The Internet is...
a transport for a number of completely separate services (E-mail, FTP,
Newsgroups, Chat, DNS, etc.). But to business people, the Internet is first and
foremost, "the Web" (World Wide Web service). In fact they use
other services too, but most are now integrated into the Web browser, so all
services appear to be part of the WWW service.
The Web has changed the way we do business and has become a standard
Web pages have rapidly become the essential Master Communications Center. For most businesses, the Web site will never produce income
directly, but will be critically important to generating revenue through
established business methods. [see below]
What does this mean to you, the business manager?
Without an effective, well designed and well promoted Web presence, your
business, products or services, are not going to be considered at all.
Information and services via the Web are now expected and demanded. If
people cannot effectively gather the information they need BEFORE visiting your
store or business enterprise, or even before picking up the phone to acquire
your services, they are not going to bother. Why? Because they can get all that
information from your competitors.
Increasingly, the first impression made by a business establishment is their
Web presence. And so if it is not an effective impression, that
will be the last impression that business will get to make at all. Speed and
ease of finding information count for everything, and an amateurish, outdated,
or slow Web site, or one that offers "pizzaz" instead of content will
be the death of many businesses. Evolution is a harsh and unforgiving process.
The good news...
is that your company can use the Internet with just as much impact and reap
just as many benefits, or more, as any famous and well established business. In
fact, the World Wide Web widens the playing field and allows any business (even
yours!) to communicate with its clients or customers on an equal level. The
only difference is in how effective, informative, and appealing you decide to
make your Web presence. To help you achieve these goals successfully,
iNFObyWEB.com would be
pleased to be your partner in every detail of developing your Web identity.
Questions & Answers (Q&A)
|Q: What can a Web site do for my business?
A: You probably understand the value of print advertising, flyers,
brochures, billboards, as well as television and radio ads. Perhaps your
business already uses some or all of these. If you do, then you probably have
discovered how expensive these forms of media can be. What’s worse is that if
any part of your message requires change (and it will), you end up spending
even more valuable time and money on these changes. Your previous effort is
often wasted. Furthermore, you are limited in how many of your clients, or
potential clients, are exposed to this information and your message is usually
restricted to your immediate geographical area. But if you don’t advertise,
customers will not know what your business has to offer. They may not even know
The World Wide Web, on the other hand, offers opportunities for communications
unlike any other. Your Web site will allow you to communicate directly with
your audience. Your Web site can inform and reflect your "business
personality" while exposing your message to the entire world. Now, when
you decide to update or change your information, or change the looks of its
presentation, this can be done quickly and with nothing to reprint or
redistribute! Best of all, your message is available to the world, 7 days a
week, 24 hours a day! That's better than ultra-expensive television or radio
ads! Furthermore, if your business already uses these other advertising
methods, your Web site can further compliment, enhance or expand the promotion
of your products or services.
Q: Are Web sites just for advertising?
A: Your Web presence is not limited to just advertising your business.
You may decide to sell your products or services directly using the Internet
(often referred to as E-commerce). You may also use your Web site for any or
all of the following:
Q: Can I really increase my revenue through my Web site?
a 2-way communications vehicle where your clients can make inquires about your
product or service
client support -- clients may want to ask questions about products they bought
you may post answers to common question which will save you from answering
repetitive and time-consuming telephone calls
you may post value-added information or tips to compliment your product
you may distribute your brochures or detailed information by allowing your
visitors to download these and then print them on their own computers. (A
conduct surveys, request feedback
offer a partial or entire catalogue of products that you offer for review and
the opportunities are endless
A: Yes of course you can sell products directly from your Web
site. But also consider this: Studies have shown that most customers who
use retailer Web sites generally still travel to stores to purchase. BUT when
they get there it is to buy, not to shop. They've already used the Web
site to research products, compare value and make buying decisions. Can you see
the potential this implies? This trend is quite solid - people still want to
buy in the presence of the physical product and talk to a real sales rep in
person or on the phone. But people don't have time to go to stores to shop
anymore. They can't afford to travel to stores except to buy. Shopping,
research and price comparison can be done on the Internet quickly,
conveniently, and at any time of day or night. And this trend is here to
stay -- it's not going to go away!
So as stated before, if people cannot effectively gather the information they
need using the Web before visiting your business establishment or picking up the phone to
acquire your services, they are not going to bother at all. That's because they can get all
this information from your competitors and their effective, informative and
well-organized Web site.
Q: What can iNFObyWEB.com do for my business?
A: We can help you create and maintain your business identity on the
Internet and help you accomplish all of the above. We focus on producing
unique, creative and professional looking Web sites that best serve you - our
client, and ultimately, your clients. We offer a complete
range of services including Web site design and development, Internet
marketing, domain name registration for new sites and the upgrading of already
existing sites. You can be confident that our advice will always be based on
what is best for you. Please contact us for more
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