There was a time not too long ago when websites were considered as luxury items, and serve just as an extension of traditional marketing and public relations. In many instances, websites were developed as an afterthought, and website designers were located at the bottom of the totem pole. However, a perceptible shift occurred somewhere at the turn of the millennium, and websites are now considered a critical part of any business, and the quality of web designers could mean the difference between success and failure.
And rightly so! In 2016, over 1.6 billion people from around the world purchased goods and services online. Total e-retail sales are projected to grow to US$4.06 trillion by 2020 – that’s bigger than the annual GDP of all but three countries (United States, China and Japan) in the world.
In the United Kingdom alone, online retails sales grew to £50.9 billion and online B2B sales surged to £96.5 billion in 2016. This makes the U.K. the third largest online e-commerce market in the world behind U.S. and China.
So what do these numbers mean to you as a business owner? Simple. Your website is your storefront in the digital realm, regardless of whether you are an online retailer or operating a brick-and-mortar business.
And get this – websites are more than just pictures and Buy Now buttons. There is a whole science behind building websites that could affect your reputation and bottom line.
At Experienceinternet.co.uk, we pride ourselves in our ability to elevate your business above the competition in the market place with beautiful, practical and secure web designs. With over ten years’ of direct frontline experience in the industry, Experienceinternet.co.uk will take your company to the next level, regardless of your present rate of penetration.
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