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Helping your business through the pandemic
Adapt to Evolve

Helping your business through the pandemic

The second wave is upon us, but it doesn’t mean business has to stand still.
IONOS is supporting restaurants and other small businesses throughout lockdown, so you can stay ahead by being present and selling online.
Get your business online

Make sure business doesn't stop

Products designed to help small businesses stay ahead.
Restaurants, cafes, bars and more

Get your business online so people can click and collect

If you've yet to start a takeaway or delivery service for your business, now is the perfect time. This way, you can continue to operate and keep in touch with your customers despite new lockdown regulations.

  • Upload your menu and make sure it looks great on all devices.
  • Allow customers to order online from your website or social media accounts, and offer contactless payment by credit card or PayPal.
  • Attract new customers by offering discounts and other promotional offers.
  • Organise online events such as cooking classes or tastings with delivery boxes sent out to customers. Our free Video Chat tool is the perfect solution.

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Products designed to help small businesses stay ahead.
Micro-merchants, artists, designers and more

Turning a traditional market stall into a digital success

Continue to sell online to help make up for having to close your shop or market stall. Whether you're already online or not, we've got the solutions you need to start selling:

  • Sell via your social media accounts by simply adding a buy button to your profiles. You don't need an online shop or website.
  • If you already have a website or blog however, you can easily add an eCommerce element to sell your products remotely.
  • Another option is to create your own online shop where you can list and sell all of your products. Your customers will love the shopping experience thanks to the numerous payment and delivery methods available.

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Turning a traditional market stall into a digital success.

Stay ahead with savings on key products

Now's the time to find new ways to adapt, develop and grow your business.
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Social Buy Button

Convert your followers into customers

The only eCommerce solution exclusively designed for social commerce. Learn more

  • Integrate Facebook and Instagram
  • Wide range of payment methods
  • Customisable delivery options
  • Email marketing

£5/monthexcl. VAT Cancel anytime
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Add shop functionality to your website or blog

Sell any number of products on any CMS. Learn more

  • Customisable shipping options and real-time shipping quotes
  • Works with all the main CMS like WordPress, Joomla!, Wix, Drupal and more
  • Keep your existing content, SEO rankings and domain

3 months Free then £20/monthexcl. VAT
eCommerce Website Builder

An online shop that grows with your needs

Open up a world of opportunities with everything you need to sell online. Learn more

  • Stunning designs to help get you started
  • Mobile app to help you manage your shop wherever you are
  • Wide range of payment and shipping methods
  • Advanced marketing tools

1st month Free then £25/monthexcl. VAT

Customer success stories

Learn how our customers have risen to the challenge and adapted their businesses during these trying times.


Beating the pandemic one tasty treat at a time
Demand for Laura's dog sitting business fell during lockdown, so she had to rethink. By opening an online shop she was able to develop her business. Her dog biscuits and dog-themed greetings card have been a great success.
Read Laura's story
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Keeping the community moving
The first lockdown put a stop to group workouts and fundraisers, but inventor and fitness instructor Julie Ford was quick to adapt. Not only has she been selling her product Instepp® online, she's also held her own Zoom 'Instepp-athon' to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Read Julie's story
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Ideas for your online presence

We've put together some how-to guides to help you stay connected.
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Promoting your website: a crash course for beginners
Make sure customers can find your website with our beginners' guide to online marketing. Find out how to get started with search engine optimisation, display advertising and more.
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Social commerce – using social media to increase sales
Looking for a way to improve sales? Find out how social commerce can help you increase your reach and sell your products - without a physical store.
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Learn how to build the ideal website for your restaurant
Each business differs on how they go about their work. That's why it's important to have a website that is tailored to your individual needs and sets you apart from the competition.
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Learn more about crisis marketing
Developing a crisis management plan or crisis communications plan buys business owners time. Discover our tips on how to come up with the right strategy for your business.

Why go with IONOS?

IONOS by 1&1 is the hosting and cloud partner of choice for small and medium-sized businesses.
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One reliable partner

  • 30 years of service

    For more than 30 years we have been offering state-of-the-art technology with a focus on reliability.
  • Security and safety

    ISO 27001 certified data centres deliver data security, the best performance, and georedundancy.
  • Powerful products

    From simple domains to best-in-class cloud infrastructure, we offer powerful products tailored to your needs.
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1-on-1 support

  • Personal consultant

    A dedicated personal consultant will be at your side to support you on your journey, whenever you need them.
  • 24/7/365 support

    Local support teams are always there to offer help and advice by phone, email, or chat.
  • Knowledge databases

    Find answers to frequently asked questions, browse our how-to guides, or just learn what your products can do.
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Fairness and transparency

  • Transparent offers

    No fine print! All offer information and prices are provided and displayed transparently before you order.
  • Risk-free contracts

    We guarantee a refund in the first 30 days if you are not happy. Easy cancellation online or by phone, 24/7.
  • Full flexibility

    Full flexibility with monthly contract terms. Up/downgrade packages at any time to suit your personal needs.
Your personal consultant

Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all IONOS customers.

Award-winning support

Our personal consultant service won gold for Best Customer Engagement Initiative at the European Contact Center & Customer Service Awards, the largest awards programme in the customer contact industry.

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