1&1 Internet, Inc., a global leader among Web hosting providers, today launched a new range of turn-key eCommerce solutions, powered by ePages, that include everything a retailer needs for successful online selling. The new 1&1 Online Store, priced from only $0.99/month, combines advanced features for store-building with full mobile and social media compatibility and optimal usability for shoppers. 1&1 Online Store is designed to address powerful eCommerce trends and satisfy even the most demanding online retailers.
1&1 offers the best chance of online sales by including a number of functions designed to maximize visibility, engagement and purchases. Today, growth in online shopping shows no sign of slowing, and more consumers worldwide are making purchases via mobile devices. According to ComScore, growth in mobile commerce is outpacing desktop eCommerce by 200 percent. Thus, it is essential that merchants can leverage a platform that allows them to benefit. 1&1’s new online store solution automatically configures the eCommerce website into a version optimized for mobile viewing and ordering via smartphone and tablet devices.
Social media engagement is nowadays an important factor in winning sales. According to eMarketer, active social media users have grown 18 percent globally in 2013 and will reach 2.55 billion users by 2017. To satisfy a social audience, 1&1 Online Store includes interfaces to the most popular platforms. Customers can set up a Facebook shop and promote their store through Twitter, Google+ and Facebook buttons. Within a few clicks, they can develop their sales through marketplaces including eBay and Amazon as well as product portals like Google.
For retailers looking to trade overseas, 1&1 Online Stores offer rapid conversion in up to 15 languages, multiple secure online payment methods including PayPal, BillSafe and credit card payment via a number of providers, support for multiple currencies and international shipping settings. 1&1 also offers impactful online marketing tools including a professional newsletter tool, daily deals, customer reviews and website analytics. 1&1 works to continually update Online Store compliance, performance and functionality.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO Hosting, 1&1 Internet, said,"1&1 is always focused on delivering a complete solution for online success. Our customers can rest assured that their stores meet and exceed ever-increasing consumer expectations. 1&1’s latest generation online shops provide not only a dynamic and reliable selling platform, but tools for capitalizing on current retail trends, maximizing usability and engagement as well as driving traffic and guiding shoppers towards a sale.”
With 1&1 Online Store, the process of building a store is easy and achievable by any level of user in minutes. Users can select from various different industry-specific layouts which can be adjusted at any time, and from any computer. Reliability and security is guaranteed via 1&1’s geo-redundancy, with data saved across two highly secure data center locations, and transferred on 1&1’s own high-speed network. 1&1 eCommerce experts are available 24/7 for providing technical assistance or advice on how to promote an online store.
The entry-level 1&1 Online Store Starter, from $7.99/month, offers retailing for up to 100 products, full mobile compatibility and shipping methods. The 1&1 Online Store Basic, from $0.99/month starting March 1, also provides support for up to 1,000 products, PayPal payments, 2 language options, enhanced online marketing options with Google, eBay and Amazon, as well as further payment methods. 1&1 Online Store Plus, from $29.99/month, also includes Facebook shop, downloadable products, 7 languages, various currency options, and up to 10,000 products. The flagship 1&1 Online Store Unlimited package, from $39.99/month, offers 15 languages, unlimited products and categories, all currencies and shipping methods.
About 1&1 Internet, Inc.
1&1 Internet, Inc. (1and1.com) is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of more than $7 billion. Founded in 1988, 1&1’s global community is over 12 million customer contracts strong. 1&1 Group manages more than 19 million domain names worldwide. More than 70,000 servers run in 1&1’s five state-of-the-art, green data centers. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, Pa.