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
With so many online shopping options out there, it can be difficult to not only attract customers to your website but also to keep them on the page long enough to make a purchase. The key to turning potential customers into actual customers is understanding the psychology of consumers and how they make decisions. Here are three things that customers are thinking about when they order a product or … [Read more...] about What Potential Customers Are Thinking When They Order Online
Here at Shop Where I Live we pride ourselves on being flexible for each business, and helping you sell online through our website in whichever way is comfortable for your business. Some businesses utilize our platform as their own website and sell their items directly from our site. Other businesses utilize the platform to help them get leads or custom orders with our lead generation tool that … [Read more...] about E-Commerce or Lead Only Shop- Which one should I choose?
Online marketplaces are growing resource for businesses to sell their goods and services online without having to set up their own website and shop. This flexible business opportunity often has relatively low start-up costs, and sellers can usually be selling online that same day. eBay and Amazon are examples of well established marketplaces. The potential advantages to be gained by joining … [Read more...] about Advantages of Selling on a Marketplace Website
Most small businesses are't fully utilizing the Internet Commerce, the act of buying and selling, has been around for thousands of years. Yet e-commerce, the act of buying and selling on the Internet, has been around just 25 years. The first true e-commerce transaction happened in 1994, and since then online shopping has skyrocketed to an estimated $526 billon industry in the U.S. alone. … [Read more...] about 46% of American Small Businesses Do Not Have a Website