On July 1, 2011, Spree received $1.5 million in seed funding from AOL and True Ventures. On February 25, 2014 Spree raised an additional $5M in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital. Also participating were Vegas Tech Fund (led by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh), Red Swan (led by Bonobos CEO Andy Dunn) as well as existing investors True Ventures and AOL Ventures.
On September 21, 2015 it was acquired by First Data. After the First Data acquisition, developers from Spark Solutions and VinSol now maintain and develop the Spree Commerce Open Source project.
In 2016 an OpenCommerce Conference was held in New York to showcase newest e-commerce projects running on Spree 3.x version.
Extensions are the primary mechanism for customizing a Spree site. They allow Spree developers to share reusable code with one another. Using extensions, features which would otherwise consume quite a lot of effort and time can be easily added to a Spree website without having to built them from scratch. Extensive features like product subscription, asset management, marketing, admin reports, roles and permissions, gift cards & promotions, delivery slots, item returns, social media marketing, one page checkout and many more are easily available on GitHub for various Spree versions.
Spree Success Stories
Many well known and successful brands and startups are using Spree Commerce for their e-commerce businesses. The case studies are featured on the Spree Commerce Website and include: MeUndies, Garmentory, Huckberry, Superpedestrian, Mitchells, FCP Euro, Farmdrop, Packhelp, Nubikk, Greetabl, MilanStyle, Felix Gray, Southern Kitchen, Paravel.
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
Worked with Top Brands at Leading Agencies.
Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.
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