With the recent limitation caused by Covid-19, a lot of businesses are turning toward the web to stay alive. Having your business online is not only a second revenue stream but it is also a security and a great way to reach a lot more people. At BuyByLocal, they offer a unique platform to promote your local products in your community. They believe that e-commerce is the fastest and easiest way to reach your clients, even in extreme situations like we are experiencing right now with the Covid-19. Here is a short list of reasons why you should consider creating an online platform with BuyByLocal.
No Geographical Restraints
If you have an actual physical store, your geographical location is limiting the amount of people you can reach. With BuyByLocal, they target your community and surrounding communities without having the expenses and the management needs of a physical location. You define your own community, either it is city based, country based or even globally. Extreme situations like the Covid-19 quarantine have taught us something, the web has made the world a little smaller and brought us all closer, even from home. Continue this by using BuyByLocal to support the businesses that are in your vicinity, and with a location filter, ‘local’ can also mean global.
Gain New Customers
Online retail not only brings the same advantages that you would get from physical retail (Branding and Relationships), it also brings a lot of potential clients from search engine traffic. BuyByLocal works with diverse partners including SEO experts that can help you bring your business to the next level. With the ability to accept more payment types, such as credit card and visa debit, without the costly expense of setting up a payment gateway, you can attract customers from all over.
Lower The Costs of Operations
One of the main advantages of e-commerce is also the most tangible one, lower cost! These lower cost could be a great opportunity for you to create promotions and discounted prices to attract new customers and keep loyal customers. The main question you might have for BuyByLocal is how will you be able to keep you price lower.
1. Marketing and Advertising
SEO, PPC, SMM can be more efficient and cost a lot less than traditional marketing and advertising.
Automatic checkout payment and billing does not require any employees. Inventory management and operation need less employees and reduce the human error factor. Less employees = less money out of your pocket.
3. Rental Cost:
This one is pretty easy to understand, if you do not have a physical location you do not need to pay rent. If you do have a physical location, you now have a second stream of revenue without additional rent or construction costs.
BuyByLocal is free to sign up to and offers an expert team for SEO, marketing, and promotion, as well as any questions you may have. BuyByLocal is backed by Cansoft Technologies, the best digital marketing agency in the country
Get Rid Of Travel Time and Cost
It is pretty usual for customers to travel to reach specific products. What if you could offer your products without the cost and hassle traveling for your clients. It’s one of the main advantages of e-commerce on BuyByLocal. Once you start working with them, all of your products will be available with just a few mouse clicks. Customers can shop from the comfort of their home, click here and there, and have a beautifully made item in your hands to you in as little as 24 hours. No more waiting for weeks for shipping.
Your store is probably not open all the time but your website will allow you to reach clients at all hours of the day and even if you are closed for exceptional situations. For the customers, it allows them to browse your products any time and for your, it allows you to sell products even in your sleep. It brings convenience for both customers and businesses and increase sales possibility.
What is BuyByLocal?
Everyone has heard of Amazon or Shopify, and many small business owners have used an online platform like this to advertise their products or services. Millions of products are uploaded to these sites every day, how does anyone find yours? BuyByLocal, the main website where you can make a webpage and post items, is already practicing awesome SEO techniques, making the site, and thus your products on the site, very easy to find. BuyByLocal is basically an online farmers market, where each business gets their own ‘stall’ in the form of a webpage, where owners can upload their products, take payments, run sales and ads, and much more. It’s a storefront on a busy metropolitan road. Setting up your ‘storefront’ is completely free, and BuyByLocal only takes a small profit, of 5% (while other leaders in the e-commerce industry can take up to 25%) on what you sell. If you don’t sell anything, (which you will, with the platform fully marketed and optimized for search engines) then you don’t pay anything. Come down to the market and set up your stall for free today.
Contact Them Today
If you have any questions or if you need help to sign up, write an email to BuyByLocal to learn more about their e-commerce platform. In these hard times that we are experiencing with the Covid-19 quarantine, having an e-commerce platform for your business might just be exactly what you need!