Feb 2014 News

Happy new year to everyone, sorry we missed the January edition of our newsletter.  

In this issue of Website Builder news, February 2014:

  • New Features Coming Soon
  • Improved Support Roster
  • POS - Point of Sale Service and Better stock control
  • New Shopping Cart Reports
  • Keeping your computer safe from viruses
  • Professional Web Design Services
  • One-on-one training options
  • Better Broadband
  • Affiliate discounts
  • Start your own business - reseller options
  • Cool links/system links
  • Websites of the month

International Web Hosting Speed Increase (Free CDN Service)

We will shortly be replacing our international web hosting options with a powerful CDN (Content Distribution Network) service, that will give your website the fastest delivery speeds worldwide automatically. 

This CDN network will also provide more robustness to our server uptime, providing access to cached versions of the website in the case of outages on international connections. 

Normally you would need to pay about $40-$50 a month for a CDN service, however, we plan to give all our customers the benefit of this CDN service absolutely free. 

Learn more about the CDN Service

Improved Support Roster

We have created a new support roster for our team, we trust this will produce a faster response to emailed support tickets. Please note that our phones are often busy, as we only answer 1 call at a time, and emailed support tickets are more likely to result in service from other staff and enable us to research your issue before we talk to you. 

Learn more about our Support Roster

POS - Point Of Sale Service and Better Stock Control

We are working on a very simple new POS service, that is essentially an efficient version of your existing online catalogue to enable you to capture orders from customers who come into your showroom. You can add Cash/Eftpos as a payment method, and you can produce sales reports within the reports area of the CMS. 

We will also be adding more features into our CMS over the coming months to better help you manage your stock. 

The very early stages of POS development are live, and you might even find a use for it now. 

Learn more here

New Shopping Cart Reports

If you havn't been in the shopping cart reports area for some time, there are now more category and product sales reports that you can drill through. We will be doing more work in this area this year, particularly around stock control. 

Keeping your Computer Safe From Viruses. 

We encourage our users to keep their computer's safe. We often detect customers email accounts being compromised from either easy to guess passwords, or otherwise viruses on their computer sending their passwords to 3rd parties.
Please keep your computers safe by installing this trusted anti virus service on your computer.
Eset is what we use at home and in the office and you get 30 days free from the link below. 

Professional Web Design Services and Training

If you require training or professional help getting started with your website, please review their portfolios, specials etc and contact a local consultant. We have authorised all our resellers and design consultants to engage with you directly, and bill you directly for their time.

You can see all the available consultants at the following link from all across NZ.

https://www.websitebuilder.nz/webapps/d/21/347206/web-designers-specializing-in-our-cms

 

Personalised one-on-one training 

If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants 

We would encourage all customers to get at least one hour of training at the early stages of building their website, and one more review prior to going live, just to give your website that professional critique, and quick tidy up of the rough bits.

Training topics include:

  • How to use website builder and shopping cart

  • How to design websites

  • How to crop and tidy up photos

  • How to optimise to get your website higher on google and other search engines

  • How to setup a facebook page, or other social media account

  • How to send newsletters

  • How to use any other feature we offer.

Book personalised training here

Better Broadband

We have teamed up with the awesome 2talk team to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current telco, now is the time to move your business to voip and get a great bundled broadband offering.  

https://www.websitebuilder.nz/webapps/l/21/347206/nz-broadband-providers

Receive a 20% discount off your web hosting, for life, by referring a friend 

Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 20% discount off your hosting? If you refer 5 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Not only that, but your friends will also get their 2nd month web hosting absolutely free. That's a nice little encouragement for them to check our service out and gives us the opportunity to setup your discount. Both discounts apply for your  2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity. 

More information about affiliates here

Reseller Options 

We have an awesome new offer for web designers and awesome business networkers. We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:

  • There are no setup fees, no contracts to sign.
  • You will earn $2+ on every domain name sold (based on RRP $19 per year). 
  • You will earn (20%-50%) commission on hosting 
  • You can manage all your customers content, domains, emails etc, easily from just 1 login.
  • We take care of all the billing arrangements, so no administrative hassle. 
If you know of anyone who might be interested, point them at our reseller page. We'll offer a $100 finders fee commission for any existing customer who finds us a new reseller who set's up 3+ live websites. Offer expires 28th Feb 2014.

More information on reselling here


Need Help! is at hand...

There are several places you can find answers to questions about how to build your website and add features (which, there are a lot of) and its free for you to look:

If you can't find the answer you need - then get professional help

Contact - Web Designers or lodge a Support ticket

In 99% of cases the answer to a problem is covered in one (or more) of these places. We always fix bugs fast, with all the users we have we get notified very fast of any real bug -  they are not common, so if you are having an issue operating the CMS consider some online training with us - you'll always take something away worth value. In all other cases we are happy to do anything you are having trouble doing yourself for a small fee starting from $20 for 10 minutes. 


Cool links

All those links and more at our new toolbox page: More Toolbox / Links


Websites of the month

Here's a selection of some of our recent DIY Go Lives.  

And view more examples of websites powered by website builder


Please contact us for more information. 

From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder

www.websitebuilder.co.nz

Posted: Sun 09 Feb 2014

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