April 25, 2018
At Imagine 2018 in Las Vegas, Magento recognized technology partners and solution integrators have made significant contributions to the commerce industry in 2017. The awards were open to submission by all Technology Partners and then voted on by Solutions partners. These companies have shown exceptional leadership within the diverse Magento ecosystem in driving the future of online retail forward through creativity and innovation.
“Our global ecosystem of partners is the backbone of Magento and help us to provide the technology and solutions that empower thousands of merchants to deliver unparalleled experiences,” said Mark Lavelle, CEO at Magento Commerce. “Their commitment to innovation has taken the platform to new heights and helped our joint customers drive growth, new business opportunities and connections with their customers. We are proud to honor their ingenuity and excellence.”
Indeed, 2017 was a big year for tech partners. We signed 55 new Technology Partners in 2017 and almost doubled the program (we had 60 partners at the end of 2016). Marketplace sales were up 400% from 2016 to 2017, with 123,000 orders placed in 2017.
Thank you to all our amazing Technology Partners!
Here are the Technology Partner winners:
The Ecosystem Playmaker of the Year Award
dotmailer is a Premier Magento marketing automation partner. They were chosen as this year’s winner for their involvement in the commerce ecosystem, and for helping their partners achieve joint success.
The Thought Leader Award
This award goes to the Technology Partner who has created thought leadership content in the world of commerce, such as research, case study, and best practices blogs. Nosto is the industry-leading personalization software solution for online retailers, and their high-quality thought leadership content truly stands out in the world of commerce. A recent piece of theirs, “The Definitive Guide to a Supercharged Magento Store”, received a total of 5,000+ views and 900+ downloads. Due to the immense success of the project, it spun off into a successful webinar with over 500 signups in October 2017.
The Marketplace Innovator Award
This award recognizes a product, service, or extension that is new this year and helps drive value for Magento customers. This year’s recipient is Klarna, a leading global payments provider. Offering innovative payment options, Klarna successfully leveraged the platform to create a mobile-optimized user experience where checkout is complete with as a little as an email and address—and no redirects.
The Customer Service Star Award
ebizmarts is a leading provider of Point of Sale software for the Magento retail ecosystem, who has gone above and beyond to delight their customers and provide an exceptional level of service in the past year. ebizmarts’ “customer first” approach has allowed the company to flourish and stand out amongst competitors. This past year, they got even closer to their customers by collaborating hand-in-hand with system integrators through their POS Partner Program and offering live customer support technicians in two of their biggest markets.
The Cornerstone Award
This award goes to a Technology Partner who best represents the Magento Cornerstones: Be an Owner, Be Agile, Be the Community, Be Innovative, and Be the Team. This year’s recipient is Yotpo, the leading platform for generating and leveraging user-generated content for web and social media, for introducing, optimizing, and updating features that would affect thousands of joint current and future Magento customers.
The Up-and-Comer Award
Winner: Amazon Pay
This award goes to Amazon Pay, the Technology Partner who has raised their profile within the Magento ecosystem over the past year, through their technology, sales, and thought leadership.
Top Extensions in 2017
Top Selling Extension 2017: Webkul
The Top Selling Extension award for Webkul was based on highest sales of individual extensions on Marketplace.
Top Quality Extension 2017: Aheadworks
The Top Quality award for Aheadworks was based on marketplace support team and QA team feedback on extension sellers who have extensions that are purchased frequently but without any major support tickets and quality bugs identified in the QA process.
Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work!
Find these Technology Partners and more in our Partner Directory.