If the past 2 ½ years during the Covid 19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that if you are in business, you need to be a lot better prepared in case something like this happens again. Many businesses were dragging their feet when this particular disease came around in the first place and many people were thinking that it just wouldn’t affect Australia. They were wrong and a lot of the smaller businesses embraced the Internet and they understood quickly that business would be moving online and so they put the necessary things in place for that to happen.
If your business did not take advantage of e-commerce in Geelong during the pandemic, then it’s likely that your business suffered as a direct result and you lost an incredible amount of money in lost profits and it’s likely you lost a great deal of your customer base as well. Hopefully you’re still not dragging your feet when it comes to the potential of e-commerce and doing business online. If you’re still not sure if this is the right thing for your business then maybe the following benefits can help to change your mind.
- It is highly profitable – Anyone with a smart phone or laptop move their business online and they did a lot of the browsing on their devices and then they made their purchases there. Many larger businesses suffered as a direct result of this pandemic, but the smaller ones fared pretty well and there are profits went up and many of them have expanded as a direct result.
- It’s the future – Now that we seem to be coming out the end of this current Covid19 pandemic, people are still a little reluctant to return to towns and cities to do their shopping in brick-and-mortar stores. This means that shopping online and e-commerce is here to stay and so your business needs to get involved in this now before it is left even further behind. It is the future today and your business needs to be a part of it so that it can begin to grow its customer base again and hopefully increase profits will follow.
It doesn’t make any sense to stick your head in the sand and to ignore the benefits of e-commerce and having an online store. You have to go to where the customers are and right now they are doing their shopping online through various social media websites and other business websites. Your competitors have already jumped on the bandwagon and so it’s time that you did exactly the same.