Retailers: It's Not Too Late to Offer Online Holiday
Shopping; Hostway Merchant Manager Makes Setting up
an Online Store as Easy as Point, C [25th November
CHICAGO, Nov 25, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE)
-- Retailers who think it's too late to provide their
customers the option of shopping online this holiday
season still have time to cash in on the year's big
A recent study by Jupiter Research forecasts
a record $17 billion in holiday ecommerce transactions
"With a strengthening economy,
thousands of small 'brick-and-mortar' retailers want
to reach their customers through ecommerce, but they
don't think they can get an online store set up in time
for the holidays, " said John Lee, director of
marketing for Web-hosting leader Hostway Corporation.
"We want to assure them that they still have time,
although time is running out."
To help merchants take advantage of
this urgent opportunity, Hostway has introduced the
Hostway Merchant Manager, an online-store setup and
managing tool. Available with all Hostway ecommerce
plans, Merchant Manager is a powerful, highly customizable
and easy-to-use store tool that allows merchants to
launch their store in time for the busiest retail season.
Lee said many small retailers have resisted
ecommerce because they fear the complexity of setting
up and running an online store. Hostway Merchant Manager
provides the simple, yet full-featured solution that
small retailers demand. It easily enables customers
to create a robust and customized store, track and manage
inventory, and understand their customers' purchasing
"Small-business owners don't have
to miss another busy holiday shopping season."
Lee added. "Using Hostway Merchant Manager, building
an online store is as easy as point...click...launch."
Hostway Merchant Manager is available
via Web site orders at www.hostway.com or by calling
their sales department directly at 866-HOSTWAY (467-8929).
Corporation provides Web hosting and managed technology
services to more than 300,000 customers worldwide. Hostway
helps individuals, small businesses and large enterprises
achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based technologies
by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998,
Hostway is one of the five largest Web hosting companies
in the world with offices in the Americas (Chicago,
Tampa and Vancouver), Europe (London and Amsterdam)
and Asia (Seoul and Sydney). For more information about
Hostway Corporation, please visit www.hostway.com
or call 1-888-290-5170.
SOURCE: Hostway Corporation
Mina Arsala, 312-238-0132
Paul Battaglia, 847-720-4753