We have Tested a Model - for the last 2 years we have had a BETA version of an Online Shopping Market - "Dotcomcentre.ie" which is a virtual Business Platform where over 1500 Irish SME businesses are linked to a central Web Based Shop Front.
We have also ran some Sales & Marketing Initiatives to test how the response rate front visitors to the site.
It Works! With Some Business receiving over 500 to 600 hits Extra!! to their site over a 2 week period! And these were only small sales tests that we ran, which provided a 50% uplift sales conversion rate!
Which meant that every 2 visits through the dotcomcentre website to the Targeted Business Websites resulted in a Sale for our test websites.
The Business Market is telling us that Irish SME's want a central Online Market Place where they can trade B2C and B2B, also a place to promote their visibility and credibility.
So we have Re-Branded Our Test Site Dotcomcentre to "Shopfront.ie"