Press Release

November 2, 2015

Smoolis – The Swiss startup eCommerce platform is powering more than 1,000 online stores, in just one year

ZURICH, November 2, 2015 – The newest and most promising startup, Smoolis, has evolved from a simple idea into the most advanced platform for creating online stores. Until today, and in only one year after its launch, Smoolis has managed to power more than 1,000 online shops and all of that, without any outside capital.

The platform's biggest competitive advantage, which differentiates them from their competitors like Shopify or Squarespace, is its affordability and its simplicity to set up a multilingual website.

«The truth is, there are a lot of eCommerce solutions out there. During the time when my sister and I had a web design agency in Zurich, we weren't able to find a solution that would meet our customers' needs regarding the multilingual function» said Despina Cosmoulis, co-founder and CEO of Smoolis. «We saw the opportunity to create our own solution, and that's when things got interesting» she added.

In just 12 months, the two sisters have managed to build a sustainable, secure and affordable platform where anyone could create their own multilingual online store in just a few steps. Even the smallest owner of a business or someone who wants to start one, has now the ability to build it fast and successfully. Artists, designers, artisans, or even crafters can easily have their own store to sell their stuff online.

Growth without funding

Another characteristic feature of this successful endeavor is that the young firm runs on a shoestring budget, and anyone working in the startup world knows intuitively that there are great financial challenges that the technology world faces.

«We have decided to keep the full control over our company», said Despina Cosmoulis. «We have built our platform as an independently owned business, and that's why we don't take any cent from the profit of our customers' sales. We wanted to offer a high quality service, with excellent support, all of our themes free and we are proud of that!» she added.

«Although we had approaches from potential investors, we wanted from the start for our company to be entirely bootstrapped.» said Christina Cosmoulis co-founder of Smoolis. «We are so proud of our growth since our company's launch in 2014, and the future's looking bright. We want to keep our healthy dose of enthusiasm, and continuously grow throughout the coming years.» added Christina.

After the tremendous success they've experienced this year, and with over 1,000 satisfied customers, the company has started to turn their attention to the New Year and their goals for 2016. Part of the company's roadmap is to continue adding more features, developing new themes, and enhancing the user experience of their service.

About Smoolis

Headquartered in Zurich, Smoolis is considered as the most comprehensive multilingual eCommerce platform on the market today. It allows small online retailers to open functional online stores in multiple languages with a minimum in capital expense, in just a few clicks.

Theodora Maxitani
Communication Manager

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