eShopWorld (ESW) announced this week it will recruit 160 new staff this year, more than double the 65 hires planned pre Covid.
These announcements follow a period of substantial growth for the Global ecommerce provider which recently reported sales of over €543 million in 2019 and significantly accelerated growth post-Covid restrictions.
Headquartered in Swords, ESW provides in-country cross-border ecommerce solutions allowing global brands and retailers to localise their online offering in up to 200 markets around the world.
After today's announcement, 160 new hires will take employment at ESW to over 480 staff by year end 2020 with annualised revenues approaching €1 billion. This compares with previously announced plans to reach 450 staff by year end 2021 and annualised revenues of €1billion over the coming years.
The company has already filled 120 roles, mainly across technology, finance, product and logistics and it is currently seeking to fill a further approximately 40 roles. Over 80% of its staff are attached to its Headquarters in Swords but most are currently remote working, a facility that is proving popular with returning emigrants.
ESW has offices in Ireland, the US, Singapore and employs over 480 staff, and is expected to reach 530 in 2021.
Speaking this week, ESW CEO, Tommy Kelly said, "Post-Covid, the demand for global ecommerce solutions has increased dramatically as brands seek a ‘direct to consumer’ solution, while consumers demand seamless access to the most popular global brands. Our new hires reflect the increasing scale of our business and our near-term aspiration to exceed €1 billion turnover."