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Web Site Builder Yola Partners With Ecwid to Provide Drag-and-Drop E-Commerce Functionality

Yola is a leading website builder that lets individuals and small businesses easily create websites with no technical expertise required.

Mountain View, CA - (February 3, 2012)  Ecwid, Inc., producer of the world’s first platform-neutral, drop-in store builder widget, announces a partnership with website builder Yola to provide its e-commerce solution to Yola’s customers.

Yola is a leading website builder that lets individuals and small businesses easily create websites with no technical expertise required. Yola’s Online Store package powered by Ecwid allows users to quickly create a store by setting it up in their Yola dashboard and dropping it into any page of a new or existing site. Yola has taken full advantage of Ecwid’s robust APIs to create a simple, all-in-one solution for a customer looking to create a website and start selling online.

“We believe building a website should be easy, but the end-result should also be full-featured and professional. Yola’s e-commerce solution needed to be easy-to-use, but also robust,” says Trevor Harries-Jones, Yola’s President and CEO. “Because Ecwid’s drop-in widget has a wide variety of features, our customers can now create an online store with rich functionality not available on any other website builder.”

Ecwid (www.ecwid.com) is based in Ulyanovsk, Russia, with offices in Mountain View, California and London, U.K. Yola (www.yola.com) is based in San Francisco, California.

“SMBs seek out website building services like Yola to help them deploy a professional website they can manage themselves, but most offer only a limited, even dumbed-down, e-commerce solution,” comments Ruslan R. Fazlyev, Ecwid’s founder and CEO. “Yola and Ecwid’s partnership breaks that mold. With its rich functionality and easy drop-in to any web or social page, Yola will stay well ahead of its customers e-commerce needs.”

Ecwid Partner Support: Ecwid’s latest version (v10) includes a wide range of new features including enhanced partner and affiliate program support. This includes new application program interface (API) options for partners allowing businesses to smoothly integrate Ecwid with their existing platforms. Web-hosters, site-builders and payment gateways can learn more at: www.ecwid.com/partners-program.html

Ecwid’s store builder, the first and only store builder made entirely in AJAX, is used by over 125,000 storefront customers in 174 countries, with over 40 percent of customers in the United States. Store owners can embed the Ajax-based Ecwid shopping cart regardless of device or browser type and without the need to install a Flash plug-in.  Even non-technical users can add a store to any existing web, mobile or social network page in less than five minutes. 

Ecwid’s widget accepts payments from all major payment systems such as PayPal, Google Checkout and Authorize.net.

About Ecwid

Ecwid offers a new approach to building an online store: a free, SaaS-based widget, compatible with any existing site and payment system, designed to be trouble-free and lightning-fast. Founded in 2009 by Ruslan R. Fazlyev, Ecwid won The Business Project 2010 startup contest sponsored by Google and Forbes Russia. Fazlyev’s first startup, X-Cart, was founded in 2000, producing the world’s first PHP store builder software. With no funding, X-Cart grew from a team of three students to 120 employees. Fazlyev has left X-Cart to commit his time fully to Ecwid.

About Yola

Yola is fast becoming the leading choice globally for a small business to create and grow an online presence by offering an easy-to-use, free website builder and innovative premium hosting and feature sets to its millions of customers worldwide. Privately-held Yola, backed by Reinet Fund, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including Business Week’s 50 Best Tech Start-ups, The Industry Standard 100, and Fast Company’s Fast 50 Reader Favorites. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For additional information, please visit www.yola.com.

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Ecwid, Yola

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