Wix Now Offers Its +33 Million Users 1-click Integration of Google Apps
Wix, the HTML5 web-publishing platform, will offer the cloud-based services suite Google Apps for Business to its 33+ million users, the company announced today. On top of Wix’ domain offering, its users can now easily purchase Google Apps for Business, including branded Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Drive, directly from their Wix dashboard, allowing them to use Google Apps for any of their new or existing websites. Keeping in line with all things Wix, the company has created a simple set-up and configuration process with a 1-click purchase and easy 2-click configuration.
“Small business owners and creative professionals need powerful, cohesive yet simple solutions to manage their online presence. They’re already using Wix to create and manage their websites, and adding more services, like Google Apps for Business with branded Gmail and Google Docs, is the next natural step,” said Avishai Abrahami, Wix co-founder and CEO. “Our goal is to enable our users to manage everything in a single unified place. We’re already supporting the addition of powerful third-party created functionalities via the Wix App Market and this new Google Apps functionality is an important move in this direction.”
“With cloud computing becoming mainstream and more and more businesses around the world choosing this new and more efficient way of working, we wanted to make sure that organizations of all sizes and in any country can experience the benefits Google Apps for Business offers. Today, we are delighted that Wix.com is bringing our services to businesses around the world.” commented Neil Delaney, Director, SMB Sales Google Enterprise EMEA
More than 1.3 million new users, the majority being small business owners, join Wix every month. Google Apps for Business are used by over 5 million businesses and thousands of new users sign up every day. Google Apps for Business provides SMBs with accessible and advanced tools to smarten their businesses, enabling them to compete effectively.
Google Apps for Business can be purchased through Wix for $4.08 per month for a yearly plan, or $4.95 per month for a month-by-month package. Additional email addresses can be added at the same price allowing small businesses to easily scale their internal communications infrastructure as they grow and expand.
Wix.com offers cutting-edge web technology that enables users to design, manage and host free websites without having to learn to design or code. Built on a freemium business model, Wix earns its revenues through premium upgrades that allow users to connect their sites to their own domains, remove Wix branding, add e-commerce capabilities and more.
Founded in 2006 by brothers Avishai and Nadav Abrahami and Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Wix.com set out to revolutionize the web by providing everyone the ability to easily create beautiful websites. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Dnepropetrovsk.
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