About Us

SAM-AR-KAND: Ancient trading post midway along the silk road connecting Europe with China; The gateway between Western brands & retailers and Chinese eCommerce platforms on the digital silk road

Headquartered in Europe with teams in China we are a company passionate and dedicated to fulfilling the potential of European brands and retailers in the Chinese market.
Built from a long history in technology and digital marketing with strong ties to retail and eCommerce.

eCommerce Experts

Delivered by an international team of experts our services are backed by our own proprietary technology platform and years of experience

Global Presence

Teams in Europe, Hong Kong and mainland China ensure smooth delivery and end-to-end service.

We work closely with our clients in Europe to build their sales in China.

By aggregating the cost and complexity of doing business in China and using our unique technology platform we provide companies with a route to Chinese eCommerce in a way that was previously only available for the largest brands.

Proprietary Technology Platform

Our NOMAD platform has been built to solve the unique challenges of eCommerce in China. We've done the hard work so you don't have to.

End-to-end solution

Samarkand provides brands and retailers with customised strategies for China including eCommerce services and store operations, distribution services, digital marketing and brand building.
Fully customised solutions suitable for large multi-nationals and niche brands alike. Working with China’s leading online shopping platforms or direct to consumer, Samarkand provides an end-to-end eCommerce solution for Western brands and retailers

Delivered by an international team of experts our services are backed by our own proprietary technology platform and years of experience

Through a combination of technology and services that can be leveraged by companies of all sizes we provide a gateway for European brands and retailers looking to reach Chinese consumers.

Working closely with the relevant partners and eCommerce platforms in China and being based in Europe we are part of the new digital silk road.

The Gateway to Chinese eCommerce

Experienced entrepreneurs and operators in TECHNOLOGY AND ECOMMERCE

Executive Team

David Hampstead
David Hampstead
Chief Executive Officer
Simon Smiley
Simon Smiley
Chief Operating Officer
Sam Deacon
Sam Deacon
Chief Commercial Officer
Paul Gambrell
Paul Gambrell
Chief Technology Officer
Emily Chang
Emily Chang
Chief Investment Officer
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Chief Financial Officer

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