2J Commerce Aquire Equinox.ie to expand irish presence.

2J Commerce Aquire Equinox.ie to expand irish presence.

The start of 2017 couldn't be more exciting for 2J Commerce. Having signed agreements at the start of this week we are extremly pleased to announce the aquisition of Irish Magento Agency "Equinox.ie".

Equinox will continue to run as its own brand and with the support of the 2J Group to aid growth and firmly establish itself as a leading tech partner in Dublin.

The takeover was completed at the start of January and a new team are in place in the offices at the sought after location of "The Digital Hub" in the heart of Dublin.

Set within stunning surrounds of the Guinness Storehouse with superb conference and meeting facilities the Equinox and 2J teams will work closely together to firmly establish Equinox as a leading partner in ireland.

An introduction to the fresh new face of equinox.
Darren Bull will head up the operation in Ireland and comes with 20 years experience in digital and having lead many innovative ecommerce project in the U.K, he is going to be leading the way from the Dublin office and bringing his expertise and strategy knowledge to the Equinox brand.

Jamie, the founder of 2J Commerce says…
We are super exciting to take 2J to Dublin and add Eqiunix to the the Group.
2J already have a strong and respected presence in Ireland and this further goes to prove the opportunity that the tech hub of Dublin has to offer and we fully plan to take the Irish market by storm

Lots of changes will be happening and new job opportunties in Dublin so keep a check on www.equinox.ie for more news, events and careers.

A look back at 2016 and what to look forward to in 2017!

A look back at 2016 and what to look forward to in 2017!

Well, the year has come to a close for 2J Commerce as our team puts in the final few hours of hard work ready for the Christmas shutdown. So, we felt this was a great opportunity to reflect on 2016 and sum up the changes and progress 2J Commerce have made. It's been a great year!

We started 2016 with plans to grow steadily as we have done year on year, maintaining our 'work to grow philosophy' without any external investment or debt. Well, we certainly achieved this with exceptional results and growth whilst still maintaining this strategy.

So what has happened this year, lets list a few major changes we have made.
 

• Magento 2 trained solution partner - With the official release of Magento 2, our team quickly jumped on the program and became one of the first partners to join the official M2 certified partner program.
 

• Launch of Cadbury Gifts Direct - One of the most technically challenging but also rewarding projects in 2J history, the launch of the www.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk website was certainly one of the years highlights, featuring a fully custom built personalisation system and high level checkout on Magento Enterprise.
 

Move to Magento Gold Partner - After the successful launch of the Cadbury Gifts Direct project, 2J Commerce joined the Magento Gold Partner program (Now re-branded to Magento Enterprise Partner) after been recognised in the top 3 performing partners for 2015 - 2016 year.
 

• New board of directors - In July this year, 2J had a change in its board of directors, with 1 existing director moving away from the business and 3 new directors joining to aid with growth and strategy.
 

• London office secured - With the increase in demand from the Capital City, 2J Commerce secured office space in a key area of London within walking distance of Kings Cross / St Pancreas Station.
 

• 2J become an LLP - In August this year, 2J took the decision to move our business model to an LLP, this means all employees are now partners of 2J and have a vested interest in the growth of the company.
 

• New Project Management / Operations team lead recruited - Shortly after the board change and move to LLP, we recruited a very talented Project Manager whose job was simply to build a powerful Project team and change the way we handle and manage all projects.
 

• Launch of the first UK Magento Enteprise Cloud sites - We have always tried to be at the forefront of new Magento technology and once the Enterprise Cloud was announed it was our goal to be a leader in this field. We were very excited to launch one of the first UK only based merchants on Magento Enterprise Cloud and see the exceptional performance it offered. Soak&Sleep saw instant improvement in page speeds by around 6 seconds per page after making the move to Magento Enteprise Cloud. We can also confirm 2J will be launching 3 new Cloud projects early 2017 which firmly puts us as the leading Magento 2 Cloud partner from around the world.
 

• New Project Management Team - From August the new PM team was created with code name 'Gateway' This team has grown in a few short months and now boasts 10 members which includes; 5 highly experienced Project Managers including 1 Certified Scrum Master, 2 Project Co-ordinators and 3 Support Co-ordinators, with plans to further increase this team from Jan 2017 you can be sure your project is in very good hands.
 

• Adopting Agile - Still the final pieces of the puzzle are been implemented but we are now fully immersed in Agile. Our team have had extensive training and loving this new approach to Project management as are our merchants.
 

• DEA Award Winners - Winning the DEA Award for 'Consumer engagement of the year' was certainly a year highlight. To be selected out of all the entries specially by the Judges really is an achivement the whole team are very proud of.
 

• New finance / office administrator recruited - With the ever increasing portfolio of merchants and demand on financial administration, our latest recruit joined the 2J team in October 2016 to strengthen the day to day management of the administration and finance tasks.
 

• Dublin office approved - What better way to end the year than on a high, it was an exciting announcement for us here at 2J, already having a strong Irish portfolio, agreeing terms on an office in the sought after location of 'The Digital Hub' has ended the year perfectly for us.
 

This is a short run down of my highlights from 2016, so we are all very excited to enter 2017 with what we believe is an extremly strong foundation and first class team between all our office locations, UK, Ireland, India.

We look forward to working with you in 2017!!

Jamie Jackson
Founder

New office opening January 2017 - Dublin, Ireland

New office opening January 2017 - Dublin, Ireland

Today we are very excited to announce that 2J Commerce have secured our new office space in Dublin, Ireland!

