2 in 5 (40%) online shoppers say they couldn’t live without online shopping. (BigCommerce, 2017)
Are you a small business owner, an entrepreneur, or creative who thinks that a website really isn’t that important right now? Do you feel like you can’t afford one? Do you think that your business is too small to really need or benefit from having a website?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then check us out each day this week as we discuss the top reasons why your business needs a professional website.
More and more consumers are using the Internet today to help them find the products and services they need. This is because they can search for a product or service, do a little research on it, as well as purchase it, all while drinking a cup of coffee at Starbucks, or sitting in the comfort of their own home.
Everyone loves the convenience that online shopping provides, especially with our busy schedules. We just don’t have time to window shop anymore.
So, why not make your product or service available to this huge community of online shoppers with a professional website that will give you the online presence that you need to make this happen? A professional website helps the small business expand their reach to the same customers as the larger companies.
It gives the entrepreneur or creative the opportunity to be seen by more than just their local community which increases their brand awareness and opportunity to make more money. No matter what industry you are in as an entrepreneur, a professional website can take you from only being known in your town to being known all over the world.
In 2016, 1.61 billion people worldwide shopped online and global ecommerce sales reached 1.9 trillion US dollars. Ecommerce sales are expected to reach up to 4.06 trillion US dollars by 2020. (Statista, 2017)
THEY ARE ALL YOUR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS!