How important are customer reviews to shoppers? Very important, as it turns out. The fact is, 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business. And 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
In order to be successful in the fast-paced world business, it is essential to have a high-quality website with a design that people can connect with and trust. Establishing trust between your business and your users can help to have your incoming traffic act and behave to your expectations. Trust doesn’t come easy, especially with digital scams, identify theft, and fraudulent schemes.
Yes, it is long past the point of being a suggestion to ditch the free email addresses and create a custom email address. Now, the gamble you take by refusing to get a domain email address is the same as making your call card addressable to ‘I’[email protected]’.
To completely understand why it is so important, you must realize that getting your business a domain website and a custom email address is like the suit you’ll wear to see the board of directors or that prospective sponsor, it shows the length you’re willing to go to bring the name and brand of your business into the light. Here are a few arguments that further confirm this decision as the right move.
Your business card should open the door to start a conversation. Generic designs or templates from Vista Print are not ok. When you hand someone a card they should be wowed. You are saying this is me, this is us, who we are and what we do. It should be a statement that they won’t forget. Most people just leave them on a table to throw them away. You want a card that people will make sure to keep and not forget.
People often think they want to save money so they choose the cheapest option but that just leads to a total waste of money. The cheapest option means 99% of cards given out will meet the trash can.
When someone hands we a card that wows me, I take the time to place it in my wallet to keep it as I treasure the awesome business card. Something about the great quality and design makes me WANT to keep it.
Whether you are starting a new business or have been open for a decade your online presence is important. When people look for different types of businesses or service providers one of the first actions we take is to look online. Even when friends refer us to a provider we usually go online to get their info and look.
What we see about a business can directly affect our view. It’s like the first impression meeting a person. We see reviews, images, news and your website (if you have one) as well as some of your competitors. Have you looked up your competition and yourself? Do you look best? If you don’t look best online you could be losing customers to who does.
Port Charlotte has a thriving economy driven by seasonal residents and tourists. With so many new projects in workds from Murdock Village to the Allegiant Air Resort driving new business and money into the area. 2019 is the time to invest in your online presence.
You want a site that drives interaction and encourages reviews. A website that you don’t have to spend your time on. You want the wow factor, great functionality, and affordable price. SEO, search engine submission, directory listings, graphic design, logos, and more.
Port Charlotte businesses have a lot to gain from a professionally designed online presence. Check out our online branding and see what we can do for you.
Getting Started Several times a month I get emails and phone calls from real estate agents about websites. Most agents are looking for some advice and direction on what do about their own websites. In many cases they don’t have one but are looking to get one started. Some of the questions I get are… […]