Our vision

Become the most trusted
online retail growth
partner worldwide.

15 years of
ecommerce heritage

From humble beginnings as a two-person start-up, envisioning a tool for data-driven paid search automation, to an ecommerce solution provider with 170+ employees, one thing hasn’t changed: We are tech creators aiming to push the ecommerce industry forward, supporting our clients in reaching their
business goals.

2007

After meeting during their studies in Linz and sharing a flat, the two ecommerce aficionados Jan Radanitsch and Christian Gorbach come up with an innovative idea for a tool to automate text ad management. And just like that, smec was founded.

2008

Soon the first “smecies” are hired. Some of them are still a very vital part of smec’s success today: Like Christian Scharmüller (CCO), Peter Rietzler (VP Engineering) and Birgit Wimmer (Service Owner Search).

2009

A huge milestone for every start-up: smec signs its very first client for AdEngine, our tool for data-driven search ad automation.

2011

Our hard work and passion for technology and innovation come to fruition with AdEngine being nominated for the IT Innovation Award.

2013

Another key moment for our company: With an ever-growing client base, smec is now profitable for the first time.

2015

To complement our offers and services, Whoop! – our advanced bid management tool for Shopping Ads and the first of its kind worldwide – is released internationally.

2016

smec enters a period of hypergrowth, with Whoop! quickly gaining international traction while we expand geographically (serving customers in 20 countries). We are proud to call 80+ “smecies” our employees. Another huge step: smec becomes Google Premier Partner!

2017

A year with many milestones: To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we host our Great Day with 500 guests at our new office at Tabakfabrik Linz for the first time. Additionally, we take the leap and tackle the UK market. And: Whoop! wins the SEMY award.

2018

Adding a product to the family: Our own comparison shopping site (smec Shopping) – now one of the largest CSS in Europe. Whoop! Wins another award: The Google Premier Partner Award for “Shopping Innovation”.

2019

Hello, London! We officially open our office in London to facilitate our local business endeavours and support our clients even better.

2020

Servus, Vienna! We add another office to our list and open our Vienna location. Meanwhile in Linz, we expand our current office to house even more talent: More than 120 employees are now part of smec.

2021

We have a lot to celebrate: A move into the French market, the Microsoft Partner Award as “Retail Team of the Year” and shortlisted as Best Ecommerce Software at the SaaS awards. smec becomes GMP certified too and is a Great Place to Work, ranking in top 3 Austrian & top 50 European employers.

2022

We grow ecommerce together. With our new brand positioning and offering we enter a new era in our company history and are ready to take on today’s ever-changing ecommerce challenges.

Our brand promise

Our brand promise

We grow
ecommerce
together.

WE
Our experts and solutions, together with the ambition of our clients, are fundamental for growth and represented
by the “we”.
GROW
This is what we do, and what we’re best at.
ECOMMERCE
Ecommerce is our home turf and our area of expertise. We grow ecommerce by leveraging technology, data and industry leading expertise.
TOGETHER
We view our clients as partners. When they grow, we grow as well.

We grow
ecommerce
together.

GROW
This is what we do, and what we’re best at.
ECOMMERCE
Ecommerce is our home turf and our area of expertise. We grow ecommerce by leveraging technology, data and industry leading expertise.

The EPIC values we
stand for

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do: Products, services and our professional expertise

Passion

We enjoy working with people and data – passion is our fuel, fun the accelerator!

Integrity

We are honest and show great respect towards clients, colleagues and everyone else.

Cleverness

We challenge existing solutions and invent genuinely
new ones.
EPIC

We strive for excellence in everything we do: Products, services and our professional expertise.

EPIC

We enjoy working with people and data – passion is our fuel, fun the accelerator!

EPIC

We are honest and show great respect towards clients, colleagues and everyone else.

EPIC

We challenge existing solutions and invent genuinely new ones.

smec offices

Explore our space and see where you might follow your professional passion at smec. Check out our offices in Linz, Vienna and London!

LINZ AUSTRIA

Tabakfabrik

We foster an appreciative, family-friendly environment so that everybody feels welcome here. And we follow a shared desk philosophy, as it facilitates collaboration.

VIENNA AUSTRIA

Mariahilfer Straße

Space for 25 passionate smecies in our freshly renovated office located in the heart of Austria’s capital city and one of the best Viennese business spots – right in the
7th district.

LONDON UK

Kirby Street

In a co-working area we have our very own space. Here, our London smecies contribute to smec’s overall success – and there are plenty of culinary delights in close proximity!

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