small business development depends not only on good financing options and lines of credit; it also depends on leveraging technology that will allow our customers to distribute their goods and services at a national and global level
Buenos Aires (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Expanding upon its relationship with the Santander Group, do-it-yourself website builder Neosites.com is partnering with Santander Chile to launch their SME and professional customers online with professional websites and mobile commerce.
By providing small businesses with Neosites’ user friendly e-commerce tools, Santander Chile will offer its customers the pro-growth benefit of selling their products online through web, mobile and social network channels. Among Chile’s 1M+ small businesses and professionals, only 25% have websites, and 97% of those are not optimized for mobile viewing, while smartphone sales in Chile have grown by 279% in the past year.
“Neosites is dedicated to keeping professionals and small businesses ahead of the curve when it comes to their online growth,” says Neosites COO, Pablo Harburguer, “that’s why our alliance with Santander is so synergetic, because they share that dedication.” Santander Chile is the third of the Spanish banking group to partner with Neosites, after the success of the “PYMES Online” initiative launched by Santander Rio and Santander Mexico, earlier this year.
In commenting on the partnership, Rafael Oteiza Reyes, head of SME and Microbusiness banking at Santander Chile added that “We realize that small business development depends not only on good financing options and lines of credit; it also depends on leveraging technology that will allow our customers to distribute their goods and services at a national and global level.’’ Santander account holders will be able to create a professional website, promote their business with social media integration and sell their products and services online (with no technical skills necessary). With Neosites “one click publishing” feature, custom Facebook pages and mobile friendly versions of user websites and e-stores are automatically launched upon publication.
Neosites is an easy to use website and online store builder that gives professionals and small businesses the tools to create their own websites and e-stores, with no technical skills necessary. Users worldwide access Neosites through its portal, or through partnership programs with Telefónica and Santander Bank in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru. Neosites was founded in 2007 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The full Neosites product suite, including its reseller service Neoresellers.com, is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
About Santander Chile:
Santander Chile is a privately owned bank that serves its customers through over 500 branches across Chile. Santander Chile provides personal, private, corporate and small business accounts, which offer a host of products and services to Retail, Middle Market and Global Banking clients. The bank is headquartered in Santiago.