GoDaddy and du Collaborate to enable UAE SMEs with Essential Connectivity Solutions
In a strategic collaboration aimed at bolstering the growth of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), GoDaddy has partnered with du. This transformative alliance seeks to equip businesses with essential connectivity solutions and the means to establish a robust online presence.
In the contemporary digital landscape, the significance of connectivity and a compelling online identity cannot be overstated for business prosperity. In response to this demand, GoDaddy and du have joined forces to provide a tailored suite of services meticulously designed to cater to the distinct needs of startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and solopreneurs.
At the heart of this groundbreaking partnership lies the Ecommerce Starter Kit that includes registration of a .com domain; a professional Microsoft email account and an e-store builder tool equipped with hosting services featuring unlimited pages, seamlessly integrated with social media platforms.
As part of the collaboration, all SMEs subscribing to du's broadband plans will be granted free access to GoDaddy’s starter kit for a duration of one year, thus unlocking a realm of opportunities. For enterprises aiming to elevate their digital footprint, du presents premium 5G and fibre internet plans, ensuring small businesses' connectivity needs are impeccably met. By harnessing the prowess of the GoDaddy Digital Starter Kit alongside du's robust broadband plans, enterprises are poised to unleash their full potential and tap into the myriad of opportunities nestled within the digital realm.
The tangible impact of cultivating an online presence cannot be understated. According to the MENA Small Business Survey conducted by GoDaddy, nearly 50 percent of UAE businesses that leverage online channels manage to generate up to 20 percent of their annual revenue through these digital avenues. Remarkably, businesses in the UAE acquire more than 70 percent of their clientele through online platforms, a figure that outpaces other markets.
Karim Benkirane, the Chief Commercial Officer at du, shared his insights on this transformative partnership, stating, "In today's fast-paced digital landscape, where connectivity and a strong online presence are paramount, the partnership between GoDaddy and du is a game-changer for SMEs in the UAE. The collaboration not only addresses the connectivity needs of SMEs but also ensures they have the essential digital tools to thrive in a competitive market, harness the countless opportunities offered by the ever-evolving digital landscape, and position themselves for long-term success. Our partnership goes beyond empowering SMEs to succeed; it showcases our commitment to the future of entrepreneurship in the UAE."
Selina Bieber, Vice President for International Markets at GoDaddy, expressed her fervour about the collaboration, affirming, "We are excited to team up with du to further GoDaddy’s support for the digitalisation of SMEs in the UAE. With our combined expertise, we hope to empower businesses with the tools they need to succeed online and help SMEs grow their online business. GoDaddy and du's partnership aims to bridge the digital divide for SMEs in the UAE, providing them with the necessary tools and connectivity to establish a strong online presence."
This collaboration between GoDaddy and du stands as a pivotal stride toward nurturing entrepreneurship and fortifying the SME landscape in the UAE. It underscores the commitment of both entities to ushering in a new era of digital success and resilience for businesses across the nation.