US based internet firm Yahoo! has re-launched its Yahoo Stores Ecommerce platform, letting smaller merchants set up an online swiftly and easily.
The new Yahoo Stores is a revamped version of the same service offered since 1998. Ease of use and accessibility are the main traits of the revised platform. According to a blog post released by Yahoo, a merchant can set up a store in as little as 2 minutes.
The new platform brings with it a set of merchant plans, Starter, Standard, and professional. The pricing ranges from $10.95 a month for the Starter plan, $25.95 a month for the Standard plan, and $254.95 a month for the Professional plan. Differences between the plans range from amounts of monthly sales and added services. The breakdown of the pricing plan can be viewed here.
Furthermore, Yahoo is waiving the set-up fee of $50 for the Starter and Standard plans as a promotion.
“[We] took the best of everything we’ve learned from our million-plus customers over the past 16 years and applied it to Yahoo Stores to give small business owners a more powerful, streamlined and beautiful way to turn their ideas into a business,” stated Yahoo! CEO Amit Kumar.
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In addition to store fronts and processing, the new service will give merchants personalization options with variety of templates to sell on websites and mobile devices.
The newly re3vampled Ecommerce platform should help put the Internet firm more in-tune with online sellers. That new relationship will help with gaining a stronger foothold in an industry projected to reach $304 billion this year.