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WE ARE NOT YOUR REGULAR E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

We are HDL Commerce

We are not just your regular e-commerce platform and we are proud of that! HDL Commerce understands (and frankly love) the complexity of online retail of today’s age. In order for e-commerce businesses to grow, and thrive to excel in todays market, a bunch of different functionalities, integrations and features needs to be supported by the platform. Not only do a great e-commerce platform need to rapidly be able to scale up or down in order to handle the rollercoaster of happenings in the market, it also needs to be supportive of third party integrations, add/develop features with ease and provide users with a seamless and fast experience. Furthermore a really great platform operator should feel like an in-house team member who understands your particular needs and that can help with- and challenge- current strategies and operations. HDL Commerce strives to offer all of that, and more. 

HDL Commerce was first born on the vision of creating a platform without the limitations and challenges that industry standars such as WooCommerce and Magento involve. We were experiencing issues with scalability for a site of our own and the idea of creating a platform without these issues was therefore primarily meant for internal use. Simultaneously we also had daily struggles with offering clients scalability for their sites that could be kept within their budget and we realised the true potential of a platform where e-commerce business could scale without breaking the bank. In short we started to catch up on even more needs were common issues involved scaling e-commerce operations, managing product variations, and navigating technology limitations. We did however soon realise that these issues only represented the top of an iceberg. It almost seemed like there were more issues with the industry standards than positive effects. 

When launching Version 2.0 we took our next big leap towards our goal of hosting 100+ customers in the next 5 years. Every component of HDL Commerce is now an individual module that can be swapped, upgraded, or modified independently. It offers the ultimate flexibility to businesses, allowing them to tailor the platform to their unique needs.

E-commerce is continuously evolving which forces us to not only keep up but also stay ahead of the demands in order to offer our customers a great solution. Today, as we stand on the threshold of significant growth, we’re more committed than ever to making this vision a reality. 

Company history

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2018 Development Initiated

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2021 Q1 - Our first enterpise customer

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2021 Q4 - Production code pushed

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2023 Q2 Commercialisation 10+ customers

YES, WE LAUNCHED OUR MVP

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. For us at HDL Commerce, this step was confronting the limitations of early versions of WooCommerce and Magento. Amid the struggle of scalability and budget constraints with our clients and managing our burgeoning e-commerce websites, we realized the need for change. A platform with mere 5-10 products was soon becoming a behemoth with over 100 products and thousands of variations. The question was clear: how do we scale without breaking the bank?

This was the genesis of our vision – a vision to create our own platform, initially intended for internal use. It was a bold step into uncharted territories, but we were fueled by the desire to bring the agility and affordability of SaaS into the often rigid world of e-commerce. We envisioned a platform that would give businesses the freedom to focus on what they do best, leaving the complexities of commerce to us.

We embraced the philosophy and spirit of the HDL group, always seeking to challenge ourselves and disrupt the status quo. With a team of just three people, we set to work, and before long, we had launched our Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Launching the MVP was a milestone, but it was only the beginning. It was like a key turning in a lock, opening a door to a world of endless possibilities. We looked at our creation and saw not just what it was, but what it could become – HDL Commerce. What started as a solution for internal problems was now a promising product with the potential to redefine commerce for everyone.

As we stood at the beginning of this new path, we realized this journey was not just about creating a new product, but about challenging the industry standards. Our MVP was more than a platform; it was a testament to our tenacity, our innovation, and our commitment to making a difference. Today, as we look back, we feel nothing but pride for how far we’ve come, and excitement for the journey still ahead.

IT WAS WAY BIGGER THAN WE THOUGHT!

When we first launched our MVP, we knew we were onto something big. But as we ventured further into development, we started to see that ‘big’ was an understatement. As the platform expanded, so did our vision.

The initial success of the MVP encouraged us to widen our scope beyond just our internal needs. The challenges we faced weren’t unique to us. There were countless businesses wrestling with the same issues – scaling ecommerce operations, managing product variations, and navigating technology limitations. We realized our solution could be their solution, too.

Our team grew, not just in numbers but in diversity of thought and experience. With this new energy, we started refining the platform, driven by the feedback from our initial users, and began crafting what would become the definitive version of HDL Commerce.

We discovered that our platform was more than just a tool for managing ecommerce operations. It was a catalyst for transformation. It was an enabler for businesses to achieve their true potential without being weighed down by technology constraints.

As we looked to the future, we understood that our mission was greater than we’d first imagined. It was not just about creating a competitive product in the ecommerce market. It was about revolutionizing how businesses approach ecommerce, it was about challenging the status quo, and it was about democratizing access to advanced technology.

The road was longer and steeper than we’d thought, but with every hurdle we overcame, we grew stronger and more resolute. We were not just building a product; we were building a movement, and it was bigger than anything we’d ever imagined.

