independent

Saturday 25 November 2017

Scurri to move to new offices and create ten new jobs

By Esther Hayden

Rory O'Connor, CEO and founder of Scurri.
Rory O'Connor, CEO and founder of Scurri.

Ten new jobs are on the way to Wexford this year as up and coming tech firm Scurri move to an even bigger office.

Scurri, an award-winning, cloud based delivery management platform which makes personal delivery simple for eCommerce Merchants, was initially set up by Rory O'Connor in Duncannon and continues to enjoy rapid expansion with staff figures doubling in the last year.

After moving to the Bullring from Duncannon the company is now relocating to a larger premises on Common Quay, the site of the former Chocolate Bar.

Rory O'Connor, CEO and Founder said: 'It's fantastic to see the company grow year on year like this and I love being a part of a Wexford company with global ambitions. I am excited that Scurri manages the delivery of many hundreds of million euros worth of online shopping and we are only starting to realise the opportunity in making personal shipping simple for eCommerce.'

Currently employing 30 people in their Wexford office, Scurri, last year's winners of the Wexford Business Awards, have renovated the establishment previously known as 'The Chocolate Bar', which holds a prime position on Common Quay Street in the heart of Wexford.

The offices have a capacity of 50 with room to increase that number in the future, and Scurri plan to hire up to ten staff by the end of 2017 in a variety of engineering and marketing roles such as Head of Software Engineering, Senior and mid level Python Software engineers and various Sales and Marketing roles.

The state of the art offices have been designed by Page Interiors and feature open and bright workspaces, an amphitheater styled gathering space for meetings, a number of staff huddle zones and a games room. There will also be a quiet room with no laptops or phones permitted which allows employees to avoid distractions and simply think, concentrate or relax. There will also be shower facilities to promote exercise and healthy company culture and an outdoor terrace area to enjoy those sunny south east days.

Scurri has seen 300 per cent growth in transactions from January 2015 to January 2016. They have also seen gross merchandise volume (GMV) climb 182 per cent to €191 million in the first quarter of 2017 over the same period last year.

In 2015, Scurri won a contract with eBay, one of the world's top ten internet-based sales companies. eBay partnered with Scurri to gain access to the Scurri platform and provide enhanced delivery solutions to their customer base.

Scurri also secured a multi million, five year deal with Fastway and Parcel Connect in November 2015 to barcode €3.4 billion in GMV.

Scurri was drafted in to provide barcode labelling technology to their customers over a five year period. Over the first year of the project, Scurri has simplified the delivery process for over 5,000 Fastway customers.

In addition, Scurri provides technical support and development services for Fastway, including their innovative Parcel Connect platform. Parcel Connect boasts more than 1,000 local convenience store operators nationwide and has seen significant volume growth throughout 2015.

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