Meet the company: ePages

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At last month’s successful Commerce Summit 2017, hosted by ePages, our Paul Skeldon caught up with CEO of ePages, Wilfried Beeck, to find out more about the future of SMB retail and what ePages were announcing in Hamburg. His video report is here:

Richard Stevenson ePagesBack at their Regent Street office in London, we spoke to Richard Stevenson, Head of Corporate Communications at ePages, to find out how the ecommerce software provider helps UK sellers.

What does ePages offer?

ePages is the largest independent provider of online shop software in Europe, and specialises in making powerful ecommerce easy for small and medium-sized companies.

With over 25 years of experience, our white label ePages shop solution is available worldwide via sales partners with a variety of plans and pricing. Sales partners are hosting and cloud providers like 1&1 and Fasthosts, as well as logistics like DHL, telecoms like BT, ERP and accounting like Sage, and yellow pages companies. Alternatively, you can buy ePages software directly from us at our website.

Why would a merchant choose ePages?

Today, we share in the success of 140,000 customers in 75 countries and 15 languages who run their shops on ePages cloud-driven software. To ensure ePages shops are always up-to-date with the latest ecommerce trends, we integrate more than 80 world class technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors.

What would you say your mission is?

We’re crazy about SMB sales success – from search to social, brand experience and customer management. For all the new platforms, devices, challenges and opportunities, we’re their trusted partner.

Why is ePages interesting for marketplace sellers?

It’s great to talk to Tamebay because we think that ePages Now is a great product for passionate marketplace sellers who want to also sell successfully across a dedicated shop – it’s a truly multi-channel solution. A dedicated online shop allows marketplace sellers to maintain their success, on say eBay, but also build their own brand, communicate their story and expert status, and synchronise their store to other awesome business apps.

You mention ePages Now, that you launched at Commerce Summit – what exactly is this?

ePages Now is our next generation online shop software – it’s designed for rapid ecommerce success with rapid deployment, powerful shop functionality, and compelling, fully-responsive shop designs – there’s no need to learn a complex tool, just deploy it and start selling.

Users select from the attractive layouts and elements are added to pages rapidly using blocks, saving merchants time every day. The powerful commerce cockpit enables you to create product content once and sell it across multiple sales channels, such as marketplaces or comparison shopping engines – fully synchronised and inventoried. You always feel in full control of your selling.

ePages Now is automatically optimised for all devices
(ePages Now is automatically optimised for all devices)

ePages merchant – Sarah Jones,

“Our business is based in SW London where we offer installations and run our local showroom. As we were brand new to ecommerce, I chose ePages for the simplicity.

What I really like is that ePages evolves itself. We know ePages updates the site constantly. Furthermore, no matter which devices people are using, the storefront will adjust automatically.

The online shop changed our whole business. Our ePages shop allows us to compete with the big boys, and has secured our future. Online sales doubled in 2 years, and are now 25% of total turnover”.

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ePages just unveiled a new technical architecture – what does that mean for merchants?

Our next generation software uses a microservices based architecture, meaning greatly enhanced performance and deployment of new functionalities for our merchants. Developers create and integrate many new features for ePages users, that synchronise seamlessly with systems such as accounting or ERP software. In practical terms, microservices means ePages shops will be ‘future proof’ by remaining agile, on-trend with consumer needs and more competitive online.

A free, 30 day no-risk trial of ePages Now can be obtained here.

For ecommerce tips and advice, check out the ePages blog.


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