(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, and Spree Commerce, the company powering the technology behind the best storefronts, today announced the GoDaddy Online Store product is ready for public launch. With Spree technology supporting the backend, this new GoDaddy offering will make it truly simple for small businesses worldwide to start selling online using ecommerce.
The companies first announced collaboration in February of this year. The GoDaddy Online Store has been available in beta since. More than 5000 merchants have opened stores and sold millions of dollars of products and services, all over the world.
The GoDaddy Online Store serves small businesses without the technical resources necessary to deploy an eCommerce storefront. GoDaddy selected Spree Commerce as the technology platform for the GoDaddy Online Store after an exhaustive examination of eCommerce technologies on the market. Even while in Beta, GoDaddy is one of the largest Spree Commerce partners, and works closely with the Open Source community to take the platform to the next level.
“We have huge ambition to serve all the underserved eCommerce merchants globally. That means we need a technology platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of customers, is flexible in meeting global demands, and is always up and running. This is an unbelievably difficult engineering challenge,” said GoDaddy Head of Engineering, Antonio Silveira. “The Spree platform has the underlying capabilities to serve businesses of all complexity, from small merchants to larger businesses. We have used the platform’s flexibility to build a product that is tailored to the small merchants, making it possible for anyone with a great idea to sell online. We are also committed to open source, consistently contributing code back to the Spree community.”
“With our open-source solution as the foundation of the GoDaddy Online Store offering, small and mid-sized businesses will be empowered to reach their customers in new and exciting ways,” said Spree Commerce CEO, Sean Schofield. “GoDaddy has the experience and ability to provide these retailers with an easy-to-use solution that enables them to grow. With capabilities from themes to uploading information about products and images, these customers will be able to quickly manage their online presence, leaving them with more time to focus on building their businesses.”
Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2PM ET for a co-hosted webinar detailing GoDaddy’s unique contributions to the Spree Storefront including how to make Spree multi-tenant. The webinar will be led by Chetan Patil, Software Architect at GoDaddy.
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About Spree Commerce
Spree Commerce offers one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world. The modular platform allows for easy customization so developers and store owners can configure Spree for their specific needs. With an active and growing community, Spree is now one of the top open source technology projects in the world.
Spree Commerce is also the creator of Wombat, an integration platform that is comprehensive enough for large ecommerce stores and easy enough for small online merchants. Wombat works with all leading storefront platforms and integrates every mission critical service in just minutes, not weeks or months. With Wombat, you’ll automate every aspect of your business and never worry about losing an order or integrating your ERP, POS or fulfillment provider. Connect any store to any service, no custom code required. To learn more visit andhttp://spreecommerce.com.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and approximately 58 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.