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Sep 30, 2013

Hippo and DesignUK: Multichannel and E-commerce Expertise for UK Customers

DesignUK, with its e-commerce platform LavaSuite Commerce, understands the crucial role that content plays in the digital customer journey. “We clearly see a convergence of content and commerce in the market” says Hippo CEO Jeroen Verberg, “I’m excited that with DesignUK, Hippo can now serve the UK market with a solution that brings the power of targeting and multichannel to DesignUK’s B2B and e-commerce clients.” DesignUK’s extensive work with mobile web and mobile apps aligns with Hippo’s multichannel philosophy, making the two companies an excellent match.

For DesignUK, the partnership is motivated by Hippo’s Java-based system, which Managing Director Leigh Whitney describes as “an ideal platform for delivering solutions” to the company’s clients. With Hippo, we have found a like-minded company that has also invested heavily in leveraging the standardisation and innovation of the Apache Software foundation technologies within their core products and technologies.  “Hippo’s and DesignUK’s approach in this area provides the flexibility and rich functionality our clients demand.” A shared dedication to excellence further unites the two companies: “We’ve built our reputation on successfully delivering quality solutions to large enterprise organizations” Leigh notes, “Hippo is a high quality partner—I am confident that together we can deliver best of breed digital experiences to our UK and international clients as they grow their businesses globally.”



About LavaSuite Commerce (A DesignUK Group Company)

LavaSuite Commerce is a powerful, Java based e-commerce platform that provides unrivalled opportunities for flexible merchandising, supercharged search results, deep integration with external systems and with a class-leading checkout. 

Multi-currency, multi-lingual and multi-platform functionality allows rapid international roll-outs to be deployed. LavaSuite has the knowledge, technology and experience to ensure that your international projects are a success. Key integrations with leading Commerce infrastructure such as CyberSource, MotionPoint, Prologic, EuroStop, Navision and now Hippo cms give clients the competitive advantage of ‘Best of Breed’. 

About DesignUK (A DesignUK Group Company) 

DesignUK designs and builds rich digital presences that encourage your visitors to take the action online that will drive your business success. By understanding your business and customers, they can create truly engaging digital experiences that deliver more for your business. Their areas of expertise include research & strategy, digital presence and engagement, content management, e-commerce, personalisation, design and Java based development. 

For over ten years they’ve been delivering online success through bold, innovative strategies, elegant designs and customer-focused technologies by placing human behaviour at the centre of everything they do.

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