OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a provider of office supplies, technology and services, teamed up with Go Daddy, a Web hosting and domain name provider, to bring Go Daddy’s Web services to a wider small business audience through OfficeMax stores nationwide. The move makes OfficeMax the exclusive nationwide retailer for Go Daddy websites and domain names; and provides businesses with significant value on Go Daddy website service bundles available only at OfficeMax stores.
“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 Teri Dhooge, Vice President of Marketing, Go Daddy . “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.”
Of Go Daddy’s total customer base, nearly 11 million customers world-wide, more than 70 percent are small- to medium-size businesses.
“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, 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.”
The new partnership beween the two companies follows a previous announcement in December in which Go Daddy said it would provide a new site builder component for mobile web presences. Next month, the web host will run commercials advertising the .CO domain extension during the Super Bowl.
About Go Daddy
Go Daddy is a domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL certificate provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services too. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers. For more information, visit www.officemax.com.