MBE Worldwide has announced the full acquisition of PrestaShop, an e-commerce platform in Europe and Latin America.
MBE enables people and entrepreneurs to succeed in growing their business through a platform of digital-ready shipping, fulfilment, print and marketing solutions. In 2020, MBE served over 700,000 business customers worldwide through a global network of 2,800+ service centres in 53 countries with system-wide sales exceeding US$ 1 billion.
PrestaShop allows any merchant to utilise its e-commerce channel anywhere in the world, benefiting from a platform fully customisable and adaptable to each market. In 2020, more than 300,000 merchants generated over €22 billion in sales via PrestaShop’s e-commerce platform and services.
MBE and PrestaShop both focus on one primary strategic customer segment, SMEs. The joined forces will mean significant growth potential in their core geographical strongholds and common base of 600,000+ customers in Europe (primarily Italy, France, Spain, Germany, the UK and Poland) and over 1 million worldwide.
“PrestaShop and its people are a great addition to MBE. By combining “atoms and bits” we will further differentiate our unique positioning in the market thus enabling MBE to become one of the leading global e-commerce and logistics platforms for businesses.” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman and CEO – MBE Worldwide.
“ Joining MBE is an opportunity for PrestaShop to accelerate its growth with the support of a leading industry player that will enable us to further our position of leadership in Europe and Latin America, conquer new customers and provide a fully integrated best-in-class offering to our clients. The complementarity of both our offers will enable us to become the leading global commerce platform for business growth.” said Alexandre Eruimy, Managing Director – PrestaShop, who will continue his leadership role managing the PrestaShop Team and business.