This is a great move for 2J, who already have a strong portfolio of Irish clients including O'Neills International Sports and Munster Joinery.

2J Commerce will be the only Magento Enterprise (Gold) Partner with offices based in Ireland, and welcome enquiries from companies looking to make the upgrade or move to Magento 2.

The new offices will open early January 2017 and will be in the sought after location of 'The Digital Hub' near the heart of the city. The offices are set within the Guinness Store House, just out of Dublin centre. This is a great location with multiple meeting and breakout areas, plus Guinness been brewed right next door (What more could we ask for?).

We will slowly build the 2J team in Dublin over the next 12 months, and welcome enquiries from all across Ireland.

We will post more information early January on this exciting expansion for 2J Commerce.... So if you would like to discuss your Magento 2 project, or simply want to come and see us and sample a good old Guinness, call us on: +35315314586.

We will be exhibiting at Pure London

We will be exhibiting at Pure London

We are pleased and excited to be exhibiting at the famous Pure London, held from the 12th to the 14th of February 2017 at the London Olympia Exhibition Centre. This event will gather professionals from a wide variety of fields, including fashion, healthcare, education, but also technology, media and creative industries. Having the chance to exhibit alongside industry leaders from such a great diversity of areas is a delight for us, and we are looking forward to meeting colleagues and make new connections. 

You will be able to find us at Stand H51, so why not come by and say hello? Let us talk to you about what magento has to offer and why we think it is the #1 ecommerce solution.

Be sure to check http://www.purelondon.com/ for more information. 

The award goes to 2J

The award goes to 2J

We are delighted to be awarded for all of our hard work, this past year. We are fortunate enough to have been nominated for ECOMMERCE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR as well as DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR by https://www.digital-entrepreneur.co.uk/ , however we have won the CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT AWARD for the amazing work our team has done for Cadbury's Gifts Direct. This award comes as a testament to the fact that we have grown and developed beyond anything we thought possible not so long ago, and the journey we've been on so far is equally as rewarding as our win.


Thank you all our existing customers and partners  for your continued business and thank you our amazing team for all your hard work and support! 

We're Hiring Now

We're Hiring Now

We currently have vacancies for a Project Manager and Finance Administrator in our Sheffield Office.

To apply for either role please email craig@2jcommerce.com with a copy of your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would be ideal for the role!

Magento Enterprise Cloud

Magento Enterprise Cloud

There is no better sign of commitment to a project than seeing one of our teams holding their morning stand up in the rain outside because the Scrum leader wanted to get some fresh air.  When we said Magento Enterprise Cloud we didn’t mean they had to literally stand under a rain cloud.

 

Thats commitment for you !

ecommerce Expo Day 1 - Alongside M2E

ecommerce Expo Day 1 - Alongside M2E

This year’s eCommerce Expo at Olympia London reunites eCommerce professionals from areas such as Marketing, Customer service, Payment and Platforms, Delivery, Logistics, making it one of the greatest events for the eCommerce community this year, while at the same time being an exploration of a real customer journey from conversion to customer retention. 

Being present at the Expo is a great opportunity for 2J to work along side industry leading professionals and we are proud to be side by side with Alex and his team at M2E.  

We are happy to showcase our services which make us a leading Magento Solution Partner within the UK, so if you want to meet us, get to know our principles, or if you just want to say hello, Craig will meet you at stand E500 on the 28th and 29th September.

Taking a Stand!

Taking a Stand!

2J Commerce is pleased to be exhibiting at the eCommerce Expo at Olympia London on the 28th and 29th September so why not come and say hi?  Be sure to visit http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/ for more information.

We will be on hand to review your commerce needs and tell you more about Magento, what it has to offer and why we think it is an industry leading ecommerce platform. 

For Chocolate Lovers Everywhere

For Chocolate Lovers Everywhere

2J commerce is delighted to launch the new Cadbury Gifts Direct website www.cadburysgiftsdirect.co.uk.

Working closely with the CGD team we have developed industry leading personalisation functionality to deliver a new experience for personalising their products, pick and mix and hampers.  The whole focus of the user experience was to target the gifting and seasonal markets to personalise chocolate bars, gifts and enable the creation of custom hampers.

Behind the scenes, a key focus was the delivery of a rapid fulfilment process with minimum admin. By developing a set of highly specialist modules we were able to deliver a complex split checkout process, full integration with Irongate for complex fulfilment scenarios, full personalisation using the bespoke Cadbury Fonts (complete with on brand curve) and a highly technical integration with Khaos Control Order Management & Warehouse System.

Considering the complexity of the task in hand delivery a fully responsive solution of this scale is something the whole team is exceptionally proud of. CDG customers are now free to delight Mums, Dads, Teachers and chocolate lovers worldwide with truly personal gifts that show just how a leading brand and Magento can combine to create an awesome website.

See www.cadburysgiftsdirect.co.uk

And ....The Award Goes To

And ....The Award Goes To

It's another great excuse for a team outing on November the 9th November 2016 see https://www.digital-entrepreneur.co.uk/.

2J are delighted to have been shortlisted for ECOMMERCE DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR with https://www.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk and our founder for DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR due to our high growth and success at becoming one of the UK's leading Magento Enterprise Partners.

We will keep you posted shortly after the event and would like to thank all of our existing customers for their continued support and ongoing business.