Come online – We’re Open!
May 27, 2020 by Perthshire Creates
If BC (Before Covid) a new website and an e-commerce option kept appearing on the ‘to do’ list, but never materialised, lockdown has shown how important a full digital presence is to stay in touch and in business with potential customers.
Adaptation and re-invention have been key and creative businesses have found new ways to deliver what they do, some have taken their workshops online like Blairgowrie based Tartan Caledonia and Wildgrass Classrooms from Glen Lyon , others like The Echo Lab Music Studios have taken their Drum & Guitar tuition online, and Aberfeldy Gallery Artisanand Ltd have got their online store up and running.
Being creative doesn’t automatically equate to being technically minded, however if now is the time to get online with a great website, built quickly and without a huge price tag, Perthshire Websites offers a simple path from no website to new website. There are a number of packages available, similar in cost to some of the ‘Build Your Own’ options, which makes it easy to get up and running as quickly as you like without the steep learning curve or price, and freeing up more of your time to focus on your creative practice.
Local Perthshire Artist, Shonagh Moore, did just that. Shonagh had had some disappointing experiences trying to get her jewellery online but worked closely with Perthshire Websites to get an e-commerce site which both reflects her jewellery collection and gets her selling online, which also opens up new online selling opportunities such as our Digital Design Market.
The different levels of packages are all detailed on Perthshire Websites, and if you prefer to chat in person they can be reached on 07738209858.
Many creatives already have a strong online presence both with a website and on social media, however, Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown has created a turning point for many individual creatives who have until now taken part in events throughout the year to reach their customers. Going online or not, is now a decision which may keep many small creative practices in business.