SiteGround’s latest ecommerce update lets you build a digital store in minutes

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SiteGround has added a new managed Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) hosting product to its web hosting portfolio to offer a faster solution for building ecommerce platforms.

The new hosting solution stems from a partnership between SiteGround and software company Awesome Motive, which combines the hosting services of SiteGround with the ecommerce functionality of Easy Digital Downloads.

Some of the features included in the new EDD hosting solution are managed WordPress hosting, free SSL, and a WordPress theme (Vendd).

SiteGround’s improved ecommerce offering 

SiteGround’s EDD hosting plans range in price from $2.99 per month for one website to $7.99 per month for unlimited websites.

It also comes with an all-in-one SEO plugin, MonsterInsights, the WPForms plugin, and OptinMonster. 

“With digital product demand growing worldwide, more people look for an easy way to sell online. The level of complexity of such a task, however, is a major barrier for many. That is why it has become essential to launch a service that helps people create an online store and sell digital content easily,” Hristo Pandjarov, Manager of WordPress Initiatives at SiteGround told TechRadar Pro.

“Thanks to our managed EDD hosting service, you now have your EDD shop set up and live in no more than 5 minutes and you can take full advantage of all our premium hosting services. We’re excited to work together with Easy Digital Downloads to provide a world-class hosting experience and help people grow their online businesses.”

The Easy Digital Downloads plugin is pre-installed and is available on the SiteGround dashboard when users sign up for the service. It also allows users to accept credit card payments using Stripe, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal. 

The solution also allows users to create and manage discount and promotional codes, and sets automated start and end dates for campaigns.

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