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During the first week of the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses in San Francisco closed their doors for the foreseeable future to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and “flatten the curve.” More businesses across the country will be closing in the weeks to follow as the crisis continues to unfold. Countless business owners across the globe are left wondering when they’ll be able to re-open shop amidst an uncertain future.

It’s a difficult time to gauge when things will return to normal. Physical stores may be closing, but migrating a brick-and-mortar business to the internet is still an option — and for many is currently necessary.

From Local Storefront To Online Web Shop

We recognize the current economic landscape is tough for businesses within our communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the globe. If you are considering moving your business online, Razorfrog is available to set up a simple e-commerce site quickly and efficiently. Our small team is on-call and ready to transition your products and services into a fully functional e-commerce storefront. We can also help with any logo identity design, branding, copywriting and search engine optimization needs you might have, too.

All of our e-commerce sites are powered by WordPress and are 100% responsive, secure, sustainable and scalable. We utilize WooCommerce as our shop manager, and Stripe for online payments. Our SSL technology guarantees secure transactions across mobile devices, tablets and desktops, and our advanced caching configurations provide a lightning fast user experience for online customers. We do whatever it takes to get you up and running, and are here to continue supporting you for the long haul.

Gift Cards Sales: A Helpful Offering

Traditionally, gift cards have been offered by retail and hospitality businesses for in-person use. We’re now seeing many online gift card sales in order to support businesses with cash flow NOW for use after this crisis. It’s a simple way to get money into your business now to help cover expenses during these difficult times. Gift cards are a great means to keep your small business afloat, and can be easily integrated into your e-commerce sales pipeline.

Email Marketing

Razorfrog can quickly set up a mailing list for your business to keep your customers informed of your status, updated hours, and of course gift card options. Our team can also either work with your existing mailing lists or fully transition them over to our recommended platforms. Additionally, we have the means to send email campaigns directly from within WordPress, making your marketing efforts a seamless experience.

Contact Us Today To Get Started

Since 2008 our friendly and experienced team has provided web design services to hundreds of small and medium sized businesses located in San Francisco and beyond. We look forward to helping yours next, and invite you to get in touch with us to discuss how we can get your e-commerce shop up and running without delay. Our agile team is dedicated to helping our immediate communities weather this crisis. Together, we will get through this challenging situation we are faced with.

Scott is Razorfrog's Lead Designer. He is a passionate web designer, graphic designer, branding specialist, accessibility expert and content creator. View Scott's bio for more details.

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