Switch Chosen by Weebly as Premier Partner in App Center

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Switch Communications today announced that Switch is a premier partner promoted by Weebly on its newly launched App Center. The Weebly App Center is a marketplace for Weebly's entrepreneurs to find the tools they need to grow and manage their businesses. Switch provides a business phone number for a company's Weebly website so they can easily manage customer calls from their smartphone or computer.

Switch provides a cloud-based business phone system at $15 per user per month, helping businesses look professional with a phone tree and departments. Businesses are able to update contacts and view recently exchanged information within Switch to better manage their customer conversations.

"With Switch in the Weebly App Center, people can find everything they need to launch their business in one place," said Jeanne DeWitt, CRO at Switch Communications. "It's small business in a box and the easiest way to get started for millions of new companies. Weebly is a key partner for us and we're excited to be part of the launch of this marketplace for small businesses."

Millions of small businesses have turned to Weebly to create a website, blog or online store and, in the process, realized they also need a business phone number. According to independent market research firm Ipsos, 61% of people find it very important to be able to connect with a business during the time of purchase, so adding a business phone number through Switch helps small business owners better engage with the customers visiting their Weebly website. In addition, small business owners are often context-switching between personal and business, so they need a phone system that supports the way they live and work. Switch allows people to make themselves available during business hours, or set themselves to do-not-disturb so they are not receiving business calls late at night or on holidays.
With the App Center, Weebly is tackling the hurdles that small business owners have to overcome and offering the best solutions for today's business owners -- solutions that are easy-to-use, work on any device and are mobile-friendly. Switch delivers on these needs, adds a layer of professionalism with dedicated business lines and is cost-effective for businesses just starting out.

About Switch Communications
Switch Communications, Inc., is a provider of unified communications, collaboration and productivity tools for work, built by the teams that brought Google Voice and Yahoo! Voice to tens of millions of users. Previously known as Firespotter Labs, Switch Communications' core products include Switch, the business-grade phone system for you at work (launched February 2015), and UberConference, the leading teleconferencing and productivity tool (launched May 2012). Switch Communications is funded by Amasia, Andreessen Horowitz, Felicis Ventures, Google Ventures, Softbank and Work-Bench. Learn more, or get in touch with Switch sales at 844-9-SWITCH.

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