GoDaddy and Spree Commerce, a company powering the technology behind storefronts, announced the GoDaddy Online Store product is ready for public launch. With Spree technology supporting the backend, this new GoDaddy offering will make it 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.”
On Wednesday, October 22nd at 2PM ET there will be 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.
I suggest to all readers to do their due diligence before starting a business relation with Go Daddy. They don’t have the best track record.