Businesses have definitely been greatly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic that the world is experiencing right now. It is truly saddening how many stores and companies of various industries decided to close due to the financial losses brought about by this crisis.
Nowadays, since the pandemic started and since nationwide lockdowns and quarantines have been implemented, online businesses have been tagged with the highest demand. That’s because people are prohibited to leave their houses and are limited in what they could do and where they could go.
Surely, you can see how almost everything is being sold online today due to Covid-19 Pandemic that’s happening. If you are thinking of a good product to sell during this time, why don’t you look into the fresh seafood industry? It’s a profitable and unique venture to embark on.
Below are 4 points that will make you understand the benefits of having an online seafood shop during the Covid-19 Pandemic!
 CUSTOMERS STAY AT HOME
One of the top reasons — and probably the first on the list — why online businesses are in demand nowadays is that customers are staying just at home. Because of the restrictions of going outside the house, people are bound to always consider ordering their food online. Yes, even fresh food such as seafood can be ordered just in a few clicks!
An online seafood shop is beneficial for customers staying at home since they do not want to go to actual markets to buy. They are being extra careful and obedient to the pandemic regulations of their communities. For businesses such as an online seafood shop, of course, you have to make sure to comply with all requirements and measures for a safe delivery and proper processes of the online seafood shop.
 PEOPLE’S CRAVINGS
Since most restaurants and food businesses are certainly limited nowadays and many are also temporarily not operating, people are craving a lot to eat the usual meals they get to eat on normal days outside. These foods include the sought-after seafood meals they could usually eat from their favorite restaurants.
As an online seafood shop, you can satisfy those quarantine cravings of many seafood lovers out there! It’s a time you could take advantage of the food limitations your place might be having right now. It’s also not often that there are online seafood shops, so your business could really be a hit in your neighborhood and anywhere there are seafood-loving people stuck in their houses. They are going to thank you for letting them have the fresh seafood that they now miss, and you will thank them for supporting your online seafood shop in the midst of this pandemic.
 SAFETY ASSURANCE
An online platform is an ideal way to get closer in touch with your customers and potential customers. You can inform them better about the safety and sanitation rules that your business is observing to ensure that all seafood delivered to their homes are fresh, clean and free from any health-threatening viruses and other elements.
Because people are staying at home, they have more time to read and understand how you want them to trust them and rest assured that they will receive their food safely and properly. Of course, when you own an online seafood shop, especially in this time when cleanliness is a bigger deal, you have to be certain 24/7 that all operations done in your business are safe for everyone.
You can use your online shop through social media accounts in order to let your potential customers see the actual fresh seafood you have on hand or you can provide for them if they order. This can help you impress, convince and assure these people that you can still offer quality service and products amidst this situation.
If you already own an actual fresh seafood shop before this pandemic, then you can go online, so your business can still function well! You need to do a few adjustments, but you can do it well because an online shop is not that difficult to manage too. It will help your business very much during these financially demanding and trying times.
 SEAFOOD LOCATIONS’ EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
When you have an online seafood shop, it’s either you are your own business’ supplier or you have a separate supplier. Acquiring fresh seafood is not easy. Well, especially in the Covid-19 Pandemic time wherein transportation has been adjusted and many cities are put on lockdowns and quarantines, it’s even harder.
As a seafood business, after you obtain the needed passes and permissions to operate during this pandemic, you can freely (and carefully) drive through cities to acquire fresh seafood ordered from your shop. You can have exclusive access also which other people do not have. That means they can count on your online seafood shop for their seafood needs and wants! Since they themselves cannot do it yet this time, you will help them have their fresh seafood on their plates at home!
ONLINE SEAFOOD SHOP
Fast food is not always what people miss today! Fresh seafood are also edibles many drool for but cannot eat during this situation when everyone’s access outside is very bounded.
An online seafood shop could be your next step to a more productive time during the Covid-19 pandemic, yet aside from the personal, financial profit, you can serve as a helpful bridge for other people to get the seafood that they want!
Nicole Ann Pore believes that freshness of what people eat is always important not only because of the experience but also of its health implications. She writes about matters that revolve around fresh seafood and the market industry. Nicole is a daytime writer for Manettas Seafood Market Australia, an online and interactive seafood market allowing accessibility to the highest quality seafood from Australia and abroad. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.