Originally Appeared on LinkedIn:
This post was inspired by a comment on our recent post, Unnecessary loss of potential customers.
This is one area that most industries in PNG needed a big improvement, at least to have something available in the Internet. I have realized that most of the things we look for and order from overseas are in-fact sitting on the shelf somewhere in most hardware suppliers in PNG but I was not aware until I personally visited them only to see the exact same thing displayed. Cost is around the same but timing to get the item is good and cost for transport can be as saving to the end user.
– Peter Apakali, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Ok Tedi Mining Limited
I believe this is true. From the above, I think its logical to conclude that most of the businesses here lose some sales that could have been made if they had a website, maybe not an eCommerce website [could be a bonus] but at least a site that has a catalog that potential customers could check out before looking elsewhere. This would help because people nowadays don’t have the time and patience to go store to store looking for things when they can look up anything on the internet and use their Visacards to pay on the go and have DHL do the rest. At least, I do that.
In these days of internet technology rising with more people using the internet, I think businesses really need a website to display their products and services online.
Businesses are missing out on a lot of potential sales just because people don’t know. Have a website that is Search Engine Optimized so people can easily look up and find what you have.
Maybe, some businesses are thinking, but I don’t have the budget to get a website.
You may have heard of websites coming at K10,000-00 + but those days are over. Small business minded Web Developers like WEBHOST-PNG offers crazy prices like K1980-00 for better than classic website packages.
Remember, Bill Gates wasn’t kidding when he said,
If your business is not on the internet, then your business will be out of business.
– Bill Gates, Microsoft
So GET A WEBSITE TODAY!