What is it?
Vendasta introduces Website Express, the next product in our Local Business Online Toolkit designed to help your clients conduct their business online and stay connected to communities they serve.
We’ve designed Website Express, a free and easy-to-use ecommerce solution, specifically to help your local business clients transition their business online and maintain service in the current climate. Website Express is a simplified version of our Website Pro product that includes the Divi Builder and WooCommerce plugins pre-installed.
Like our other Express offerings through the Product Led Growth program, Website Express will have limited functionality in comparison to Website Pro.
To add Website Express to your Store, go to Marketplace > Discover Products and search for the Website product. Click Add to Store, select the Express edition of Website, and click Save and Publish to begin offering Website Express in your public Store.
Why is it important?
At Vendasta, we’re dedicated to helping local businesses thrive. In response to the difficulties local businesses everywhere are now facing, our priority is to #ProtectLocal. Many small businesses, particularly those without websites or online stores, are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis—for many, the choice is either to move business online or to close entirely.
For many small business owners, moving online can seem expensive, time-consuming, or virtually impossible. Website Express will help your small business clients transition to online business, including building online stores and handling transactions digitally.
How does it work?
Website Express retains the core functionality of Website Pro, our WordPress web hosting product, with features that allow your clients to quickly build and easily manage their own ecommerce-ready website using WordPress.
Website Express includes:
- Easy-to-use ecommerce using the pre-installed WooCommerce plugin. Simply set up and add products to the store to start selling!
- Divi Builder, a visual website builder plugin for WordPress that makes designing a website simple and low-code
- Seven website templates to simplify the design process
- Secure WordPress hosting on the Google Cloud platform
- Daily website backups
- A free SSL certificate to secure online transactions
- Built-in reporting on site traffic, including popular pages, and site speed
More detailed information on setting up sites can be found here.
Who gets it?
The Local Business Online Toolkit is available to activate for any accounts you choose, via the “Local Business Online Toolkit” recommended package, in Partner Center > Marketplace > Manage Store > Local Business Online Toolkit. Read this article on the Toolkit to learn more.