Millions of immigrants and residents in the United States speak Spanish as their native language and either prefer Spanish over English or have only a rudimentary understanding of English. The majority of these people originally immigrated from Mexico, Central and South America, some to avoid political unrest and poverty, others to study and advance their professional careers. One way or another, all have come to the U.S. to find a better life. U.S. businesses are lagging behind in addressing not only the needs of the fastest growing segment of our population but also the tremendous potential for business growth and excellent profit margins. Most businesses have only limited exposure to Hispanics and need to find ways to successfully connect with them.
Spanish-speaking Consumers Represents an Untapped U.S. Domestic Market Segment
Tapping into the Hispanic online market is the best way to do it. Spanish-speaking people from throughout the Americas are quickly moving into the world of the Web. Millions of Spanish-speaking people are bringing computers into their homes but are finding that sites utilizing the Spanish language are usually foreign. They comprise a relatively untapped domestic market that most North American businesses are completely missing. There is presently an opportunity for entrepreneurs and visionaries to harness the tremendous potential of the Hispanic online market while traditional business ventures simply sit back and watch.
Reaching the growing Hispanic market effectively may require developing a website in the Spanish language, plain and simple. The same products, services, and related information can be offered online in the Spanish language as a business already offers on an English language site.
Most businesses rely on potential consumers who speak fluent Spanish to somehow overcome the language barrier on their own without the business assisting in any way. As a matter of fact, many U.S. companies maintain a latent hostility to Spanish speaking customers. Businesses with a progressive mindset and the desire to grow are eliminating the language barrier and paving a path that leads Hispanic consumers right up to their doorstep, or in this case, the Spanish language website.
Spanish Keywords and SEO Content Will Help Capture Part of the Hispanic Market
Many Hispanic online shoppers aren’t going to search the Web using English words and product descriptions. Spanish keywords and SEO content are going to be required to ensure that a business is getting the online traffic it wants. There are so few Spanish commercial websites in the United States that offer domestic goods and services that once the word is out, a new website will have all of the traffic it can handle.
The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority group in the United States. All of these people are shoppers, and many of them are extremely skilled in PC use and ready and willing to buy online. Over sixty percent of Hispanics consider the Internet an important means to making a final selection of brands and products when it’s time to buy. There’s no reason any business with a website can’t capture part of the Hispanic market. It’s a market share that can make doing business online more profitable than it has ever been before.
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