Fort Lauderdale, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2005–Affinity Internet, the
leading web services provider for small businesses, has announced the launch
of ReadyWeb Commerce, an easy and affordable solution for small businesses that
want to establish an e-commerce-enabled web presence.
ReadyWeb Commerce allows small business owners and managers to deploy and
maintain a professional e-commerce web site that fits their business without
having to do any web development work – Affinity’s team of experts does the
work for them. The service includes a professionally designed web site, an online
product catalog with shopping cart and an order management system with the ability
to automatically process online credit card payments. All of this functionality
is designed, installed, configured and maintained by Affinity’s in-house experts.
”ReadyWeb Commerce is the next step for Affinity in our mission to help
small businesses establish a professional Internet presence in a way that saves
them time and money,” said Jim Collins, president, Affinity Internet. ”Small
businesses are focused on serving their customers – they don’t have time to
learn web design or figure out the intricacies of integrating e-commerce into
their site, and they don’t have the money to hire teams of design and e-commerce
experts – that’s where Affinity comes in.”
Most e-commerce solutions require significant up-front costs, typically on
the order of thousands of dollars. ReadyWeb Commerce brings that upfront cost
down as low as $200, and includes the design of the web site and the integration
of a powerful shopping cart system. Even details like product information, sales
tax calculation, order confirmations and payment verification are set up for
the customer. The sub-$100 monthly price includes web hosting, design updates
and product catalog updates.
In addition to the cost savings, ReadyWeb Commerce saves business owners an
even more valuable resource – time. Customers are given a dedicated account
manager who serves as a consultant on the development of the site, working with
the customer to define their goals and coordinating the development and ongoing
maintenance of the site. Affinity’s approach gives each customer the personalized
attention needed to ensure that their web site is as successful as a big business
site without the big business expense.
More information about ReadyWeb Commerce can be found at: http://www.affinity.com/readyweb.
About Affinity Internet
Affinity Internet provides more than 180,000 small businesses the tools,
services and support they need to make the Internet a useful and relevant part
of their businesses. The company does this through professional web design,
online marketing and web hosting services designed to save small businesses
their most valuable resource – time.
Affinity’s services are supported by its customer service ”success guides”
– knowledgeable consultants with a passion for serving small businesses and
a dedication to their success. The company is committed to empowering its customers
to write their own Internet success stories.