Owner of famous home brands like Roberts Radio and Faber uses commercetools to optimise eCommerce potential in Europe, US and Australasia

Munich (Germany) / Dublin (Ireland), February 11th, 2020 – commercetools, a global leader in next-generation commerce software, today announced a partnership with Glen Dimplex Group, the consumer home appliances leader. Glen Dimplex will be using the commercetools commerce platform to support the global eCommerce rollout for its brands.

One of the reasons Glen Dimplex chose commercetools was its microservices architecture. This means the group can take a step-by-step approach to eCommerce development, releasing non-transactional product catalogues first and then adding transactional capabilities later. It can then test and rollout improvements in controlled stages to ensure it can maximise sales.

commercetools’ platform allows Glen Dimplex to take ‘a white-label approach’ to eCommerce development and deployment, meaning it can build once and redeploy over and over again.

Using commercetools’ true cloud, headless and API-first commerce platform, Glen Dimplex has already released its first multi-language, multi-region site, for faberfires.com. The company plans to launch a new commerce site for its Roberts Radio brand this year, and has 30 more sites in the pipeline which will launch on a brand-by-brand basi

commercetools’ platform also enables continuous improvement. Any improvements it makes to the core will be immediately available to all its brand sites.

By using commercetools and Acquia Site Factory, Glen Dimplex aims to enhance customer journeys by trialling improvements such as adding new features to test their impact on user experience and sales, establish a stronger brand presence and improve consistency of brand messaging globally and across all its core markets.

Matthew Stocker, digital solutions manager at Glen Dimplex said: “commercetools offers a cutting-edge headless technology solution that allows us to progress with a microservices, modular approach to build an enterprise-level core platform for individual brands. commercetools enables us to consolidate our platform globally and gives us both the economy of scale we need and the freedom we want to explore new possibilities.”

Dirk Hoerig, CEO and Co-Founder, commercetools comments: “We are enormously proud to partner with Glen Dimplex. A global eCommerce rollout is no easy task but our microservices, API-first, cloud-native and headless commerce platform offers everything it needs to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The project has been a huge success so far and we look forward to continuing to support Glen Dimplex as it grows.”

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commercetools is a next-generation software technology company that offers a true cloud commerce platform, providing the building blocks for the new digital commerce age. The leading-edge API approach helps retailers create brand value by empowering commerce teams to design unique and engaging digital commerce experiences everywhere – today and in the future. The agile, componentised architecture improves profitability by significantly reducing development time and resources required to migrate to modern commerce technology and meet new customer demands. It is the perfect starting point for customised microservices.