Our mission is to make Chinese eCommerce simple, accessible, and profitable for brands and retailers of all sizes.
Samarkand is named after the ancient trading city connecting China to the West.
We create a digital Silk Road that connects international brands with China, the world’s largest eCommerce market.
Samarkand acquires Forever Young International Limited.
We have grown a number of premium brands through FYIL which is an import and distribution company providing high quality, health food supplements & beauty products throughout the UK. Our customers include Holland & Barrett and Harrods.
Samarkand welcomes new strategic investment from Smollan.
Founded in 1931, Smollan is an international leading retail solutions company, delivering growth for retailers and brand owners in over 60 countries across five continents.
IPO - Floatation on the Aquis Stock Exchange
Our listing on the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market enabled us to accelerate our momentum and work harder than ever to deliver our mission to empower Western brands to access the largest eCommerce market in the world. Read more here.
£3.15m Strategic investment from logistics giant, SF Express.
SF Express has a market capitalisation of around £32bn and is one of the largest express delivery companies in China with over 100,000 employees in China and abroad. They have become one of the most well-regarded final mile delivery companies in China and the preferred choice for Chinese consumers shopping online.
Opening of the Samarkand Global office in Tokyo.
Japan is the world’s 4th largest eCommerce market, and Japanese brands are highly sought after by Chinese consumers for their impressive design and high quality products.
Our office is led by Simon Truss who has been at the forefront of the Japanese cross border eCommerce and supply chain industry for the past 14 years.
Awarded AQSE Company of the Year Award 2021
Samarkand wins AQSE Company of the Year at the 2021 Shares Magazine Shares Awards.
FedEx Alliance Partnership
Utilising our Nomad technology platform to power cross-border eCommerce from international markets into China. The Nomad Checkout solution is available to all FedEx clients via the Compatible Solutions Program through a direct integration between the Nomad platform and FedEx.
Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022
Honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Samarkand has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.