France is Europe’s third biggest ecommerce market, with revenue expected to grow from $34 billion in 2015 to around $54 Billion in 2021 (Statista). Positioned well to capitalize on huge demand for affordable SMB solutions, La Poste is among the first French providers to offer packages based on the next generation ‘ePages Now’ shop platform.
La Poste’s new ‘Box e-commerce’ uniquely delivers upon both modern shopper demands across sales channels, and French merchants’ needs for efficiency and growth. The cloud-based platform delivers rapid multi-channel sales via quick and easy deployment, powerful shop functionality, and compelling shop features. The new product line further compliments the services that La Poste delivers to millions of small French companies.
Box e-commerce makes building an online store speedier and more enjoyable than ever. Users select from attractive layouts, and add content swiftly with a drag-and-drop design editor. Helping SMBs to capitalize on the latest trends, every ePages-powered shop is automatically optimized for fully responsive mobile viewing and ordering via all smartphone and tablet devices.
La Poste offers SMB customers unrivalled options for delivering their goods professionally and affordably. The fully integral La Poste logistics means merchants can fulfil orders with great ease. Box e-commerce brings together two of La Poste group’s leading logistic services – Chronopost and Colissimo. Seamlessly integrated into the software, these delivery options are professional and affordable, and offer shoppers an optimized and convenient buying experience.
Wilfried Beeck, CEO ePages, comments, “Many entrepreneurs still plan to launch or expand their ecommerce capability and the combination of La Poste and ePages will be the best proposition for them”.
Guillaume Berthault, COO Box e-commerce, Groupe La Poste, adds, “Box e-commerce is a great solution for French retailers – they simply create content once and sell it over multiple channels, with full control and visibility via the intuitive commerce cockpit. There’s no need to learn a complex tool, merchants just deploy it and succeed”.
The Box e-commerce is priced from only €29.90/month, and key features include leading payment integrations like Paypal, Ingenico, Paybox and Stripe, international tax calculation, Google Analytics, powerful search and SEO functionality as well as a large choice of commerce features and extensions via the ePages Appstore.
Merchants can sell across the most important shopping portals and comparison websites including Google Shopping, Amazon, eBay and LeGuide.com. Box e-commerce includes a specially designed back-office engineered to help merchants monitor their sales and business volumes to gain the best possible visibility and control.
As a cloud-driven solution, Box e-commerce offers users an all-inclusive, powerful selling platform that is always secure, always compliant and updated automatically with the latest integrations necessary for a modern online shop.
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ePages (www.epages.com) is a global leader for online shop software. 140,000 companies in 75 countries run professional online shops based on ePages products; complete with up to 15 languages, search engine optimisation, individual design and optimised for tablets and smartphones. Thanks to regular updates, ePages online shops are always up-to-date with the latest eCommerce trends. The company collaborates with more than 80 technology partners such as online marketplaces, comparison shopping websites, payment providers and ERP vendors. Sales partners are hosting providers as well as logistics, telecommunications, and yellow pages companies who provide best of breed eCommerce solutions to their SMB customer base. Both ePages partners and customers benefit from over 20 years of experience. The company headquarters is in Hamburg with additional subsidiaries in London, Barcelona and New York.
About Le Groupe La Poste
Wholly owned by public shareholders, Le Groupe La Poste is a limited company structured around five business units: Services-Mail-Parcels, La Banque Postale, La Poste Network, GeoPost, and Digital Services. The Group operates in 40 countries on 4 continents. La Poste’s 17,000 retail outlets make it France’s leading local business network, serving 1.6 million customers every day. La Poste delivers 23.265 billion items worldwide per year (letters, printed advertising media and parcels), 6 days a week. In 2016, the Group generated €23.294 billion in revenues (22.4% out of France) and had more than 250,000 employees. Closer to its customers and more connected, La Poste is stepping up its digital transformation by offering a range of services hinging on its role as universal operator for exchanges. In its strategic plan “La Poste 2020: Conquering the future”, Le Groupe La Poste has set itself the ambitious objective of speeding up development in its five core businesses and conquering new territories. Accessible to everyone, everywhere, every day, La Poste puts human considerations and trust at the heart of customer relations to become the leading company for local services on a human scale.