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Should we buy a web site, we are a small grocery?

Here's the scoop, we own a small grocery in a town with no competition. We have a small university of 1500 students. My wife thinks we need a website because "everybody has one". She said we could sell stuff on it but I don't know if she is right or not. There may be a lot involved in doing so, with delivery and such. Plus we really need a new parking lot this year. What are some of the things we should do before we talk to a consultant??? And what should we expect the consultant to tell us??? What would you tell a small business owner who wants a site with no clear objective??? Detailed opinions and comments please.

Asked By: ebizartistry - 6/24/2007
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You'd have to come up with a more compelling reason to have a website than "everybody's doing it... More
Answered By: Maryn Bittner - 6/24/2007
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Yes everyone seems to have a website. But you're correct, should you have one given your type of business... More
Answered By: imisidro - 6/24/2007
 
It is true — "everybody" (meaning almost every business) has a website. It could mean big publicity for you. However, the cost of upkeeping a website could be up to $160 a year, although that's for an almost-professional site plan... More
Answered By: MacGuru - 6/25/2007
 
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