eCommerce Solutions Offering for Local Businesses During Coronavirus Shutdown

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MANKATO/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL/ROCHESTER, MN — Lawson Media and Publishing in Southern Minnesota is offering several solutions for ecommerce to local retail businesses suffering from the Coronavirus shutdown. This includes the social media powered ecommerce solution, eSellerSocial and partnerships with Shopify and Augabout Consulting. LMP also partners with some companies to enhance search rank and SEO backlinks. The retail and restaurant industry are in serious need of help with local service and product delivery solutions with ecommerce in the middle to link customer and local business.

eSellerSocial plans

Right now is a great time to try, a social media marketplace powered solution to help drive more sales to your business. Since many folks are staying home, your business could utilize the platform by sending the traffic to your website instead. Or, if you don’t have an ecommerce website and are afraid of not being able to fulfill orders via telephone, LMPĀ  can build your ecommerce site with quick turnaround time. You will get a site with customized template for your company, any needed apps or integrations and a fully functional site to manage product inventory, sales reports and much more. Combine this with eSellerSocialfor your business coronavirus survival package.

Shopify Website and SEO from LMP


LMP offers both SEO and ecommerce website solutions under one roof for local businesses in Mankato, Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Rochester, Southern Minnesota and other businesses in the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and Scotland. The coronavirus pandemic is worldwide and we are here to help as many small businesses we can. Hard hit by the stay-at-home and work-from-home policies are the following types of businesses that can use ecommerce solutions (integrates with payment providers and POS):

  • Retail shops
  • Local fitness gyms
  • Events
  • Outlet stores
  • Clothing/shoes/apparel, hardware, computers/electronics, consumer products
  • Thrift stores
  • PC/phone repair
  • Pawn and used products sales (must comply with local laws)
  • Outdoors and garden
  • Sports and athletics shops
  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Real estate


LMP provides copywriting, blogging, backlinks and other SEO solutions for small businesses, non-profits and other organizations. LMP also offers basic ecommerce product description writing and web page writing optimized for SEO and social media. Get better search rank for your website and ecommerce.

Local Restaurants

LMP is working with Augabout Consulting on providing the right marketing, design and technology under one roof to provide your business more access to customers during the coronavirus. Right now, many restaurants can quickly regroup to offer their customers a dine-out solution: takeout and delivery. Get POS self-serve ordering kiosks on location if you’re thinking long-term or just opt for a simple online ordering solution or even simpler, an online menu with call functions or ecommerce orders.

Payment Processing

Process payments online via PayPal, Shopify payments, PayWhirl or a number of other payment systems. Process BitCoin payments with Bitpay. Process Android or Apple payments. Generate and redeem custom coupons for your store. Get a POS system for your business that is integrated with ecommerce to process credit and debit cards online. Set up your own marketplace or sell with escrow. Integrate a wide variety of apps for payments or for other customization to your ecommerce website. Sell or promote your products with integrations like eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Etsy and more. Call Rob Lawson at Lawson Media & Publishing at 612-4600-5851 to get started.