Best eCommerce Agency (under 30 employees)
Built for Growth Digital
Built for Growth Digital is a Belfast based eCommerce Agency. Winners of the eCommerce Agency of the Year Award (under 40 employees) at last year’s awards, they continue to build their profile and momentum in the eCommerce sphere.
Acquired by leading Northern Irish advertising agency, Ardmore in March 2022, BFG are enjoying a growth phase and the opportunity to work alongside some really notable clients including Sheeran Guitars, Newbridge Silverware, Camping World, Early Rider, Ann’s Cottage, Nails Inc and more than 50 others.
BFG employs a vested interest model in their services to ensure a mutually beneficial arrangement that’s focused on results and growth. This gives our team a relentless growth mindset and sets us apart from other agencies who charge flat fees or even spend based structures with no vested interest in client success. BFG enter every client relationship with a desire to be an extension of their client’s team and with a sincere desire to help them realise their online potential.
The results at BFG continually demonstrate an ability to maximise return on investment and achieve growth irrespective of business size or industry. We’re Built for Growth…… Are you?
Cabiri is an innovative eCommerce systems integrator that delivers genuine value to its clients through a combination of a collaborative approach, innovative tools like Ashiba, their commerce accelerator, and expertise in composable commerce solutions. The consultancy forms close partnerships with its clients to understand their unique challenges and co-create fitting solutions. Ashiba is key to this, it facilitates rapid delivery of customised commerce solutions, significantly reducing time-to-market, and tailored to the business needs. With six years of experience in composable commerce – a modular, service-oriented approach, that allows businesses to choose capabilities as per their specific requirements – Cabiri offers businesses adaptable and scalable eCommerce solutions. By merging collaboration, acceleration, and adaptability, Cabiri redefines the digital commerce landscape, driving innovation and providing tangible, transformative results for clients.
Envisage Digital is a UK-based, full-service digital creative agency that is developer-owned and highly rated. The agency headquarters is located in the heart of the UK’s thriving website development industry, Bournemouth, where they stand out amidst stiff competition due to their skills and initiative. The agency specialises in eCommerce development and is a certified partner with Adobe/Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce, and also works with Laravel, WordPress, and Shopware.
Excellent Zephyr is a rapidly growing digital agency specialising in transformative solutions for retailers. We offer end-to-end business transformation projects, focusing on ERP, integration, and automation services. We’ve delivered successful projects for a range of notable clients including Trinny London, Gym+Coffee, Lulu Guinness, and ALDO.
Our approach involves close collaboration with clients to understand their challenges and goals, enabling them to tailor their approach and execute successful transformations. By leveraging strong relationships with tech partners and utilising an effective in-house service team, we ensure efficient project management and high-quality service delivery.
Since our November 2018 launch, we’ve experienced a turnover increase of over 400%, staff has skyrocketed by 260% and we’ve grown our customer base by a further 250% compared to last year. Additionally, we’ve seen a 225% year on year growth (revenue figures FY2022 to FY2023) and are on target to achieve 54% revenue growth again in this financial year.
What sets us apart is our deep understanding of retail challenges and our focus solely on the retail sector. We offer tried-and-tested tech stacks specifically designed for eCommerce businesses, and have worked hard to develop the blueprint for some of the UK’s fastest-growing retailers.
GPMD was founded in 1999 and is a specialist ecommerce strategy, design and development agency based in London. Our aim is to act as a strategic partner in helping our clients deliver exceptional ecommerce experiences and growing their businesses. We also continuously innovate and custom build bespoke solutions for our clients including our own product Apio. At GPMD we place a great importance on our clients’ business objectives. Our approach is to work together as a team, focus on getting the fundamentals right and build a solid strategy for long-term sustainable growth.
“The GPMD team fit just perfectly into our existing teams, and were flexible enough to work on specific areas but also lend a hand on the overall strategy. It’s rare to find an agency with such flexibility who genuinely just has the aim to help and do what they can to make a project successful. To top it off they are a really friendly bunch, it was always great to have them on a call.” – Merinda Taylor, Head of Digital and Ecommerce at Japan Centre
Heur is a business growth agency specialising in direct-to-consumer eCommerce based in York & London. Working with businesses and founders both nationwide and internationally to help scale their D2C brands, Heur offers services such as fractional leadership, holistic growth strategy, managed audits and growth mapping.
Heur has creatively evolved the outdated agency model and built a dynamic and adaptable model which sees a multi-functional ‘fractional’ team, removing the need for brands to hire internally at a time when the hiring market is competitive and costly. This allows Heur to inject exactly the right eCommerce expertise into a business, when it’s needed the most.
In Q1 of 2023 alone, Heur signed one of the biggest retainers yet which sees the agency handling a multi-million pound eCommerce proposition. From strategy through to execution, Heur scales goals across the entire trading marketing mix for this client. The agency’s strategic input on this client also reaches beyond digital into their physical retail channels and customer experience development.
To win this award would be a true testament to Heur’s carefully selected team of driven, innovative and best-in-class eCommerce experts who have all been fundamental in helping to shape the agency to where it is today.
Iconography is a well-established technical eCommerce agency matching an outstanding home-grown platform with industry-leading customer support. We offer our clients real experience and expertise in the development and deployment of sophisticated web based solutions for Enterprise eCommerce, B2B eCommerce and Unified Commerce.
At Iconography, we use our own platform, developed and built in the UK over a decade of continuous development. We’ve made a conscious choice to retain full control over our software, rather than rely on third parties for plugins, giving us a feature rich solution that is also incredibly stable.
With our complete understanding of the platform, our developers build innovative solutions for every challenge and our native functionality is second to none. Our technical experts also excel at complex integrations, and we have supported clients through connections to SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Infor LN, Netsuite and more.
Each new client onboarded has an Account Manager who supports them throughout the project – from refining the pre-build specification, pre-launch training, content migration right through to the post launch ongoing day-to-day relationship.
Iconography is a close knit, stable and solid team, designers, developers, client services and the leadership team – pulling together, for each other and for our clients.
Metageni helps e-commerce marketing teams make confident and informed decisions with custom data analytics tools and expert support. We’re a boutique agency working with major e-commerce brands such as schuh, Toolstation, Awaze and AO.com because we understand the complexity of web businesses, the ever changing digital media landscape and how to solve their unique challenges through data driven analytics. Our team helped measure the impact of their TikTok, Instagram and YouTube investment on revenue and Toolstation understood the impact of online marketing spend on their retail stores. Awaze, the travel group that includes Cottages.com, Hoseasons and Novasol, needed to more accurately measure their marketing spend across their complex portfolio of brands across 12 European markets. For all these different challenges, we built tailored solutions using custom attribution, econometrics modelling and other cutting edge data analysis techniques harmonising insights from all data sources. Our unique point of difference is that we provide custom marketing analytics tools designed to help customers make decisions, such as our ‘What If simulator’, that enables customers to forecast the impact of different marketing spends and channels on their business goals.
Solwey specializes in customized platforms such as e-commerce systems, innovative social networks and intuitive apps tailored to the different needs of businesses across industries. From integrating efficient and comprehensive automated testing during development to conducting targeted context-sensitive manual testing before launch, we prioritize quality control from start to finish. Solwey deploys highly scalable systems using trusted cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Heroku. The company was founded in 2016 by Monika Jociunaite and Andrew Drach. They built it as a small-by-design agency to enable direct engagement with clients, adapt operations to their pace, and take personal responsibility for every single deliverable. With a unique team of experts, Solwey provides consulting services at all stages of software design and development strategy and execution.