Driving Sales Through Your Website
Firms should be considering how to get maximum results for their websites.
Every business should recognise and utilise every available resources that could aid your business in the long run, rather than focussing on a short term solutions. Intelligent investment will enable you to maintain a cost-effective approach to your business without settling for an amateur package.
Websites are key sales and marketing tools for your business and cutting corners will limit your return. Your company image is how your potential clients will differentiate you from your competitors and a strong online presence will reinforce this perception. It is important to keep your website up to date in order to demonstrate to your clients that you take your business seriously. If you have old content displayed, i.e. news items dating back more than 6 to 12 months, viewers may assume that you have gone out of business.
Making your website presentable and up to date doesn't have to mean spending a lot of time and money in order to get the best result. Many people believe that producing their own website, designing a logo and company stationery will save them money in the long run, but it is vital to consider all the angles carefully. By doing so what other aspects of your business are suffering as a result, and how professional does it really look?
There are solutions for your website that claim to make your life easier, such as Content Management Systems (CMS), yet further down the line many businesses start to feel the strain. Unable to make the website look and feel the way you intend, putting a CMS into your website could have been the wrong decision.
A good web design agency will be able to build you a website that does not cost the earth, promotes your company well and can easily be updated. Your chosen web agency should understand your business model first and then propose the right solution for you. Established web agencies will have service level agreements in place that will give you the comfort of being able to get your updates done in a timely and cost effective manner.
Content Management Systems (CMS) are great, but they may not be the right approach for all websites. A lot of companies out there want to invest in a CMS for their website as they see it cutting down the support and maintenance costs. This makes good business sense; you are able to update it yourself without having any web development knowledge and do it whenever you want to. If you are an eCommerce or a content heavy website then a CMS is a perfect fit solution.
The savvy entrepreneur would instinctively realise that it isn't all about doing everything themselves in order to save money. Instead they gather around the people that can do that for them, allowing them time and freedom to concentrate on what it is they do best.
XTmotion have been extremely important in the first few months of InteDelta's development. They have produced a complete branding for our company, covering logo, website, business stationary and report formats. They have also provided valuable internet marketing advice. I can thoroughly recommend their services.
Our website is at the very heart of our business and everything about it, from looks to functionality, had to be right. XTmotion provided us with a comprehensive solution from concept through to launch, with continuous back-up and support. The level of service and professionalism has been second to none, and XTmotion provided us with the flexibility which we needed to get our business online to the tightest of deadlines.