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Free Town Centre and Retail Support Sessions from South Somerset District Council

Wed, 3 March 2021

Monday 15th March 2021

13.00-16.00 – Selling Online

The world of ecommerce and selling online has come a very long way in the past few years, and there's more competition than ever. 

The straightforward, no fuss workshop, will guide you through setting up a successful online shop, establishing your online selling strategy, online customer service, payment options and the rules for online and distance selling.  

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Tuesday 16th March 2021

1300-16.00 –  Digital Marketing Strategies for Retail Businesses  

Is it time for you to take a more planned approach to your digital marketing? This workshop will help you to develop your own digital marketing strategy.  

Learn how to build a digital marketing plan to reach your customers, raise awareness, interest and a create desire to purchase your products.  

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Wednesday 17th March 2021

10.00-12.00 Help shape the future of East Somerset's Town Centres Focus Group

Mendip and South Somerset Councils are working collaboratively to shape a forward thinking recovery for High Streets and Town Centres within Eastern Somerset. We are keen to engage with retail businesses, Town Councils and other key stakeholders to produce an inclusive action to ensuring a swift economic recovery as well as forming an ambition that supports our town centre spaces, businesses and communities.

We will circulate a Zoom link to all those who register for the focus group ahead of the session on the 17th March.

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Thursday 18th March 2021

10.00-13.00 - Social Media for Online Retail Businesses 

 As a retailer, you’re most likely aware how important social media is.  An active social media presence will enhance brand awareness, trust and reputation. These elements help to increase your sales and enable you to develop a community of online advocates for your business.  But how exactly do you become successful on social media? How do you create a sustainable social media strategy? How can you be sure customers will engage and interact with your business?  

In this workshop, we take a look at the following: 

  • How to get customers to connect with your business on social media 
  • A list of tools to help you start collecting insights about your customer base 
  • Tips to help you create your first social media strategy 

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