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Orium is North America's leading composable commerce consultancy and systems integrator. We specialize in composable commerce, customer data, and retail platform engineering. With over a decade of experience in creating custom digital programs, we work closely with best-in-class technology partners to bring modern commerce experiences to life as a member of the MACH Alliance.

 Press Releases

  • TORONTO – Sept 20, 2022 – Myplanet, the leading composable commerce specialist in North America, is renaming to Orium. The new name comes on the heels of US$11 million in investment funding from Tercera announced last month, and is part of the company’s accelerated growth plan and shifted focus on the rapidly evolving composable commerce space.

    Founded in 2009, the organization has been a leader in enterprise commerce for over a decade. In 2019, the company began specializing exclusively in composable commerce, customer data, and retail data platforms, and will continue to expand their offerings in this space and extend their partnerships with best-of-breed technology solutions providers including commercetools and Elastic Path, under the new moniker.

    “We saw a paradigm shift coming— one that was rooted in the idea of change,” says CEO & Founder Jason Cottrell about Orium’s transition to becoming the foremost composable commerce consultancy and systems integrator in North America. “So we took what was, at the time, a bit of a risk and made the shift to composable. It was the right decision, but that shift happened a lot faster than anyone could’ve predicted.”

    Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for retailers to overhaul their digital operations, the company transitioned the business “in a matter of about three months” according to Cottrell. “Our core values are the same, but in a few crucial ways, we’re not the same company we used to be. We’ve changed, the industry has changed, and our name needed to reflect that.”

    Orium (as Myplanet) was an early member of the MACH Alliance, building one of the largest portfolios of composable commerce implementations in North America. With the success of their Composable.com™ Accelerators supporting award-winning work and the team moving past 200 people, they continue to advance how brands adopt MACH architectures and use them to engage their customers. With both the space and the organization growing rapidly, the new name will help usher in the next era of the business.

    “Our work is inherently dynamic. We’re always evolving,” says Cottrell. “The name Orium reflects the combination of innovation and implementation that’s at the heart of our work philosophy: we don’t just trade in ideas, we make them real.”

    “We’ve talked about changing the name of the organization before, but the timing was never right,” says Leigh Bryant, Orium’s Director of Brand. “With the investment funding from Tercera and the changes we’ve seen in the last few years—both within our company and within the industry—the timing felt right to rebrand to something that reflects who we are today, and that can grow with us into the future.”

    The name of the company is drawn from the suffix -orium, which means a place for a particular function. “An -orium is where things happen, and that’s how we view ourselves,” says Bryant. “We’re where industry-leading technology partners and world-class clients come together to make things happen, pushing the boundaries of what the movement for composable commerce can be. As Orium, we bring the elements of a custom retail solution to life.”

    Working closely with best of breed partners, Orium is enabling the next generation of omniretail experiences.

  • TORONTO, ON, November 3, 2022 - Orium (formerly Myplanet), North America's leading composable commerce consultancy and system integrator, won Enterprise Partner of the Year at the commercetools Partner Summit held in Austin, TX. A premier commercetools partner and early member of the MACH Alliance, Orium is shaping how commerce and retail brands think about digital transformation through its investment in composable commerce accelerators and award-winning work with customers like Harry Rosen.

    "To be recognized by commercetools, the leading provider of API-first composable commerce, is a real honor," says Jason Cottrell, CEO of Orium. "Together our teams empower enterprise brands to rethink and reshape their omnichannel customer journeys."

    Orium believes that today's retailers are dealing with what they call the "multi-” problem — how to provide a seamless customer experience across multiple channels, brands, geographies, languages, currencies, and business models — and the monolithic commerce solutions of the past can't keep pace. APIs and composable commerce solutions help retailers address this multi- problem.

    "Orium is a clear leader in API-first commerce," said Kelly Goetsch, Chief Strategy Officer at commercetools. "This team is the complete package and any retailer looking to make the shift to composable commerce will be wise to look at Orium."

    Orium's exclusive focus on composable commerce, along with its investment in Composable.com™ accelerators, such as the Omniretail Accelerator™ for commercetools, make it an easy choice for commerce and retail brands researching the migration to a curated commerce suite.

    "We've partnered with commercetools because of their product vision and the comprehensiveness of their APIs," says Everett Zufelt, VP, Product & Partnerships at Orium. "Incorporating commercetools in our Composable.com accelerator has made it easier than ever for brands to make the move to an API-first commerce solution."

    About Orium

    Orium is North America’s leading composable commerce consultancy and system integrator. We help ambitious commerce and retail brands execute, innovate, and transform more quickly, enabling them to deliver engaging customer experiences and scale their brands across channels through careful curation of MACH technologies such as commercetools.

    About commercetools

    The inventor of headless commerce, commercetools is an innovative technology disruptor that has established itself as an industry-leading e-commerce software provider. Today, some of the world’s most iconic brands and growth-focused businesses trust commercetools’ powerful, flexible, scalable solutions to support their ever-evolving digital commerce needs. As the visionaries leading the modern MACH (Microservices-based, API-first, Cloud-native and Headless) architecture movement, commercetools provides customers with the agility to innovate and iterate on the fly, merge on and off-line channels, drive higher revenue, and future-proof their eCommerce business. Based in Munich, Germany, with offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, commercetools is singularly focused on a future of limitless commerce possibilities.

    For more information, contact:
    Thomas Mulreid Head of Sales, Orium sales@orium.com