Bear Group and Scoutside Join Together to Drive the Future of Digital Commerce

Merger heralds new partnership designed to help eCommerce clients seamlessly connect customers to their brand

Bear + Scoutside
Bear Group

Bear Group and Scoutside, two industry-leading digital experience agencies, are thrilled to announce their merger, combining their expertise to become a premier commerce agency offering full-service web solutions.

The merger brings together two award-winning agencies with a wealth of experience, creativity and complimentary core competencies— strategy, design and engineering— to offer measurable solutions for clients.

Founded in Charleston, SC, in 2009, Scoutside is a creative agency specializing in creating modern D2C commerce experiences that bring each client’s brand story and product value proposition to life digitally. Leveraging expertise in strategy, data analytics, UI/UX design, Shopify development, and optimizations, Scoutside helps its clients convert casual visitors to loyal customers. Scoutside clients and employees will now become part of Bear Group, who has long specialized in custom web development and helping B2B and D2C businesses build, launch, and maintain CMS and eCommerce solutions. Working with eCommerce brands for the past 16 years, Bear Group has amassed deep technical expertise in Shopify, Adobe Commerce (Magento), and Drupal platforms and related integrations. 

With the combined expertise of both agencies, this merger marks Bear Group’s evolution into a full-service web partner for strategy, design, development and ongoing conversion rate optimization (CRO). A strategic technical partner for clients, Bear Group’s engineering team has a proven process for simplifying complexity and aligning technology to business need. Merging this technology prowess with Scoutside’s sales enablement, clients will now be able to benefit from Scoutside services that help eCommerce brands drive meaningful growth in average order value and total revenue. With the addition of Scoutside’s strategy, analytics, design and CRO services, Bear Group is positioned to help merchants scale at speed and spark new sales through conversion rate optimization support. 

“There is a lot of creative thinking and problem solving that goes into building an elegant digital solution for a client. Together with Scoutside, we are able to fulfill a bigger picture need for clients with the addition of brand strategy, data analytics, UX/UI design, and optimizations. This merger presents appealing opportunities for our clients, team, and partners,” said Travis Caldwell, President of Bear Group. 

Modern commerce companies can expect expanded capabilities with a full suite of services aligned to their evolving needs, as the demand for seamless online experiences only continues to increase. This begins with a highly collaborative and strategic approach to carefully understand each client’s business and technology needs to reduce surprises and set them up for success. 

Thomas McCutchen, Founder of Scoutside added, “Merging Scoutside’s strategy, analytics and design services with Bear Group’s incredible engineering and delivery services will allow us to offer more services and scale with our clients through all phases of growth. I’m truly excited for our future together.”

As the digital landscape and needs of businesses continue to shift, the merger between Bear Group and Scoutside combines the expertise of two leading agencies to provide broader end-to-end services to businesses looking for online experiences that will help them thrive.

Learn more about the new digital design and CRO services. For more on Bear Group’s evolution, and to get tips and tricks on maximizing your digital presence, follow our thought leaders Travis Caldwell and Thomas McCutchen on LinkedIn.