I acquired storefront.net for a multiple of reasons actually and least of which was that I owe a great deal of the success Applied Innovations has had since 1999 to storefront and storefront hosting. Back when storefront was really growing I learned the importance of building a community around software and fostering that community to not just grow a company but grow something greater than that. I learned that a single company can’t do it all and you need a robust ecosystem of partners, advocates and customers to grow. This is something I feel LaGarde, Inc. lost along the way and ultimately cost them their market leadership.
So when the opportunity arose, I first thought to myself “huh? It hasn’t been updated in years. Why buy that?!?” then I thought to myself “You know, a lot of businesses rely on this software still today and it hasn’t been updated in years. They need help and more than that, they need a path to a modern platform.”
You see, I believe if I build a new platform that delivers the features our customers need, build a partner network that helps the customers succeed and once again foster a community around a shared goal… Well, then I have something different and it’s not a shopping cart, it’s not software, it’s not even a company.. it’s something greater than that! That’s why I bought storefront.net and intend to return it to greatness again.
So I invite you to take the journey with me. Fill out the form on the right and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date as things progress. It’s an exciting time to be in the e-commerce business and I’ve got some AWESOME surprises (dare I say a few Innovations too) in store for you.