The world’s leading provider of open source ecommerce solutions, Magento, has recognised Leicester-based ecommerce specialist,Williams Commerce , as a strategic Enterprise Partner.

In addition to product development, Magento’s strategy for continued growth and innovation focuses on strategic ‘Gold’ partnerships to extend, enhance and distribute its solutions.

Williams Commerce CEO, Robert Williams, says: “We are delighted to join an elite group of gold-standard companies that have a proven track record of top quality ecommerce consultancy and service. Together we have an important part to play in the strategic development of the Magento platform.”

Magento Commerce is one of the world’s fastest-growing ecommerce platforms. Globally, it has over 250,000 customers who process over $50 billion worth of merchandise each year. Across Europe more than twice as many large and rapidly expanding enterprises are powered by Magento, compared with other providers.

Robert Williams says: “As a Magento Enterprise Partner we deliver a complete service to our clients, including consultancy, systems integration and bespoke development through to marketing and design. With our in-depth expertise in both Magento Enterprise and Community, we have built a strong reputation for creating high performing business to business and retail ecommerce websites.

“As businesses grow we support them to quickly take advantage of all the innovative tools and flexibility available with Magento. In our experience this is the most effective way to deliver consistently outstanding customer experiences and to streamline business processes.

“With eight years’ experience in Magento development, our team of 70 ecommerce specialists has built over 300 successful sites. For many clients we deliver not only ecommerce solutions, but also help them to realise their digital strategy with ongoing support in marketing, creative development and systems integration.

We have extensive experience of market sectors from fashion to food, working with brands such as Hype Fashion , Pizza Express , Poundstretcher,  Science in Sport and the British Fashion Council , to name just a few. Major charities, like Sue Ryder , also work with us to improve their fundraising through high quality online shopping experiences.”