LOCATION: Monterrey, Mexico
INTERNET PRESENCE: Polsie.com
Realizing that many talented designers didn’t have the background or resources to sell their products outside their local areas, Polsie launched in 2014 to help small merchants in local areas open shops online. After graduating the South by Southwest accelerator program, Polsie has been steadily growing since then, adding more clients from different countries. They began with a focus on helping merchants sell by setting up a webpage, letting them manage it/link it to their Instagram account and then taking care of logistics such as payment processing, shipping etc. Polsie has relied on PayPal services to address the mistrust of Mexican people of online payments and allow them to transact with people safely and securely. Now, just a few years later, Polsie is a full ecommerce solution, helping small entrepreneurs get their products out into the world as a social ecommerce business that brings merchants into the 21st century.