Here are just 5 reasons why every business should have a website
1. People don’t use phone books anymore.
Just think about the last time you picked up a phone book to look for information. How long ago was it? Using a search engine such as Google, Bing or Yahoo is a lot faster than using the phonebook. Not only that, but using these search engines can give you more information about businesses in your area such as: Reviews, Promotions, Prices, what products or services they offer, etc. People who are searching to find businesses in their area will find other local business rather than yours.
2. Affordable Advertisement and Cost Effective.
A website is one of the most affordable forms of advertisement, a lot more affordable than TV advertisement, billboards, and must printing advertisements. Not only that, but it provides your customers with information about your products and services, anywhere at anytime. Visiting a website is a lot more comfortable for most people than calling or visiting a location just to find more information about a business.
3. A business website increases business credibility.
A good and professionally designed website can tremendously help your business increase credibility and trust. The more people know about your business the better and the greater the chances you have to sale more and attract more customers by referrals. What would you remember easier? www.google.com or 1-650-253-0000
4. A website is a business tool.
Many business owners think of a website as an expense that will not generate money. What they forget is that a website can help you sell your products using an online store, collect payments, offer information about your products or services and convince prospects to call you, will help you answer questions, will showcase your products or services, will allow your customers to contact you using a contact form, or simply collect data of potential customers.
5. Open for business 24/7
A website allows your business to be open 24/7. If you sell products, having an online store will allow your customers to place orders at 10:00 p.m. or if you sell services, a website will allow your potential customers to contact your business after hours or to simply find information about your services.
There are many other reasons why every business should have a website. If you are not listed in the major search engines you can bet your competitors are. A website is more than just another way to market, it is a tool that can be used to many advantages. Budget is not an excuse any more, now days a website can be very affordable.