GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers entrepreneurs around the world, announces the introduction of the GoDaddy Online Store, which enables owners of micro, small and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) to create and manage a online store quickly and affordably without any coding experience. obligatory.
The GoDaddy Online Store is helping small businesses continue to drive growth and stay connected with their customers online, as the effects of the global pandemic continue. Having a strong digital presence is key to reaching audiences, as more Filipinos rely on e-commerce and other online platforms in the midst of their extended quarantine, to buy and sell products and services.
“GoDaddy’s online store was developed in response to the growing need of small business owners to build a digital storefront and respond to their customers’ online purchases. Using the online store, they can easily create a professional looking website equipped with a virtual store that has inventory management tools and easily integrates with social and messaging apps, thus helping to strengthen their digital capacity and the presence necessary to adapt to the evolution of the company. landscape, ”said Tina Shieh, GoDaddy’s Marketing Director for APAC.
GoDaddy E-Store enables business owners to establish a credible online footprint and facilitate a streamlined shopping experience for site visitors with these four features:
- Flexible online store layout, payment and shipping options
GoDaddy provides fully customizable templates that suit a variety of industries, from products to services, and that look creative and professional. Customers can easily select their preferred payment options by securely accepting methods such as major credit cards and PayPal. Businesses can go beyond borders and enter new markets with multilingual website functionality through manual and automatic translator.
Shipping options can be preset based on company preferences for order price, number of items, weight or location, allowing shipping costs to be calculated automatically , free delivery, fixed or personalized rates.
- Efficient and automated inventory management
With the GoDaddy online store, small business owners benefit from real-time tracking with inventory management tools that monitor purchases across different sales touch points. It also houses an online product catalog, where up to 2,500 products can be displayed on a sleek online store layout that captures the attention of visitors and prompts them to click add to cart.
- Integrated optimized marketing tools and messaging and social media integration
Having a strong online presence means being seen on different channels. The GoDaddy Online Store is designed with tools like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which helps to optimize the site’s ranking on Google. With many Filipinos on social media, the online store easily integrates Facebook and Instagram to create a cohesive branding experience. Business owners can easily post content from their website which will also be reflected on their social networks.
Easy integration of messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, helps create an even more interactive experience. Customers can initiate a conversation through a chat box from a website which the business owner can easily respond to from a chat app.
- Vital Website Security
GoDaddy E-Store plans include a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate that effectively protects the transmission of personal information data, such as passwords and credit card numbers, from the website to the server and helps protect data against possible hacker attacks.
“With the launch of GoDaddy E-Store, we aim to help support the recovery and continuity of Filipino businesses in the future. Adopting e-commerce to sell products and services with these online features can be helpful for MSMEs as they strive to grow their operations in an ever-changing landscape, ”added Shieh.
Currently, the GoDaddy Online Store is available for a free 30-day trial. After which, the plans currently start at a low monthly rate of P759 for the starter pack and the Premium Pack for P1 299 per month.
For more information on how you can create your own online store, log on to: https://www.godaddy.com/en-ph/websites/e-store
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