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UnserViertel.online: LinkedIn and GoDaddy bring small retailers to the Internet

20.05.2020 – 10:00

LinkedIn Corporation

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- The digital hub UnserViertel.online from LinkedIn and GoDaddy offers retailers an Internet presence - even beyond the Corona times. - Users can create profiles with contact details, opening times and a brief description of their business. - As with a search engine, everyone can find local service providers, stores and offers in their area.

Not every business or restaurateur runs its own online shop. But especially in times of Corona it has been shown that this sales channel has some advantages. Because many people cannot run their stationary business as usual due to the virus-related restrictions, and even after the contact restrictions have been relaxed, many people prefer to shop on the Internet. The result: sales are reduced significantly in some cases or even completely absent. In addition, it will likely be a long time before businesses can build on their earlier successes. Therefore, the digital hub of the world's largest digital network for professional exchange, LinkedIn and the website provider GoDaddy, is starting today. Local dealers and restaurants can register on UnserViertel.online in order to set up their own website quickly and easily. The cooperation partners want to make it as easy as possible for retailers to be accessible digitally. It only takes a few minutes to register and the transaction is already saved in the database. For consumers, the hub works like a search engine. They enter their desired product request or service and their location in the search field, receive appropriate suggestions in their area, including contact options, and can thus find and support their local businesses. The hub thus helps to create a colorful quarter.

The first step into digitization - easier than ever

With UnserViertel.online, the world's largest digital network for professional exchange LinkedIn and the website provider GoDaddy provide quick help for local small businesses in the crisis and afterwards. To this end, both partners have combined their core competencies. LinkedIn focuses on networking retailers with one another and offers stationary small business owners a digital platform for exchange and further training. With LinkedIn Learning, the company offers instructive video courses in which industry experts reveal tips and tricks on software and creative and business skills. The website is operated by GoDaddy WordPress and hosted by GoDaddy. When the company enters their information, the website automatically creates a profile with information about the company, including graphics, a map and contact information, hours of operation and links to social networks. All of this makes it easy for consumers to see which stores are open in their neighborhood.

"For us at LinkedIn, it is a matter of course to be at the side of companies - both large and small - in the current situation and beyond. Because we see ourselves as companions in all professional situations Community for the attention of UnserViertel.online, but also offer retailers a platform on which they can exchange and train themselves with other affected parties and experts ", says Barbara Wittmann, Country Manager Germany at LinkedIn.

"GoDaddy's vision is to support founders and small entrepreneurs in digitizing their business model in just a few steps. Especially in times of Corona, access to the digital world is indispensable in order to ensure a colorful, analog economy in the long term. We are pleased us to support local retailers, "said Paul Ashcroft, Senior Director Europe at GoDaddy. With UnserViertel.online, both companies have launched a project that enables local retailers to take the first step into digitization - and also offers them an opportunity for growth beyond Corona.

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