Big news. Storetasker acquired by Lorem.
October 24, 2019
3 months ago
Dear Storetasker Supporters,
Today is a big day for our community! I’m honored to announce that Storetasker has been acquired by Lorem Technologies, creators of the Ask Lorem marketplace.
For the past three years, both Storetasker and Lorem have been working in parallel, independently creating a new breed of freelance marketplace. While Storetasker focused on serving the Shopify merchant and expert communities, Lorem has served a broader market, including Shopify as well as other non-eCommerce platforms.
From day one, our mission was to make hiring top experts better and easier for Shopify entrepreneurs. And we achieved this. We enabled thousands of positive experiences between Shopify experts and Shopify merchants over the years.
As the mission of Storetasker gained momentum and our community grew, it became clear it would take more than a small, bootstrapped team to maintain a great experience for both merchants and experts at scale. As the leader of two of the top Shopify service brands, it was clear to me that I needed to make an important decision. This was around the time I got to know the Lorem founders and team, and it became clear that a merger between Storetasker and Lorem made perfect sense.
Lorem is a proven player in the industry and we’re excited to hand over the reins. We’re confident they will carry on the brand honorably and improve the Storetasker experience for all – customers, experts and partners alike.
I will be joining the Lorem team as an advisor and continuing to help them develop Storetasker as the #1 marketplace for hiring Shopify experts. I will shift my leadership focus back to running HeyCarson as we continue to serve ambitious, bootstrapped merchants with our small-task design and development services, as the top rated Shopify expert team.
To our customers: I want to thank you for choosing our platform. Lorem will continue to run Storetasker with the same mission. All your projects, data, and access to experts will remain available to you, with some major improvements coming soon.
To our experts: I am honored and grateful that you chose to spend your time with us. We built this platform together. We served thousands of merchants and set the new standards for how outsourcing is done in the greater Shopify community.
To our partners: I want to thank you for helping us make a difference in the Shopify ecosystem. It’s the apps, themes, agencies, and all the people surrounding Shopify that make this platform so powerful. The Lorem team will continue working closely with you and supporting your customers.
To Shopify: Thank you for building an amazing platform with an ecosystem that make opportunities like this possible.
It has been an honor to work with all of you, and I know Storetasker could not have gotten where it is today without your support.
Lorem’s team will take it from here — you’re in good hands.
Founder of Storetasker