Introducing the Accelerator Programme

Introducing the Accelerator Programme

Learn about our Accelerator Programme, a new service designed to help start-ups and scale-up businesses accelerate their ecommerce growth with a new Shopify store and strategic support.

Written by Matt

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We're delighted to announce the launch of our new service, ‘the Accelerator Programme’, designed to enable smaller, ambitious brands to accelerate their ecommerce progress quickly and in a cost-effective way.

Our in-house teams of design and development experts create and launch a sector-specific online store for clients in under four weeks.

This provides:

  • a lightning-fast route to market for newer companies working to a budget
  • a fresh, fast site that better reflects an established business' brand, helping them sell more while setting a solid foundation for rapid marketing growth.

“The Accelerator Programme is an exciting addition to our range of services which lets us help clients start selling online quickly, in a cost-effective way. It’s a great way to support fledgling brands or ecom businesses looking to enhance and rapidly grow their online presence. During the pandemic we launched the ecommerce store for Carex in 4 weeks to enable them to sell online and deliver essential hand gel to the nation - and now we want to help more brands scale their ecommerce offering quickly and effectively using Accelerator.” Jason Stokes, CEO

As well as a brand new Shopify store built on Shopify OS 2,0, the Accelerator Programme is also backed by an accompanying suite of services including marketing and strategic support to help clients increase market share, grow sales and boost customer numbers once their new Shopify store has launched.

Here are a couple of examples of brands we've helped launch quickly:

Carex Hand Wash

Following the start of the pandemic, there was a huge rise in demand for hand hygiene products, particularly from businesses wanting to buy in bulk to help keep their employees and customers safe.

Carex needed an online presence quickly in order to satisfy that need. In order to take the Carex brand to market quickly, PZ Cussons needed to select an ecommerce platform and a partner with the capabilities to create and launch a site within weeks.

We were able to build and launch their online store in just over 4 weeks; allowing them to enter a market where they previously had no presence, while reaching consumers who at the time were unable to shop in physical stores.

The Shopify platform is extremely agile when it comes to launching with the right agency, so it was a great choice that suited the needs of the project. When it came to a partner to deliver it, Eastside Co has been a Shopify Expert since 2012 with over 500 site builds, so we had the experience and and expertise to deliver a superb ecommerce site at pace.

ACTIPH

We partnered with Actiph Water to launch their ecommerce presence to enable them to start trading online quickly with a great looking store which is designed to convert sales.

Europe's leading brand of ionised water, Actiph needed a store live quickly to capitalise on their partnership with Marvel Studios to celebrate the release of 'Thor: Love and Thunder'.

Chief Marketing Officer, Louis Thompson, says:

“Our goal is to build long-term relationships with ambitious brands as they grow, thanks to our ongoing services including email marketing, SEO, paid search, paid and organic social media, influencer marketing, strategy, website design and development support. Eastside Co is also proud to have partnered with some of the biggest tech partners in the ecosystem, including Klaviyo, Yotpo and Recharge, whose solutions integrate seamlessly with the Accelerator sites for enhanced functionality.”

To celebrate the launch of the Accelerator Programme, Eastside Co is running a competition through August, in which one business will win a free Shopify website and strategic marketing audit, worth over £12,000. Click here to find out more about the competition and submit your entry.

We're always on the look out for the next GymShark or Absolute Collagen so we can support them on their ecommerce journey - could it be you? Get in touch to find out how we can help accelerate your business.

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