St. Louis Website Design, Web Development Services
"I don't really think that my business needs a Web site." We hear that a lot. The reasons that people say it are varied, and are everything from "We can't really afford one," to "We have all the business we need." But you should probably consider why you should have a Website, and then do your own calculations about whether or not it will be useful for you.
We have developed a list of the questions that your business should answer before you hire a Web developer, but here are some basic questions about why you will need a Web site. Incidentally, answering these questions about Web design and whether it is for you will help you decide the kind of goals that you should have for your Web site.
- "Google It." - Every day, millions of Google searches bring business to thousands of businesses. People increasingly refer to search engines to answer their questions, find products they need, and find services.
- Nearly all businesses have an online market. Whether you are an international nonprofit organization, or a corner store, people are searching for your business online.
- Your top competitor has a Web presence. You can bet that if you do not have a Web presence, that your competitors do.
- Your Web Site is Your Second Store Front. In comparison, a Web site has the ability to reach far more customers than a local storefront - at a fraction of the cost.
- A Website Can Reach Most of the World's Population. If you're a retailer...that's a big deal. Seven billion people big.
- A Web Site Doesn't Sleep. No matter what day or time it is, you can be capitalizing on the moment of sale with an interested customer. Someone's basement is leaking at 4 a.m. and they search for contractors? Search Engine Optimization with a nice Web site could give you a customer you would have lost otherwise.
Designing a Web site is more than putting code on a page. It's about representation. Translating the soul of your organization into a living, global entity. Forward Slash Technology specializes in Web design that merges practicality with art - giving your organization a voice and a face in the world market. We will help you select the online features that are most likely to help your organization have a successful Web presence and stay on budget. Our services include Web design, SEO, social media and local business listing set up and the training to help you make your site all that it can be.
Our Web services look at your unique business goals and create a vibrant online environment for your organization's needs, whether they are local or global. We will design a site specific to you.
St. Louis Custom Web Site Design Company
Our customized designs will help your organization become branded and achieve the online goals that make the most sense for your business model. A Web site is one of the most valuable marketing assets available to your organization. It can connect you with your client base, other companies, and global resources. Having a well-designed site will help you connect with the global community effectively. Whether you are trying to provide educational material, sell a product or service, generate leads, or simply provide information, Forward Slash Technology will develop a unique design for your site, with the features that will make it the most useful to your end users.
There are several reasons why businesses put off creating or improving a Web site. it may not be a priority, you may wonder if you have room in your budget for custom Web design, or you may even wonder if your customers will ever use it. As time moves forward, the pressure to have a site will not fade. If you have a site that is suited for your organization that makes logical sense, your clients will use it, and it will become one of the best marketing tools you have.
Some of the features we offer for our custom Web sites include:
- Customized design that is easy to update
- Maintenance packages that will keep you ahead of the curve
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to get your client base to your site through Google, Bing and Yahoo
- Social Media set up and training
- Local Business Listing development
Once you have a Web site, maintenance, SEO services, social media, local business listings and more must be considered. After all, an unused Web site isn't going to be useful to your organization. Continual updates through our maintenance packages will help to keep your site up-to-date. Social media will help to connect your site to the public, making sure your organization is up-to-date with internet trends. Local business listings will help you to appear on local search and will optimize your site for location-targeted searches.
We also offer Search Engine Optimization services that will help your site to increase in rank on search results on Google, Bing, Yahoo and around the Web. Our St. Louis Website design and St. Louis SEO will help your site stay up to date and useful for
To learn more about our web and software development services and to learn how these services can meet the needs of your business, contact our St. Louis based IT company.
St. Louis Web Design and E-Commerce Services
Ecommerce entrepreneurs frequently earn their profits in small margins, where slight competitive advantages can be the difference between flourishing and floundering.
Gaining a competitive advantage can be as simple as trying a new marketing tactic, making a subtle adjustment to your website, or operating more effectively. The ideas that grow into advantages are often planted at conferences, during webinars, or reading a white paper or case study. For this reason, it is a beneficial to occasionally get a glimpse at some of the ideas (or the seeds of ideas) that are circulating in the ecommerce and business community.
Good usability can mean the difference between one site's success and the downfall of another. Usability is especially important in the case of e-commerce websites. While most usability principles of regular websites still apply for e-commerce sites as well, the different specific pages such as shopping carts, shipping methods, shipping and billing addresses, order reviews, payment options, etc. all add another layer of complexity to creating usable online shops.