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do I need a website?

If you run a business - large or small - you'll have to decide whether running a website will work for you or not. There are many factors to weigh up and all we can do is offer a few pointers. Ask questions for sure, but ultimately you'll need to reach your own verdict...

how do I use it?

You can use a website in two ways:

1. to advertise and promote your business
2. to conduct transactions through the Internet

how much does it cost?

There is no simple answer to this other than to say that it can cost as little as a few pounds a month; indeed, if you know what you're doing, you can virtually do it yourself for nothing. What follows is just our view; you should feel free to disagree or to challenge it.

Option 1 is the least costly. There's little doubt that some sort of Internet 'presence' is becoming essential. You should at least be able to advertise your business and use email facilities as an adjunct to the more 'conventional' channels of communication. It is possible to setup a website at very minimal cost but we would recommend that you consider registering your own domain name - your website 'address' - for a number of good reasons.

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If you want to consider option 2 then this is going to be more costly. It may, however, repay any investment many times over but you should be aware of the limitations of online commerce. Some questions you might need to ask are:

  • do you sell goods or services?
  • is what you sell something that customers can have confidence in ordering over the Web?
  • do you have an overseas market, or, to turn the question around, do you wish to develop one?
  • do you require multilingual pages on your website?
  • are delivery costs a significant factor and do you need to calculate them online?
  • do you sell a large range of goods?
  • does the range of goods change frequently?
  • might customers buy several items at one time?
  • how will they order the goods?
  • how will they pay for the goods?
  • do you want to have credit card transactions processed online?

The answers to questions like this will determine what sort of setup you require and, of course, how much it's going to cost.

If you'd like to discuss your requirements further then please get in touch with us to see if we can help.
 


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