GoDaddy has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WooCommerce product developer SkyVerge for an undisclosed sum.
As one of the world’s leading web hosting companies, GoDaddy is committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed online with high-performing WooCommerce stores that are packed with features and can be built quickly. WordPress powers more than a third of all websites on the internet and 17 percent of all these sites use WooCommerce, making it one of the largest ecommerce platforms in the world.
GoDaddy’s partner business president Patrick Pulvermüller explained in a press release how the SkyVerge acquisition will drive their WordPress strategy, saying:
“SkyVerge advances GoDaddy’s WordPress strategy and enhances our ability to deliver intuitive e-commerce experiences that help everyday entrepreneurs sell online. The SkyVerge team is incredibly talented and their WooCommerce expertise will play a critical role in accelerating the development of future WordPress eCommerce solutions. ”
SkyVerge and GoDaddy
SkyVerge currently offers more than 60 WooCommerce extensions spanning payments, email marketing, and memberships, and the company’s extensions are used by over 100,000 eCommerce merchants to power their high-performing online stores.
SkyVerge WordPress plugins are also a favorite among users of the world’s most popular CMS and have been downloaded more than 3.1 million times on WordPress.org.
As part of the acquisition, SkyVerge will continue to support its existing customers and product portfolio, while continuing to make contributions to open source software. All company employees, including its co-founders and leadership team, will join GoDaddy once the acquisition receives final regulatory approval.
SkyVerge co-founder Max Rice explained how the acquisition will allow him to continue to power the future of e-commerce on WordPress, saying:
“We are delighted to join GoDaddy, a company that shares our passion for helping everyday entrepreneurs succeed online. Our team is excited to bring our top-rated WooCommerce extensions to GoDaddy customers and continue to innovate and drive the future of eCommerce on WordPress. “
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