Samarkand Global

Driving innovation in eCommerce, connecting brands to the huge potential of China's online marketplaces.

Founded 2016
16-50 employees
  • Research, Management, & Consulting
  • Headquarters address
    Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn, London EC1N 2SW

    Why China ?

    The Chinese eCommerce market is already huge and growing rapidly. Over 400 million people shop online and by the end of the decade Chinese eCommerce will be twice the size of the USA, UK, France, Japan and Germany combined. Entering this market however can be costly and complex, Samarkand Global provides companies with a route to success.

    Our Story

    Samarkand was founded by business partners since 2008 with a track-record of founding high-growth businesses. The board is advised by a number of highly successful individuals including Sir Malcolm Walker, founder and chairman of one of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, and Jason Zhang a pioneer of cross-border eCommerce in China. We have a 40 person strong team established in UK, Beijing and Hong Kong and in a position to rapidly scale up the business.

    Innovation first

    We aim to become leaders in the Chinese cross-border eCommerce technology space, building modern tech solutions to provide domestic business' with the services they need to operate in China. Working with serverless cloud functions, docker based CD pipelines and a rapid release cycle we are constantly adopting new technologies to maintain high levels of innovation and productivity within the business.

    Tech stack

    Python, Javascript, Odoo, AWS, Alibaba Cloud, Docker, Terraform, Elastic Stack (ELK), Gitlab, Serverless, Kubernetes, Vue.JS, React, Node.JS, Kafka, Redis
    Samarkand Global - Company Photo
    Samarkand Global - Company Photo