Reselling Edicy: Veebimajutus.ee experienceMar 21, 2014
We love to make things simple and easy to use. Taking another step towards it last year, we joined our forces with Veebimajutus.ee, one of the biggest hosting companies in Estonia who offers domains and e-mail service. And after half a year, we can say that we did right – hundreds of new users have found Edicy through Veebimajutus.ee.
To find out how things have turned out for Veebimajutus, we had a little chat with Veebimajutus board member Margus Merilai.
Veebimajutus.ee is one of the leaders in Estonian hosting market and mainly focus on domains. How did you then end up offering websites?
Veebimajutus.ee is not the leader of Estonian market, but we did become the second largest domain provider this year. We’ve been offering websites for a couple of years actually and it started from our clients’ needs for simple and free websites.
We were interested in Edicy since we were looking for a new alternative to our already existing software. The new solution had to be modern, up to date and easy to use.
There are tons of website building services and softwares – Wordpress, Joomla, Squarespace – to name some. Why did you go with Edicy?
Actually the client makes the final choice. Anyone who prefers Wordpress, can get it as easily as Edicy.
By large, our users can be divided into two: those with some knowledge of IT and looking to dig deeper into the website choose Wordpress; others who wish to create a nice website with little effort go with Edicy.
How did the integration of Edicy went? What were the steps that turned out to be most complicated ones?
Integrating over API went without any issues, nor did we have any complications. Still, some trade-offs had to be made, but it is understood when talking about a ready-made software.
Your clients can see Edicy logo and branding – something that many resellers wish to avoid. Do you find it not important or is the branding even beneficial?
I can’t really speak for others, but we don’t try to hide Edicy’s brand and believe it has rather been good for us. You don’t have to everything yourself and a good collaboration helps both partners.
How much time and effort does Edicy take on daily basis?
We’ve made everything fully-automatic. This means that our “Make-a-web-yourself” service including Edicy, hosting and e-mail service, doesn’t take more effort than other hosting services we offer.
Has Edicy been the one you were looking for?
Yes, we are happy in any possible way. Of course there is always room for improving our cooperation and I’m sure we’ll do that :)
Veebimajutus.ee has been offering Edicy for 6 months now. Would you recommend it to others as well? What should a good reseller keep in mind?
If one is looking for a simple website building alternative for clients or partners, then Edicy is definitely a good choice.
Although users can take Edicy over API as well, then hosting companies should bear in mind that Edicy is not an open-source service and therefore compromises might have to be made for some aspects.