Covid 19 has had a huge impact on independent businesses and online sales seeing the unfortunate closure of lots of high street shops. Even now that shops have reopened people are still wary and have got into a routine of searching online more and more for everything they want and need.
Considering making the move to online is a big one, but an essential one in these uncertain times and could save your company from closure. There are a few things you’ll need to do to get started on your journey to moving online! We have outlined some points below to help you out.
What are you going to sell?
Are you going to continue to sell what you currently sell or branch out further or compact your range? It is worth using this time as an opportunity to take a fresh look at your business. Can you offer more or do you currently offer products or services that don’t get a lot of interest?
Choosing a domain name
Make sure that there is a domain available for the name of your site. Deciding on a domain name and finding one available will be one of the first steps for you.
Decide on what sort of site you would like
What functionality do you want your site to have? Do you want to be able to sell directly from the site or just supply information or request enquiries? This will decide on which platform you choose to run and build your website on.
Choose sites that you like the look of
Browse sites to get a feel for what you like and what you want your site to look like, this will help to give you an idea of what you want it to look like and will then enable your designers and developers to create a mock up based on your tastes.
Enlist the help of designers and developers to assist you on your journey
They will be able to help build your site, achieve the functionality you want and bring your ideas to life. Whether you are looking for a simple startup site or a larger, more functional eCommerce site then choose the right people to help you on your journey and achieve your vision!
If you are considering making the move then why not get in touch!