Leading Service Provider Adds Another Service to Portfolio; Further Stakes Claim as Full-Service Provider of Web Site Solutions
Affinity Internet, the leading web services provider for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the launch of ReadyWeb — a unique, pay-as-you-go web site design and hosting service. ReadyWeb is the latest service in Affinity’s burgeoning portfolio and another reason why the company is the only web services provider for SMBs. With the recent debut of its premium web services suites and the release of ValueMail 2.0, featuring the Brightmail anti-spam solution, Affinity is making tools and services available to small businesses that were once only accessible to large enterprises.
ReadyWeb combines Affinity’s most popular hosting plan with a homepage, contact page and the option to select three additional pages from an existing list, for $49.95 a-month. The service also comes with updates, as needed, by a professional Affinity designer. This allows small businesses to focus on their core business, leaving site creation, updating and management to the professionals at Affinity at a reasonable cost.
ReadyWeb is part of the CreateIt! premium services suite, one of the fully-integrated offerings Affinity has recently debuted. Affinity has bundled its hosting offerings with products and services that enable SMBs to build, manage, enhance and market a professional and functional web site. All of Affinity’s products and services are fully supported by Affinity’s customer service “guides” — available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, 365 days-a-year.
“ReadyWeb is another piece of our strategy to bring valuable and affordable bundles of products and services to our customers that they can use to become successful on the web,” said Peter Chambers, CEO, Affinity Internet. “We’ve also recognized that SMBs do not want one-size-fits-all solutions, so while we bundle our products and services, we still give our customers the freedom to mix-and-match what they need to meet their unique requirements.”
Affinity is the only company that has found a viable model for sustaining this type of business. Through partnerships with leading companies like Macromedia, Brightmail, Network Solutions, Miva Merchant and Cardservice International, Affinity is able to bundle hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of services and software at price points accessible for SMBs. As a premium web services provider, Affinity backs its services with an industry-leading, secure web hosting infrastructure. In addition, Affinity’s customer service guides are trained to fully support all of the integrated products and services and advise customers on implementing their web-based solutions.
“Maintaining and creating a professional looking web site can be one of the biggest obstacles to a small business succeeding online,” said Helen Chan, senior analyst with the Yankee Group. “In the past, SMBs either had to do everything on their own or hire expensive web designers and developers to create and manage their web sites. Now, companies like Affinity are providing SMBs with affordable, balanced solutions like ReadyWeb that help SMBs to be successful online.”