13 Apr Ocuco acquires OptiCommerce
LONDON, England – Ocuco has acquired OptiCommerce, the leading provider of websites and eCommerce services to the UK eye care market. The company will continue to be run from London, and all existing staff will be retained.
OptiCommerce was started in 2008 by Paul Clare, an eCommerce entrepreneur, and Dr Kuki Hundal, an ophthalmologist with experience in optical retail. Frustrated after spending over £100,000 building a custom site for his store – he met Paul, and they decided together to turn their expertise towards providing high quality ‘done for you‘ optical websites for Independents at an affordable price. “It’s impossible for small businesses to manage all of the aspects of the construction of an eCommerce site and also to market it. We manage all of that and more!” said Paul Clare.
Leo Mac Canna, Ocuco CEO, said “This is Ocuco doubling down on the UK market pre-Brexit, and on eCommerce for Independents as the way of the future. The OptiCommerce model is the most successful model we have seen anywhere, in terms of providing the online presence Independents desperately need to remain competitive in an increasingly online world, and the digital marketing services to market it. We hope to further build the company in the UK and export the OptiCommerce model around the world.”
Ocuco is a leader in eye care software, with offices in 16 countries, and over 8,500 customer locations across 80 countries using its retail, lens manufacturing, and eCommerce software.