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Dear Business Owner,
We love our town and shopping from local businesses, but online shopping has changed the way consumers shop, becoming increasingly reliant on the internet to learn about products and services they want to purchase. Even the biggest buy local enthusiasts can’t deny the convenience online shopping offers. However, creation, management, and maintenance of an online shop are barriers to entry for many local businesses interested in e-commerce.
That’s why we have recently partnered with ShopWhereILive.com. We want to be sure you are aware of this new e-commerce opportunity and how it will benefit you and our community as a whole.
We’re creating a one-stop-shop for our community to by local on (site name).shopwhereilive.com. Similar to other online marketplaces like Amazon.com and Etsy.com, businesses each have their own shops on the website, and their products/services are also found through the general product feeds and searches.
As a business owner you can create a shop that works for your specific business, whether you want to use the site to sell your products or simply just promote your products/services and generate new leads.
- Option 1 – Have a full e-commerce shop and sell your products/services directly on the website, take orders, and fulfill them as indicated by the customer (in-store pick up, delivery, shipping, or instant download).
- Option 2 – Make some or all of your products lead-only products, where you can highlight your product or service offerings, show examples of your past work, and get lead inquiries right to your inbox.
Both options allow you to have a back-end login to manage your shop, products/services, respond to inquiries and fulfill your orders.
What are the benefits of selling on ShopWhereILive.com?
We believe that selling together online, with our other local business owners, creates more exposure for your business vs. having to drive traffic to your individual website. This will allow our community members to view local options in one centralized location and take advantage of each other’s customer base.
The shopwhereilive.com platform makes it easy for you to sell online and provides website/site support, knowledgebase resources, and customer service.
This low-cost service could serve as your business website (if needed). Otherwise you can link to your shop from your website for purchasing your products/services, giving you online e-commerce functionality without paying a web developer to set up your shopping cart and related processes.
It’s easy to get started. Go here to register today: https://(site name).shopwhereilive.com/vendor-registration/, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. We are looking forward to strengthening our community with this new e-commerce endeavor.
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