Pindar Graphics, the UK’s largest independent printer and multi channel publishing business has acquired Acorn E-commerce, extending its suite of e-commerce services to a wider range of customers.

Existing e-commerce services provided by Pindar Graphics, formerly Screen Pages (http://www.pindar.com/ecommerce), acquired just under a year ago, has focused more on the larger customer and provided fully bespoke and integrated e-commerce websites.

The Acorn offering stands out in the market as a product which is geared to the needs of the smaller retailer, producing well executed websites relatively quickly and easily at an affordable cost. In addition, it is a fully online self-service platform that offers great flexibility and ease of maintenance/updates.

“We were aware of Acorn’s work through some of its customers such as Mankind, Gardening Express, Menkind to name but a few of its 100+ customers,” explains Roger Willcocks,Director of Pindar Graphics. “We were impressed with the robust yet easily accessible technology that Acorn had developed behind these organisations’ online stores. Acorn has proven expertise in the marketplace and offers a very saleable product.”

“Using the Acorn platform, it can take just a matter of days from creation of concept to developing an online shop that can take orders. This is important for customers who want a product that is easy to use, offers best-practice e-commerce in packaged form and will help them maximise their internet sales potential without investing significant sums of money.”

Acorn owner, Steve James; is positive about the move; “We look forward to joining a large, well respected organisation such as Pindar Graphics. The broader e-commerce and online marketing services it can offer is a real benefit, together with the resources that a larger company can offer.

“We share the same passion with Pindar Graphics for fantastic customer service and in return Acorn can bring valuable development skills to the business, and an established customer portfolio.”

About Pindar

Pindar is a leading print and electronic media company who employ 2500 people across the world. Founded in 1836 this family owned company blends its 170 year printing history with a forward thinking and innovative culture investing vigorously in people, research, technology and equipment.

The company offers a comprehensive package of communications services to its UK markets while providing technology and content management solutions to customers around the globe.

Further information:
Roger Willcocks
T: 01932-359160
E: r.willcocks@pindar.com

Published on: 12:00AM on 14th September 2007