Getting down to basics with a web site.
What is a web site?
A web site is a associated collection of web pages on the world wide web, consisting of files that are organised into a hierarchy. Each file/document can consist of a combination of graphics, text, audio video and other dynamic or static material. A website is most commonly used as a communication medium between a business and client or business and business. They can usually be accessed by using a search engine or typing in the web site address or domain name into an internet browser.
56% of businesses surveyed identified that they had already recovered their investment in e-business, with 22% of businesses that have recovered their investment achieving a greater than 50 percent return on that investment.
In July 2003 some 49% of all small to medium enterprises indicated a potential to use e-commerce to sell their products.
What are the benefits?
A website is a dynamic and cost effective way to reach new and existing customers, on a local, national or global scale.
A carefully constructed website, like those developed by Able Net Design, can attract the right users and may thus establish the following benefits.
- Visual Display - Showcase of products services to likely customers
- Sales - Bring forth additional recenue and greater awareness
- Information - Supply further information to new and existing customers
- Ehanced service - By providing a further contact method for customers
Other great facts
68% of all small to medium enterprises surveyed indicated that their expectations for all e-commerce have been met.
32% of all small businesses and 63% of medium businesses surveyed, use the internet for receiving payment.
45% of small and 64% of medium businesses surveyed use the internet to make purchases.
44% of small and 84% of medium businesses surveyed have a web site.
82% of small to medium enterprises surveyed who are connected to the internet search for information regularly.
93% of internet-connected small to medium enterprises surveyed use email as a form of communication.
81% of small and 98% of medium businesses surveyed are connected to the internet.
Source: 2003 Yellow Pages ® Business Index - Special Reports July 2003
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Able Net Design, located in Perth, Western Australia, Able Net Design provides web design and development solutions for both large and small clients, from complete website design to basic site maintenance.
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