eShop World to invest up to €25m in R&D and innovation by 2019.
Fast growing Dublin tech company eShop World is to create 250 new high-end jobs in the city over the next three years.
The six-year-old company has a turnover of over €200m and currently employs 150 people.
‘Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long-term sustainable relationships with brand-loyal customers’
– TOMMY KELLY
The 250 jobs are part of a €25m investment that eShop World will make in people, software development and R&D.
The investment will bring total employment at eShopWorld to almost 400 staff by 2019, inclusive of 80 new jobs created in 2016.
Tailor-made e-commerce solutions
E-commerce enablement player eShop World provides bespoke e-commerce solutions to enable some of the world’s biggest clothing and sportswear brands to grow internationally while delivering a seamless, localised online shopping experience.
The company has customers in over 200 countries.
It was founded in 2010 by founder and CEO Tommy Kelly and it has grown from a team of just six staff to 150, with presences in Dublin, Newry, the US, Singapore and the Netherlands.
In 2016, it was named Ireland’s fastest growing tech company in the Deloitte Fast 50.
“Premium brands see our technology platform as a key pillar for growth and establishing long-term sustainable relationships with brand-loyal customers,” Kelly said.
“This is a really important investment for eShopWorld and one that will further our capability to optimise our technology, driving growth through existing and new revenue streams.”
The investment was welcomed by Education Minister Richard Bruton, TD, who said eShop World is precisely the model for achieving indigenous jobs growth.
“Here is an innovative Irish company, established six years ago, which now employs 150 people and has a turnover of over €200m. Today’s announcement that eShopWorld are creating 250 jobs in Ireland is a great boost and a huge indication of what’s possible,” Bruton said.