.


For further information, please contact:

Tom Darnell, Chief Commercial Officer, Creare

Tel:                           +44 7595 075724

Email:                     [email protected]