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Ecwid Adds Revenue Sharing to Parallels Web Presence Builder

October 24
11:48 2013

Web Hosting NewsSan Diego, CA – Ecwid Inc., maker of the only e-commerce solution that enables retailers to add a full-featured online store to any web, mobile or social site in minutes, announces an enhanced version of its Parallels Web Presence Builder solution that now includes a revenue share program for Parallels service provider partners.

This latest release of Ecwid’s embeddable shopping cart also includes improved integration with Parallels Web Presence Builder, mobile responsive design and other upgrades.

Ecwid, used by over 375,000 retailers in 175 countries, reaches merchants directly and through multiple ISV partner programs, as well as through Internet service providers who offer Parallels Web Presence Builder as their website builder. The multi-platform Ecwid is also the most popular store builder app on Facebook.

With just a few clicks, merchants using Parallels Web Presence Builder can add a full-featured online store with Ecwid. By offering Ecwid’s solution, hosters who offer Parallels Web Presence Builder and Infrastructure Providers who attach Parallels Plesk Panel to leased servers, can increase profitability through add-on revenue and also reduce customer churn. Partners require no additional resources to integrate Ecwid, since it is embeddable and a fully hosted SaaS solution.

“Parallels Web Presence Builder helps shared hosters attract new SMB customers,” said John Zanni, vice president, Service Provider Marketing and Alliances at Parallels. “By partnering with Ecwid to provide a full-featured, integrated e-commerce solution, our partners now also have the potential to realize significant additional revenue per Web Presence Builder customer without any additional effort.”

“Parallels Web Presence Builder is a critical ally in reaching small businesses, and we are excited not only to provide additional features and ease of integration, but also to add increased revenue opportunity for Parallels SP partners,” says Jim O’Hara, president of Ecwid, Inc. “With more and more small businesses adding e-commerce, Parallels is making it simple for partners to deliver a full-featured e-commerce solution that their merchants won’t outgrow.”

The new Revenue Share Program for hosters and infrastructure providers offering Parallels Web Presence Builder with Ecwid includes a commission of 25 percent of the monthly retail cost of the service plan. Ecwid retail service plans range from $15 to $99 US per month. A free service plan, limited to 10 products, also is available to any Web Presence Builder user.

Integration of the Ecwid storefront is now drag-and-drop easy for all Parallels Web Presence Builder hosters.  In addition, other new features in this latest release of Ecwid for Parallels Web Presence Builder include:

• Mobile responsive design, which automatically adjusts a storefront’s design to the screen size of any mobile device.

• Merchants easily can list and categorize products on more shopping comparison websites, including Google Shopping, Nextag, PriceGrabber, Shopzilla, and Amazon Product Ads.

• Support for new payment gateways: Clickandbuy, Bancomer, American Express, Pag Seguro, iPayment and others.

•  An iPhone app for merchants to track and manage sales.

About Ecwid
Ecwid is a full-featured, cloud-based e-commerce platform that allows SMBs to create professional online stores and embed them into any existing web, mobile, or social site. Ecwid, available directly or through trusted partners, has over 375,000 registered merchants in 175 countries, and is available in 45 languages.  A free plan is available. The Ecwid Facebook app is the leading shopping cart application on Facebook with over 40,000 Facebook stores globally used by more than 300,000 monthly active users.

About Parallels
Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and is a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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