ES Limited makes sustainability solutions available with Zoho Sites
- SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
- RECYCLING BUSINESS
ES Limited works to build environmentally sustainable solutions with a range of products for food waste recycling, air purification, and cleaning products. Its managing director, Siegfried Poppe, spent many years in the hotel industry in Europe, and was disturbed by how many solutions falsely claimed to be sustainable. In 2015, he started ES Limited with a focus on food waste. ES Limited is based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
While setting up his business, Poppe initially sought the help of an expert to build his website, but issues soon began to emerge when the expert he hired moved out of the country. "The servers we used were not reliable," Poppe recalls, "and they were blocking some of our emails. I later learned that the server sending out the emails had not been authenticated. At the time, it was more important for me to focus on the core business. That's when my accountant told me about Zoho."
Many aspects of Zoho worked well for Poppe, who started with Zoho Books. "I'm a strong believer in paying for service and not for a fixed piece," he says. "I also liked the aspect of paying for what you need; you don't have to take the whole package. I like the way it's structured."
While using Zoho Books, Poppe learned that Zoho also offers a website builder with a free trial. "I liked how easy it was to use, because you had preset templates," he says. "I did it myself without seeking help from an IT expert."
After trying out the different options in Zoho Sites for over two weeks and completing a full review, Poppe launched his website in a month's time. Since it was during the pandemic, he also had more time to focus on building the website. "I learned how to do it myself with the help of instructional videos," he says. "I like the whole package that Zoho offers. Zoho Sites is very reliable and doesn't have any downtime. If someone were to ask me, I'd say go ahead with Sites."
Benefits and ROI
"What's amazing about Sites is that it has the building blocks of a website within it and is neatly structured," Poppe says. "Even if a business has a few ecommerce elements to it, Sites is quite useful. There's also good guidance available for your business in the form of analytics reports."
ES Limited has seen immense growth in the Middle East market. "Last year, our growth was exponential," Poppe reports. "The leadership in Saudi Arabia is also focusing on sustainability, and that has been helpful."
I liked how easy Sites was to use, because you had preset templates. I built the website myself without seeking help from an IT expert. What's amazing about Sites is that it has the building blocks of a website within it and is neatly structured"- Siegfried Poppe, Managing Director, ES Limited
ES Limited has been exploring opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint. Currently, the company is supplying across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, and Algeria. "We're extending our network of solutions to air quality and looking at additional sustainable solutions," Poppe says. "We're developing more partnerships. I want to bring smarter solutions across the world." And he intends to use Zoho's solutions to do that.
To learn more about ES Limited, visit their website https://www.eslimited.ae/