Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – (The Hosting News) – April 4, 2007 – Web hosting company, and subsidiary of United Internet, 1 and 1 Internet, sponsored a survey of 520 U.S. households, revealing that a web site improves interaction between consumers and businesses, while the lack thereof, may drive business away.
According to the report, more than one-third of respondents (36 percent) agreed that lack of a web site would lead them to shop elsewhere or select an alternative business, while 28 percent agreed that they would have “doubts or reservations buying from a business without a web site.” In addition, an overwhelming number of respondents (76 percent) felt it was easiest to contact a business via a phone number or e-mail address provided online.
Andreas Gauger, Chairman of 1 and 1 remarked, “Web sites provide a link between consumers and their retail experiences. Providing an online service is essential to keep consumers happy and loyal.”
1 and 1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 7 million domain names, while 38,000 servers run on the company’s four state-of-the-art data centers, featuring Juniper and Cisco routers. 1 and 1’s global service community includes over 6 million customer contracts. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. Internet’s global community includes 6,000 employees and a market cap of $4 billion. 1 and 1 features an array of services, from instant domain packages to all-inclusive shared hosting plans, dedicated servers and ready-to-run eShops. 1 and 1 is a Microsoft Joint Development Partner, and works with other paramount companies such as Google, Plesk, Symantec, and HP/Compaq.
To learn more about 1 and 1 Internet, please visit: www.1and1.com.