SmartCommerce Officially Launches in the U.S.

smartcommerceAn online CPG brand support platform with a great international reputation is formally launching in the United States.

After supporting clients like Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble in Europe for several years, SmartCommerce is now taking aim at the U.S. market.

According to a Morgan Stanley survey cited in the company’s official announcement tshi week, “2016 marks an inflection point for grocery e-commerce,” with 26% of online shoppers expecting to buy groceries online in 2016, up from only 8% who said they planned to do so a year ago.

“The growing importance of online shopping gives CPG brands a huge opening to strengthen consumer relationships and gain new insights into consumer preferences,” says company CEO Jennifer Silverberg. “SmartCommerce empowers brands to have direct relationships with online shoppers.”

To help brands own their place on the digital shelf, SmartCommerce offers two integrated solutions: SmartLink and SmartCart. SmartLink is a dynamic product asset library that drives and continually monitors product information across owned and partner digital touchpoints, providing real-time audits, competitor information and analytics. SmartCart is a simple, unique ‘buy-now’ solution that lets shoppers gather products at brand sites, then fulfill via their choice of online and offline retailers.

SmartCommerce launches in the US with offices in San Francisco, CA and Atlanta, GA, in addition to existing offices in Barcelona, Spain and Santiago, Chile.