Growth in UK and India
OnePatch scales up in quest for public listing
Paul O’Brien, sales manager, Richard Dunne, Brendan Dunne and James MacDuff, support team leader
An e-commerce solutions company is planning to scale up significantly as it edges closer to a potential listing on the stock market.
Glasgow-based OnePatch will increase its sales force and boost the merchandising capabilities of its operation in India having already doubled the size of of its head office in Kinning Park.
OnePatch, which soft-launched in 2019 and went into full operation in February this year.
Chief Financial Officer Brendan Dunne, who owns the company along with his brother, Richard, the CEO, said: “The name OnePatch derives from a computer patch panel which collects everything into the one location.
“That essentially is what our offering does, connecting online retailers’ sales channels, product listings, accounts package, inventory management and shipping couriers into one easy-to-use system.”
OnePatch’s Indian business arose from a long-term collaboration with Calcutta-based development expert Miguel Khan, who has now established a base in the sub-continent which employs nine developers and two merchandising staff.
Mr Dunne said: “While our focus at the moment is on growth within the UK, there is huge potential in India, which has a population approaching 1.4 billion, and in Indonesia, with 273 million people.
“Online commerce is really taking off in these regions and we plan to increase the Calcutta sales team to at least 10 in the short term to make sure we are well placed to take advantages of the opportunities which are arising.”
OnePatch is also embracing bricks and mortar retailers, which have been struggling in the face of the relentless advance of online activity, with an electronic point of sale (epos) system which will also integrate all their activities.
Mr Dunne said: “Our technology is in the region of three years ahead of our immediate competitors.
“Our ultimate goal would be a public listing and the way growth and progress is accelerating at the moment, we are very well embarked on that path.”