In an age where e-commerce and online retail is putting physical stores to shame, businesses and entrepreneurs alike are now flocking to the world we call the internet. E-commerce is undoubtedly growing at an unprecedented rate and with the recent growth in the use of smartphones and tablets, consumers are far more likely to make a purchase online. Individuals from many ages, especially the millennials, are all opting for e-commerce stores and online businesses to fulfill their daily needs. Online shopping is the way forward and high street businesses are beginning to see that.
The biggest issue that the growth of online retail is facing is the inefficiency of small businesses and large corporations to keep up with it. Recent businesses like Shopify helped keep online retailers and entrepreneurs up to speed with growth in e-commerce, enabling them to sell goods online allot easier than before. However, there was still a large portion of entrepreneurs and small business owners that struggled to get online and had to often pay through the roof prices to develop a website in order to sell a particular good or service.
A new online market player is seeking to change that, by enabling any entrepreneur to start any type of online business from the comfort of their own home and at the same time offering small and large corporations the opportunity to expand their business online. Krepling, a European online business platform, is unlike most things that came before it. Most e-commerce platforms offer entrepreneurs the ability to sell physical goods from an online store, companies like Shopify and WooCommerce had changed the way one can sell goods forever. However, Krepling is looking at taking this idea one step further, now enabling the ability to run any type of online business from one single platform, not just the ones that sell physical goods.
Krepling is is a complete online business platform that lets you start, grow, and manage an online business. The platform allows you to create and customize any type of online business, blog or standard website. Krepling is completely cloud-based and hosted, which means you don’t have to worry about upgrading or maintaining software or web servers. This gives you the flexibility to access and run your business from anywhere with an internet connection. Krepling’s servers are something unlike any other. Not only do they offer their users complete control of their hosting options through a portal, but they also give you features that are unprecedented even for popular hosting companies like GoDaddy and Bluehost. They offer free SSL certificates, free virus scans, and give you free services like Railgun, that if purchased separately, cost $200 a month.
Photography businesses, online course academies, event promoters, website designers, etc were often neglected in terms of the ways they could offer their services online. Krepling has looked at changing that, allowing any type of online business to be built from the ground up on their platform, even people looking into drop shipping and the selling of inventory. What struck me most about this new up and coming platform is that unlike most platforms out there, Krepling is not just offering its users a website builder, in fact, it’s much more than that. Krepling offer it’s users complete control of different aspects of their online business, all from one interface they call the “Client-Area”. Within this interface, one has the ability to send and receive emails, register new domains, create new subdomains and even create new business email accounts at the touch of a button. Krepling also doesn’t limit its users in terms of their hosting options, since the platform was built under the fundamental principle of its “ultra-fast cloud hosting” it offers to its users. Krepling allows it’s users complete control of it’s hosting options, much as GoDaddy and Bluehost do.
When speaking to Krepling’s current CEO and Co-Founder, Liam J.E Gerada, he had told me that:
“online is the future. You can see it everywhere you look. Major high street companies are shutting down their stores and young entrepreneurs are finding ways to make money on their laptops. Getting online or starting an online business is far too complicated and costly, and it shouldn’t be. We are changing that”
Krepling also branched out into offering many forms of other services to clients such as SEO work, digital marketing, and website design. Speaking again to Krepling’s CEO he had this to say:
“There is more to an online business than simply building a website. There is marketing it, maintaining it and growing it. We look to cover all those aspects here”.
Krepling’s CEO is currently only 19 years old and had huge success with his own e-commerce store, inspiring him to build Krepling alongside his brother to improve the flaws he saw that other companies and platforms offered in terms of running an online business.
The trend of doing business online is booming, with sectors like website design, content creation and online courses being at the frontier of it all. Event Promoters, Motivational Speakers, Photographers, Advisors often never had a place to go to start their business, now it seems they all do. It seems that Krepling caters for all businesses, even the drop shippers and store owners. A truly revolutionizing platform that will change the way you build an online business.