It wasn't until 2010 that they hit the jackpot and discovered that ecommerce provided the perfect business opportunity for their technology.
Powering Global Ecommerce
The idea behind Glopal was first born back in 2007 when Benjamin Cohen and Patrick Smarzynski founded a company called Webinterpret. Webinterpret is now the world's leading cross-border ecommerce solution for Amazon and eBay sellers. Glopal grew out of research from Webinterpret and in 2020 was founded as a sister company designed specifically to address the cross-border challenges of large brands and retailers. Together Webinterpret and Glopal are made up of over 220 employees across 8 offices globally.
At the heart of Glopal is innovation, we work on complicated problems that are pushing the boundaries of technology, localization and ecommerce. We constantly push our team to challenge the status quo and push us and the industry forward.
Key to our success is the passion of our teams. We love what we do and that enables us to deliver great product and great value to our customers.
Glopal is nothing without the people that work for us, our business culture is super important, and we work hard to foster an inclusive and supportive team spirit.
Top Tech Employer
Back in 2019 (when we were still part of Webinterpret) we were awarded the Bulldog top tech employer in the category of programming. Due to the complexity of the problems we solve, we've always placed a heavy focus on fostering an environment of engineering excellence.
Based in Paris with offices worldwide
Innovation is part of our DNA and we work hard to foster a culture of creativity and encourage our teams to constantly challenge the status quo.
We're incredibly lucky to work with some of the biggest names in the ecommerce space, which gives our customers unparalleled reach and logistical capabilities.
Since the genesis of the idea back in 2007, Webinterpret and then Glopal, together have grown to become the global leaders in the cross-border ecommerce space. Let's see how we got there.
2007 - 2010Back in 2007 Ben and Patrick founded Webinterpret. They focussed on building a localization engine for internet content. Initially they tried to apply this technology to a number of different commercial use-cases.
Built the core localization engine
2010 - 2011
eBay extension released
In 2011 they released their first public eBay extension which enabled ordinary eBay sellers to take their businesses global in just a few clicks.
2012 - 2013
Amazon extension released
Hot off the success of the release of their eBay extension in 2011, Webinterpret adapted their technology for Amazon and in 2012 released a similar extension for Amazon sellers.
2013 - 2015
Online store extension released
Between 2013 and 2015 Webinterpret began to move into the online store space, this culminated in the acquisition of the London-based startup Ekos Global and the subsequent release of extensions for Shopify, BigCommerce and Magento.
Webinterpret acquires borderlinx
With hundreds of merchants using Webinterpret's online store solution they made the strategic acquisition of the Paris-based shipping solution Borderlinx. This enabled them to provide their online store customer's with additional shipping, logistics and compliance tools.
2020By 2022 Glopal was growing rapidly and acquiring many large, world-class, brands and retails and they decided to incorporate Glopal as stand-alone company that focussed specifically on the needs and requirements of large global brands and retailers.
Glopal launched as separate company
TodayToday Webinterpret continues to go from strength to strength servicing marketplace sellers and Glopal is emerging as the leading global ecommerce provider for the world's largest brands and retailers.
At Glopal we work very hard on some incredibly complicated problems, but we also work just as hard to foster a fun and inclusive culture within our organisation. We're based all over the world but try to meet in person and party as often as we can!