If you're a small business looking to set up a web presence, you'll soon be able to get started by walking into OfficeMax.
GoDaddy and OfficeMax have just announced a partnership that allows for the sale of GoDaddy website bundles inside OfficeMax stores nationwide. That means that you can visit any of the 900 OfficeMax locations and buy a domain name for $12.99.
Or, you can opt for a premium package that offers 999 pages, 10 email addresses, a domain name, SEO strategy, and online storage for 250 bucks.
"An in-store presence at OfficeMax gives Go Daddy the opportunity to help small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their businesses," said Go Daddy Vice President of Marketing Teri Dhooge. "The Internet is at the heart of today's economy. If you're not building an online presence, you're missing opportunities to capture new customers, yet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly seventy-five percent of businesses don't have a website. Partnering with OfficeMax means we can help more people leverage the power of the Internet – people who may not realize how easy it can be."
"The introduction of Go Daddy websites and domain names in our stores is the first of many steps we're taking to provide entrepreneurs with industry-leading solutions for starting, running and growing their business," said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of Retail at OfficeMax. "Having a digital presence is instrumental to business success, as it's increasingly where consumers and businesses go to research and shop. Together with Go Daddy, we're offering a complete array of products and services to help small businesses boost their online visibility, reach customers and drive sales in the digital space."
GoDaddy says that out of their 11 million customers, over 70% are small or medium-sized businesses.[via Mashable]