Why You Need a Website18 January 2011 Online Innovations
Present a Professional Image
For a small business, a well-designed website is a great way of instilling confidence and looking bigger than they actually are. These days, customers assume that all companies already have a website.
By now, your primary competitors probably already have a presence on the internet. If they do, keep up with them and find ways to make yours better.
Unlike a company's office that may be open from 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, a company’s website is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is why being on the web makes it time convenient for everyone.
Efficient and Cost Effective
A website is easier, cheaper and quicker to update than print material. Its' capacities are almost limitless, providing users with more comprehensive information. A website can essentially help you save money on printing and distribution costs as well.
Without a doubt, the internet is the most cost effective way to trade nationally and internationally.
Improved Customer Service
By providing answers to questions on a website, sales and information requests can be processed automatically and immediately - whether someone is in the office or not.
Online forms can be used to allow customers to request quotations or ask for further information. Getting your users to download invoices and other documents is a massive saving in costs.
Promote Products and Services
Millions of users are referring to the web and are using companies’ websites to make major decisions when they need products and services.
Gather Informations and Generate Leads
Gather information about customers and potential customers by using forms and surveys.