Team Weebly & HEXONET: Building Bridges To SMBs!
HEXONET and the Weebly team got together to discuss supporting small business owners, what's on the 2018 Weebly business roadmap, and the upcoming HEXONET cruise. Check out my interview with Chris Sheridan, Director of Business Development at Weebly, below:
A: We're excited that Weebly is participating in the HEXONET cruise in Vancouver this month! What made Weebly choose to sponsor this event?
C: HEXONET has joined the Weebly Cloud reseller program and will be launching the Weebly website builder in Q3 of 2018! We also like that HEXONET manages a large reseller network, much like Weebly Cloud. We both have a great understanding of what it takes to be successful as a reseller as well as what tools resellers need to maximize sales of domains, SSLs and websites. Lastly, we find that HEXONET resellers are focused on small business owners, which is the exact target audience of the Weebly Website retail base.
A: Why is it important to Weebly to support small business owners?
C: Small business owners need a modern, professional website presence. Once a small business client builds and launches their website, they become more valuable to potential customers. In fact, 50% of small businesses in the US don't have a website! They are still struggling to get online, which is where our companies can help set you up for success and growth.
A:How do Weebly's business goals align with HEXONET's and the HEXONET cruise?
C: Currently, the Weebly Cloud program manages 300+ resellers such as Web hosts and Registrars, as well as over 8,000 design agencies and vertical solution providers. The biggest opportunity for us to meet these folks en masse is at events. Thus, when we were invited to participate in the HEXONET event, it was an obvious "yes". We want to take this opportunity to meet more resellers and understand the challenges they face today in running their business. Having an open conversation allows us to align on our growth together and provide updates and featues to make your life easier at managing your clients. In return, we want to share insights on how e-commerce is changing the market and creating opportunity for HEXONET resellers.
A: Does Weebly have any new plans to assist Weebly Resellers in the coming year?
C: In addition to the above, we are excited about our 2018 roadmap and new features planned for Weebly Resellers. Over the next couple months, we will be sharing news about the following:
- Launch of our IOS and Android apps
- Launch of G Suite
As we get closer to the end of the year, I expect we will also be sharing more news on how we plan to work together with Square on offering more e-commerce benefits to our channel partners.
A: Thank you for your time Chris, and the Weebly team. We look forward to joining forces for the HEXONET cruise later this month!
The HEXONET cruise is being held on August 23rd in Vancouver, BC Canada. Full of local business leaders, this is the perfect event to brush up on your domain knowledge, network with a variety of industries and enjoy Vancouver's beautiful scenery. If you're in the Vancouver area and haven't signed up to attend yet, get your tickets now! YES, I WANT TO ATTEND!
We're looking forward to a great event and we'll see you on the boat!