Start Reaping The Benefits Of The Internet
Everyone knows that the internet has changed how business is done. Despite this fact, many small and local businesses refuse or simply do not even think about opening their store online. Many are afraid of the cost and the time it takes to run a legitimate website and also believe that it will not affect local sales. However, the reasons to start-up a website devoted to your local business are priceless. The following are three great reasons to do so.
1. It’s open 24/7
While your business may be open everyday of the week, more than likely it will close before it gets dark. With our current fast pace society many people do not have the time to go to your business during store hours. However, with a simple and practical website, your business can be turned into a 24/7 business overnight and the best thing is you don’t have to pay someone to stay up and watch over it.
2. Reach out to local customers
Placing your business online gives you much more than just another vehicle to sell your product. A website gives your customers a place to go to find your hours, location, phone numbers, and anything else they may need to know. More importantly, it will give them a perfect opportunity to get discounts, coupons, and other incentives to buy your goods or services.
3. Beat competition
It is widely known that over 50 per cent of small businesses to have a website, so what are you waiting for? If you want to stay ahead of your competition it is imperative that you build a website to serve both your local customers and new customers. And if none of your competitors are online, it just gives you another way to increase sales and traffic to your store.
While you may not want to roll out your business national or international customers, a website is still very crucial for keeping and gaining local customers. Websites can be used for more than just selling products. It can be a used as promotional vehicle just as well.
About the Author: Drew Johnson is a Public Relations intern for Kinetica Media, an Internet marketing company that works to harness the power of websites, email and search marketing to enable businesses of all sizes to get and keep more customers.. Visit www.kineticamedia.com or call 866-526-4309 to see how their proven online marketing services can increase your customer loyalty and sales.