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ePages delivers e-commerce platform to Fasthosts Internet for new premium quality eShops

August 05
07:33 2016

LONDON – ePages, a leading international provider of online shop software, today announced a deal to supply the UK’s Fasthosts Internet with its latest cloud-driven e-commerce platform. Fasthosts will launch its first ever standalone e-commerce portfolio based exclusively on ePages. Fasthosts will combine powerful and agile ePages shop functionality with the high performance and reliable service for which the web host is well known.

Fasthosts Internet, based in Gloucester, is a leading web and cloud hosting provider. With over 1 million domains managed, Fasthosts specialises in professional quality solutions for the SMB, IT professional and web agency markets.

Fasthosts will launch its new eShop range this Autumn, as part of an ongoing roadmap of new e-commerce, cloud and security additions. The ePages-powered shops will feature attractive designs, powerful functionality and integrations of the best shipping and payment options and marketplaces, up to 15 languages, App & Theme stores and full SEO optimisation for all static and mobile devices.

Simon Yeoman, General Manager, Fasthosts Internet Ltd, comments, “Fasthosts is trusted for its reliable and resilient cloud-based online business products. It is a natural progression that we would now support e-commerce for our clients. As our partner, ePages will provide a powerful theme-based e-commerce solution and is uniquely placed to deliver upon the requirements and expectations of our customers, with our industry leading, 24/7 support as standard”.

Wilfried Beeck, CEO ePages, adds, “We are delighted to work with Fasthosts to engineer brilliant new shop packages. Their customers will be equipped with every chance of retail success – benefiting from the best of e-commerce in the cloud combined with premium infrastructure and service delivery”.

In a recent report, leading industry analyst Liam Eagle at 451 Research commented, “ePages’ strengths include the product’s feature set, and the completeness of its platform relative to other white-label e-commerce products. The company has a strong partner network among telcos and hosting providers in Europe”.

Participation in online retail is at remarkable levels, meaning the market for retail technology continues to surge. Spend on e-commerce technology globally standing at $2.6 billion today and set to double by the end of the decade (Forrester).

Beeck added, “We are seeing more hosting providers, of all shapes and sizes, seeking to adopt or update e-commerce offerings in light of this potential”.

With over 5,000 active resellers, Fasthosts Internet also operates one of the best developed ISP reseller networks in the UK. It is further planned for Fasthosts to launch ePages-powered, fully white-label e-commerce solutions into its reseller offerings, enabling its network of resellers to capitalise on the boom in UK e-commerce.

Recently, ePages launched an integration of ‘Pay with Amazon’ for its UK merchants – an example of the company’s work to deliver on rapidly evolving and localised retail needs. For many SMBs, the combination of ePages’ powerful and modern shop functionality, and the benefits of cloud-based Software-as-a-Service – quality, security and performance – will comprise the best possible catalyst for e-commerce success.

ePages is uniquely placed as the white-label expert brand of choice for e-commerce for the web hosting and cloud industries. The platform delivers solutions for the most important providers in Europe, including 1&1 Internet, BT, Strato, Host Europe, Aruba, Dada Group and iomart.

About ePages
ePages is the largest independent provider of online shop software in Europe based on license revenue. 140,000 companies in 75 countries run professional online shops based on ePages products; complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimisation, individual design and optimised for tablets and smartphones. Thanks to regular updates, ePages online shops are always up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends. The company collaborates with more than 80 technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors. Sales partners are hosting providers as well as logistics, telecommunications, and yellow pages companies who provide best of breed e-commerce solutions to their SMB customer base. Both ePages partners and customers benefit from over 20 years of experience. The company headquarters is in Hamburg with additional subsidiaries in London, Barcelona and New York.

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