Well, do you need a website for your business in 2021? there’s no other answer than YES you need it.
Why exactly is it needed for your business?
1) Having a website will get your business new customers and potentially increase your revenue.
As at the beginning of 2021, over 4.66 billion people around the world use the internet, that’s close to 60 percent of the world’s total population.
Over 70% of the internet population research about their intended purchase online before making a decision. Having a website can make your business capture a percentage of the population.
2) Availability of your business.
With a website, your business will be available 24 hours a day through out the year. So you don’t always need to be online to attend to potential customers.
3) Gain trust and credibility.
A well designed and developed website will give your business and brand credibility and trust. It will make you stand out in the crowd.
4)It’s not as expensive, as people think.
It is relatively cheap to develop and maintain a website. The cost of a website solely depends on the type coupled features and capacity(server space, e.t.c).
Basically getting a personal website is cheaper compared to getting an ecommerce website but it will be worth it on the long run.
5) Having a website will save you time and stress.
A website will potentially save you a lot of time and stress. For example as a vendor that sells bags, shoes on WhatsApp, you have to be available via WhatsApp 24*7 so as not to miss potential customers. But with a website you don’t need all of that, a customer will visit your site, check your displayed product, chooses their choice and proceed to pay without you being involved in the whole process. All you have to do is get back later in the day to process already made orders. Has that not reduced your stress and saved you a tone of time.
Having a website might not be compulsory for your business but it is definitely necessary if you want to standout and edge your competitors.