When customers are deciding on a purchase, they start by looking online. A website is your online showroom, where customers can research your offerings and see all the reasons it is right for them.
Now imagine that same listing was just a couple of clicks away from being theirs [ADD TO CART]. A well photographed and creatively described listing can influence purchase decisions by showcasing your listing at its best, and making it as easy as pie for a customer to take action and make a purchase. That is what a ThrivingLocally webstore can do for your business.
There is no doubt that many local small businesses can benefit from having a ThrivingLocally webstore. As well as selling a physical product, a ThrivingLocally webstore can be used to sell services, digital products, event tickets, consultations or appointments, making it a must have for all kinds of local small businesses.
Here are a few reasons that a ThrivingLocally webstore can boost your business?
We have made it easy!
One of our primary goals is to make ThrivingLocally easy and fun!…and that is what we have done! Opening and operating a webstore does not get any easier PLUS still have all the functionality that you expect from a full service webstore. It’s literally as easy as creating a Facebook page for your business.
And best of all, your ThrivingLocally webstore is always selling. A webstore is open 24/7/365 with virtually none of the overhead of a brick-and-mortar location.
Marketplace is dedicated to local small business
The ThrivingLocally marketplace is dedicated to the locally owned independent business owners that live in the community where they operate. No big box or franchise businesses.
Remember when we said easy and fun is our priority? It’s the same for customers too! They love to shop on the ThrivingLocally marketplace because they can purchase from 100’s of their local small businesses all under one single account.
ThrivingLocally is a beautiful and easy to use “Buy Local” shopping site.
A webstore makes your business convenient
Selling direct online increases the reach of your business. With a webstore, your profits are no longer limited by the number of customers that can physically visit your brick and mortar location. You can sell across city, in different cities, and even across provincial borders, removing all geographical limitations.
Your online store also allows you to cater to shoppers who find it more convenient to browse and buy at times when retail locations are not traditionally open. Online shopping can save time for both the buyer and retailer, reducing phone calls about availability, specifications, hours of operation or other information easily found on your webstore and listing pages.
A ThrivingLocally webstore gives you a whole suite of online selling tools – powerful dashboard, listing manager, shipping management, digital coupons.
A webstore allows your business to tap into Social Media
It’s a social world out there, with customers turning to social media such as Facebook and Twitter to research potential purchases and discover something new. You can harness the power of social media with a webstore.
An ThrivingLocally webstore allows a business to put the “ADD TO CART” button right in front of them in their newsfeed. Watch this video “how to make sales on Facebook” with a ThrivingLocally webstore.
eCommerce Influences Purchase Decisions
Even if your product(s) don’t appear ideal for online sales, an webstore will help buyers discover your business. Shoppers are spending more time researching online than ever before. Over sixty percent of buyers spend 10 minutes or more researching before buying. They are online searching for products your business might sell.
By having your items listed online on a webstore you improve your chances of appearing in search engine results pages. That research could draw local buyers to your brick-and-mortar location or entice them to call.
A ThrivingLocally webstore provides online customer reviews for each of your listings which is a huge tipping point for a potential customer deciding if they want buy from you or not.