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Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade potter.
May 17, 2013 – WebLinc, an industry-leading eCommerce platform and services provider, today announces that Simon Pearce, maker of original hand-blown glass and handmade pottery, selected WebLinc as their eCommerce platform provider. Simon Pearce signed with WebLinc in the first quarter of 2013.
In selecting a new eCommerce provider, Simon Pearce needed to identify a partnership that would help drive the brand and the business for the next 5-7 years. They also needed an innovative platform that could help recreate the warmth and personal character you experience when you visit a Simon Pearce location. WebLinc was the perfect fit for both needs. Responsive web design, part of WebLinc’s base platform, was also a critical deciding factor in delivering that personal experience across multiple devices.
“Every meeting we have with WebLinc reinforces how grateful we are to have them as our eCommerce platform partners,” said Steven Seto, Vice President of Marketing at Simon Pearce. “Their team is smart, creative, organized, and they pull everything and everybody together in a way that looks effortless (to us).”
“Simon Pearce possesses an uncommon blend of traditional craftsmanship and business savvy that made them a desirable client for WebLinc and the perfect candidate for a long-term partnership,” noted Darren Hill, Co-Founder and CEO of WebLinc. “We are always looking to leverage the latest technologies today – including Ruby on Rails and MongoDB – and into the future so we can quickly innovate without the constraints of a product roadmap.”
Opening his first glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1971, Simon Pearce moved his operations to Quechee, Vermont in 1981, where his team utilizes the same handcrafting principles and techniques he brought over from Ireland. Simon Pearce products are sold in seven company-owned stores through the Northeast, a network of over 500 retail partners around the country, and online.
WebLinc helps great companies sell more product online and in stores. Our commerce platform helps some of the biggest and fastest growing online retailers outperform their competition. The tested and scalable WebLinc eCommerce platform, combined with an in-depth knowledge of eCommerce strategy, enables WebLinc to create solutions that are unique reflections of their clients’ brands and brand experience. Learn more: visit http://www.weblinc.com, follow @WebLinc or call 215.925.1800.
ABOUT SIMON PEARCE
Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates a fine dining establishment. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embodies traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance and everyday functionality. The line is available at 7 Simon Pearce retail stores, through a nationwide network of over 500 wholesale partners, via mail-order catalog and online at SimonPearce.co m. Visit the brand’s highly active social media channels, www.facebook.com/Simon.Pearce.Glass and @SimonPearceInc on Twitter.