Dublin e-commerce analytics firm Clavis Insight reveals Asian expansion

22 Aug 2017

Workers handling e-commerce orders in a warehouse. Image: XiXinXing/Shutterstock

Clavis Insight reveals plans for expansion, with eyes on the lucrative Asian market.

Irish e-commerce company Clavis Insight has announced plans to hire 45 staff in its Asia Pacific (APAC) team over the coming months in what will be its third year in Shanghai, China.

The company said the expansion will include the addition of roles in sales, marketing, professional services and operations, doubling its workforce in APAC.

Future Human

Clavis Insight has developed into a major player in online retail store analytics for manufacturers of consumer products, and currently works with customers including Nestlé, Beiersdorf, GSK, Amer Sports, 3M and L’Oréal.

Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Boston, London, Paris as well as China, Clavis Insight is now in 50 different national markets. The Shanghai office supports its customers across the APAC region from China, Korea and Japan, to south-east Asia and Australia.

In the three years it has been operating, the Shanghai hub has grown as a regional and global centre, and Clavis Insight is now hoping the new staff will facilitate further expansion.

A flourishing market

“Online shopping in China has leapfrogged the West to become the biggest and most advanced e-commerce market in the world,” said Declan Kearney, managing director of the Clavis Insight APAC office.

Kearney also said that the many western companies it deals with are now looking to expand their knowledge of the APAC market further with its help.

In recent months, Clavis Insight’s APAC team has introduced new services, including advanced semantic and sentiment analysis, and correlation analysis with point-of-sale data.

Clavis Insight CEO Garry Moroney said: “China’s e-commerce market continues to grow from strength to strength.

“Our experience in China and the wider APAC region helps fuel our continued innovation, allowing us to maintain our market-leading position, as we provide brand manufacturers around the world with all the information they need to beat the competition and succeed in the fast-growing digital channel.”

Workers handling e-commerce orders in a warehouse. Image: XiXinXing/Shutterstock

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic