Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), provider of a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS) platform for promotional products distributors, reports that its partners’ businesses, on average, saw eight-percent growth in 2020.

“The growth we’ve seen this year is a true testament to the tenacity, high quality and innovative spirit of the distributors in our community,” says Ashley McCune, president of Facilisgroup. “Our partners supported each other, changed direction and forged a new path.”

Facilisgroup partners overall processed over $1 billion in sales through its technology in 2020, a significant increase from the 2019 processed sales of $0.8 billion. While PPE was a strong focus, Facilisgroup partners continued to support its preferred supplier network, with comparable numbers to 2019, the company reports.

“Facilisgroup admires the creativity and entrepreneurial drive of our distributor and supplier partners,” McCune adds. “This year was a testament to our purpose, which is to support sustainable partner growth through our focus on sophisticated workflow technology, expert community connections and exclusive supplier access.”

Facilisgroup is a subsidiary of The Pebble Group, a UK-based technology and services provider. Chris Lee, CEO of The Pebble Group, says, "In a year that brought so much uncertainty, the teams across our businesses in Europe, North America and Asia showed great care for each other, our clients and suppliers, and the group's long-term success. The board's thanks go to everyone in the business for their unwavering commitment and support.”

Looking ahead, Pebble said it has entered the new year with its major clients and partners intact, a strong balance sheet, and is looking to use the acquisition of software assets to further strengthen the ecommerce platform capabilities at Facilisgroup.