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Automattic Partners with Ecwid to Bring E-commerce to WordPress.com Business Users

February 26, 2014 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSAN DIEGO – Ecwid Inc., maker of the only e-commerce application that enables retailers to add a full-featured online store to any existing website in minutes, announces that WordPress.com has selected it as one of its first authorized e-commerce providers. The integrated Ecwid solution goes live today for WordPress.com Business users.

Ecwid, the fastest-growing, global e-commerce platform for small businesses, is used by over 400,000 retailers in 175 countries and is available directly and through a network of partners. The multi-platform Ecwid also is Facebook’s most popular store builder app.

This is the first time that e-commerce will be available on WordPress.com Business websites. Once users activate Ecwid from their dashboard, they can start embedding their full-featured Ecwid store. The Ecwid integration plugs in seamlessly to WordPress.com and automatically assumes its attributes, providing a range of features built specifically for merchants.

“We are thrilled to partner with the WordPress.com team to bring full-featured e-commerce to its Business users,” says Jim O’Hara, president of Ecwid, Inc. “WordPress.com is a perfect solution for small businesses looking to establish a world-class web presence, and its integration with Ecwid now enables users to simply and seamlessly add a world-class online sales capability as well.”

“With this partnership, we are able to offer WordPress.com Business users sleek and stylish integration for e-commerce,” said Min Wei, director of platform partnerships, Automattic. “The Ecwid team is providing our users with key e-commerce features while keeping the setup super clean and simple.”

Ecwid has provided a plugin for (non-hosted) WordPress.org websites since 2009. Its selection as a WordPress.com commerce solution extends Ecwid’s leadership in distributed commerce, where a merchant can operate storefronts on multiple online sites at the same time, and manage them from a single control panel. Many merchants operate and manage multiple Ecwid storefronts simultaneously on websites, mobile, social media,WordPress.org sites and other online venues. WordPress.com websites now can be added to this list.

For more information on the Ecwid/WordPress.com Business integration, please visit: http://www.ecwid.com/wordpress-com-shopping-cart

WordPress.com Business provides professionals and small firms a way of accessing premium themes and unlimited storage, and now e-commerce on WordPress.com. Currently, WordPress powers nearly 21.5% of the top 10 million websites in the world.

About Ecwid
Ecwid is a full-featured, cloud-based e-commerce platform that allows SMBs to create professional online stores and embed them into any existing web, mobile, or social site. Ecwid, available directly or through trusted partners, has over 400,000 registered merchants in 175 countries, and is available in 45 languages. A free plan is available. The Ecwid Facebook app is the leading shopping cart application on Facebook with over 50,000 Facebook stores globally and used by more than 200,000 monthly active users.

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