June 19, 2024

IONOS offers support for UK small businesses

European cloud hosting provider IONOS is supporting UK small businesses with guidance on getting online during the challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second wave of COVID-19 is testing businesses like never before, with many still struggling with the consequences of the initial phase of the pandemic. Details of key IONOS products for selling online – Social Buy Button, Shoplement and MyWebsite eCommerce – are highlighted below.

Get a website to go: take the fast lane with a website builder

Whether it’s an online menu, information on takeaway and delivery services, or recipes – for food providers and restaurants, a website is essential for reaching potential customers and raising awareness of their services. For example, one idea being explored more frequently is virtual tasting events or cook-a-longs to generate customers while physical businesses are closed. Business owners can easily build their own website with MyWebsite eCommerce, and IONOS’ free Video Chat tool is perfect for conducting online events.

Add an online shop to your website or sell on social media

Selling online can create much needed revenue while businesses are closed. For those with an existing website, it’s easy to incorporate an eCommerce element by simple copying an HTML snippet or using a plugin. Providing customers with the option of purchasing gift vouchers can also help generate essential income during these difficult times. IONOS’ shop integration tool, Shoplement, works with WordPress, Joomla!, Wix, Drupal and more. It allows businesses to showcase their products and sell them directly.

The Social Buy Button is a great option for anyone who wants to use social media to sell – there’s no need for a separate website.

IONOS solutions for online sales: 

Social Buy Button: £5/month excl. VAT.

Shoplement: 3 months free, then £20/month excl. VAT.

MyWebsite eCommerce: 3 months for £1/month excl. VAT, then £25/month excl. VAT.

For more information go to https://www.ionos.co.uk/adapttoevolve

Small companies that have just begun their digital transformation can also access extensive information and guidance on eCommerce, websites and online marketing for free in IONOS’ Digital Guide.

Always included – a personal consultant and online support

A personal consultant is always included in IONOS packages and is available to answer questions, provide tips for online success and give technical support. They can be reached directly via a dedicated telephone number, chat or email. The service is free of charge for all IONOS customers: https://www.ionos.co.uk/consultant