London, UK, November 11, 2014: GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced the new GoDaddy Online Store, a product designed to make it easy for small businesses to create an e-commerce presence and sell products online. GoDaddy Online Store is the latest milestone in GoDaddy’s ongoing commitment to bring quality products and industry-leading platforms to small business owners all over the world.
Many small businesses find the process of building an e-commerce website difficult. Though on average, according to BIA Kelsey, 30 percent of local small business revenues come from online purchases.
“The challenge many small businesses face in successfully creating e-commerce opportunities for themselves is the sheer complexity involved in the set up and management of an online store” says Abid Chaudhry, Senior Analyst with media research firm BIA/Kelsey. “The goal of GoDaddy’s Online Store is to take complexity out of the equation and enables SMBs to quickly start selling their goods and services online.”
The integrated approach of GoDaddy’s new e-commerce solution allows small business professionals with any level of online experience to successfully build a customised web store. Merchants need only choose their theme, add products and assign descriptions and price points – no coding needed. GoDaddy Online Store also provides a frictionless end-user shopping and checkout experience – even on mobile devices – with built-in payment processing tools to accept payments from multiple sources, including PayPal and all major credit cards. Also included are convenient, flexible shipping options for shoppers, and inventory tracking to help business owners keep track of products.
“Hundreds of thousands of small business owners want to start their e-commerce business every year, but they struggle to find an easy to use, affordable and effective solution”, said GoDaddy VP of EMEA Stefano Maruzzi. “With the launch of GoDaddy Online Store, we strive to make it incredibly easy for anyone to build a professional e-commerce website, and to enable them to grow and run their business more effectively.”
GoDaddy customer, Debbie Wynne, founder of Sew Thread believes the Online Store was invaluable in getting her business trading online: ‘I am delighted with the Online Store. It’s super easy to set up, really simple to understand for a non-techy like me, and has a fresh looking modern appearance. The service itself is fantastic. It has a great online chat service and links to social media – a brilliant product! I was all sorted in a few hours and ready to start trading!’