Since making its debut at NRF’s Annual Convention this January, the Mozu platform has demonstrated continued growth and momentum by building client relationships, growing its partner network and enhancing its API-first technology. From launching multiple client sites to finalizing contracts with large brand names for future deployments, the enterprise commerce platform built by Volusion, Inc. is prepared to make even larger gains in 2015.
“2014 has been a very exciting year for Mozu,” said Clay Olivier, CEO, Volusion, Inc. “Our team has taken our mission of connecting people and commerce to the next level by extending the technology of our digital commerce platform to enable new and exciting capabilities, which has led to the successful launch of new client sites and ongoing site production for some of the world’s most exciting names. With our technology and expertise in tow, the coming year is primed to disrupt the enterprise commerce industry.”
Mozu has a multitude of sites in production, with live sites including Seismic Audio, KL Mountain, and Tool King. As an Internet Retailer 500 company for 11 consecutive years, Tool King rebranded earlier this year as Tonzof, prior to launching its new e-commerce site on Mozu, with plans to grow from around 500,000 SKUs and $23 million in sales to 2 million SKUs and $200 million in sales in 2015. An additional 20 sites are currently scheduled to go live on Mozu in the first two quarters next year, with additional clients in negotiations to migrate from competing platforms.
“After finding success with the Volusion platform upon switching from an open source solution, we were excited by the opportunity to expand our business with the new Mozu platform,” said Will Vinci, Owner of The North Face Store @ KL Sport. “We were able to go live within three months, and look forward to using Mozu’s technology to further extend KLMOUNTAINSHOP.COM and our industry leading products from The North Face.”
Mozu is the only enterprise commerce platform developed since the introduction of the iPhone, built with an API-first architecture that allows for limitless customization and extensibility. Mozu engineers have deployed multiple additions to the platform, including several integrations with best-in-class technology partners and the release of the highly advanced Mozu Dev Center, where third-party developers can access open source SDKs to build custom applications. Continued features and functionality are on the short-term product roadmap for Mozu, including capabilities for high-end merchandising, B2B services, and internationalization.
“By taking an API-first approach to building Mozu, our developers and partners are highly equipped to rapidly build and deploy new extensions and functionality to solve the needs of retailers in a rapidly changing market,” states Jason Wallis, Chief Technology Officer, Mozu. “This distinct advantage over legacy platforms puts us in a prime position to get our clients to market faster and quickly capitalize on new opportunities for growth.”
To further extend the platform and add more clients to its roster, Mozu has forged strong relationships with several best-in-breed technology partners, including Avalara, Bazaarvoice, Birst, and ChannelAdvisor. These partnerships are designed to help clients seamlessly connect the Mozu platform with existing systems to create efficiencies in building custom integrations, and will serve as a key component in advancing Mozu’s momentum throughout the coming months. Mozu has also onboarded multiple solutions partners to sell and implement end-to-end solutions for clients, including Americaneagle.com, Amplifi, Brand Labs, C2, Echidna, Ignitiv, and Lokion.
“The Mozu platform is just slick,” said Mike McCloskey, SVP, Global Solution Services, Amplifi. “Exposing the APIs directly underneath the architecture is a phenomenal advantage that allows for businesses to respond to the velocity of what’s happening in the market today, and what will happen in the future.”
Jordan Yeats, Director of Business & Corporate Development at Bazaarvoice added, “Consumer reviews create an enhanced online customer experience that helps drive sales, so it’s important that ecommerce platforms make it simple to implement reviews platforms within the shopping environment. Mozu’s API makes it nearly effortless to connect Bazaarvoice ratings and review to a client’s Mozu store. Unlike most plug-in solutions that often require additional development work, the Mozu API makes it easy for ecommerce managers to input a few configuration settings, drag and drop the display, and go live with a fully functioning solution.”
In the immediate future, Mozu continues to add even more innovative functionality to its platform, work to secure new clients and launch innovative new sites, and further build its best-in-class partner network. The Mozu team, along with its legion of third-party developers, continues working to reach their goal of making the future of commerce technology a reality for today’s business. To learn more about Mozu’s forward-thinking approach and to sign up for a demonstration of the platform, visit Mozu.com.
Mozu is the commerce platform for today’s omni-channel marketplace. With Mozu, retailers can manage their commerce, content and customer experience across every channel, on any platform, around the world. Designed with an API-first architecture and built to meet the demands of the modern consumer, Mozu provides truly limitless commerce to an ever-changing business landscape. To learn more, visit mozu.com and @MozuCommerce.