Many people rely on websites for information. Type any word or phrase into search engines like Goggle or Yahoo and the results will be thousands of pages worth of information.
Lots of companies also use their websites to sell goods directly to their customers. Fast and effective, it can be convenient for all parties involved. However, its very easy for your website just to turn into a very long list of the items you stock and sell. With so many other factors to consider – such as the design layout of each page or even how many ‘clicks’ people have to perform to get to a sales situation – listing what you sell sounds very basic.
Take a look at your own website. What readers want to know is what you can do for them – not just what you stock. Is your best-seller great for mums? Does your middle-of-the-range product have a very specific advantage over the cheapest thing of the shelf? Then its time to let potential customers know about it!
Instead of thinking about your website as a company selling tool, it may be time to turn your outlook on its head and instead think about what your customers want to see when they visit your pages.
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