Airtel latches its cloud to Shopify's e-comm platform for small biz in India

New Delhi, December 1, 2013: India-based global telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel,  has joined with Shopify,  to offer an end to end e-commerce solution to SOHO and SME customers by provisioning the service through its cloud platform.  
Shopify, a hosted ecommerce platform, enables SOHO and small and medium enterprises to create an online store to manage their ecommerce presence with great ease. It offers customizable site templates, an integrated shopping cart, search engine optimization (SEO), email marketing, inventory management and analytics.

Airtel’s Internet products and Shopify’s Content Delivery Network ensure the website load times are super quick from anywhere, anytime. The solution from Airtel allows customers to reach their audience via different sources like email marketing, social media integration and management apps which makes shopping on Shopify stores a wonderful social experience.
Shopify is the latest addition to Airtel’s SAAS portfolio which is host to a bouquet of services like ERP, Tally, Accounting packages, CRM management etc on Cloud enabled platform. Packages start at around Rs 800 per  month ( see offers in illustration above)

In India, today only 5%   of SMEs have been able to expand on the digital platform, with Shopify more SMEs and entrepreneurs will be empowered to expand their digital reach.   Airtel’s data solutions such as DSL, ILP, 3G and 4G bundled with Shopify will offer all the features needed to host an e-Commerce platform such as built in m-Commerce shopping cart, payment gateways, social media integration which will be backed with requisite logistic support.