OK, this is not the vision of 2020 any of us had in mind. But thankfully, the digital era has allowed us to prepare to run our businesses online – at least to a certain extent. And we're going to emerge from this even stronger - and we want to make sure your company does, too.
If you're a business owner, you've experienced unprecedented change and you’re looking for ways to maintain business as usual. Your website, already a vital part of your success, just got a LOT more important -- especially if you’re a brick and mortar business whose doors may be closed. Wordstream reported that store visits fell a mind-numbing 90 percent in February and March of 2020. Your website is now your customers' primary point of purchase.
But if you’re used to serving customers in person, it can be difficult to know what to do next.
Maybe your business can hold out a few months until life returns to a more familiar “normal.” But chances are, your customers will be re-thinking their in-person visits for a while.
At LRS Web Solutions, we're working not just to keep our clients' websites fresh and relevant, but we're considering how we can help other businesses stay strong.
If you're looking to move sales from in-person to online, one strategy you might be considering is adding an e-commerce module.
But as a small business owner, you may not know how to get started or have the time right now to learn. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.
Just a few weeks ago, it was fine to have your website have your business hours, location, and a few descriptions of your products.
But today, foot traffic has come to a halt, and you need to get your products into your customers' hands via delivery - quickly and safely.
If you now need a way to sell your products online, you don’t need the hassle of trying to learn a third-party e-commerce platform, set up an account, add your products, and manage back-end frameworks like configuring DNS and setting up Point of Sale. Our experts can do this for you very easily. (There are enough other things to worry about.) Let LRS manage the setup for you with our own e-commerce platform within our content management system, LRS Antilles.
If you’re a B2B, government, or non-profit, you probably have even less desire to try to learn a third-party, consumer-focused platform. At LRS, we have experience in adding e-commerce platforms for businesses that aren’t traditional retail sellers. Health care and government organizations are just a couple of examples of clients who have benefited from our LRS Antilles e-commerce module. This digital platform is customizable to your business, your products, documents, and your goals.
Many businesses sell “non-product” services and goods online. Some examples:
To flatten the learning curve, work with a professional to install e-commerce on your website. Professionals can get you up and running faster than you can on your own. Make sure you get trained on using whatever platform they have so that you will have control over your e-commerce module to maintain your inventory independently. LRS Antilles CMS users can benefit from an e-commerce module designed to work with your website.
LRS Antilles Content Manager’s e-commerce module easily allows you to display products and publications, allow ordering, accept payments, and fulfill orders. We have experts on staff to help integrate and automate your existing inventory with your Antilles Store saving you time and money.
What’s more, we will match your branding to the e-commerce store so it blends with your existing website. This will create a beautiful, seamless, and enjoyable experience for your users (so they’ll be more likely to purchase your product). It’s also a secure platform to put your mind at ease.
Check out how we've helped a few clients provide needed resources to their constituents.
Catfish Connection - Your complete source for catfish fishing supplies.
Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Online store includes handbooks, recordings, posters, and registration.
Chestnut Health Systems - Books, manuals, CDs, curricula, and more.
The coronavirus has thrown us all into new territory. None of us knows what lies ahead. But one thing is clear: We're all in this together. We can help each other, using our individual strengths. At LRS Web Solutions, our strength is building digital strategies to keep your business strong.
And so, we're working harder than ever to help you in any way we can.
Let's turn these unsettling times into an opportunity to advance your business to that "Phase 2" you thought you'd never have time for. You'll emerge stronger than ever before.
E-commerce is just one way to keep your website and your business relevant in today’s turbulent and changing times. Fill out this quick form to learn how you can get started with the e-commerce platform from LRS Antilles Content Manager.
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