Is your business looking at taking advantage of the continual boom in popularity of buying things via the Internet? If not, then you need to ask yourself why because surely it makes sense to try to grab a slice of a market that is growing and where you can really target specific customers who are more likely to spend money with you? The sad fact is that there are a lot of companies out there that will miss out on a lot of extra income simply because they have failed to capitalize on a wonderful opportunity, but then that is where speaking to a company that can not only build the website, but also help with marketing and Search Engine Optimization is so important.
The beauty of the Internet and an eCommerce website is that you pretty much have free reign to do what you want with it. Of course everybody is aware of the possibilities of selling online when you have various products to sell, either digital or the real thing, but a number of companies miss out on selling services online and this can be a huge mistake.
The Internet does not have to be used purely to sell shoes, clothes, electronics or any other tangible goods, but instead what is wrong with companies that offer services using an eCommerce website in order to accept payments for work done or even a deposit? What is wrong with a trades person taking that deposit via their website or even setting up a payment plan via the likes of PayPal whereby an individual can pay a certain amount each month to clear their bill? There are more possibilities out there if you think long enough and hard enough about your own business and surely anything that can lead to you generating more income is worth thinking about?
Attitudes towards spending money online have certainly changed a lot over the last decade as there is less fear about going ahead and splashing the cash although there is still an understanding of a need to be careful. People are more aware of what to look out for in order to build their confidence about spending money online with any particular website. It is of course up to each individual business to get the correct professional help with this to make sure that, at least from a security point of view, people will have no need to worry about being on there in the first place as a customer that feels secure in using your website will have no problem in spending money.
So how do you create that feeling of security with your eCommerce website? Well, the first thing is that people do make a snap judgment depending on what the website looks like, so it has to be clean, professional looking, well laid out, but has clearly had some thought put into its development. Think about your own reactions for a minute if you land on an eCommerce website that is outdated or has broken links. Would you spend money there? Would you spend money in an offline store that had broken windows and was filthy? Nope of course not, so why would anybody feel drawn into spending money online?
There is also the fact that people do look at the payment options as there are only certain names that they really trust and you would be surprised to find out just how many people are aware of various payment processors such as Authorize.net, 2CheckOut, and of course PayPal, so there is automatically a bit of trust being built up when they see certain names. It makes sense from a business point of view to focus on using a payment processor that is well established and has that trust factor already attached to it. You need to remember that the biggest fear that people have over all of this is what happens to their payment details, so do yourself a real favor and give them the trust that they crave.
Doing all of this does of course have to involve you using a company that knows what it is doing when it comes to creating an ecommerce website. Do both yourself and your business a favor by using a company that has a team of experts that will not only design your website to make it attractive to potential customers, but also make it as visible as possible to the search engines. That company is us, call us at 815-468-1524 to arrange an appointment to talk to one of our team.