As of today, eCommerce specialist BE EXCELLENT has become an official part of Dept. The German agency is located in Jena, Berlin, Dresden, London and Amsterdam, and has implemented around 190 commerce platforms in over 50 countries over the past six years.

With BE EXCELLENT joining the group, Dept is strengthening its footprint in relation to eCommerce, and is gaining 60 experts in Demandware, which has recently become part of Salesforce. The agency focuses on consultancy, implementation and the support of worldwide webshops within the fashion, electronics and sport industries. Tiger of Sweden, Panasonic, O’Neill and American Golf all fall within the portfolio. Earlier this year, BE EXCELLENT was awarded the title '2016 Demandware European Delivery Partner of the Year'.

René Helbig, Managing Director of BE EXCELLENT GmbH: "Everything we do is connected to growing the business of our clients. Together with other specialists within Dept, we now have expertise in-house when it comes to branding, UX and data. This, combined with our experience in relation to Salesforce Commerce Cloud and the rollout of large, international commerce projects, means that we are even better placed to help our clients move forward."

Bart Manuel, Co-founder of Dept: "Strong brands in fashion, lifestyle and sports are developing their direct-to-consumer offering at a rapid pace. Salesforce Commerce Cloud is extremely successful in this market. By joining up with BE EXCELLENT, Dept can now offer an all-in package for international brands. From the branding, campaigns, online marketing and user-experience, to the transaction itself. We are strengthening our footprint within the German market, and will be better able to help clients with their online business."

Dept comprises the agencies TamTam, Expand Online,a friend of mine, Second Degree, Building Blocks and Studio Dumbar. BE EXCELLENT is expanding the network to 435 employees with a collective turnover of around €50 million, and offices in the Netherlands, UK, US, Germany and Spain.

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