(The Hosting News) – Namesco, the internet services specialist, has today launched Ecommerce Shops, an online retail platform that allows small and medium enterprises to expand their businesses online or move from an existing ecommerce solution. The easy-to-use tool provides a straightforward and fully customisable framework for retailers to set up an ecommerce site quickly, and is fully scalable allowing users to upgrade as their business develops. Even those with no web design or coding experience can set-up or expand their business quickly and easily.
Ecommerce is growing rapidly; the online retail sector grew 14% from 2010 to 2011 in the UK and in the first three months of this year, internet sales accounted for nearly 10% of total UK retail sales. Namesco’s ecommerce platform provides SMEs with the opportunity to reach a wider audience, offering simple integration with a range of popular online retail destinations and is the first to offer integration with Facebook Shops. Other online retail destinations supported include eBay, Shopping.com, Google Base, Amazon Marketplace, Twenga and Kelkoo.
Retail sites can be created with just a few clicks; users can choose from 300 design templates, each with layouts and categories specific to their relevant industry, then simply drag and drop to customise their own unique Ecommerce Shop. The final design can be tweaked at any point, for instance to adapt the template for special events such as sales or seasonal festivals.
Ecommerce Shops scale to fit the retailer’s business needs; customers can add in new services as required and import new products directly from Excel. Up to 30,000 products can be displayed and these can be broken down into hundreds of categories and sub-categories to help consumers find exactly what they’re looking for as easily as possible.
Value-added functions such as cross selling at point of sale and customer-specific discounts can also be implemented at any time to boost online revenues. The platform also offers the facility for customers to leave feedback and ratings on the website to gain valuable feedback on products, whilst building consumer trust and loyalty. Chirag Patel, General Manager at Namesco, said: “Online shopping is a viable way for SMBs and specialist retailers to reach a national or even international audience since it reduces overheads and avoids staffing problems. Our new product removes the stress and time of setting up or expanding an online business, it’s essentially a shop in a box which allows even the smallest vendor to set up a professional standard retail site in minutes”.
The platform can process multiple currencies, is available in several languages and is fully compatible with a flexible range of payment options including PayPal, WorldPay, Sage Pay, HSBC and Google Checkout among others. An Ecommerce Shop also provides peace of mind for consumers since the platform can be fully certified by TrustedShop (UK, France and Germany) and Safebuy UK. All sites are hosted on Namesco’s reliable and firewall protected secure servers and SSL encryption technology ensures transactions are secure.
Ecommerce is available for as little as £9.99 per month including VAT, there are no set up fees and this price includes secure hosting and fast UK based support.
Namesco offers professional Internet technology services including Web Hosting, Domain Name registration and high-speed Broadband access, to over 160,000 customers ranging from consumers to corporations. Namesco is the fourth largest domain name and hosting provider within the UK domain sector and ranks within the top 50 largest hosting providers in the world.
Namesco is a subsidiary company of Dada – listed on the Italian stock market MTA segment STAR (DA.MI) – Namesco is part of the Business Unit DadaPro, which offers companies professional services for online presence and advertising.
For more information please see www.names.co.uk