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Want to sell your product or service online? We can help with Southport Ecommerce Development
You've got a great product or service. It's time to take it to the world! Dream Web Design offer Southport Ecommerce Development using the world's most popular web platform WordPress with Woocommerce, which now powers over 30% of the worlds' ecommerce websites.
Whether you are selling physical or digital products, Dream Web Design have a solution which can work for you! And we've helped small and local businesses both in Southport and across the UK to get their products online.
Get your product or service online today with Southport Ecommerce Development
Why E-Commerce is so important for your business
You've got a great product or service, why limit it to local customers?
So you've got a great product or service you're proud of. At the moment, you're selling locally but you want to get it out to the world. How? An Ecommerce platform is the ideal way to do so!
You're own website that you're in control of that you can add as many products that you want to. The sky's the limit!
Think of it as your 24/7 salesman
When you close the doors on your business and you leave for the night, that's it. Potential visitors cannot purchase your products. With an Ecommerce site, potential customers could be searching for your product or service RIGHT NOW! Even when you're tucked up in bed!
You no longer need to rely on footfall
Most bricks and mortar businesses rely on one key factor - footfall. So you've opened your shop and the weather is terrible... does your footfall drop as less people are out shopping? Or perhaps you've got a great product or service, but you're shop is in a location which simply does get a good footfall count.
Either way, having an online Ecommerce shop means that you're not controlled by weather or location - nor the time of day!
Give the customer the full story!
Sometimes when you have a store, customers are less likely to ask questions about your product or service - even if they have them! They'd may rather go away and do research before making a decision. Alternatively, they may not even leave the house before deciding!
Having an Ecommerce site allows you to detail a product in a way which is difficult in store. You can list every detail of it - especially useful if it's technical, and if you know the sort of questions people ask, you could preempt them by having a FAQ page!
Show the product in use
One great thing you can do with an Ecommerce site that's difficult to sometimes do in store is show how the product can be used or is used by other people. Simple How To videos or even customer videos help build confidence in a product or service.
And if you're offering a service, perhaps your a builder, what better way to demonstrate your skills than a video documenting all of the steps you've taken - a full before and after video! And when you upload these to a video sharing site like YouTube with links back to your Ecommerce site, you're even going to get people visiting that weren't searching for your site in the first place!
Customer reviews are key
One interesting metric that search engines, especially Google are looking for is how well you review. Whether that's on a site like TripAdvisor or TrustPilot, or perhaps Google My Business or even on Facebook and social media, having customer reviews allows potential customers to find out what they are buying with impartial advice before they buy it.
Do people trust buying online?
Absolutely! 87% of all retail purchases are now made online. And with modern technology purchasing online is safe and secure. If it works for Amazon....
Isn't having an Ecommerce site expensive?
No! Contact us to find out how affordable an ecommerce site would be - you'll be surprised at the solutions we can offer!
What do I need to get an Ecommerce site up and running?
A simple list of things you'll need
The thought of an Ecommerce site can be quite daunting. However, here at Dream Web Design we keep it simple. Here's what you're going to need:
- A domain name. That's the www bit. So, if you're Joe Bloggs Sprockets, then www.joebloggsprockets.co.uk is probably what your after. Or be creative! www.uksbestsprokets.co.uk would work as well!
- A website. But not any old website! A great looking website built on an easy to manage and administer platform. We use WordPress and WooCommerce, which is the industry standard.
- A SSL certificate. SSL promotes security. If you see a SSL certificate you know you're in safe hands with the provider. It also knows your data is secure.
- Good images. This is essential. If you're selling anything online, having great looking images is key to promoting your product or service.
- Detailed description. Having a great description allows the customer to get a real idea of the product, and also allows you to blend in keywords which is important for being found on the search engines!
- Video. A video is a great way to demonstrate a product or service, and is great for page ranking as well!
- Payment Gateway. Having some way to collect payment is essential. There are plenty of options here though, and we can assist with your choice!
How long will it take to go live?
Ecommerce sites can be built and live within a few weeks normally, depending on the customer requirements.
When can I expect to start seeing orders?
That depends on the product your selling and your budget to market your site. Like a bricks and mortar shop, you still need to market and advertise your business - nothing has changed there. The bigger the budget, the quicker you can get your site ranked and visitors purchasing.
A more niche product that has less competition is of course easier to rank than a more common item.
However, whatever budget you have, we have a range of digital marketing options available to help you get your business found quickly and start selling!
How do we get to work then?
Easy! Contact us today to find out how we can help YOUR business online with stunning mobile responsive web design and rank higher on the search engines to win more business. We cover all of the UK, but are based in Southport. We're only a phone call (or email) away.
We want your business to succeed and we're dedicated to offering the very highest levels of customer service and guarantee to pick up the phone when you call us. We've helped businesses just like your's across the UK succeed. Why not improve your chances of success and find out how we can help you!
Other Services We Provide
Your business website is the first thing that people find when searching online, let them know you're ready for business with a truly responsive custom website design that grabs their interest and turns them into customers from visitors.
Having a great website is important, but if you're not ranking and potential customers can't find your site your investment is wasted. Find out how we can help improve your positions on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) with our monthly campaigns
Having your website hosted in the UK on superfast SSD servers will not only improve your user experience but also boost your chances of ranking higher on the search engines. Move to Dream Web Design to supercharge your website performance!