Hostpoint Launches E-Commerce From the Cloud

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Doing business online is becoming affordable and easy, thanks to Hostpoint. Today, the largest webhosting provider in Switzerland launches its powerful e-commerce cloud service platform, and offers the powerful ePages online shops for a quick and easy start in e-commerce. The basic eShop version (LIMITED) is even included in the web hosting package at no extra cost.

The three eShop versions made available by Hostpoint meet any online merchant’s needs; e-commerce novices as well as professionals, such as mail-order shops or agencies, will be able to cover their requirements. More than 100 shop design templates are available to choose from; they can easily be replaced by your own design if desired. Depending on the version, the eShop may be operated in four languages and can manage up to 100 currencies. The eShops are well equipped for the handling of payments by being linked with service providers such as PayPal, Saferpay and others. Security is of course essential, and is provided by SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption of all data transmitted.

In addition to their standard functions, the eShops boast many other features, including the integration of online portals and marketplaces, compatibility with commonly used payment methods and logistics providers, as well as various marketing and design tools. eShops hosted by Hostpoint in Switzerland will of course meet all country-specific data protection regulations.

The employment of ePages technology provides Hostpoint customers with a mature and established product that can be used to sell not only goods, but also services. A car rental company can accept reservations for cars, or the customers of a hairdresser can easily book appointments through the hair salon’s Webshop.
Anyone interested can test the eShop free of charge, and without any obligation, for 30 days. Customers who decide to go with the free eShop, included in the SMART and BUSINESS web hosting packages, can upgrade their shop at any later point in time.

More information and a comparison chart of the features of the ePages eShops are available at

We will gladly answer your questions and provide further details:

Yvan Knapp
Chief Customer Officer
Hostpoint AG
St. Dionysstrasse 31
8640 Rapperswil-Jona / Switzerland
Tel: +41 55 220 63 24
E-mail: yvan.knapp(at)hostpoint(dot)ch

About Hostpoint

Hostpoint is the largest web hosting provider in Switzerland, hosting 130,000 websites and looking after 150,000 domain names. In addition to many well-known companies, such as Swiss Post, Migros, Phonak, Diners Club, and Hero, many private customers also provide the basis for success. Hostpoint employs a staff of 30 and in 2010 generated revenues of CHF 8 million.