Cyber Shop Frenzy: Web Design Firm Says Money to Be Made for SMEs
Submitted by: Rake Mark Solutions Limited
Stafford, Staffordshire (OPENPRESS) December 24, 2011 -- With the average shopper expected to make nearly half of their Christmas purchases online this year, the time has never been riper to capture a share of the cyber market. That's according to design specialists Rake Mark Solutions, run by Sarah and Phil Brassington, who are offering a range of 'web marketing' packages tailored for small and medium businesses.
With customers increasingly turning their backs on the High Street in favour of online marketplaces, Rake Mark Managing Director Sarah Brassington explains how small businesses can take advantage.
"Establishing an online presence for your business has never been more crucial. More consumers are deciding to spend their money online, not just by shopping for gifts but for weekly groceries, clothes, furniture and financial products. Comparison websites have made the consumer more aware of what's out there, and businesses without online identities are going to suffer as the web yields ever greater power over the dwindling lure of the High Street."
While internet users are expected to spend over 350 million hours shopping online during December, businesses whose blogs, ads, press releases and customer reviews stand out amidst a cluttered marketplace look will benefit from this throng of traffic.
Rake Mark is helping connect businesses to all facets of the web by offering a range of affordable web design packages ( http://www.rakemark.com/affordable-website-design/WebDesign.aspx ) to bolster their online presence.
Whether by establishing a brand across a range of social networks such as Linkedin and Twitter, or by creating and hosting a bespoke business website, the web design Staffordshire ( http://www.rakemark.com/ ) based company is helping firms connect with new customers online.
Clients can also be kept updated on offers and discounts thanks to Rake Mark's Press Portal package, which is offered to businesses for as little as £190.
Sarah Brassington concludes: 'Britons will spend over £13 billion online this Christmas, so limiting your business to the bricks and mortar of a shop, office or garage could prove costly. By establishing your business online you are giving yourself the best chance to compete in what is an increasingly busy marketplace. Businesses shouldn't complain that wintry weather is making customers stay indoors; when they're indoors they're shopping, which is good news for British businesses.'
Further details are available by calling 01785 256222 or visiting http://www.rakemark.com .