Absolunet Launches U.S. Division in Kansas City


Strong growth and increasing U.S. sales fast-track eCommerce agency’s expansion.

Kansas City, MO – June 20, 2016. Absolunet, the Montreal-based eCommerce agency that has helped some of Canada’s most iconic brands achieve digital revenue growth, announced this week that it is opening a U.S. division in Kansas City.

The move comes as Absolunet continues to experience significant growth in North America, with U.S. sales today representing more than 10% of the agency’s revenue, with clients such as RR Donnelley/TOPS, FUJIFILM and more.

“As our clients and client list continue to grow, the goal of our investment in a dedicated U.S. Sales and Operations division is to maintain our growth rate” says Charles Desjardins, Absolunet Partner and Senior Vice President. “Kansas City, with its central location, is strategically located to deploy strategic resources throughout the country.”

Absolunet has steadily increased its client portfolio to become one of Canada’s most solicited eCommerce agencies, especially since the creation of its Digital Revenue Growth team, a marketing and analytics team that optimizes and compounds the revenue-generating eCommerce projects that have been developed using Absolunet’s unique “tentacular” approach to applying the Agile methodology.

“Our ‘Outgrow, Outperform, Outsell’ approach has paid off well for clients, and our expansion into the U.S. has been the object of an ongoing discussion with our partners who have been a key element of our U.S. growth. Our mastery of multiple languages, rapid delivery and proven track record of having a positive impact on digital revenue, along with our multidisciplinary approach, has led to record growth over the past few years” adds Charles Desjardins. “We are a year ahead of our own growth plan, to be honest.”

Absolunet’s American activities will be led by Jason Hughes, Vice-President of U.S. Sales and Operations. Previously, Mr. Hughes had led OpenMethod’s Strategic Alliances, prior to which he acted as Eventus Solutions Groups VP of Sales, helping push the company to the 52nd rank in the Inc. 500 “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America”.

“Absolunet is an end-to-end eCommerce agency that accelerates revenue for specialty retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. Our firm applies more than a decade of experience, world-class delivery methods and boasts 100+ experts that are obsessed with delivering results.” says Mr. Hughes. “Our focused approach has helped our clients accelerate hundreds of millions in revenue.”

Specialized in both B2B and B2C online platforms since 1999, the eCommerce agency has delivered high-grossing platforms and solutions for clients in multiple sectors, including photography and imaging, utilities, sports and lifestyle, retail, jewelry, furniture, leather goods, housewares, clothing, fast-fashion, children’s products, fast-food, broadcast television networks, state lotteries, lingerie and many more.

Absolunet’s eCommerce Partners:

  • Magento Gold Partner – Shooting Star Award (2016)
  • inRiver – North-American Partner of the Year (2014, 2015)
  • inSite B2B eCommerce
  • Sitecore Gold Partner
  • Dotmailer Email marketing automation
  • Attraqt Advanced merchandising and search
  • Optimizely Customer experience optimization