Sydney-based epages distributor eCorner has signed up eShop, a new hosting company specifically formed to help push e-commerce platform epages to Australian SMBs.
eShop is being promoted as a 'one-stop' online answer to SMB e-business and e-procurement needs. It claims to offer end to end infrastructure, broadband, payment gateway and consultancy services.
eCorner was itself specifically formed to sell epages, which is claimed to have about 35,000 customers globally. epages is made by a German software vendor of the same name that signed a deal with eCorner in April.
John Debrincat, founder and CEO of eCorner, said eShop would be 'a breath of fresh air' for Australian businesses.
'eShop quickly identified the opportunity epages presents in helping SMBs generate ROI from a well-developed and well-managed web store,' Debrincat said.
Debrincat was formerly CEO of Compuware but left to form eCorner, which he believed had great potential for, but little access to, the Australian market.
Stephen Rowney, founder and MD at eShop, said epages allowed SMBs to get a web presence and online sales ability for 'a fraction' of the capital cost of building an online storefront from scratch.
Rowney has previously worked in 'technical roles' and as a consultant in the IT sector for just over a decade.
'epages is a modular system with standardised functions, yet flexible enough to meet customers' specific requirements,' Rowney said.