Websites

Why should I have a website?

DO YOUR COMPETITORS HAVE A WEBSITE?

  1. The answer is almost certainly yes!
    • Then why haven’t you?
    • You are already at a disadvantage.
  2. If your answer was no.
    • Why not be the first?
    • Get the first ‘bite’ of the online market for your products/services

PRESTIGE…

  1. A website gains good reputation!
    • A well chosen domain improves credibility… www.geocities.com/jst185/ doesn’t have the same impact as www.johnsmithtrading.com
    • Free email addresses like john_smith185@hotmail.com become john@johnsmithtrading.com
  2. Be perceived as a ‘quality’ business.

A PERFECT AUDIENCE…

Using a website…

  1. You can attain a worldwide customer base – It isn’t called the World Wide Web for no reason! There is no other method of potentially reaching such a large audience. You can still aim your website at a local audience should you wish.
  2. You can be found! – People using search engines and directories will quickly find your product / service.

AN ALL DAY EVERYDAY SOLUTION

A website runs on a 24/7 basis.

  1. Anyone can access your website whenever it suits them. Even outside working hours.
  2. There are no additional staffing costs.

DYNAMIC…

A website is a flexible solution…

  1. Nothing on a website is ‘Permanent’ unlike paper-based documents everything can be corrected / updated without costly reprints.
  2. Adding to and Updating your Website is quick and easy.

AN INFORMATION RESOURCE…

  1. A good website can contain…
    • Price lists
    • Information about your Products / Services
    • Product Manuals / Instructions
    • Location maps / Directions
  2. This can save a lot of time-consuming phone calls
  3. The possibilities are endless!

AN ONLINE BUSINESS…

  1. You can run an ‘Online Brochure’
  2. If you want to go the whole hog, using ecommerce you can…
    • Automatically sell online using credit / debit cards with very low overhead costs
  3. However your website does not need online sales to gain you credibility.

COSTS?

  1. Initial setup cost…
    • Registration of a domain name e.g. www.example.co.uk from £6 per year.
    • Hosting from £50 per year.
    • Website design / Authoring from £20.
  2. Ongoing costs…
    • Alteration costs vary depending upon the amount of the website you require changing. You can learn how to do alterations yourself.
  3. Savings, Savings, Savings!
    • When you add up the time and money your website saves you over a year or so the website can easily pay for itself over.
    • Compared to press advertisements your website remains current.

WHY CBITS.NET

  1. Affordable
    • Domain names from £6 per year.
    • Hosting from £50 per year.
    • Web design / Authoring from as little as £20. More typically between £150 and £300 depending on what you choose.
  2. Reliable
    • Hosted on our own servers based in London Docklands
    • Backup servers in Telecity Manchester
  3. Professional
    • Choose what you need from us…
      • Domain name registration
      • Hosting
      • Design
      • Email servers etc.
  4. Local
    • The ‘Highest’ ISP in the High Peak
      • We have a local ‘shop front’ where you can always get the support you need.