COVID: How we adapt post lockdown
As we emerge from lockdown, businesses are starting to see daylight before we hopefully enter a long, hot and busy summer of sunshine.
While some are now back to daily working lives, it is clear that things are not the same. With hand gel everywhere and even the way our office is laid out (although I think we have made it more feng shui).
But the most significant change for many businesses has been the way they communicate.
The global rise of video conferencing software such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams has been keeping business running throughout lockdown.
While many of our clients have been forced to close during lockdown, video conferencing and our project management software have helped us continue to help our clients to the best of our ability throughout this challenging time.
We are fortunate to have a business that can work digitally, but for some, their whole company relied on physical services and goods only available in store.
Lockdown prompted many independent retailers to start selling online through Facebook, Instagram or creating an e-commerce store.
One of the biggest e-commerce platforms Shopify reported a 97% increase in second-quarter revenue as a result of the pandemic.
Our development team are specialists in a number of e-commerce platforms, and both during and post lockdown, we have been building and modernising sites for new and existing clients.
Other service-based businesses such as make-up artists and fitness coaches like Joe Wicks have been using this opportunity to do online classes/tutorials and consultations through video conferencing.
With times still being uncertain, like many businesses, we have adapted and invested in technology as communication continues to shift to online video conferencing.
Every member of the team has a webcam, including our 360 meeting camera Owl, and access to multiple forms of video conferencing software.
No matter where our clients are in the world, we are committed to providing online face to face and group meetings both now and in the future.