The Next Chapter for We Make Websites

  • Strategy
  • October 25, 2021
  • by Alex O'Byrne & Piers Thorogood

Twelve years ago, we decided to quit our jobs and start a web agency. At the time, we had no grand plan — we simply wanted to make great websites for great businesses. 

In the years that followed, we found our love in “e-commerce”, which became just “commerce”,  a combination of technology, design and business that clicked for us.

We’ve been lucky enough to have huge success, becoming one of the leading Shopify agencies in the world.

From our beginnings in the European market, we expanded into the US in 2018 and solidified our position as a leader, working with some of the fastest-growing brands on the planet. 

As we write this today, we’ve never felt better about the agency: Our team is fantastic, we’ve got a roster of incredible clients and we’re producing our best work yet. 

So, what’s next for us?

Our mission is to be the best. 

To be the best in the roaring 20s we need to be bigger and stronger. Shopify has gone from underdog, to the world’s leading commerce platform. Now Shopify and the partner ecosystem attract the best talent and brands in the world. And that’s only continuing. We want to rise to the challenge. We needed to strengthen our balance sheet to enter new geographies and add new offerings. 

To achieve our mission we're thrilled to announce that we're joining BORN Group, a Tech Mahindra company. The company serves 40 industries in 90 countries. 

BORN is an iconic award-winning agency that connects creative, content and commerce. That’s where we fit in - as the Shopify arm of a bigger whole that competes globally and delivers unparalleled success for our clients. BORN operates in 90 countries and offers complementary capabilities that will make us the destination for exceptional commerce experiences.

Thank you

An agency is just people, working together to do something special. We’re lucky enough to have an enormously talented and special group of people. Every day we’re thankful for that.

We also want to thank all the partners we’ve joined forces with over the years. We’ve had many good times and many big steps forward as an industry.

And finally, we’d like to thank our clients. We’ve been fortunate to work with some phenomenal people over the last 12 years and we look forward to continuing to do so for many more.

Now it's time to get back to work and focus on building world-beating commerce experiences for incredible brands.

Alex + Piers


Authors

Alex O'Byrne

Alex is Co-founder at We Make Websites, the go-to Shopify agency for global commerce. We Make Websites design, develop and optimise e-commerce websites for the fastest growing brands on the planet, with teams in London and New York. Alex is an international speaker on ecommerce, brand and business growth.

Piers Thorogood

Piers is Co-founder at We Make Websites, the go-to Shopify agency for global commerce. We Make Websites design, develop and optimise e-commerce websites for the fastest growing brands on the planet, with teams in London and New York.


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