GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs and the world’s largest domain registrar, today announced it is offering Thai small and medium businesses (SMEs) and entrepreneurs with all the help and tools they need to grow online and position their business for future growth in the ever-changing economic landscape. With a lineup of its products and services now available in Thailand, the company is keen to help accelerate the digitalization of small and medium businesses in the country, as well as across the region.
GoDaddy has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world with a range of integrated online tools and solutions. Today, the company has over 20 million customers and over 82 million domain names under management, serving more than 50 dedicated markets around the world, and customers in over 100 countries. GoDaddy welcomed nearly 1.4 million net new customers in 2020, the largest annual net customer growth in the company’s history.
Thai startups and SMEs are moving towards increased digitalization
According to Thailand’s Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce, 63,340 new businesses were registered in 2020.The bureau anticipates that in 2021, 64,000 – 66,000 new businesses would be registered.
Thai e-Commerce is on the rise. According to Ministry of Commerce, electronic commerce registration has continued to grow at an average rate of 2% annually with cumulative total number of online stores registered reaching 58,423 in 2020. In 2020 alone, 12,883 e-commerce businesses were registered, with more expected to be registered this year.
Moreover, Thai startups managed to reap pandemic revenues. Thailand’s top startups have seen double-digit growth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and are being well-positioned to benefit from the consumer and business shift to digital commerce during the lockdown.
These statistics reflect that the pace of Thai people’s entrepreneurship spirit continues to be robust even during the pandemic. Thai SMEs keep on adapting their operating models and explore new strategies to help keep their business survive, and even thrive.
GoDaddy’s one-stop shop enables Thai business to go online
“Under the current pandemic situation in Thailand, social distancing, lockdown restrictions and the boom of online shopping, has together driven the digital transformation of businesses of all sizes,” GoDaddy Southeast Asia’s Marketing Director, Nikki Chavengsub said, “With a lot of potential in growth for SMEs lying ahead, we would like to show them that going digital is much easier and affordable than they think. GoDaddy Websites+Marketing, as well as other essential solutions, together with customer support services, provide what it takes for Thai SMEs and entrepreneurs to grow, create, and manage their businesses online.”
GoDaddy’s suite of integrated online products and services can help Thai SMEs think of GoDaddy as a one-stop-shop for creating and managing their digital presence. Here are some of GoDaddy current product offerings available in Thailand:
- Websites + Marketing: GoDaddy offers more than just a platform to build a website, it offers integrated tools and services to help its customers create an effective online presence, designed to showcase and promote their brand value and image. People can build a beautiful professional looking website, including SSL Certification protections, and that is mobile responsive, easily with little or no technical experience. The Website Builder tool also offers the ability to integrate social channels and Google my Business with their website, so they can manage their online presence simply in one place, and keep them integrated together.
In addition, GoDaddy provides customers with an assessment of how their business is doing across their website, social media and marketing activities, and gives recommendations on what to do next to help improve their online performance.
- Domain Name Registration and Hosting: With its domain search tool and domain name generator tools, customers can easily find the perfect name for their business. GoDaddy also offers a broad range of website hosting solutions.
- Professional Email: GoDaddy Professional Email service helps clients establish a professional image with an email address that matches their business name, to help stay connected with their customers. Moreover, it provides security protections with industry-leading spam and virus filters.
- GoDaddy Guides: With professional customer support in Thai-native language, GoDaddy is able to provide customers with customized one-on-one support for their questions through a variety of channels via: phone calls; chats on GoDaddy Asia Facebook Messenger; Request to Call” service at https://th.godaddy.com/
contact-us/request-a-call; and, via LINE Official Account GoDaddyTH https://lin.ee/5DsbEht.
Whether it’s finding a perfect domain name that matches with a business idea, or finding the right website tools, GoDaddy Guides are there to help customers along their digital journey.
GoDaddy plans to roll out Thai language webinars, tutorials, and how-to videos to help guide entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey to build their own strong, successful digital presence.