Why aren’t more small business doing business online?
Small business owners across America are searching for ways to compete with name brand stores and to participate in online retail. Additionally, serviced-based businesses need to begin promoting online as the Web becomes more valuable in building customer awareness and revenue than traditional marketing has done in the past. Yet still, approximately 40% of small businesses do not have an online presence and stand to miss the eCommerce boat as online retail sales are slated to increase by 13.7% this year alone.
Chamber organizations can help their membership
Creating an Internet presence has been too costly and time consuming for many and building an online store or website can be technically challenging for most folks — but not anymore. Through eAhoy.com, Chamber organizations across the nation can offer their membership a free online business package which includes a free mini-website and store, free hosting and search engine optimization, free marketing and sales tools, plus so much more in an easy-to-use format. Gone are the days of overpriced and complicated business websites, online hosting and expensive fees.
Chambers of Commerce and their members benefit through partnering
Chamber of Commerce organizations are dedicated to providing value and service for local businesses; to help businesses successfully market themselves in ways that ultimately supports their community. When a Chamber partners with eAhoy, they are able to offer a host of valuable business services worth hundreds of dollars to Chamber members — for free. This business service not only increases the ‘community’ value of your Chamber but provides a non-dues revenue source for the organization.
The eAhoy Partner Program is completely free to Chambers of Commerce and their members — it’s free to join and there are no maintenance fees, annual fees, or associated costs of any kind. Sign-up today and help your members get connected to the expanding online social marketplace and, in turn, benefit your Chamber.
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