There are two things on every business owner’s mind: growth and expansion. However, doing so can be challenging, particularly with so much competition. Unfortunately, with the ups and downs of today's economy, finding affordable ways to expand takes a little creativity. Here are some ways you can help your retail business expand. Point of Sale Software If you’re new to the retail business world, … [Read more...] about Let It Grow: Ways to Help Your Retail Business Expand
Shop Where I Live has two main goals. The first one is to get small locally-owned businesses to start selling online. The second goal is to help local customers more easily find and shop online from local businesses. However, the second goal cannot come to fruition without first getting small businesses selling online together. We've noticed, though, through the years that it is hard to get … [Read more...] about Local Retail Industry Is Among The Last To Adopt Change
There are several online business directories that business professionals and owners can utilize to brand, market and advertise their company. Often, creating a profile and publishing is free. The two most well-known online business directories are free and can garner several views on a daily basis. This is a great way to drive local traffic to both your website and physical location. Once you … [Read more...] about What Does My Business Directory Listing Need?
Small businesses are the heart and soul of their local communities. They play a vital role in stimulating the local economies they are embedded within. Many of these great businesses don't have a way for customers to buy their products online or aren't aware of their existence in the community Many Consumers Prefer Online Shopping More and more consumers are opting to have goods delivered to … [Read more...] about Why Local Businesses Should Sell Online Too
If you're relying on customers to come flocking to your online products without ever telling anyone they're online to buy, you're definitely missing out on potential orders. We've seen first hand the power of good SEO (Search Engine Optimization -adding text and keywords to products to help customers discover them through a search engine like Google). However, SEO takes time and may not result … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Online Sales and What to Do About It
Use these badges to let your customers know that you're selling online with Shop Where I Live! Post to social media or your website and pair with the link to your shop. If you'd like a Countertop Stand to promote your shop to customers, you can order one here: If you'd like business cards that you can hand out to customers, you can order them here: … [Read more...] about I Sell On Shop Where I Live Badges, Signs & Resources