Why should I have a website?

Do your competitors have a website?

Yes:

  • Then why haven’t you?
  • You are already at a disadvantage

No:

  • Why not be the first?
  • Get the first ‘bite’ of the online market for your products/services

Prestige

  • 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
  • Be perceived as a ‘quality’ business

A perfect audience

  • 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
  • You can be found! – People using search engines will quickly find your product / service

An all day, everyday solutions

  • Anyone can access your website whenever it suits them – 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • There are no additional staffing costs

Dynamic content

  • Nothing on a website is ‘permanent’. Unlike paper-based documents everything can be corrected / updated without costly reprints
  • Adding to and updating your website is quick and easy

An information resource

A good website can contain:

  • Price lists
  • Information about your products and services
  • Product manuals and instructions
  • Location, maps and directions

This can save a lot of time-consuming phone calls

An online business

If you want to go the whole hog, using ecommerce you can automatically sell online using credit / debit cards with very low overhead costs

However, your website does not need online sales to gain you credibility.

Costs

Initial costs:

  • Website design and authoring from £20
  • Hosting from £50 per year
  • Registration of a domain name e.g. www.example.co.uk from £6 per year

Ongoing costs

  • Alteration costs vary depending upon the amount of the website you require changing. You can learn how to do alterations yourself

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 us?

Affordable

  • Hosting from £50 per year.
  • Domain names from £6 per year.
  • Web design / Authoring from as little as £20. More typically between £150 and £300 depending on what you choose.

Reliable

  • Hosted with an industry leading provider in the UK 
  • Quick 24/7 response time for issues with our provider

Professional

Choose what you need from us:

  • Domain name registration
  • Hosting
  • Design
  • Email hosting

Local


  • We have a local ‘shop front’ where you can always get the support you need.