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In this issue of Website Builder News, July 2009...
Our free training sessions will teach you how to use our website builder to build your own website or online shop. The course covers all the basics with some tips on bulk emailer, shopping carts, and search engine optimisation included. Nearly all our recent events have been booked out, so please make sure you book early.
Remember there is extensive help available from our FAQ's which is backed up by phone and email support. Or there is always the option of 1 on 1 training - usually just one hours training (@$100+gst) will give you a jump start in your ability and greatly improve the results for your time and effort.
Please also note that if you have already attended a free training course, then you can only be wait listed for a free spot, or pay $50 to attend extra sessions. Or you may like a personalised one on one session instead for only $100.
Please make sure you do attend any training that you have booked for. Your seat is in hot demand at some events, and at others, continued events are dependent on good turnouts. Please consider what friends might also be interested in getting a website and ask for a seat for them.
We are introducing a new toolbar for our free format page editor (the word style editor). This new toolbar introduces some new functions, however the greatest gains are in the ability to right click on elements in your content. Another key change is that we have limited the width of the editor much closer to the width of most content pages. There is an option in the toolbar to expand the window if needed. Other new benefits include
Please note that this option is in Beta Test mode and may be subject to bugs. Please let us know if you experience any errors with the new editor. You can access the new V5 editor is accessible from the V5 link top right when editing any page.
We have added multiple product options in the shopping cart. For example, you can now ask for size, colour plus one other option/style as separate dropdowns. This is great for the apparel industry. See a baloon colours example here at PartyZone
If a product has any options to be selected, the users will be taken to the product detail screen where they can select all those options prior to adding the item to the cart.
The footprint of the shopping cart has also been decreased while the customers are navigating categories and products, and only displayed in full when an item has just been added.
A number of people have requested this feature. You can choose to present additional products to the customer that they might like to buy, based on the history of previous orders... This can be presented in both the shopping cart page and also the product item pages. See an example of this here
You can now view statistics about who clicked on what link in the bulk emails, who unsubscribed, who read the email and who read the email more than once. The statistics are acurate for those people included, however, non events are not acurate.
You can now group the members of your mailing list into multiple groups. i.e. one member can belong to multiple groups. This makes it easier to categorise your members in many different ways, and thus send newsletters only relevant to them.
We have a vacancy for a training co-ordinator and online marketer. Position for 15-30 hours per week in Onehunga Auckland.
We would like to know more about you and your business so we can find more great customers just like you. If you could spare 5-10 minutes to complete our online survey form then we will give you a $25+gst credit on your account. Anyone can complete the survey but you must have a live/paying hosting account with us in order to get the credit.
There are many ways for you to help us promote website builder. If you would like any brochures or business cards, please contact us and we will send you a bundle. Please let us know how many you require.
If you would like to promote website builder from your website, you can now easily add an affiliate page using the "add page" button. This page will allow you to write your own introduction about how wonderful our service is and will include a link with tracking codes so that you will receive the 20% referral discount automatically.
Alternatively, please encourage your friends to just signup directly for a free trial, or to come to one of our free training courses. Once they have signed up for a free trial, please don't forget to contact us and let us know so we can link your referral.
Or if you are finding work a bit slow in this recession, why not start your own business selling websites. Did you know that we really like customers who want to resell our services and add their own value. If you have SEO skills, business skills, graphic design skills or just super enjoy building websites with our free website builder, then we encourage you to start a business doing it. You will not be stepping on our toes at all. We want to support you in your business endeavors and will give you access to special advanced training courses and support, so that you can in turn provide better support to your customers. Using our affiliate scheme or our official reseller scheme, you can also make ongoing revenue from web hosting. But we encourage you to correctly place a commercial value on the time you put in to helping your friends start websites. We hope we are providing you with a great new opportunities during this recession.
Here's a small selection of our customers DIY websites. Some of those we think have done a great job of designing and creating their own website using the our Website Builder tools.
And view our updated portfolio of professional designs this month.
And professional designs live this month.
Do you want a more professional look and feel for your website? Please use our online quote or contact us.
Do you have any feedback on our newsletter or CMS products? Please let us know.
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder Team
Phone: 09 622 0797
Posted: Thu 09 Jul 2009