SMEs can get practical training to start or improve their online sales at an Explore ecommerce workshop being held at Maroochydore on 18 February.

Shopping habits are changing dramatically worldwide, with more customers searching and buying online and fewer customers visiting retail stores as often as they used to.

This trend presents significant challenges but also huge opportunities for small to medium-sized businesses, with ecommerce platforms providing access to a global customer base that was previously out of reach.

This half-day workshop will present facts, tips and practical strategies to launch or improve your ecommerce presence and reach customers around the world, especially those in Asia.

Expert presenters will discuss:

  • what ecommerce can offer your business
  • how different ecommerce platforms work
  • opportunities in Asian markets
  • how to launch or increase your online sales with confidence.

Intensive coaching will also be offered to selected companies that are ready to launch ecommerce internationally in the very near future.

Presented by TIQ, Austrade and Sunshine Coast Council, the Maroochydore workshop is the first in a series of ecommerce workshops that will roll out across Queensland in coming months.

They are part of the Business growth essentials workshop program for 2019, which will offer Queensland SMEs training in areas such as ecommerce, funding and investment attraction, business pitching, and developing cultural awareness for international markets.

The workshop program is an initiative of the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

The ‘Explore ecommerce’ workshop will run from 10.20am to 2.30pm on Monday 18 February at the Maroochy RSL. Register now to secure your spot.