FOG Software Group Acquires the Award Winning Volo Commerce Origin Platform

Wednesday September 4, 2019 | Posted at 1:57 pm | By Martin Turner
September 4, 2019 @ 1:57 pm
Volo Commerce | Adventures in ecommerce

We’re delighted to announce that today FOG Software Group (part of Constellation Software) has completed its acquisition of the Volo Commerce Origin platform. This is exciting news for the existing team working on the product as well as for current and future clients. FOG is committed to investing in the platform and team to ensure that clients are fully supported moving forwards and to help ensure clients achieve their business goals.

Volo Origin is a powerful multi-channel ecommerce platform with a broad feature set that has been serving customers for over 15 years in the UK and abroad. FOG has deep retail and ecommerce experience and saw the Volo Origin platform as a great opportunity to expand its reach into the UK market with a strong product and a dedicated, passionate team.

Volo Commerce will continue to run as an independent business unit with the support of FOG financially and operationally. 

‘The discovery of Origin’s broad feature set initially attracted us to this opportunity and having met the team and seen their passion to support both customer growth and product development, we’re really excited about the future of the business,’ noted Sandy Scott, Portfolio Manager, Retail, Textile, and Apparel Tech at FOG and now CEO at Volo Commerce.

Sandy Scott will be joining as CEO to lead the team commercially and operationally and Chris Farrelly, the founder of Volo who created the platform has re-joined the leadership team as CTO and will provide the vision for the future of the platform as well as lead engineering.

‘Having originally founded the business, I can’t wait to rollout our new product development strategy and act on customer feedback to ensure our business priorities are centred around their core requirements. I am extremely passionate about the platform and am thrilled to be part of its continued success,’ said Chris Farrelly founder and CTO of Volo Commerce.

The Volo Origin team is committed to ensuring the client experience is positive and that the platform continues to be a market leader. With the input of its customers, the top priority for the business is a new plan to strengthen client support and to innovate and invest in the platform with the input of customers.

“We are delighted that the Volo Origin platform and its talented team will continue independently with FOG. The Origin platform has enabled hundreds of merchants and brands to expand their marketplace businesses over the years and I wish it every continued success,’ noted Ben White, CEO & Chairman of Volo AI (which will continue as a separate company under a new name).

The business will operate as Volo Commerce and move back to the www.volocommerce.com domain.

About Volo

Volo Commerce has over a decade of multichannel ecommerce experience working closely with merchants and brands selling across international marketplaces like Amazon and eBay and website platforms. Volo combines powerful, end-to-end automation with marketplace know-how and account management expertise to grow sales, increase efficiencies and remove complexity for retailers.

Brands that trust Volo include Dixons Carphone, OFFICE and Superdry. Volo provides ecommerce ERP to a community of online multichannel merchants in all sectors. The company processes annually more than 14 million orders and helps ship over 25 million parcels internationally.

Customers on average achieve over 50% revenue increase in their first year working with Volo and 100% by the end of the third year. Volo headquarters are in the UK.

About FOG

Fog Software Group is a division of Vela Software and Constellation Software, Inc. [TSX:CSU] .  The companies acquire, manage, and build software companies in a variety of vertical markets. By helping their acquired companies improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and seek additional acquisitions that can strengthen their market position, their portfolio companies become clear leaders in their industries.

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