Why pivot to ecommerce?

From florists, to coffee shops, to tour guides, to roofers, to taco trucks, if your business was affected you should invest in your business and start selling online. Even if you’ve never had a website before, now’s the time. Since COVID, things have shifted online and you need to be there.  Maybe you have a website but haven’t given it the attention you should, we can help. 

Did I mention that I’m your neighbor? 

That’s right, I’m a local resident just like you. I’m here to help your business with my technical experience.  In fact, Tapiki has been around since June of 2009! Woah time does fly! I’ve been working in the digital domain for a very long time and cannot wait to help your business with my experience.  Read my full bio here,  read more about us, or view our client list.

The Pandemic Has Been Tough

2020 has been a year that none of us will forget.  A global pandemic has rattled the threads of our society, pushed us personally, and challenged our businesses.  It is time to think about your business in a new way, a digital-centric approach.  Consider new ways to acquire and serve your customers.  Turn this challenging year into a pivotal year for change, end on a high note.

Digital Can Be Easy

Many businesses don’t know what to do, so they do nothing.  With lockdowns and fewer people out and about in general, you need a new, digital forward approach.  We know digital, we make this easy on you as a result.  Don’t worry about the technical stuff, that’s our job, we are here to make your business shine.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of a website depends on what your needs are. One-time costs can start from as low as $1,000. Customized websites with e-commerce integrations will vary in price depending on the requirements. A website without a maintenance plan is like a race car with no gas. Our Advanced Maintenance and Hosting Package is $199 per month with all the bells and whistles and includes unlimited site edits. Our Standard Maintenance and Hosting Package costs $129 per month.

Unsure where to start? Contact us for a free 30-min consultation today.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

How to build a website for your small business

 

Building a website is very similar to building a physical store. Imagine you are launching a new store in Ala Moana Shopping Center. You want the ideal location with easy access to parking and a high-volume of foot traffic. The better your location, the more your lease will cost. Your domain is similar. The better your domain, the harder it is to secure it, and the more it may cost. We can help you with this process.

Once you have your domain, you need to build your website—everything from its size and shape to window displays, signage, interior design, and layout. Your storefront is the face of your brand. The same is true when designing your website. The way it looks, its ease of use, speed, and navigation all make an incredible difference in how your customers interact with your website. In web design terminology, the way it looks is your site design or visual design. Your website’s ease-of-use is its customer experience and usability. Speed is measured in page speed and page load times. Navigation is a component of your website’s information architecture and usability.

Now that your website is built and launched, you need to drive traffic to it with various digital marketing tools. Tools you might consider are search engine optimization for organic search, paid search advertising, social media marketing, email campaigns, SMS notifications, A/B testing, chat and chatbots, marketing automation, and others. The list is both long and ever-changing. We can help you implement these tools on your new website.

 

E-commerce website solutions to sell your products and services online

If you are selling products online, you’ll need to display your products in an easy-to-navigate product catalog and make the checkout process fast and secure. Some stores sell only a few products that are simple, for example, a bookstore. Here the product needs to be easy to find and purchase, but the purchaser won’t need to choose parameters before adding it to their cart. Other stores sell products with many per-product options, where the purchaser might need to pick a size, color, or additional customizations. We build e-commerce solutions for any store type.

 

Do you need a (blazingly fast) website maintenance plan?

Our truly managed Advanced Website Maintenance and Hosting provides you the fastest WordPress hosting in a safe and secure environment. This package includes unlimited 30-min edits by our certified WordPress Engineers. Let us do the editing work for you so you can focus on what you do best, running your business. Simply email us your content edits, and our team of certified WordPress Engineers will make them for you. Let our team handle all your site updates, plugin updates, and daily backups.

 

Why Google Pagespeed matters to you?

Lower your CPC on paid search and positively impact your search engine rankings while increasing conversion rates. Our high-performance hosting may increase your rank between 18-30% and retain 20-40% more users. We help your site achieve 90+ GTMetrix scores & – 90+ Google PageSpeed Insights scores!

 

Helping you succeed online in a post-pandemic world

The journey of building a successful website is a rewarding one. While there are many moving parts, we are here to advise you every step of the way. Our mission is to help local small businesses succeed in the post-pandemic world, where the need for a robust online presence is more important than ever

Contact us or schedule a meeting and let’s see what we can build together.