Shipshape e-commerce player Scurri brings 10 new jobs to Wexford
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Shipshape e-commerce player Scurri brings 10 new jobs to Wexford

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E-commerce company Scurri is boosting employment in the south-east.

Scurri, maker of a fast-growing e-commerce shipping platform, is to create 10 new jobs and move to new offices in Wexford.

A previous Siliconrepublic.com Start-up of the Week, Scurri is the creator of an innovative, cloud-based delivery management platform that makes personal delivery simple for e-commerce merchants.

‘I love being a part of a Wexford company with global ambitions’
– RORY O’CONNOR

The company has seen a 300pc growth in transactions in the period from January 2015 to January 2016.

It has also seen gross merchandise volume (GMV) climb 182pc to €191m in Q1 2017 compared with Q1 2016.

In 2015, eBay partnered with Scurri to gain access to the company’s platform and provide enhanced delivery solutions to its customer base.

Scurri also secured a multimillion-euro, five-year deal with Fastway Couriers and Parcel Connect in November 2015 to barcode €3.4bn in GMV. Over the first year of the project, Scurri simplified the delivery process for more than 5,000 Fastway customers.

Bustling trade

“It’s fantastic to see the company grow year-on-year like this, and I love being a part of a Wexford company with global ambitions,” said Rory O’Connor, founder and CEO.

“I am excited that Scurri manages the delivery of many hundreds of million euros worth of online shopping and we are only starting to realise the opportunity in making personal shipping simple for e-commerce.”

Currently employing 30 people at its Wexford office, Scurri has renovated the establishment previously known as The Chocolate Bar, which holds a prime position on Common Quay Street, in the heart of bustling Wexford town.

The offices have a capacity of 50 with room to increase that number in the future, and Scurri plans to hire up to 10 staff by the end of 2017 in a variety of engineering and marketing roles.

Roles include a head of software engineering as well as senior and mid-level Python software engineers, and various sales and marketing roles.

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