GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name provider, web hosting provider and new SSL certificate provider has announced on Thursday about its new partnership with OfficeMax, a leader in office supplies, technology and services. In an effort to expanding its reach beyond the web, domain registrar and hosting company, GoDaddy planned to offer websites and domain names in more than 900 OfficeMax stores across the US. OfficeMax is the only retailer who can sell GoDaddy websites and domain names nationwide and also offers businesses with GoDaddy website service bundles. According to the press release, GoDaddy has nearly 11 million customers world-wide and more than 70 percent are small-to medium-sized businesses.
“An in-store presence at OfficeMax gives Go Daddy the opportunity to help small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their businesses,” said Go Daddy Vice President of Marketing Teri Dhooge. “The Internet is at the heart of today’s economy. If you’re not building an online presence, you’re missing opportunities to capture new customers, yet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly seventy-five percent of businesses don’t have a website. Partnering with OfficeMax means we can help more people leverage the power of the Internet – people who may not realize how easy it can be.”
“The introduction of Go Daddy websites and domain names in our stores is the first of many steps we’re taking to provide entrepreneurs with industry-leading solutions for starting, running and growing their business,” said Michael Lewis, executive vice president and president of Retail at OfficeMax. “Having a digital presence is instrumental to business success, as it’s increasingly where consumers and businesses go to research and shop. Together with Go Daddy, we’re offering a complete array of products and services to help small businesses boost their online visibility, reach customers and drive sales in the digital space.”