There are likely to be many other companies out there that are in the same or similar business to you. How can you ensure that you are standing out from the crowd?
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All of these things are important but in this age of technology, the days of the catalogue and telephone have dwindled. These are still very important tools but you have to ask yourself, why do most of the major retailers also have a website? Its a fast way to get out any deals and offers to their potential customers. Its also a considerably cheaper option than employing vast numbers of staff. I know many companies that only have 3 or 4 people but trade from a website very successfully. You can be one of them.
What can a website do for me?
A website can be many things to many companies.It can be a vital information portal for your potential customers thats available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are selling products, an e-commerce website can do this for you.
An e-commerce website can be automated so that all you need to do is press buttons to complete your orders. It can contact your customers to keep them informed of the progress of their order but more importantly, allows you to contact them again with special offers. Repeat business from your website is easy money and effective websites mean more repeat business. Dont miss out on this spend
Perhaps you are looking for a means to communicate with your customers? You can put as much or as little information about your company as you want but do have the option for a newsletter that your customers can sign up for. Theres no better sales tool than a customer who is already warm to your products or services.
Are you needing a CMS system? A website can be a really useful tool for this and allow you to easily communicate with your customers and to keep them coming back
Im already really busy!
Its really good to know that your business is doing well but who knows whats going to happen in the future? An online prescence is showing to your customers that you are serious about your business and you can never have enough customers. Even if you are unable to help them this time, they know you are there and your website allows them to come back when they need your services again in the future.