Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Do small, local businesses need websites?

Many people have asked 3.0 Website Designs team members this question over the years.  Maybe a dozen or so years ago there would have been some points on the plus side as well as the minus side.  Today however, the minus side of the chart has evaporated into thin air and the plus side of having a website has sky rocketed.  One of the biggest reasons is that nearly 80% of the people in North America use the internet.  We all get online and get our information about almost every aspect of our lives.  We look for a company website to get information about the store, what they sell, what they have in stock, prices, hours, reviews, the list could go on and on.  Let's not leave out or minimize the purchasing that people do online.  In 2012 United States shoppers spent $226 billion and it is projected that by 2016 they will be spending $327 billion online.  That is an amazing number.
3.0 Website Designs professionals have heard many times that a clients product or products can't be sold online.  We want to be sure that you are not s o quick to dismiss your product as one that can't be sold online.  In today's marketplace there's very little that can't be sold from your website. More than 20 million shoppers are online, purchasing everything from books to computers to cars to real estate to jet airplanes to natural gas to anything you can think of.  Of course we're not suggesting you close up your brick and mortar store and sell only online.  What we are suggesting is that you enhance your sales by letting new customers see your products and hopefully buy them.
The internet has a strange way of leveling the playing field when it comes to competing against the big corporations.  You can awe and amaze your customers with a professionally designed website that builds trust and excitement.  When you do that your small operation can project the image and professionalism of a much larger company.  Sometimes we see large companies that  have poorly designed websites that are hard to navigate and completely lack professionalism and credibility.  We all know to stay off that track, bad news for them but good news you!
So stop by 3.0 Website Designs to speak with a website design professional today!  Get your business website designed by the Leader in Huntsville for internet content and web development services so you can take your small business to the big game with pride and confidence.

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