Web Shop Manager, formerly known as Web Design Solutions, was founded in 2000 by CEO, Dana Nevins, who sought a simpler solution for building and managing eCommerce websites for online businesses.
At the time, Dana was working as a sales and product development manager at a large mail-order auto parts company. The need for a stronger online presence challenged him to continually re-engineer the company’s website and eCommerce platform to excel in the automotive industry.
Soon after launching the new site, internet orders rapidly outpaced phone orders, inspiring Dana to focus on the development of Web Shop Manager, the company's flagship program, in 2001. This eCommerce platform was designed to be a powerful, yet easy-to-use, CMS (content management system) that could be leveraged by both customers and developers to advance their businesses.
Since the start, Dana has hired only the best to be a part of his team, even if it meant working from remote locations across the country. In 2010, Dana was able to convince the majority of the team to relocate to the company’s headquarters in sunny San Diego, California. Needless to say, it did not take much convincing, and each of the talented team members are still with Web Shop Manager today!