GoDaddy Launches Online Store Product for Small Businesses
GoDaddy, a domain registrar and web hosting company, has launched an online store product that allows small businesses to build their own virtual storefront and manage all of their online needs in one place.
In a company survey of the Filipino entrepreneur, they found that one in three businesses was created in response to the pandemic. Sixty percent also said technology is key to ensuring their businesses are resilient to crises, 38% are considering going into e-commerce, and 69% are interested in learning more about social media tools.
“As a brand, we are a one-stop-shop,” said Tina Shieh, GoDaddy’s Marketing Director for Asia Pacific. “We have domain services, business emails, security offerings… so customers can better manage all the tools they need in one place. ”
The online store product includes social media integration, support for various payment methods, options for different shipping methods, chat platform integration, SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and integrated marketing tools. It has a customizable drag-and-drop interface that connects to social media pages with one-click buttons. It also has over 40 payment providers on board, including Stripe, Square, and PayPal, with alternative payment methods available for cash on delivery and e-wallets.
GoDaddy offers a one-month free trial that does not require credit card information so customers can determine what is right for their needs and technical skills.
To protect sellers from bogus buyers, the online store has a management function that allows the entry of customer data. Payment providers who have property verification can also help minimize fraud.
“The digital strategy is based on omnichannels,” Ms. Shieh said at the launch. “Start with a message you can control, then consolidate all of the digital components into one platform. ”
The GoDaddy E-Store Starter Plan is priced at P795 per month; its premium plan, P 1,299 per month. Reduced rates are offered to new customers on the website.