Friday, December 30, 2022

The Smartstore year in review and the future for 2023

The year 2022 was undoubtedly eventful and characterized by many ups and downs!

Even the online trade in ecommerce, which has experienced an enormous rise in recent years, now recorded a decline in growth overall. At the end of the year, we received the news that our partner Loebbeshop was named trend store for the coming year 2023 in the category of home technology. Through stories like these, we at SmartStore can look back on many successes and new beginnings in addition to many turbulences.

The release of Smartstore 5 and the resulting switch to ASP.NET Core mark the fulfillment of a technological milestone. Our team of developers has been working energetically on this project for almost two years. With this software, we can now finally offer our customers the most modern, customizable and fastest store system in the world.

With the "Smartstore Online Translator" it is now possible to translate your own B2B or B2C business in an uncomplicated way. This applies for over 100 languages for stores at any size!

Smartstore has become more tangible this year.

But there is more than just what is hidden between the lines of code.

On the one hand, we can look back on a successful cooperation with bk Group plc, which laid the foundation for the revolution of regional retail with bk World . Within these filling stations of the future, visitors can immerse themselves in a unique shopping experience via smartstore to shorten the charging time of their electric cars.

This year, we have not only expanded our network with other companies. Together with the IU international university SmartStore plc is for the first time a practical partner for highly motivated students from the fields of computer science, communication & PR, online marketing and media design.

At some of them were able to gain their first trade fair experience and make personal contact with like-minded people from the industry or other interested parties.

An outlook for the year 2023

A lot of exciting projects already await us in the coming year. One of them is the cooperation with Automatenland ltd . Together, we want to enable and further develop the cashless and contactless possibilities of shopping for vending machines as well.

Many companies are already planning further savings and shying away from new challenges. At SmartStore, however, we are looking forward to the future and the challenges that lie ahead. To our entire team of employees, partners and you who have read this post so far, we wish you a happy 2023. May you too write stories in the next 365 days that you and your colleagues can look back on with pride.

See you next year!