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Mercado opens new tech hub in Austin to meet growth demands

September 20th, 2020
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[Dallas, TX | February, 2021]
Enhanced engineering capability set to better manage customer needs and platform enhancements.
Launching this month, Mercado Labs – the leading software transforming the supply chain for international importers – has officially opened an office space in Austin, Texas. Austin is the second space in Texas for the company in addition to offices in California, Pennsylvania, Hong Kong, London, and Virginia.

Mercado will expand its engineering capability to Austin in order to better manage customer needs and platform enhancements. With recent new hires including Kyle Rowland as Engineering Lead and Patrick McKinnon as Technical Advisor, this move will further bolster the technical capabilities of Mercado and help to meet their ambitious growth plans in the opening quarters of this year.

Mercado CEO Rob Garrison championed Austin as one of his top choices when considering opening a tech hub.

“Mercado seeks to attract top technology talent to expand the platform, and Austin consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the nation for technology experts,” Garrison said. “We were also looking for a pro-business environment, and Austin is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for entrepreneurs.”

Garrison specifically chose The Cathedral, located on 16th Street in Austin, as the space to host the expanded engineering team because of its entrepreneur-focused mentality, thanks largely to the female entrepreneurs who founded the space in October 2019.

“Mercado seeks to attract top technology talent to expand the platform , and Austin consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the nation for technology experts."
– Rob Garrison, Mercado CEO

The Cathedral focuses on providing a safe and open environment to support local artists, entrepreneurs, and community members by providing proper resources for them to succeed.

“We wanted our space to inspire anyone and everyone working on the things they are passionate about,” The Cathedral Founder and CEO Monica Ceniceros said. “Working with other businesses and startups really creates a fun and diverse collaborative environment.”

The new office is now open and is a further sign of Mercado's rapid growth over the past 12 months. With further plans to expand the team and new customers set to come on board, 2020 will be a significant year for Mercado to establish an even stronger foothold in the market.

Discover more about how Mercado’s digital supply network helps importers Plan, Buy, and Move the products they sell by visiting mercadolabs.com/online-importing or getting in touch with us directly here.
About Mercado
Mercado Labs is an import order management system using a proven methodology to drive incredible results. The Mercado Method is used by importers to automate the process of managing millions of dollars of inventory across their import supply chain — from first mile to final mile.

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Designed by Studio Nine
From us to you...

Thank you for using Mercado. Our goal is to empower businesses to better navigate the complex world of importing. We know data security is of paramount importance, so we place high standards on ensuring it is safely and respectfully secured. We are committed to following and continuously evolving best practices to support this principle. Your data is yours, and we guard it closely. We do not sell any of your information, and we will always be fully transparent on how we collect and use your data. That's a promise.