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ePages and CM4all offer solution for easy on-boarding of website customers into ecommerce

April 10
08:59 2017

New York, NY – ePages, a leading international provider of online shop software, and CM4all, an innovation leading website builder for the hosting industry, today debuted a new fully integrated solution for both professional web presence and seamless omnichannel ecommerce. This latest version of CM4all Sites will be offered to important web hosting, cloud and telco providers worldwide who seek access to lucrative ecommerce customers.

The global ecommerce market continues to surge, with European online retail sales expected to hit €250bn in 2017. While some hosting providers still attempt to cover ecommerce requirements with basic plug-ins or lite extentions to web builders, data shows that those that fully enable ambitious SMBs online receive greatly enhanced revenues, retention and customer values in return.

Born from a collaboration announced in 2016, CM4all Sites – one of the world’s most popular web builders and CMS platforms – is now offered with a deep native integration of ePages shop functionality, with only a single sign-up required. As a result, hosting companies will be better equipped to facilitate the huge demand for rapid and effective omnichannel retail from a small scale website. CM4all expects its OEM partner network to on-board thousands of existing website customers into ecommerce activity in the coming years.

ePages CEO Wilfried Beeck, said, “As SMBs look to digitize their business processes, hosting providers are seeing an increasing demand from existing clients and new retailers for ecommerce solutions. With the CM4all/ePages integration, providers can now offer a seamless portfolio from easy to set up websites to a full-blown ecommerce cockpit’’.

With the co-engineering of CM4all and ePages, hosting companies, ISPs and cloud service providers can now offer a complete, robust and future-proof platform for online success. End users benefit from constantly evolving innovations being added across website design and navigation, product search, payments and shipping, online marketing and communications.

The integration of ePages is the first of its type for CM4all Sites, and results in a perfect feature set for the market – attractive sector-specific design templates, floating shopping cart that fits seamlessly into an existing website, and a high performance check-out. Via its partnerships with 80+ tech partners, ePages ensures the best shipping and payment options, most important marketplaces, up to 15 languages, App Store and full SEO optimization.

“The key to successful ecommerce is an attractive and functional website combined with a sophisticated online shop. CM4all and ePages are both driven to continually update their products for always state-of-the-art solutions and an optimal user experience”, explains CM4all CTO Cornel Schnietz.

Recently, CM4all released a revised editor for its core CM4all Sites product with the aim of creating a more intuitive and flexible site building experience. The enhancement comes with a great selection of features for both desktop and mobile editors along with a variety of new design themes.

Both CM4all and ePages are similarly flexible and experienced in meeting the complex demands of OEMs. Furthermore, CM4all’s solutions can be deeply customized to target specific sector audiences. Providers can also boost their ARPU via a range of upgrade options.

Both companies are co-presenting the latest features of CM4all Sites for hosting and cloud industry participants during the tradeshow in Rust, Germany, (27-31 March, 2017) – with CM4all located at booth #A3, and ePages located at booth #G36.

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 ecommerce 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 ecommerce 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.

About CM4all
Robert Schovenberg and Cornel Schnietz founded Content Management AG (CM-AG) in 1999. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, CM-AG develops and distributes software and infrastructure solutions based on CM4all’s highly scalable technology, which enables the creation, maintenance, and easy updating of fully-responsive SMB and consumer websites.

CM4all’s highly scalable technology is operated in an ASP model. The company’s core products are the website building solutions CM4all Sites and CM4all WebsiteCreator, which are adapted for and licensed to individual OEM partners and are available in 25+ languages.

With over three million paying customers worldwide, CM4all is a leading developer of web-based applications for the Internet. CM4all software is currently being distributed worldwide via leading telcos, MSOs, ISPs, and web hosting companies, like 1&1 Internet AG, Arsys Internet S.L., Deutsche Telekom AG, Endurance International Group Inc., Hostpoint AG, Hostway Corporation, NTT Communications, Strato AG, Universo Online S.A., Unitymedia GmbH, and Verio Inc.

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