Web-hosting provider Anchor has become the first Australian company to partner with international e-commerce platform provider Magento.

The partnership allow Anchor to offer its server management service to Australian and overseas customers through its presence in Australia, as well as its owned and operated facilities in the US.

Keiran Holloway, Anchor CEO, said the partnership is designed to offer Australian businesses and existing Anchor customers greater support and website performance.

“eCommerce is rapidly gaining traction in Australia and around the world as organisations attempt to become more competitive, reduce overhead and compete in a 24X7 economy,” Holloway.

“By partnering with Magento, Anchor will deliver some of the most feature-enhanced and user-friendly eCommerce solutions to retailers around Australia,” said Mr. Holloway.”

According to Holloway, the agreement will provide Australian retailers another step towards levelling the playing field as they compete against overseas operators selling in the local market.

“We've invested heavily in understanding how to optimise Magento platforms to deliver the strongest outcomes for our Australian customers,” he said.