Builder.ai aims to help SMBs during Covid-19 crisis

Builder.ai, a leading no-code software development platform has announced that it is launching The Studio Store, a new range of pre-packaged apps – beginning with e-commerce and delivery – designed to bring businesses online faster and at a fraction of the cost of building from scratch.

Builder.ai aims to help all SMBs build their e-commerce or local delivery app with The Studio Store and provide the first three months of live service for free.

The launch is part of Builder.ai’s larger mission to make the process of building a digital future more accessible, cost effective and efficient.

“Businesses need to adapt to survive. Customers now expect to communicate with businesses via digital channels – whether it’s through an app or a website. However, while businesses recognize this, a lack of skills, coding or technical knowledge has traditionally been a barrier,” said Sachin Dev Duggal, co-founder and CEO of Builder.ai. “At Builder.ai, we make it as easy and as affordable as possible for businesses to amplify their digital presence.”

The first app will serve the specific needs of businesses across e-commerce and delivery – such as flower shops, grocery stores and clothiers – and can be delivered to a customer in less than eight weeks.

The e-commerce app also makes selling to customers effortless, and retailers can showcase their goods with a scrollable carousel and offer a wide range of secure payment methods.

The platform includes features that will handle the soup to nuts of most e-commerce experiences, the aftercare to keep the app working and the cloud needed to run the app and scale the business.

Duggal added, “We are seeing a disruption across all industries globally by Covid-19, and the way many of us interact with our customers overnight has stopped, changed or morphed. Among those most vulnerable are the smaller businesses without an online presence that depend on their customers to walk through their doors.”

“Although there is a lot of uncertainty right now, SMBs are presented with an opportunity to rethink how they do business. Having a thoughtful digital presence for businesses will be critical, which is why we are offering this assistance to all SMBs so that they can use this time to leapfrog ahead.”

The platform also plans to expand its offerings within The Studio Store to help improve the wider challenges that businesses face across all industries.

With The Studio Store, Builder.ai is furthering its mission to democratise the software market by offering pre-built software for a fraction of the price, giving more companies than ever the opportunity to use technology to grow their business.

The Studio Store apps are currently offered to English speaking customers across the world. Priced at USD500 per month and the app does not take any cut of sales or transaction fees (other than those charged directly by a payment gateway).

Builder.ai requires a one-month deposit at the beginning of the engagement. Unlike other SaaS providers, the customer gets a copy of the code after 24 months

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