Bringing the Expo to you
THERE is no getting away from it - COVID-19 restrictions have made life pretty challenging for all of us as individuals and as businesses.
For many of our readers part of the year they look forward to is getting out of the house and heading along to a Seniors Expo to see what's new among the industries and businesses who count them as customers.
For business owners, the Expos traditionally offer the opportunity to meet new customers face-to-face and share their products or services.
Right now, having thousands of people wander through an exhibition hall is not able to happen.
There are still great products and services out there to be shared though, and that's where the Seniors Virtual Expo 2020 is here to help.
For the month of June, Seniors News will be hosting an online virtual expo on our website at www.seniorsnews.com.au where we will share the latest products and services from our advertisers, supported in print with regional advertising most relevant to readers of each of our eight monthly publications.
By promoting business online and in print we're making it easier for readers to contact businesses in the way that suits them best and making it possible for readers to order products directly from the websites of the businesses involved.
For many businesses, online sales have helped to keep them going while their shopfronts are closed.
For Seniors, our online editions (complete with live click throughs to websites mentioned in stories and advertising) have seen increased interest.
And while COVID restrictions closed some of our regular distribution points such as libraries and sporting clubs we've found there's been a jump for demand for our news online, so much so in fact that in March traffic to our website jumped to 325,138 page views for the month and 129,923 unique visitors (as reported by Adobe). To give that context, it's three times the traffic we had in March 2019.
Businesses already signed up for the Expo include Bite Dental, Algester Lodge, Jubilee Community Care, Big Girls Don't Cry, Stafford Fashions, Aidacare, Gourmet Meals, Wellways and Van Homes.
To find out more, log on to https://www.seniorsnews.com.au/topic/virtual-seniors-expo-2020.