If you’ve been to Myanmar recently, you’ve witnessed progress. Yangon is busier than ever with traffic and development. In Mandalay, businesses are expanding to meet the needs of a population near 54 million. In Bagan, the tourism industry sees a new hotel opening up every week to accommodate the growing traffic of travelers. Needless-to-say, Myanmar’s economy is transforming while the country quickly becomes more modern. Pixel Interactive works in South East Asia to help businesses and organizations create beautiful websites – we can help you!
Here are some facts about Internet use in Myanmar (source):
- In 2017 1 in 4 people are using the Internet daily
- 17 million Internet users (26% of the country)
- Least penetrated Internet industry in the region
- Recorded a 97% Internet use increase in 2016
- 55% of Internet connections are mobile
- Heavy investment in Internet country-wide
To keep up with Myanmar’s development, the Internet has become a focal point. Having a website with a domain name and web hosting can have a significant positive impact for businesses and organizations. On the Internet, people from all over the world can discover information and services. Without a website, you’re loosing out on business.
Examples of Website Design In Myanmar
For example, a small business in Bagan can make a lot of money selling lacquerware to tourists who visit the ancient capital. But that business will never have access to billions of people who never visit Bagan. Establishing a .com.mm website (or simple a .com) can provide thousands more visitors to your business everyday. Thousands of additional visitors could result in 10, 20, or 100 more lacquerware sales every day!
Another example is a port business on the Yangon River. If you have a business that tows ships in and out of the port, chances are you’re working with International clients from China, Thailand, and Japan. There is a lot of traffic importing and exporting goods, but how will those clients find you? Of course, you can find them, make calls, and be connected through friends. But it’s much easier than that. Just create a website that shares information for ports on the Yangon river. Your website can become a resource for ship companies and attract business.
Every day, more and more Myanmar businesses and organizations are developing websites to share their brand and services. In order to establish an online presence it takes a few steps and since Pixel Interactive is a web design agency in Bangkok, we work with clients in the South East Asia region. Here are the steps we recommend:
1. Create A Myanmar Domain Name
A domain name is a web address. In most cases, it’s the name of your business. It will look like this: http:www.nameofbusiness.com, or if you want a website specific to Myanmar it will look like this: http:www.nameofbusiness.com.mm. (notice the .mm at the end which signifies Myanmar). Your business name is usually in English to reach a larger audience. Creating a Myanmar domain name will require a small fee and monthly/yearly registration fees. There are many different websites that help you choose a domain name but Pixel Interactive specializes in South East Asia domain registration. We work with clients in Myanmar so feel free to call us.
2. Find A Good Web Hosting Package (Thai Hosting or Myanmar Hosting)
What is web hosting? Web hosting is where the information for your website is stored. Hosting is usually done by businesses with access to servers. These servers have strong security and a large capacity for memory. The most important aspects for Myanmar hosting should be 1) speed and 2) security. As a business owner, you want your website to load quickly, otherwise customers my look somewhere else. This is especially true if you are selling products on your site. Second, you want great security. Hacking has become commonplace on the Internet and you need a hosting company that will ensure your website and information remains secure. If hackers break into your website they can take financial records of your clients – that would be bad. At Pixel Interactive we use servers that are fast and highly secure.
3. Myanmar Website Design
You’ll also want to find a company that can put together a nice looking website for you. The website design should capture the idea of the business or organization and use a theme that appreciates the location, country, and culture in Myanmar. Creating a website is basically digital artwork and that’s where Pixel Interactive excels. We do our best to capture your vision of the business and make it a reality with a website. The options are limitless and we work until you are satisfied with your website.
When you choose a company to work with make sure you consider the following:
- Where the web design agency is located (preferably South East Asia)
- Communication – if not in local language, our business language is English
- Customer Service – make sure the web company is working for you, not the other way around
- Price Expectations for web design – prices vary according to each web company, however you shouldn’t be given a package (domain, hosting, website) that you don’t need. Get a quote first.
- Experience – does the web design agency have adequate experience to accomplish what you need?
- Transparency – the web design agency should share all information about the website. After all, the website is yours!
Pixel Interactive has 9 years of experience working with local and international clients. Although we’re based in Bangkok, Thailand we have clients in Myanmar, Europe, Australia and we are rapidly building our network in South East Asia. We welcome you to call us for a free consultation. We work hard to help you grow your business and have a desire to help develop South East Asia.
In this article we focused on Myanmar website development, web hosting, and domain names. Myanmar is a rapidly developing country and although only 26% of the country is actively using the Internet, use is rapidly increasing. So too is Internet investment by telecom companies. We should expect Myanmar’s Internet growth to continue.
So, what does this mean for businesses and organization? There is a huge opportunity to reach more people domestically and internationally. If you’re a business and want to capitalize on Myanmar’s growth, consider establishing an online presence by getting a domain name, finding reliable hosting (Thai hosting or Myanmar hosting) and building a website.
Pixel Interactive is uniquely qualified to help businesses and organizations in Myanmar and South East Asian countries. Let us help you make your dream a reality! Thanks for reading. Visit our other website pages for pricing and information.
Nancy is the founder at Pixel Interactive, a web design agency in Bangkok that has been working with clients around the globe since 2009. She graduated with a Masters degree in Information Systems from Sydney, Australia and worked in one of the biggest IT companies in Sydney.
Today she consults on web development, website strategy, and content strategy. She works closely with clients on graphic design and web design projects, using WordPress as her platform of choice.
When not immersed in client projects, Nancy is often invited to speak about online marketing to students in universities and to business owners in live events. She writes for our blog, sharing her expertise in project management, client services, and online marketing.
Nancy is also part of the international community of the WP Polyglots which helps translate themes and plugins, including WooCommerce, into Thai language.