Who We Are

  • Mbira Technologies

We're a group of individuals who've banded together to build retail websites that help merchandisers market their musical gear.

  • Musicians Marketing to Musicians

    We are guitarists, keyboardists, and keyword specialists; DJs and SEO strategists; singers and songwriters, copywriters and editors; system administrators, bassists, and customer support specialists; drummers, Web developers, and graphic designers; recording engineers and experts in Web analytics; managers, marketers, merchandisers, and more.

    We are Mbira Technologies, a diverse team of multi-talented individuals united by a love for music and a passion for Web strategies that help our e-commerce clients to get the right musical gear, at the best possible prices, into the hands of expert and amateur musicians alike.

  • Mission Statement

    Mbira seeks to earn the long-term trust and loyalty of every customer by helping each customer make the best gear purchases for their specific objectives, and consistently delivering the best buying experience in the industry.

What We Do

  • Mbira Technologies

We harness the power of people and the Internet to connect musical retailers with millions of musicians around the world.

  • Using the Web to Change the World of Retail

    Mbira Technologies uses proven and proprietary Web strategies to connect top e-tailers of musical instruments, equipment, and accessories with musicians searching for the perfect combination of price, selection, and customer service. We achieve this connection by making a client's product offerings easy to find online and product options easy to understand.

    Since our founding in 2002, our clients have realized over $500 million in sales, and over 1,000,000 satisfied customers have found the gear that's helping to make their musical dreams a reality.

  • Award-Winning Service

    We're proud to say that in 2013, our client zZounds was the recipient of a Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum award, placing it in the top 0.7% of Bizrate's network of 5,200 retailers. Based on customer feedback, the Bizrate Circle of Excellence is awarded to online retailers who provide exceptional service to their clients.

Why We Do It

  • Mbira Technologies

We believe in making rock 'n' roll fantasies a reality, and that it's easier when we band together than when we attempt to go solo.

  • One Reason Why We Do What We Do

    The Mbira Technologies team loves music; in addition to overseeing the online sales and marketing efforts of multiple online retailers of musical gear, many of us are working musicians. But, regardless of whether we play professionally, for fun, or not at all, we each play a part in building and maintaining e-commerce websites that help musicians to acquire the gear they need to maximize their potential and fulfill their dreams, as big or small as they might be.

  • Other Reasons Why

    In 2012, U.S. retail e-commerce sales reached $186.2 billion, an increase of 15 percent over 2011. And at 10 percent of total U.S. retail spending, retail e-commerce spending reached double digits for the first time. -- comScore, Inc. (February 7, 2013)


  • Mbira Technologies

Online spending is increasing. Client revenue is growing. Mbira is expanding. Join us.

  • Opportunities at Mbira

    From the start, we've been successful. Now, in our second decade, Mbira's also experiencing substantial growth. As we continue to expand, our hiring philosophy remains the same as on day one: hire only rock star Web developers, designers, writers, and customer service reps, and then treat them like the professionals they are by providing them with the resources they need to succeed and rewarding them when they do. Use the contact form below to inquire about a career with Mbira Technologies.

  • Company Culture

    We maintain high standards for personal and professional excellence at Mbira Technologies. We treat clients as true partners and coworkers as valuable colleagues. So, while we embrace a casual work environment, enjoy a flex schedule that allows team members to pursue passions outside of the office, and have a lot of fun out of our 20,000 square feet of open loft space in Chicago's River North neighborhood, we work smart and take our work seriously; we just aren't expected to take it home with us at night.

  • Mbira Technologies


  • Mbira Technologies

Talk to us. If you have a question or comment, or if you would like to be considered for a position at Mbira, we want to hear from you.

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  • Mailing Address

    Mbira Technologies
    57 W. Grand Ave, FL. 7
    Chicago, IL 60654

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