September 27, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web host 1&1 has launched a range of eShop packages, it was reported recently. The ecommerce solutions feature eBay integration, PayPal compatibility, and offer a range of tools designed to allow users to market products and increase sales.
Philadelphia based 1&1, which bills itself as the world's largest web host by known servers, is pursuing aggressive pricing for new its offerings, which are targeted towards SMBs and home users seeking an effective ecommerce platform. The companys US hosting customers can also enjoy free ecommerce functionality with a basic level eZShop added to new and existing Home, Business and Developer Linux web hosting plans.
The 1&1 eShop package is a stand-alone ecommerce solution that can be built using the template-driven Shop Designer, which allows any level of user to create a professional ecommerce site within minutes. Products are posted using a drag-and-drop interface and a point-and-click design allows users to publish online with ease. eShops include secure online payment methods via PayPal, WorldPay and the 1&1 Merchant Account, which gives you low rates on credit and debit transactions. eShops accept all major credit cards, variable currencies and automatically calculates state taxes.
1&1 eShops are equipped to handle every aspect of modern ecommerce with flexible and effective retailing. eBay integration allows eShop owners to submit items to eBay auctions with nearly every eBay feature available. 1&1 eShop users benefit from no charge payable for 1&1's eBay time scheduling. Furthermore, three images per item may be submitted to eBay with no charge, and eBay shoppers may buy multiple items from a 1&1 customer's eShop without additional eBay fees for the merchant.
"We've put a lot of time and effort into rebuilding our eShops to offer a more advanced range of packages which include more features that allow individuals to create their own professional ecommerce site, explained1&1 Internet Inc.s CEO, Oliver Mauss. 1&1 eShops are an excellent way for anyone to affordably start retailing, and for serious merchants our eShops provide an array of features from promoting your shop on search engines to offering discounts to returning customers."
1&1 eShops are set to drive the market with their technical specification and standard features. Importantly, 1&1 dedicated eShop technicians will be continually adding new features and software improvements that will automatically update for the eShop customers, with no additional charges. Advanced ecommerce features, available in certain packages, include avanced stock management and order management functionality, customer management functionality and customer groups, over 100 design templates, product promotion on popular shopping search engines, like Shopping.com, discount tools - bulk prices, special offers and customer group discounts, 1&1 Marketing Tools including Simple Submission, to submit your website to search engines, and an email marketing tool to send newsletters.
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $5 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 55,000 servers run on the company's five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1's global community is over 7.7 million customer contracts strong. The company's U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, Philadelphia, USA.