Yahoo Small Business has launched a Website Design Service for small businesses in the U.S. The service includes design, engineering, build, copywriting, website management and support services.
Yahoo offers drag-and-drop website building tools and provides hosting services. Clients can customize their website name with industry-specific URLs. There is also an eCommerce feature that allows clients to create stores with inventory management, shipping integration and credit card processing.
The Website Design Service comes in a standard and premium package. The standard package provides basic functionality, some content updates and YSB Insights. It starts at $4.99. The professional or premium package provides advanced features such as issuance of quotes, acceptance of reservations or appointments and customer login. The price starts at $9.49. According to Yahoo Small Business managing director Kush Shrivastava, small businesses using the service do not need to spend much money or time to learn how to code or optimize their search rankings. The service provides a step-by-step process and consultations with an expert on the issues of website production, content assets and monitoring and maintenance.