PETALING JAYA: Southeast Asia’s leading hosted e-commerce platform, EasyStore, is partnering MOLPay, the leading multi-currency payment gateway, to serve the regions small own-brand e-businesses. The partnership will first take place in Malaysia and proceed to other countries in near future. In a statement yesterday, MOLPay said the coming together of the two big e-commerce industry players will provide a one-stop solution from website design, server hosting, to payment gateway solution. According to EasyStore chief technology officer Frost Chen King Peng, 40% of e-commerce revenue comes from repeat customers, which represent only 8% of all visitors. He said that repeat customers are critical for the growth of small businesses. EasyStore announced a new version (Version 2.0) with monthly subscription to all sellers in Southeast Asia in order to help as many small businesses as possible by lowering the barriers to start own-brand online store. “With an online store solution like EasyStore and a payment solution like MOLPay, people can start their very own professional online business. You don’t have to be an established business to start. Now everyone can start an e-commerce business, even from home,” it said.