SOURCE: Web2Corp

February 26, 2007 09:15 ET

Web2Corp (WBTO) Paves Web 2.0 Road for Chambers of Commerce Nationwide

Chamber of E-Commerce Turn-Key Solution Provides Local Chambers With Trusted, Easy Way to Help Businesses Get Online

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- Web2Corp: (OTCBB: WBTO) -- It's the kind of situation that can be frustrating for both business owners and the chambers of commerce that seek to help them succeed: a web presence is increasingly needed to be taken seriously by consumers in today's market, but finding an inexpensive way to do that while still getting the quality and service that every business needs to present to its customers is all-but impossible. Of course, most any business owner can get someone's nephew or a local student to knock together a website quickly and cheaply, but making an online presence complete with storefront, payment processing, and shopping cart has remained out of the financial reach of thousands of small businesses across the nation.

Until now…The International Chamber of E-Commerce is now partnering with local brick and mortar chambers of commerce all over America, giving these support centers the tools that they need to get any local business online. By providing local chambers with a resource that is within any business' budget, but still has the powerful features and professional design of e-commerce solutions that cost thousands of dollars, the International Chamber of E-Commerce is making a difference for both the businesses and their chambers.

"There's no reason to pay thousands of dollars for a fully functional e-commerce site any more," says Bill Mobley, CEO of Web2Corp. "The code to make shopping carts, payment processing, online stores, and even more advanced tools like blogs and integration with other social media like flickr and YouTube, all of this code is automated in our website builder at the Chamber of E-Commerce. That means that you can make a store with pictures of your products that you've posted on flickr, or show a video of the interior of a house that you're selling, and set the prices, handle the payment, and manage the entire business online without any technical knowledge at all.

"We know that traditional brick and mortar chambers of commerce are not always able to provide businesses with all of the internet support that they would like to be able to, simply because the nature of the business changes so quickly. This partnership that we're offering through local chambers gives the businesses in the area a trusted source to go to and get their business online. It also helps out local chambers; they are providing the business in their areas with an invaluable resource that will increase their usefulness and membership. By bringing the centuries-old institution of the chamber of commerce online and into the world of Web 2.0, we're helping them -- and businesses -- make the most of their money. We're putting brick and mortar chambers online and increasing their exposure, getting them not only on the Chamber of Commerce Directory on our own website, but also on Google and Yahoo! search engines, so that local businesses will be able to find them when they have questions or needs.

"To encourage local chambers to take advantage of this, we're offering to host any chamber's existing website on our servers for free; and if they do not have a website, we'll make them one and host it, all free of charge to them so that they can offer businesses more tools to succeed.

"We encourage any and every business owner and chamber of commerce member who does not have a website to go to www.ChamberECommerce.com and take a test drive of our site builder. After looking at the thousands of designs and experiencing how easy it is to set up your online store, you'll understand what we mean when we say that Web2Corp is the web, made simple."

About Web2Corp:

Web2Corp is a Web 2.0 internet technology development firm dedicated to rapid creation and adaptation of technologies. Web2Corp addresses new markets of users by creating and simplifying useful products, reducing the level of user technical skills required, and lowering prices for consumers.

Web 2.0 technologies have become increasingly popular, with the use of Web 2.0 applications such as e-commerce or blogs up more than 25% over the last year, according to comScore networks. The Web 2.0 market generates more than 20 billion dollars of revenue a year, with well-known companies like Google.com, Flickr.com, MySpace.com, eBay.com, Craigslist.com, and Blogger.com making up the majority of the income.

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