Dallas: PEER 1 Hosting, the global web hosting provider, declared that it has named Magento, owned by eBay Inc., a premier eCommerce platform, its 2012 Partner of the Year. Now in its second year, the recognition honors excellence in customer service and top sales referrals.
“Our strong partnership with Magento is a result of the successful technical and business collaboration we’ve been able to achieve together,” said Jay Newman, senior vice president, PEER 1 Hosting. “We’ve developed a great trust in one another, and Magento knows that if they refer customers to us, our Magento Optimized Managed Hosting solution can meet their rigorous performance requirements. We look forward to continuing this successful relationship and ensuring each of our eCommerce customers is receiving the very best service and performance from its online presence.”
PEER 1 Hosting’s Partner of the Year is elected by the company’s Partner Evaluation Committee, which consists of three senior executives and five partner relations team members. Partners are assessed based on customer referrals, customer service and community and global reach, among a number of other factors. High marks for each of these items, coupled with excellent technical collaboration to build up reference architectures and infrastructure that best support an online eCommerce storefront with high performance and reliability, have earned Magento the Partner of the Year award. Magento is also a SMART+ Partner under PEER 1 Hosting’s revamped Partner Program, which was announced in 2012.
“We are honored by this accolade,” said Ryan Thompson, Head of Partnerships, Magento. “PEER 1 Hosting’s infrastructure is honed specifically for providing eCommerce success, excellent and dedicated customer service and reliably high performance. Our combined customers trust Magento to provide technology solutions that deliver the optimal online shopping experience, and they trust PEER 1 Hosting to ensure that same level of quality and performance for the infrastructure behind their websites.”
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants globally and is backed by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento and PEER 1 Hosting have teamed up to hold up high-performing storefronts for many eCommerce clients, including Alex and Ani, Cabbage Patch Kids, Bell Sports and Scholastic.