A good ecommerce website is not just for Christmas..

If you’ve been thinking about getting your business online, then it has never been a better time to take that first step, with the run up to Christmas being arguably the busiest time of the year for online sales and £13 billion is expected to be spent on line in the UK this festive season.

Record online spending is predicted for Christmas 2014, so it’s never been more important for small businesses to be online. Most large retailers are already preparing themselves for Christmas, and if independent businesses want to capitalise on this, they need to follow suit and begin preparing too.

Small and medium-sized retailers who have yet to move online, will miss out on almost £88bn in festive spending because they do not have an internet presence. At the moment, only 10% of the UK’s small and medium sized businesses are online – and those who fail to join them could find that costly.

You can start your preparations by making sure your website and payments systems are optimised, ahead of what is commonly known as “Cyber Monday”, which is the peak online trading day in the run up to Christmas, this year it is expected to fall on December 1st.

However an alarming amount of UK SMBs are still not online. This will have a serious business impact not only for Christmas, but in the longer term, as the exponential rise in online spending continues. In fact UK shoppers spent £91bn online in 2013 and the predictions are that the online market will achieve a further 17% growth this year with the £100 billion threshold being well and truly smashed, with a staggering £107 billion spent this year! So who wouldn’t want a slice of that for their business?

Well we can help with that and can build you an ecommerce package which includes the following:

  • Personalised ecommerce website designed, developed and delivered ready to sell.
  • 12 months 1-2-1 support included.
  • website hosted with unlimited emails
  • Link to Pay Pal payments for great security and ease of use.
  • Unlimited number of products.
  • User guide detailing how to manage your on-line shop keep it up to date.
  • Social media share options on every product, let your shoppers spread the word and share links to your goods via Facebook and Twitter.
  • Every product optimised for Search Engine Optimising (SEO).

If you don’t want your business to get lost in the Christmas shopping rush email or call today on 07742 693440 and lets we’ll see how we can help you open your on-line shop ready for the Christmas rush.

For more information on the facts and figures in this article please follow the following links:

Record Christmas tops record year for online sales

UK online shoppers set to spend £13bn this Christmas: forecast

UK shoppers spent £91bn online in 2013 – and look set to spend £107bn in 2014

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