If you wanted to set up a small business about a decade ago, you’d have simply rented out a commercial property and based your business from this space. However, huge advancements in technology and the increased ownership of tech devices connected to the internet means that many consumers are now turning to the web to spend their money. Rather than having to head out to brick and mortar stores within set opening hours, they can order pretty much anything they want from their laptop in the comfort of their own home. They can also have these items delivered to their home – easy peasy. It’s not all too surprising that more and more business owners are deciding to base their businesses solely online. There are just too many benefits that come hand in hand with E Commerce! However, when something gains popularity, the market becomes saturated and it can be difficult to get consumers to notice your brand when it’s next to various others offering similar products and services. This is why you really do need to focus on your web design. This is what can make or break your business’ success!

Web Design

First things first, you need to focus on website design. Your website is essentially your store. People need to spend time on here in order to browse your goods and determine whether they want to make purchases or not. So, everything has to look presentable and appealing. Your website’s landing page should reflect your brand’s aesthetic in the same way that a store front would. Your website’s content should reflect your brand’s look in the same way that a commercial store’s interior design does.

Product Photography

Increasing numbers of small business owners are opting to take their own product images. Now, the quality of smartphone cameras has significantly improved over the past few years. But they still don’t quite cut it when it comes to product photography for websites. You need website images to be extremely high quality, so users can zoom in or expand images to look at further details of the product they’re interested in buying. Remember that images are pretty much all consumers on the web have to go by. So make them good! A unique style could really help consumers to differentiate between you and other brands.

A Blog

If your website doesn’t yet have a blog, you should seriously consider putting one on your page. A blog serves as the perfect space to advertise your products at the same time as offering customers a little more information about what they’re looking at. If you’re not great with words yourself, you might want to consider hiring a copywriter or content creator to create posts on your behalf.

These are just a few aspects of your webpage that you should really focus on. Dedicating a little extra time and effort to them can really help to make your overall site stand out from the crowd. It’s more than worth the investment!

+++ Collaborative Post +++

Image Credit