Interland Launches Unique Web Site Design Services For Small Businesses

New Service Provides Professional Assistance to Build an Online Presence Quickly and Cost-Effectively

 

6/5/2003

Atlanta, GA — (Business Wire) — Interland

(Nasdaq: INLD), the leading provider of Web hosting and online services

for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the

availability of Interland Design Services(TM), a cost-effective and

time-saving solution for business owners who want to kick start their

online presence with a professionally designed Web site or online

storefront.

Interland Design Services offers an experienced team of Web

professionals who provide everything from initial consultation to

design, implementation, and ongoing support – all at a price small

businesses can afford.

Interland Design Services is available exclusively as an option with

Interland’s newly announced Business Solutions(TM) offering, which

provides SMBs with an alternative to building a Web site on their own,

as well as easy and cost-effective options for managing and promoting

the site once it is built. In addition to building custom Web sites and

storefronts, the Interland Design Services team provides counsel on

defining the content, services and features that should be included to

best represent each unique small business. Through a comprehensive

interview with the customer and examination of current marketing

collateral, Interland’s Design Services team eliminates the guesswork

and learning curve normally associated with outlining, creating,

implementing, and maintaining an effective Web presence.

“It has never been easier or more affordable for small business

owners to get their businesses online,” said Joel J. Kocher, chairman

and chief executive officer of Interland. “Interland understands that

time and money are vital assets to a small business owner. With

Interland Design Services, business owners can now focus on what they do

best, and rely on our expertise to provide a quality online presence.

Interland is not only providing the most comprehensive and easy-to-use

solution for online success, we are offering it at a price that is

substantially lower than any comparable package in the marketplace.”

In recent national focus groups and surveys of small businesses with

fewer than 20 employees conducted by Interland, 80 percent of

respondents preferred a trusted solutions provider like Interland to

build their Web site for them. In addition, according to industry

analyst firm Yankee Group, the average cost for small businesses (those

with 2-19 employees) to set up and develop a Web site is $1,477. Ideal

for small businesses that cannot afford such a high level of initial

investment, Interland Design Services start at only $479. By leveraging

proprietary tools and proven processes to drive consistent quality with

rapid build times, Interland can deliver professionally designed Web

sites and storefronts at highly competitive prices.

“For small business owners, time is a precious commodity. Now, they

can choose to have a leading provider of Web hosting and online services

build a professional Web site that they can update themselves, or they

can rely on Interland’s design team to update it for them,” said small

business expert Kim T. Gordon, president of National Marketing

Federation Inc. “Business owners can also act with confidence, because

they’re assured of quality design even at this unparalleled price point.

The introduction of Interland Design Services is an example of

Interland’s commitment to helping small businesses succeed online.”

Interland Design Services is available in a basic or e-commerce

package, and on an hourly basis. The basic package includes an

easy-to-grow five-page, professional Web site, complete with three

interactive features (Web gems) such as mapping capability, directions

and weather reports, plus the dedicated support of the Interland Design

Services team to ensure an effective online presence. In addition to all

the features included in the basic package, Interland’s Design Services

e-commerce package provides instant ability to conduct transactions on

the Web. The e-commerce package is available with Interland’s Business

Solutions Online Marketing Suite, which includes robust e-commerce

functionality through E-store Builder(TM), an Interland-built technology

that enables businesses to easily conduct transactions on the Internet.

As part of the service, Interland will design, build out and integrate a

storefront as part of the core Web presence.

More information about this new service can be found by visiting: www.interland.com/sb/design.

About Interland

Interland, Inc. (Nasdaq: INLD) is the leading Web hosting and online

services company dedicated to helping small and medium businesses

achieve success by providing the knowledge, services and tools to build,

manage and promote businesses online. Interland offers a wide selection

of online services, including standardized Web hosting, e-commerce,

application hosting, and Web site development, marketing and

optimization tools. For more information about Interland, please visit www.interland.com.