According to comScore Networks, there are currently 694 million people that use the internet. Around 3.5 million of that are Internet users here in the Philippines. That is a huge market! If you have a business today, it is an edge over the competitors to have your own website. Here are some more reasons why:
First of all, by having your own web presence, you provide information and ideas to your customers to make them aware of your company, products and services. You can also put up a Frequently Ask Questions page so that common questions can be answered quickly and will not result in redundant explanations.
You can also use your website to effectively gather feedback regarding your products and services. By doing so, you can learn to improve your products and services to increase your overall customer base. Gathering feedback will also make you aware of what your customers expect from your business.
Let your customers know that you’re saving money on printing and telephone costs. These savings are then passed on to them by allowing your customers to learn about your products and services using your web page.
By having a website, your customers know that your company is progressive and willing to embrace new technology. These days, a website is a necessity to effectively promote and advertise your company.
If your competition has a website, you’re already one step behind and not gaining the business you could be.
Your website can supply your customers with a form that allows them to contact you at their convenience. Not all customers can communicate with you during regular business hours, so your website allows for them to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By using this contact form, they can request information, services, request a proposal, or set up an appointment.
By having a website, you’re allowing potential customers to find your business. These potential clients can search product catalogues or contact you about your services.
If a customer or potential customer is looking to purchase products or your services, they will more than likely read everything you have on your website. By offering pictures of your products or services, you’re giving them the most information you can, and they will appreciate it. Pictures of before and after work, also gives a sense of security to your customers, as if you’re not afraid to show off your work. Your photographs will show your customers that your business is established and willing to offer their best work to your potential customers.
Web pages can allow for your customers to print a map, containing your contact information, address, and even a picture of your building. By having this simple page on your site, customers can find your location quickly. This also creates another sense of security for your customers, knowing that you DO have a place of business.
By having a website, your business is allowing your customers to find you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply have your web address on all of your printed materials, and let your clients contact you at any time of the day.
I really agree with this article. What do you think? Do you have more reasons why you need a website?