A History That’s Shaping The Future

About Us

Aspidistra are specialists in b2b ecommerce, creating award winning websites that make businesses more efficient and profitable. Shopfront, our unique b2b ecommerce platform, integrates seamlessly with Sage and Pegasus accounting systems to deliver a feature rich, higher personalised customer experience.

Based in the beautiful South Devon town of Kingsbridge, our talented team of pioneering developers create bespoke integrated ecommerce solutions for clients across the UK and Ireland. Combining creative flair with technical expertise, we develop world-class ecommerce websites which help manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors succeed online.

Our aim is to allow our clients to spend less time processing orders and more time growing their customer base. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond expectations, working with our clients to create solutions which not only fulfil the brief, but exceed expectations. Clients choose Aspidistra because of our specialist expertise in b2b ecommerce software solutions, excellent customer service and 20+ years’ experience.

Our History

Established in 1999, we quickly became involved in evolving web technologies, creating a variety of bespoke software solutions for organisations such as Virgin Media and the Ministry of Defence, as well as a number of SMEs.

Over the years, we’ve developed specialist expertise in b2b ecommerce. Unlike most b2b ecommerce solutions, which are based on modified or extended b2c platforms, our Shopfront system has software and database structures written specifically for b2b. So it’s streamlined, feature-rich and fit for purpose.

February 1999 - Established Aspidistra Company - website software solutions for small businesses
1999

February 1999

Established Aspidistra Company

Paul Dorey established Aspidistra when he retired from the Royal Navy. The Internet had only just arrived and the company focused on website software solutions for small businesses taking advantage of this new technology.

July 2003 - Aspidistra began integrating Sage 50 accountancy system
2003

July 2003

We began integrating Sage accountancy systems

No one wanted to write an accounts system from scratch, so we began to integrate our business website solutions to our customers’ Sage 50 accounting systems.

October 2006 - Aspidistra began integrating Sage 200 accountancy system
2006

October 2006

Online solutions for Sage 200

We were asked to integrate our growing eCommerce website product to Sage 200 for a European supplier of high speed drilling bits. This quickly led to further Sage 200 customers.

March 2007 - Aspidistra created Shopfront
2007

March 2007

Shopfront was born

We decided to focus exclusively on integrated eCommerce websites and rewrote our product completely to give us a flexible platform to meet client needs with particular emphasis on B2B facilities.

March 2011 -  Aspidistra began integrating Sage 1000 accountancy system
2011

March 2011

Shopfront for Sage 1000

We were invited to supply B2B and B2C eCommerce websites for a well known pottery company who were installing Sage 1000.

August 2016 -  Aspidistra began integrating Pegasus Opera accountancy system
2016

August 2016

Branching out into Pegasus Opera

Having focused on Sage it was time to branch out and introduce a eCommerce website product for Pegasus Opera.

September 2019 - Aspidistra integrated Xero accountancy system
2019

September 2019

B2B eCommerce for Xero

To widen our offering we decided to integrate with the cloud based accounting system Xero.

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Aspidistra Software,
Coombe Works,
Derby Road,
Kingsbridge,
Devon,
TQ7 1JL

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