.So, why should you sell your goods and services online? Well, online selling, or e-commerce, has a number of distinct advantages over conventional sales whereby you open up a shop, throw open the doors and hope people walk in.
.Firstly, you can do away with a lot of the overheads associated with opening a traditional shop, such are rent, rates, lighting, heating, security etc. Secondly, it’s much easier to allow people to use an online checkout to buy goods themselves rather than employing a shop assistant to sit around all day just in case someone wants to buy something.
.With the internet of course you’re not just opening a shop on a single street in a single town, you’re opening a shop that anyone in the world can see. Your imagination is the only restriction when it comes to selling online.
.If you take good advice, plan thoroughly and build an excellent online store then you can immediately compete with much larger retailers as your site will be open 24/7, every day of the week and as your overheads are lower your prices can be more competitive.
.Another great advantage is that if you set up to receive card payments, you get paid straight away which has huge cash flow advantages for a small business. And once you’re up and running you’ll be gathering a database of people who buy from you, which becomes your email list for the next promotion you run. And the more sales you make the better targeted your future offerings will be.
.At Aqueous we’ve set up many online stores and can help advise you as to the best options in the market, help you plan not just for today but for the future as well, and get you up, running and optimised all as part of the package. You could be running your own online store for less than £5,000 in just a matter of weeks. And if you already have an online store but can’t seem to rank for the keywords you need you definitely need to get in touch. We will show you how to make more money, more quickly, from more customers.
.To find out more about e-commerce solutions from Aqueous or to get a quote for upgrading your existing store, call us now on 0800 285 1424.