COLOGNE, Germany & BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ePages (www.epages.com), a leading international provider of online shop software, and CM4all (www.cm4all.com), a market leading website builder for the hosting industry, today announced a global partnership to deliver fully featured ecommerce directly within CM4all’s solution. The CM4all ePages tariff will be offered to a large proportion of CM4all users via its extensive network of providers. The strengths of ePages and CM4all combine to deliver users a high quality solution for omnichannel ecommerce.
With over 3 million users worldwide, CM4all is an innovation leader in the field of web-based site building solutions. From the start of 2017, CM4all Sites – one of the world’s most powerful and popular web builders and CMS platforms – directly integrates ePages functionality to offer seamless access to powerful plug & play ecommerce. The new CM4all ePages tariff will be delivered to SMBs via sales partnerships with the world’s most important web hosting, cloud and telco providers.
The deep integration of ePages is the first of its type for CM4all Sites. The collaboration has resulted in a powerful and attractive website solution with a strong user experience level. It features a connection to an ePages account and is optimised to best display the shop directly within a CM4all website. All appearance settings configured within CM4all, and users run and maintain shops (management of products, orders, etc) within the ePages control panel.
The web building expertise of CM4all has been engineered with ePages’ modern shop functionality to create an impressive feature set – attractive sector-specific design templates, floating shopping cart to integrate seamlessly into an existing website, and secure high performance check-out. Via its partnerships with 80+ tech partners, ePages offers merchants tools and integrations for the world’s best shipping and payment options, most important marketplaces, up to 15 languages, App Store and full SEO optimisation.
ePages CEO Wilfried Beeck, said, “Our partnership with CM4all is great news for a significant number of CM4all website users who love their websites but wish to add a retail element. The combination of best in breed e-commerce and CM4all’s excellent site builder comprises an ideal means to attract, interact and transact with an online audience”.
The deal is a useful development in addressing the huge global demand for highly accessible, secure ways to transact from smaller scale websites. The alliance reflects strong synergies and shared competences for addressing millions of SMBs served by the hosting industry. Both CM4all Sites and ePages software meet the complex demands of OEMs and can boost ARPU for hosting providers. CM4all’s carrier-grade solutions can be deeply customized to precisely target specific audiences.
Cornel Schnietz, CTO CM4all, commented, “Both ePages and CM4all have been successful market players for a long time: ePages by offering best-in-class e-commerce solutions and CM4all by delivering a state-of-the-art site builder. With the steady increase of digitalization, it was just a matter of time before this expertise would be combined. This close collaboration is very promising for ePages, for us, and especially for our OEM partners. They will now be able to complement their product offering with upgrade options for an additional revenue channel“.
As cloud-driven software, users of CM4all ePages tariff benefit from constantly evolving innovations added across display, search, payments and shipping, online marketing and communications. For many SMBs, the combination of ePages’ shop functionality and CM4all’s robust and feature rich websites will provide the ideal catalyst for e-commerce success.
Beeck added, “Both ePages and CM4all share much of their DNA – both companies share the drive and passion to deliver remarkable and profitable online results to those running even the most modest websites”.
Robert Schovenberg and Cornel Schnietz founded Content Management AG (CM-AG) in 1999. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, CM-AG develops and distributes software and infrastructure solutions based on CM4all’s highly scalable technology, which enables the creation, maintenance, and easy updating of fully-responsive SMB and consumer websites.
CM4all’s highly scalable technology is operated in an ASP model. The company's core products are the website building solutions CM4all Sites and CM4all WebsiteCreator, which are adapted for and licensed to individual OEM partners and are available in 25+ languages.
With over three million paying customers worldwide, CM4all is a leading developer of web-based applications for the Internet. CM4all software is currently being distributed worldwide via leading telcos, MSOs, ISPs, and web hosting companies, like 1&1 Internet AG, Arsys Internet S.L., Deutsche Telekom AG, Endurance International Group Inc., Hostpoint AG, Hostway Corporation, NTT Communications, Strato AG, Universo Online S.A., Unitymedia GmbH, and Verio Inc.
For more information please visit www.cm4all.com.
ePages (www.epages.com) is the largest independent provider of online shop software in Europe based on license revenue. 140,000 companies in 75 countries run professional online shops based on ePages products; complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimisation, individual design and optimised for tablets and smartphones. Thanks to regular updates, ePages online shops are always up-to-date with the latest e-commerce trends.
The company collaborates with more than 80 technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors. Sales partners are hosting providers as well as logistics, telecommunications, and yellow pages companies who provide best of breed e-commerce solutions to their SMB customer base. Both ePages partners and customers benefit from over 20 years of experience. The company headquarters is in Hamburg with additional subsidiaries in London, Barcelona and New York.