Ecommerce as an Opportunity for Service Providers

The program of educational sessions at HostingCon Global 2016 New Orleans has been carefully constructed to cover the full range of challenges and opportunities for business success in the web hosting and cloud provider ecosystem. Ecommerce is one of the fastest growing and potentially most lucrative opportunities currently in the industry, but many companies have been slow to adapt to take advantage of it.

US online retail sales are estimated at $340 billion in 2015, and a report by Google and PayPal estimated the four largest online retail markets will reach $500 billion within two years. Google and Forrester have predicted the ecommerce market in India will reach $15 billion this year as well, and new ecommerce markets are opening at the speed of internet access improvement.

That’s why one of the sessions in the Marketing Track of HostingCon Global is “How Service Providers Can Take Advantage of the Booming E-Commerce Market.” Wilfried Beeck, CEO of ePages, will lead an exploration of the role of web hosts, ISPs, and service providers in ecommerce, particularly for SMBs. Competition among ecommerce companies grows constantly, but few of them deal directly, let alone effectively with SMBs.

Beeck founded ePages in 1983, after studying Mathematics and Computer Sciences. He also co-founded Intershop Communications GmbH, and managed its IPO in 1998. He is currently involved with a number of other high-tech companies as an investor and board member.

His expertise will be highly valuable to many hosts, and just may be the start of a big break for your web hosting company at HostingCon Global 2016. Register by June 10 to save $100 with the Early Bird rate.