WE FOUND THE POTENTIAL

In the wake of our MVP’s launch, we began to truly comprehend the enormity of what we had built. As we started to transition customers from existing, large-scale platforms to our own, we gained invaluable insights into the shortcomings and pitfalls that had been troubling them.

We listened. We asked questions. We established a potential probability measure that we continue to employ in every feature we develop to this day. Our approach to development became data-driven, grounded in customer feedback and market needs. Our partnership with Gartner specialists helped us identify crucial areas for growth and stay attuned to industry movements.

We attended numerous events, not with the intent to sell, but to learn. Every interaction, every piece of feedback became a stepping stone on our path forward.

Our objectives were crystal clear: over the next five years, we would host over 100 e-commerce accounts, both B2C and B2B. It was an ambitious goal, and we knew the journey would be demanding. But we were prepared to put in the work, to keep learning, keep improving, and keep pushing the boundaries of what our platform could achieve.

VERSION 2.0: A NEW ERA OF EVOLUTION

With the launch of Version 2.0, we’re embarking on a fresh chapter in our HDL Commerce journey. A newly designed, intuitive dashboard is at the forefront, streamlining workflows and enhancing user experiences.

Underneath the hood, our platform has transformed into a modular powerhouse. Every component is now an individual module that can be swapped, upgraded, or modified independently. It offers the ultimate flexibility to businesses, allowing them to tailor the platform to their unique needs.

In addition, we’re excited to unveil comprehensive API documentation, equipping developers with the necessary resources to integrate seamlessly and build effectively on top of our platform.

Moreover, we’re opening our doors wide for partner integrators. By establishing these partnerships, we aim to extend our ecosystem, driving mutual growth and ensuring our clients always have the best-in-class tools at their disposal. Welcome to Version 2.0, where evolution and innovation go hand in hand.

OUR CURRENT POSITION: A TRAJECTORY OF SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Today, HDL Commerce stands at a pivotal juncture, fueled by a trajectory of significant growth. Our journey from a modest MVP to a robust, composable platform has been marked by constant evolution and learning. But it’s the rapid and consistent growth we’ve experienced that truly underscores our success.

Our customer base has expanded exponentially, validating our belief in the potential of our platform. Every new customer, every successful migration, every problem solved, adds a new dimension to our growth story. Yet, it’s more than just numbers. It’s about the positive impact we’ve been able to make, the ecommerce boundaries we’ve pushed, and the industry standards we continue to challenge.

Our momentum is powerful, but we’re not resting on our laurels. With every stride we take, we’re driven by the vision of enabling businesses to thrive in an ecommerce landscape that’s as dynamic as they are. Today, as we stand on the threshold of significant growth, we’re more committed than ever to making this vision a reality.

What We Offer

HDL Commerce provide a dynamic, scalable platform based on a modular and flexible design. We offers robust integration capabilities and advanced features, created with an understanding of the varied needs of today’s digital commerce players. We will however never provide a “one-size-fits-all” solution since this in reality means that is it does not fit anyone. Instead we offer specific actions depending on client, situation and industry, ensuring that each one can carve their distinct path in the digital marketplace.

Modular and Flexible Design

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Independent, interlocking builder blocks: Think Lego

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Tailored experience based on "wants" and "needs"

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Smooth shopping journey without lags, glitches or unexpected downtimes- A prioritised user experience and site speed

Robust Integration Capabilities

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Designed to seamlessly integrate with third party solutions due to an advanced API and connector structure

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No need for altering between multiple platforms: One platform and provider for your core commerce needs

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Smooth integration processes no matter if it's CRMs, payment gateways, logistics partners or ERP providers and system. We have it all covered

Scalable Infrastructure

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Built for scalability hence your platform will grow seamlessly together with you. We put you in the drivers seat!

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Scalability in both short term and long term no matter if it's due to market fluctuations, investments for the future or a upcoming seasonal sale

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Uninterrupted business operations without frequent migrations or system overhauls

Advanced features and functionality

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Advanced Gift Card, super charge, Pre Order and loyalty features powering a personalised approach to your e-commerce

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B2B showroom with advanced user functionaity for the most powerfull B2B customer experience

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Versionless software giving you the best from a community of knowledge as well as continuous improvements

Upgrades and Support

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Dedicated team working behind the scenes refining features and rolling out updates

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Upcoming issues are swiftly addressed by our support

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Hard coding or someone to bounce e-commerce ideas off, we are here for you

Transparent Pricing Model

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No hidden charges, it´s as simple as it should be!

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No financial surprises down the road. We scope clear expectations from day one

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We believe in openness and transparency for a long and sustainable collaboration