Tell us a bit about Monomi
Monomi is a product my company is developing. We’ve been working on it for about a year now.
We are a software agency and we had a lot of clients who wanted to open shops. We offered them open source solutions and the option for building it for them. But as years passed we had more and more requests for stores.
There wasn’t really a good option available in Latin America for building stores, so we thought lets build one.
So we started working on it May last year. We launched our private beta in November and public beta in December and have around 800 stores. We’re focused on making it super easy for everyone to start a shop.
Are your customers mainly in Colombia right now?
Yes mainly in Colombia, but we have some in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and …
In a part of the world just starting to open up to e-commerce OmbuShop is one of the first online shop platforms in Latin America.
I spoke with co-founder Ernesto Tagwerker over coffee in Buenos Aires over the challenges and opportunities facing them. In particular with an interest in payments.
Tell us briefly what OmbuShop is?
OmbuShop allows people in Latin America for the first time to create a simple on-line store and easily accept payments for their products.
Designers love us as our shops are fully customizable down to the pixel level.
Which countries are your primary focus?
We are currently targeting Argentina, Chile and Mexico. Future markets are Colombia and Brazil. We would also like to eventually expand outside Latin America.
Who are the partners and background?
My partner is Lucas Mourelle who is a very respected graphic designer here in Buenos Aires. He designs both …