There is no doubt that this past year has wreaked havoc on local businesses. Local businesses have been looking for any solution to help them keep their business up and running and their staff employed.
Local businesses generally rely on heavy foot traffic to keep their bills paid and their doors open, but when foot traffic is at an all time low things start to look bleak.
There has been a solution for many, many years, but a lot of local businesses just haven’t taken advantage of it. This is mainly due to not having the time or even the expertise to figure it out.
Necessity has changed the outlook of many business owners. E-Commerce technology is a fantastic way for local businesses to still be able to service their customers.
While they might not be able to come into your business, that doesn’t mean they can’t get your products or services.
As a bonus, if a local business plays their cards right, they can reach more people than they ever could before. Ninety percent of adults in the United States use the internet each and every month.
Can you think of any other method that can allow your business to reach 90% of the adults in your town or city?
Getting e-commerce for your business has never been easier. There are free services like:
Setting up an online ecommerce store can be a little overwhelming, but the majority of these companies have made it extremely easy to use. As a last resort you can spend a bit more money and hire a web design or marketing company to help you get this set up if needed.
Once everything has been set up and customers can purchase your products or services online, execute a huge marketing campaign to your existing customers to let them know that they can now still support your business and continue to get your business’s great product or service.
Then, do an advertising campaign on Google and Social Media to let new people who have never heard of your business before know that they can get your product or services online. I think you might be surprised by the results.