(Gawkwire) – ePages, the world’s leading provider of online shop software for small and medium-sized businesses, has won two new resellers: Australia Post and the third largest Australian hosting provider, Uber Global. The e-commerce service provider eCorner is ePages’ partner in Australia and has tailored the software to the needs of Australian merchants. “The new partnership with Australia Post and Uber Global strengthens our position in a rapidly growing e-commerce market,” says Wilfried Beeck, CEO of ePages.
The Australian customers receive the ePages shops with country-specific features. Australia Post markets ePages online shops as “My Shop in a Box”. Merchants have the ability to integrate the payment method of Australia Post’s subsidiary, SecurePay, a leader in its field. This has enhanced the synergies that Australia Post had sought with the acquisition of SecurePay.
The hosting provider Uber Global serves more than 110,000 customers and will shortly expand the services they offer their customer base by providing e-commerce solutions in addition to domains and hosting services. Uber Global is set to offer ePages online shops as a package with their own hosting. “The addition of e-commerce to the existing solutions offered by Uber Global moves them from hosting provider to an online services provider. This step has become of strategic importance to the organisation. And by doing so they enable more and more Australian businesses to benefit from the growth in online trading,” said eCorner CEO, John Debrincat.
E-commerce in Australia has great potential: 47% of retailers currently offer their goods and services over the internet. In 2013, sales in e-commerce will increase to an estimated 21 billion pounds ($ 32 billion). Retailers benefit from the fact that Australians prefer shopping at local online shops.*
With more than 80,000 online shops, ePages (www.epages.com) is the world’s leading provider of online shop software for small and medium-sized businesses. Our resellers are hosting providers, logistics, telecommunications and yellow pages companies. With ePages, merchants can easily create professional online shops, complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimization, individual design and optimization for mobile devices, without prior knowledge. Thanks to regular updates, ePages online shops are always up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends. ePages collaborates with more than 60 technology partners, such as online market places, price comparison sites, payment providers and ERP vendors. Both ePages partners and customers benefit from our 15+ years of experience. The company has headquarters in Hamburg with additional offices in London, Barcelona, Boston and Jena.