As COVID-19 Forces Companies To Move Online, Fredericton Newcomer Is There To Help Them Out

FREDERICTON — With the COVID-19 pandemic making businesses globally reliant on online sales to survive, a Fredericton newcomer’s company has been getting a lot more inquiries these days.

Adetunji Adelakun is the founder and CEO of Scantranx, cloud-based software for retailers and wholesalers. It integrates services such as inventory management, e-commerce, point-of-sale, reports and analytics, CRM, social media, and omnichannel solutions into one platform.

The company got its start in 2015 in Nigeria, where Adelakun is originally from.

“Back in Nigeria I was working as a software engineer for over 10 years and I had gained experience in the retail and financial sector,” he says. “I got this idea of trying to build something around retail solutions, an omnichannel solution for businesses because I had seen a lot of businesses looking for some kind of solution. I thought there was a piece missing in the market so I tried to work on that, so that’s how Scantranx began.”

He decided to move to Fredericton in December 2017 through Canada’s Start-up Visa Program, which aims to bring in international entrepreneurs to Canada to build their companies. Adelakun says he chose Fredericton and New Brunswick because of its affordability to both live and do business.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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