Why have a Webpage?
Web pages are no longer an optional extra for companies, but an important part of getting your message across. With an ever increasing proportion of the world's populations having access to the internet, even the smallest firms can no longer afford to miss out on a web presence.
Unconvinced? Let us give you some reasons.
Your Customers Expect ItIn 2009 around 70% of the UK's population had access to the internet. People are used to being able to look for potential suppliers sites.
A website has become such a key part of any business that customers now simply assume you have one. Customers expect to be able to find out about your business, its products and/or services from your website at a time to suit them. Therefore if you don't have one you will almost certainly be missing out on potential new custom and may even loose existing customers to businesses who are represented on the web.
Your Business is Open to the World All DayUnlike a walk in business that has limited opening, your company's website is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Therefore customers are able to visit your website at a time that is convenient to them which can lead to more business. An e-commerce solution allows you to receive orders at anu time of day including throughout the night, orders they may have lost to competitors had they not had a website and if you sell globally your business is not affected by the many different time zones throughout the world.
Reach New Markets with a Global AudienceThere is an old saying (well obviously since it is about the Internet it is not that old)
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.Bascially that means that although you may be a small business with only one office, you aren't that local little business anymore. You have the potential to be seen by millions across the globe. Ever thought you could be running a worldwide business? Well, now you can. Without a doubt, the Internet is the most cost effective and esiest way to sell nationally and internationally
You Can Always Give The Latest InformationUnlike printed documentation such as product brochures, a website can be updated at any time. When updating a website using a Content Management System it is also far simpler, quicker and cheaper than making alterations to printed documents. Businesses are also able to react to market conditions much faster, therefore ensuring that opportunities are taken, threats are minimised and profits are maximised.
Harness the Power of Social MediaWith the increase in poularity of social media for online networking you can connect your website in and use the connectivity to gain traffic and publicity. These turn into sales making you money.
It Can Save TimeBecause you can provide as much information as you like about your business, its products and/or services, our customers have found that whilst business enquiries have dramatically increased, the time-wasting calls have decreased, therefore reducing the time spent on pointless phone calls and ultimately saving money.
It Can Save MoneyAs well as making money from your website by selling products or services, you are able to save money on expenses like print and postage costs by choosing to email requested documentation rather than sending them. Documents such as brochures can be offered as downloadable PDFs (a format for displaying printaable doucuments across computer systems) therefore saving money on both expensive print and postage.
It Will Grow Your BusinessIf you don't currently have a website you are almost certainly losing business right now! If you do have a website that is out of date, difficult to navigate around, is not optimised for search engines, or simply its design creates the wrong perception of your business, you are losing business!
What about Hosting and Website Names?
If you already have hosting (space on a computer to publish your webpages) and a domain (a unique name for identifying yourself on the internet, normally proceeded by www for a website e.g. www.awcomputech.com) then we can put your site on this existing space.
Alternatively we can host your site and register your domains ourself.