Bahrain-based telecom services company Batelco recently debuted its eCommerce platform, Batelco eSuite, in a move to help merchants create online stores in a few steps.
The programme powered by Hoodly, a multi-channel commerce ecosystem, aids in signing up a website, listing items with photos, prices, and quantities, and preparing to start sales, without any paperwork or set-up fees.
According to a press release, merchants don’t need to hire developers to set up the store, the platform is user-friendly and provides clear instructions. The online store is mobile optimized, meaning customers will have a consistent shopping experience whether they’re using a browser on their laptop or their mobiles.
“We at Batelco pay great attention to the SME segment as it is an important pillar in Bahrain’s economy. We proactively deliver solutions that support SME growth, helping them to operate more efficiently. Earlier this year, we launched “Business in a Box”, a package that offers a full set of technology tools for SMEs, and now to complement our growing portfolio, we’re offering a solution that allows merchants to sell online. “Batelco eSuite” provides a fully customizable solution, with localized payment methods,” commented Abdulla Danish, Batelco’s A/General Manager Enterprise.
Merchants can manage their accounts through a user-friendly dashboard with bi-lingual store administration. "Other interesting features include managing inventory for each product, setting up your own domain name, a built-in tax tool to make compliance simple, and much more. Shoppers browsing products on the online store will find local payment methods fBahrain-basedased providers, such as Tap payments, allowing a seamless payment and delivery experience for users," the release said.
Hoodly’s co-founder Sebastian Wussler said, “We are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Batelco. Hoodly will be fully integrated with Batelco’s digital business services and be distributed exclusively through Batelco in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Together we enable entrepreneurs and SMEs to get their business online easily and in less than five minutes.”
Batelco is offering a full-featured, three-month free trial period.