How important is a website for a manufacturer?
Hopefully as a manufacturer of goods you want to sell, you have already realized the importance of a website and have one for your business. However, keeping your website current and making sure it is optimized for the search engines is just as important.
The innovation of American manufacturers has inspired economic growth and technological advancement for centuries, therefore as a manufacturer you must keep your company image current and online for all to see. Your company’s website is your global presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can present your company at its best with pictures, video and virtual tours, and you should!
Having an updated website with plenty of information is a customer service benefit that is almost certainly required in this new century. Business owners and consumers expect information at their fingertips on the internet. Your website can contain enough pertinent information that it can reduce or even eliminate calls for this information, giving your employees more time to handle important matters.
Your website shows your business to your customers without them having to come to you, if your information is thorough and your image is up to par you could close your sale online without ever meeting the customer. This is the way business is done now; you are almost not credible if you do not have a website. Word of mouth is great, but being able to back up that word with a website that shows those words is an even better way to close a deal.
The internet has grown tremendously in the past ten years, and the turn of the century brings with it new requirements. If your website is not optimized for the search engines it will be hard for people to find you even if they know your name. Having your website optimized will pull your site out and put it up front so that when a potential customer searches for your product or service you will show up, possibly on the first page. Otherwise you can become lost in a pool of thousands. That means unless someone knows your website address, they will not find your website.
Most of America is online daily, especially business people. For the manufacturer competing in this century a website is extraordinarily important. If you need a website or you need to update and revise your existing website, Digital Extreme Media Group can help you. Look at our web design package prices for Websites and for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of existing websites or call us for a free consultation at 717-423-6494.
Penn Cooper, Business Development & Purchasing Manager at John Rock Inc
“As a manufacturer supplying the manufacturing sector, we have a very limited audience that potentially needs our products. While “word of mouth” recommendations have been and will continue to be our strongest means of direct contact and marketing, a well designed professional website that performs well on search engines is clearly a close second. In fact in today’s market, where the potential business professional has extremely limited time, not having a website to reinforce your companies existence and presence, is almost a guarantee that your company will fade away into oblivion. ”