On the final day of HostingCon 2013 in June, the WHIR met with Loaded Commerce CEO and founder Salvatore Iozzia to discuss the partnership opportunities available for web hosts, and the release of the beta version of Loaded 7, its open source ecommerce platform.
As Iozzia explains in the video, web hosts have the ability to offer customers the free version of Loaded Commerce, and can either take affiliate revenue from the upgrade to the pro version, or resell the pro licence.
“Merchants who want to get going can start with the free version, and then there’s in-app upsell to the pro edition if they have more complex needs around product management, order management, customer management,” Iozzia says.
Among other features that Iozzia talks about, Loaded 7 brings payment and shipping modules to the Addon store, a central place where users can search, review, install and configure addons.
In the interview, Iozzia talks about what makes Loaded Commerce different, how it can help web hosts win customers away from Shopify and other platforms, while looking ahead to what’s next for the web host-friendly ecommerce platform.