Shopblocks is a fast growing tech company based in Stockport, founded by Kevin Jones in 2015. Shopblocks’ platform allows businesses to create their own website, from a simple homepage to a complete online store. The unique technology – which took five years to develop - offers much greater flexibility than template-based platforms but is simple enough for any online business to manage their own site. The company also offers an optional onboarding service to manage the entire set-up on customers’ behalf.
Customers range from start-ups to major online retailers. Shopblocks also attracts many existing e-commerce businesses which have outgrown other platforms.
Kevin Jones, CEO said: "Our technology allows users to achieve a 'custom-built' look at a fraction of the cost. As more people discover the benefits, we are continuing to win customers from the bigger platforms."
Councillor David Molyneux, GMCA Lead on Resources, said: “We’re delighted to support Shopblocks in its continued growth and expansion in our city-region. Theirs is a unique product built right here in Greater Manchester, and this investment will in turn allow Shopblocks to continue investing in digital and creative jobs and skills in our area.
“This investment aligns closely with our Local Industrial Strategy for good jobs and sustainable growth, and helps deliver on our plans to become a 21st century global pioneer in the digital and creative sectors, as well as other key industries.”