You would think that by 2018 all small businesses would have a fully functioning website. But this is not the case.
In the United States alone, it is estimated that 50% of small businesses do not have a website. In the UK, a recent study by ApprovedIndex, a B2B comparison site, estimate that the number is close to 2 million.
There are 2 main reasons
why half of the world's SMB's are still offline: cost and upkeep.
Cost may have been true a few years ago when you needed to hire a web designer or invest a lot of time learning HTML or WordPress in order to setup a website. But with site builders like Weebly, building a website is much easier today and business owners can build and manage websites themselves - that are both cheap to set up and maintain.
Weebly, available to resell via WHMCS MarketConnect, offers web hosting companies that offer it a competitive advantage with little investment and risk. By offering a site builder you open your business to more potential customers and as you can see from the infographic above, this is a HUGE market you can tap into.
This is a great opportunity and the first step is education and awareness. Below are some value propositions you can use to promote Weebly to your customers:
- Building a website is as easy as drag and drop - if you know how to use PowerPoint or Keynote then you can make a website with Weebly
- Sites built with Weebly are now mobile and tablet friendly and themes are more tailored to verticals so less customization is needed
- Low upfront cost, customers can choose from a monthly or annual subscription and can cancel at any time
- Apps and widgets allow users to add additional functionality and features to their site
With WHMCS MarketConnect
, you can start offering Weebly in seconds. With our pre-made landing pages, fully automated provisioning and access to Weebly's marketing collateral, you get everything you need to start selling and promoting Weebly to your customers instantly.
To activate and begin offering Weebly, simply navigate to Setup > MarketConnect and hit the Start Selling button under Weebly.
The opportunity of the SMB market is still untapped, with as many as 50% of them currently still offline. By leading with a website builder service, you can compete with the bigger companies out there. Start selling Weebly today to open your business to more customers looking to get online.
Learn more about WHMCS MarketConnect by visiting https://marketplace.whmcs.com/connect
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