ore Than 6,000 Orders in First Two Weeks
Small businesses are enthusiastically welcoming the opportunity to experience the vast benefits of a functional and professional Web site free for six months through a new offer from 1 & 1 Internet, Inc., the worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s largest Web Hosting company.
Called 1 & 1 Test Drive 2005, the offer allows small businesses to create an Internet presence-or upgrade an existing one-by trying 1 & 1ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s BusinessPro Package and the variety of professional tools it provides, with no cost or obligation. Since launching on January 3, 1 & 1 has taken over 6,000 orders for the promotional package.
“The overwhelming popularity of the Test Drive offer clearly demonstrates the need among SMBÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for comprehensive and user-friendly Web Hosting packages, which is exactly what 1 & 1 provides,” said 1 & 1 Chairman of the Board Andreas Gauger. “Most small businesses assume they donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t have the technical expertise or budget to get online. This promotion allows them to see firsthand-and completely free of charge-how simple and affordable it actually is.”
With the free 1 & 1 BusinessPro Package, users will receive a full Top Level Domain name, 2,000 MB of Web space, 50 GB monthly transfer volume, 500 e-mail accounts, Virus Guard & Spam Guard for all accounts, 1 & 1 WebMail and 1 MySQL database. Other features include:
In2site Live Dialogue: Allows users to communicate with site visitors live and in real time, making it an invaluable tool for sales, support and consulting professionals.
1 & 1 WebElements: Users can generate valuable feedback and collect qualified leads by adding template driven contact forms, online polls, event registrations and more to their site.
1 & 1 Newsletter Tool: Offers a cost-effective way to build and maintain relationships with site visitors. Users create mailing lists, manage recipientsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ addresses, track results and more.
PDF2Web Creator: Allows users to convert PDF brochures into fully functioning web pages in just minutes and a few clicks of a mouse.
Software Productivity Suite: $600 worth of software, free (plus $6.99 shipping and handling costs). Includes: NetObjects Fusion, PhotoImpact, Hello Engines!, Ranking Toolbox and WISE-FTP.
The 1 & 1 Test Drive 2005 offer is available through February 28, 2005. Customers who sign up for the Test Drive in January will receive the free package through July 31, 2005; for those who sign up in February, the trial will end August 31, 2005.