By Metal Roofing Consultants.
We are in the era of the empowered consumer. Potential customers are more knowledgeable than ever, with an abundance of information available through blogs, reviews, reports and white papers. Consumers have access to photos, podcasts, videos and more, all offering expert advice. Before someone is contacted or makes a purchase, you can be sure the customer has done their homework.
More than ever before, it is crucial to have a web presence. Consumers of every age use the internet. For computer-savvy users, the internet is the place they will turn for information on a vendor. The web allows potential customers to access information on products, comparison shop, or find businesses in directories. Additionally, a website is where most customers will check on orders or product availability, investigate business credibility and learn business hours.
The internet offers an opportunity to introduce yourself to customers at the precise moment when they are searching for your business by appearing in major search engines. The web provides an opportunity to reach a nationwide community. By virtue of visibility, a web engine can place your business next to major competitors.
The question you’ve got to ask is, “Was my business represented at all in this customer’s pre-purchase research project?” If not, why not? Gone are the days when you could make the phone ring by merely running a creative commercial or advertising a significant discount. Once you’ve hit a potential customer’s radar, they’re going to check you out online.
Additionally, a website allows you to offer premium customer service and increase customer satisfaction. Having a place for customers to access information and contact you makes researching and finding a business to do the job much easier for the consumer. Plus, having a website offers credibility, advanced customer service and visibility.
It is critical that you set up a user-friendly, professional website that offers strong calls to action and as much information about your products and services as possible. Consumers expect you to have an attractive website; they expect a good experience on that site — and they will judge your business based on what they find.
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