London, May 23rd 2012 – ePages and Royal Mail are working with a group of innovative service providers to offer SMEs in the UK a portfolio of easy-to-use business packages; available today from www.simplewaystogrow.com. The consortium has created several different service bundles, filled with tools designed to help small and medium sized businesses develop new channels and reach new prospects.
Wilfried Beeck, ePages CEO says of the partnership, “Small businesses are a key driver of economic growth – in fact they’re now responsible for over 50% of turnover in the UK economy. That’s why it’s crucial that we make it as easy as possible for small businesses to succeed, and why I’m pleased that ePages is a part of Royal Mail’s Simple Ways To Grow initiative. It’s an excellent platform for small businesses to support them in both start-up mode, or growth phase.”
SMEs which are active online grow four times faster than those who don’t - so the consortium is offering two packages which focus on developing a powerful online presence. The inclusion of an easy-to-use Business Website Creator from ePages will allow businesses in ‘start-up’ phase to quickly build a professional website. ePages is also supplying an advanced eShop solution, which allows businesses to sell their products and services online, exposing them to a vast global marketplace. Both tools require no previous technical knowledge, no design skills and are simple to set up.
SMEs share a common need to keep monthly outgoings low, so each Simple Ways To Grow package has been constructed to ensure high value services are provided at minimal cost to business owners. The online packages start from just £42 a month and include a number of complimentary services such as prospect data lists, emailshots, postal mailshots and up to 40% off parcel deliveries though Parcelforce Worldwide.
In addition to the services on offer, subscribers will benefit from free, independent business advice from Enterprise Nation.
ePages is a leading provider of cloud-based business websites and eShops, powering over 60,000 online businesses worldwide. ePages is committed to a ‘Plug and Play’ motto: which stands for simplicity, user-friendliness and rapid success. International telecommunication companies, hosting providers and postal operators such as BT, Orange Business Services, Strato, Host Europe, and La Poste use ePages to power their eShop and website packages.
The company employs a global team of eCommerce enthusiasts who ensure the software is always ahead of online trends around the world. ePages has offices in UK, Germany, Spain, Australia and USA.
Natalia Radcliffe-Brine, Channel Marketing Manager - ePages UK
Published on: 7:09PM on 1st June 2012