Directwest/Vendasta Local Business Toolkit

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Our online toolkit includes everything your business needs to succeed in the digital world of E-Commerce and online communication. Use all 6 tools now or choose the tools you want now and add more later.

Toolkit options include:

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E-Commerce Website

Create an online store in a few simple clicks–just add products and services to start selling!

These easy-to-design, no code websites give you the freedom to create, design, and manage your online business by taking secure payments.

Before moving forward with E-Commerce, we recommend you review our readiness assessment.

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Reputation & Reviews

Improve how your business looks online by monitoring and managing online reviews and responding quickly to customer comments and concerns.

And ask for feedback and generate reviews, via email.

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Online Presence & SEO

Manage how your business shows up everywhere people are searching, with a central source of truth for business information. Keep business hours, address and available services up to date and in-sync on Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, with options to sync many more places across the web.

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Social Media Management

Communicate the messages that matter with your community and customers. Post on Facebook and Google My Business instantly or schedule them for a later day. To make posting even easier, there’s a variety of post templates that can easily be edited and published. Plus, robust reporting that allows you to monitor the reach and engagement of your posts across all networks.

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Email Marketing

Send beautiful automated email campaigns to customers. Customize an email template and design professional, mobile-responsive emails that look great on every device.

Use a trial version of our leading email marketing solution Constant Contact. Simple, quick and efficient. Use email to send your message to customers safely.

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Automated Analytics

Understand how your business is performing online, with automated, easy-to-understand analytics and insights that are emailed weekly.

Reporting across these categories and more–reputation, listings, social media, website traffic, advertising, and SEO.


Q: How do I know if I’m ready for E-Commerce?

Taking your business from brick and mortar to online can seem daunting. There are multiple things that you need to consider before selling online including your comfort level with taking online payments through PayPal, what your shipping rates will be and who will manage your return policy.

Before moving forward with E-Commerce, we recommend you review our readiness assessment.

Q: Is reporting included with this toolkit?

Yes, monthly reporting is included for the products in the toolkit. Once you link your business Facebook and Google Accounts you will be able to receive overall metrics and your executive report.

Q: Is there a cost for this local business toolkit?

You can trial these products at no charge until December 31, 2020. Directwest and Vendasta have you covered. A Directwest Media Advisor will be reaching out to you before December 31, 2020 to determine if you would like to upgrade to the paid versions of these products. The cost of these products can vary from $25.00 – $150.00 per month and your Media Advisor can confirm those costs for you. If you choose not to move to a paid product and do not confirm with your Media Advisor by phone or email that you wish to purchase a paid version, your products will be deactivated on December 31, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Directwest and Vendasta are not responsible for work lost or for loss of time and effort leading up to this date.

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