BT Launches Comprehensive Web Services for Channel

BT Business has launched to the channel a comprehensive new range of web design, hosting and marketing services, including a free service allowing any business to build an online presence in minutes.

The new range is designed to provide companies, no matter what their size, with all the tools they need to market themselves effectively, drive business and transact with customers online.

For those companies taking their first online steps, BT Business Essentials, included free as a standard part of all BT Business Total Broadband packages, offers basic web site creation tools and 50MB of web space.

They can also use BT Tradespace Basic, a free service that allows any business to easily build an online presence in minutes and lets them use the latest social networking tools, such as blogs and podcasts, to showcase their products and services, whether they have a web site or not.

For those with more advanced requirements, BT Web Hosting and BT Advanced Web Hosting include domain names, additional web space and advanced web site management features, along with tools to market and promote their site through the leading search engines. In addition, BT Tradespace Contact offers companies the ability to use Click-to-Call and SMS services to drive business over the internet and BT eShop enables them to sell directly through their site.

For those businesses that have high-traffic web sites and need the power and flexibility of a corporate data centre, BT Business also offers the option of a dedicated server for a monthly subscription with BT Dedicated, which can be used in partnership with any of BT’s other services.

BT Business has also developed innovative consultation services designed to allow customers of all sizes to benefit from BT’s experience in web site building and marketing. It offers a free, no obligation consultation with a web design and marketing expert, backed by a full fixed-price service with BT Web Consult and Build. This is complemented by BT Web Clicks, which helps businesses increase the level of traffic to their site9 by guaranteeing the number of ‘click-throughs’ from leading search engines.

Ricky Ricketts, Head of BT Business Indirect Partner Sales, said: “Every business now needs to have a web presence, no matter how big they are or what line of business they’re in, but cost, complexity and the rapidly evolving nature of the internet have been barriers to some companies getting online.

“We know that many businesses see the power of the web but don’t have the time or internal skills to develop and market an effective online presence. This is a real area of opportunity for resellers, helping take away those barriers and offering customers everything they need to get online and maximise their web presence – whether they’re a micro business just starting their online journey, a company looking to extend its reach using social networking or a business that has advanced requirements, such as driving traffic to their site or requiring dedicated web servers. By launching this comprehensive new range of web services, we’re giving resellers everything they need to target this market demand.”