Johannesburg – The price of petrol may have gone down by 24 cents a litre on the first Wednesday in April 2017, but it could have been a lot more.
That’s because the taxes we pay on each litre of fuel went up at the same time.
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1. Your business is open to the world every single day of the year
Unlike your company’s office that may be open from 8-5, Monday through Friday, your company ‘s website is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
There are many different time zones that may affect your business, which is why being visible on the web makes it very convenient for everyone.
2. An online brochure / catalogue that can be updated anytime
A website is easier, cheaper and quicker to keep up to date than printed brochures and catalogues.
With almost limitless capacity, a website allows your customer instant access to more comprehensive information.
This will save you both time and money on printing and distribution costs as well.
3. Attact new business from anywhere in the world
On the Internet, you aren’t that local little business anymore. You have the potential to be seen by millions across the globe.
Did you ever think your company would have the possibility of doing business around the world?
Without a doubt, the Internet is the most cost effective way to advertise your business and to trade nationally and internationally.
4. Improved customer service
By providing answers to questions on your website; sales and requests for information can be processed automatically and immediately, whether you are in the office or not.
Online forms can be used to allow customers to request quotations or to ask for further information. Save on printing costs by allowing users to download important documents and brochures.
5. Present a professional face to your business
For any business, a well designed website is a great way of instilling confidence and looking bigger than you actually are.
In this day and age, customers assume that you already have a website. By now, your primary competitors probably already have a presence on the Internet.
If they do, keep up with them and find ways to make your business better than theirs.
6. Sell your products online
Why pay for expensive rentals, electricity, salaries and all the other costs that go along with owning a business?
Selling in cyberspace is much cheaper and a good way to supplement your offline business.
7. Promote the services you offer
Accountants, doctors, financial consultants, entertainers, estate agents and all service oriented businesses should let customers know that they have a choice.
Millions of users are researching their needs on the Internet and are using company websites to make informed choices when they require a specialised service.
8. Customer research and generate business leads
You can gather information about your customers and potential customers requirements by using forms and surveys.
Generate additional business leads by getting your prospective customers to come to you.
Target more customers looking to use your companys’ products and services.
9. Provide instant information
People are busy and don’t like to wait for information. Give them what they want, when they want it.
If your product is suitable, offer them free samples, discount offers or products to download.
This includes pictures, brochures, software, videos, Power Point presentations, music and more.
10. Great recruiting tool
Whether you are looking for talent or posting job opportunities with your company, your website is a great recruiting tool for building your business.
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