LONDON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Pay, the UK's fastest growing payment processor announces today that it continues to support the Getting British Business Online campaign throughout 2011.
Last year Sage Pay worked alongside Google, e-skills UK, BT and others to help thousands of small businesses get up and running online.
Businesses that sign up to the Getting British Business Online initiative will be given a free .co.uk web address that will be automatically registered in Google's search engine and a new 'wizard' tool that will help them create a website in 20 minutes. Alongside this, Sage Pay is extending its 3 months' free processing offer to enable small businesses to take payments from their customers.
LifeStylish.com, a design led gifts, gadgets and homeware site was set up in 2010 through the Getting British Business Online campaign and has become one of many success stories.
Lifestylish co-founder Lee Bradshaw commented, "When we saw the GBBO initiative, we knew it was something that would certainly help us launch our new website, Lifestylish.com, and we soon got started with Sage Pay. Starting a new online business is no easy feat, so it was great to receive help and support from Sage Pay. I'd encourage any new business to see what free assistance is on offer and make use of it, especially in the first few months."
Simon Black, Managing Director of Sage Pay notes, "The first year for any online business is crucial in terms of whether or not they will become a successful enterprise. We're seeing more and more ecommerce businesses going bust year on year because they aren't getting the fundamentals right. On the other hand the businesses that are getting them right are reaping the benefits. We want to provide the tools and encouragement to help the next generation of e-commerce traders maximise their conversion rates and become leaders in their industry."
Providing a simple and safe checkout is the crux of any online business and one of the tools that Sage Pay is able to provide to e-commerce businesses to facilitate this is its recently launched Token system. The Token system allows e-tailers to offer their customers a single click checkout whilst fully supporting 3D Secure and card compliance standards. Sage Pay believes this functionality will help e-tailers dramatically improve the overall customer experience and drive customer loyalty, without compromising security.
Sign up here (https://support.sagepay.com/apply/) and enter the promotional code 'GBBO' to get 3 months' free processing with Sage Pay.
Businesses can sign up for a free website now at http://www.gbbo.co.uk
About Sage Pay
Sage Pay is a division of FTSE 100 business software company Sage. It is the UK's fastest growing independent payment service provider (PSP) and is one of the most trusted e-commerce brands. Sage Pay processes millions of secure payments for its 32,000 customers each year and makes the process of accepting payments simpler, faster, safer and more profitable for businesses of all sizes. For more information, please visit http://www.sagepay.com
Lifestylish.com features unique design led gifts, gadgets and homewares from around the world. Founded by Lee and Julie Bradshaw in 2010, Lifestylish.com prides itself on an easy to use website, fast delivery and above all, great customer service. Web User magazine, the UK's leading internet magazine recently awarded Lifestylish.com a 5-star review in their 'Must Visit Websites' feature in the Feb 2011 issue.
Lifestylish website (http://www.lifestylish.com/)
GBBO is a joint initiative by Google, BIS, Enterprise UK, e-skills, BT, PayPal, the IoD and other business organisations to help SMEs create their first websites and help them understand the opportunities offered by the Internet. Businesses that sign up to GBBO will be given a free .co.uk web address that will be automatically registered in Google's search engine and a new 'wizard' tool that will help them create a website in 20 minutes. See http://www.gbbo.co.uk for further information.
SOURCE Sage Pay