President Duterte declared an Enhanced Community Quarantine in the National Capital Region on the 16th of March 2020 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, many small enterprises were forced to close their shops and stores.
Consumers were confined to their residences and social distancing was enforced in public places. Travel bans affected the movement of goods across the country and overseas. Consequently, market slumped when the import-export sector also went down. Sales was reduced to purchasing the bare necessities as non-food shops closed.
Most affected businesses include:
- Logistics Companies
- Electronic parts and Gadgets Sales
- Restaurants and Cafes
- Department stores
- Construction Supplies
- Farm Produce
- Educational Supplies
- Private Learning Institutions
- Hospitality and Travel Agencies
Almost 4 months into the pandemic, entrepreneurs are finding ways to counter the slack in their businesses. Many have now resorted to e-commerce as this is the most practical way to make sales considering the restrictions in movement. Service-oriented businesses can be accessed through telecoms and online ordering. Consumers can still buy what they need without physically leaving the safety of their homes.
If your products can be found online, digital brochures can be sent via e-mail and ads on any social media platforms are possible.
SMEs (Small-Medium Enterprise) benefit the most from e-commerce. If your products are relevant, deliverable and can be paid online or COD, why not join the bandwagon? You only need a user-friendly website, safe payment system and a reliable delivery service.
Don’t wait for the economic contagion affect your small business. E-commerce is the new face of sales and marketing all rolled into one at a very minimal cost. Going online is not a temporary option, this is the new normal in business. The COVID-19 pandemic may last a few months more, but your business may not.
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