14 August 2020 | 3 Minute(s) to read
For some businesses, the prospect of taking the quantum leap into the world of e-commerce is one of trepidation…and we completely understand why you feel a bit overwhelmed!
You, as a business owner, have worked hard to build your brick and mortar store. There was blood (hopefully not too much), sweat & and sometimes tears to get your business established. You have a loyal consumer base, you proudly merch your store and it looks the bee’s knees, and you know your products & stock better than anyone.
We’ve seen this before, we know how you feel, the move online concerns you because you are thinking...
How do I translate all the great things about my business into a webpage?
How will it integrate with my stock system?
How do I tell my consumers about my online store?
How can I sell my amazing products in a few lines of text & images?
How do I deliver the items to my customers?
What are the security implications?
Is it going to cost the earth?
And...the most significant issue of all, how am I going to find the time to set up and manage an online store!
That’s a lot of worry, no wonder you’re stressed. That’s where we come in, we may not have a white horse to charge in on but we do have a heck of a lot of knowledge and a proven track record of getting small businesses up to speed on the online world of e-commerce.
Firstly, the Smokeylemon team have a breadth of experience in e-commerce, over 19 years actually! So, we’ve been around the block a few times; there aren’t many obstacles that we can’t overcome when it comes to building an e-commerce site. Without tooting our own trumpet, we are pretty good at it too.
We also work with industry-leading online web platforms such as Shopify & Kiwi-owned Content Management System, Silverstripe. Our team has specially selected these platforms because they are incredibly effective, secure, they link with most major stock & payment systems and are very straightforward to use, especially after a training session from one of our experts.
We can build a website based on your requirements and budget. Our range of pre-built Lite Sites are perfect for SME's as we can get these sites up and running quickly and is extremely easy to manage and for consumers to use.
If budgets are tight help is available. Smokeylemon is a registered supplier with the Regional Business Partner Network. Through NZTE (New Zealand Trade & Enterprise) you are able to apply for up to $5000 with the COVID-19 grant to use our services. There are certain limitations to what the funding can be used for but we can offer marketing strategy and website build-up to wireframe stage, meaning you will have the beginnings of a new online store and the plan to be able to market it once it is completed.
It’s time to get online, your competitors are probably taking a slice of the market already, and if they haven’t, they certainly will be thinking about it.
So...what are you waiting for? Get ahead of the game now, there are a whole lot of consumers out there who are waiting to see what your business is all about and we’re just the helping hand that you’ve been looking for.