As the UK creeps out of the economical meltdown that affected us all in one way or another, now is the time for businesses to consolidate their existing web presence, or create a new one. According to the latest figures released by market analyst Forrester Research, online spending in the UK in 2010 is forecasted to reach £42.7 billion, with the average person spending over £1000 during the year. There really has never been a better time for local businesses and services to get their E-commerce web design Coventry.
While the country’s economy won’t be repaired overnight, many people will look to take advantage of their new found financial freedom. This will take the form of those purchases that may have been neglected during the past 12 months, or things that fall into the ‘leisure’ bracket.
There are also opportunities in website design Birmingham to be had beyond the basic E-commerce structure. For service providers such as painters and decorators, builders and other construction firms there is likely to be a significant increase in the amount of enquiries they receive, particularly through their site. This is due to projects around the home or in commercial premises that can be undertaken as owners flash the cash to spruce up their property.
What is an E-commerce website then?
An E-commerce web design enables the user to sell their products online, by processing orders and accepting payments using secure and well-trusted gateways like PayPal. The owner is given full access to the behind the scenes workings of the website, enabling them update prices with special offers and add new stock – maximising the potential of this medium for selling.
And don’t forget, rather than being restricted to customers in Coventry and Birmingham for these local ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers, a worldwide marketplace is opened up online – with unlimited potential. Utilising Search Engine Optimisation and internet marketing, your website can be promoted to millions of people around the globe.
Magento is widely thought of as king of the E-commerce platforms. These offer the user complete freedom, and are simple to install at the design end. They are open to creative SEO as well, ensuring your products feature highly in search engine rankings if utilised appropriately by your web designer.
So if you are looking for an E-commerce web design Coventry, Birmingham or beyond, do your homework on the various specialists and ensure they offer the Magento system, and you could be opening up a whole new market to sell your products that you never thought possible.