Most consumers are looking online for information that will help them make smarter purchasing decisions. In fact, according to the eCommerce Foundation, 88% of consumers will research product information before they make a purchase online or in the store. This buying behavior trend emphasizes the importance of a website for today’s businesses.
If you want your company to be successful in the modern marketplace, you’ve got to have a professional website design. Your website is the backbone of your business, supporting all of your digital marketing efforts. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of a website for your business success and what you need to know about getting started with a professional website for your business.
1. Having a website will attract new customers to your business and make you more money.
We like this stat so much, we’re mentioning it twice: 88% of people research a business or service online prior to making a purchase decision. If you don’t have a website, you have no chance at capturing a share of this market. Your website can be available 24/7/365 even when you’re not. A website acts as your “always-on” business advocate during and outside of office hours.
Websites help you convert more of your existing referrals because most people still do their own research and stack you against your competitors.
2. Add instant credibility to your business simply by having a website.
The 21st-century consumer is a skeptic; in fact, 56% of people stated that they won’t trust a business without a website. Having a good website instantly boosts your credibility as a legitimate business. First impressions count, and websites allow you to make a very strong impression with a well-designed introduction for your business.
A website can help showcase your expertise, services, products, and better position your business. A website can be your number one tool for standing out among competitors.
3. It’s not as hard, or as expensive, as you think.
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to get a website. Vision Point has very simple signup processes which make the process quick and painless for you and very cost-effective. Websites offer a better return on investment than any other form of advertising. If you’re planning to market your business, a website should be your first priority.
Over time the relatively low investment of getting a business website will pay dividends by driving you new customers and building your brand. Plus, it’s a legitimate business expense and a tax write-off.
4. Having a website will end up saving you time.
Whether you’re trading emails, taking calls, or sending out proposals – communicating with potential customers takes time. Your website can save you that time by providing answers to common customer questions and inquiries. What does this mean for you? You can spend your time doing more valuable things.
5. Position yourself and stay in control of your brand.
A website acts as a platform for your messaging and shapes the online perception of your business in a way that your social media channels cannot provide. The platform allows you to position yourself in the market to get the exact type of customers you’re looking for.
Many business owners have been reviewed online, sometimes unknowingly and/or negatively. How does this affect you? 75% of users who read online reviews, believe them. Combat that negativity by posting your own positive testimonials.
The price of being left behind is a lot more than having a website. Having a professionally designed, brand-differentiating website is critical to increasing sales, boosting the bottom line, and growing your business. It gives you a chance to be in front of the right target audience with your brand’s story. Moreover, having a basic website costs some pennies and can provide huge returns over the long run.
So instead of asking why your business needs a website, ask why not!
Contact us today for a free website design quote.