No matter how big it is, a company can’t be good at everything. There are things that a company specialises in, which is why they’re successful in their field. But no matter the industry, it’s become crucial in 2019 for every company to be adept at online commerce; the combined disciplines of SEO, online PR and brand management. For companies that don’t have the necessary resources or expertise, this brave new online world can seem a little intimidating. Fortunately, there is a solution; it’s known as white-labelling, and it essentially means availing of the expertise of another company who does know what they’re doing.
Whether you’re a burgeoning entrepreneur or the head of a gigantic industry-leader, your online goals are basically the same, differing only in scale. While it might be instinctual to try and tackle this yourself or in-house, in reality, building an entire online PR plan from scratch is often an ill-advised idea. This is where white-labelling comes in very handy indeed. You can employ a specialised online PR company for their resources and infrastructure, then rebrand it with your own business. The channels and audience will have largely been set up by the white-label company that you’re employing, so you can start promoting online right away.
There are a number of advantages to white-labelling. In most cases, clients will never know of the third party company’s existence, meaning that your company’s branding will dominate the online sphere, while availing of considerable third party resources. This makes it seem like part of a considered whole, and keeps your business and brand contemporary. The online commerce landscape is changing by the month, making it harder and harder to keep up with. If you don’t specialise in the industry, it can be tough to devote the necessary resources to maintaining your online presence. Using a third party provider with that exact expertise is a surefire way to keep ahead of the curve, while preserving manpower for your focal industry.
Stretching your primary resources out to include online marketing isn’t the smartest thing to do, even if you’re a PR firm by trade. Online commerce requires a unique skill set, including a deep understanding of SEO and premium blog content creation, and knowing how to reach the biggest potential audience for your product or business. It simplifies the conversion path for your audience, allowing you to focus on your business’s core competency, without needing to construct a tech infrastructure from scratch. This saves you time and money in both the short and long-term.
White-labelling provides a way to expand your company’s reach online. The advantages are that it’s fast and cost-effective, allowing you to rely on someone else’s experience in order to further your own company goals. White-labelling is nothing new; brands and companies have been availing of established infrastructures and resources for years. However, in the ever-changing, critical arena of online commerce in 2019, it’s more important than ever.