Entrepreneur Leland Dieno says, “Your website is the center of your digital ecosystem, like a brick and mortar location, the experience matters once a customer enters, just as much as the perception they have of you before they walk through the door.”
We couldn’t agree more!
However, websites are often viewed as one-and-done things you do when you start your print business rather than something transitional that will help you grow your print business.
Don’t let this happen to you!
Keeping your website fresh, relevant, and up-to-date is simpler than you might think. Here are five things you can do TODAY to dust off your digital doorstep and lay out the welcome mat for your print buyers.
Visitors to your website want to know who you are and what makes you different.
Include photos of your local area, your print shop, staff, shop dog or cat,… the list goes on! The key is to add your personal touch to your website so others get to know you better.
Did you know your print website has a pre-filled portfolio to show your print buyers all that you offer?
Turning the portfolio on is as simple as a click of a button in the backend of your website. As you have time, update it with fun, exciting projects you’ve worked on and make it your own (see point one above), but for now, there’s no excuse not to show off your printing capabilities and add professionalism to your website with the portfolio feature.
Understand us here. Search engine optimization (SEO) is essential for potential print buyers to find you online, which is why we even offer an SEO subscription option.
However, SEO tends to go awry when people fall into the trap of writing and producing content for the sake of search engines and SEO benefits rather than for their customers.
Provide content and resources on your website for people, not search engines. When you please the people, the search engines will follow.
What is one thing you can add to your website today that is focused solely on pleasing your potential print buyers?
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One of the best ways to beat your big-box printer competitors is to play up your humanness and show the real people in your print business.
To do this, you need to feature actual humans on your website.
Add your team’s photos and information to your website by using this feature in your website’s Control Center.
The website already features pre-written questions your staff can answer and add to their bio pages. This is a super-easy, quick win for your website and print buyers.
Did you select your Featured Products on your website at some point and then forget about them?
Seasons change, and so should your Featured Products.
To make it easier for your print buyers to find what they are (probably) looking for, update your featured products to highlight whatever products are popular from season to season and month to month.
Lastly, remind yourself to remove the seasonal items when the time is right, so you’re not featuring Christmas cards all year round.
The holidays and new year are coming. What product(s) can you add to your Featured Products to meet the upcoming needs of your print buyers?
There are a wealth of quick wins you could use to freshen up your print website. So many, in fact, we can’t list them all here.
Here are a handful more to get you thinking:
The tips above are a surefire solution if you’re looking to liven up your website.
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