At 1pm on March 30th this year, that PRR status will end. This means that anyone can register the shorter .nz version of your domain name if you have not already registered or reserved it. There are some 370,000 .nz domains still in PRR status that will soon be able to be registered by anyone, including your competitors or domain name squatters who may charge you hundreds or thousands of dollars to acquire the domain later. We cannot emphasis how strongly we encourage you to register or reserve your shorter .nz domain.
Affiliates can now earn "loyalty points". Encourage your customers to promote your products via social media using the special affiliate tracking codes, and they will earn bonus points that they can use to make purchases automatically, without any administration required....
Setup instructions: go to discounts, loyalty, and set the bonus points earned for affiliates per order value... (and that's it...) you can also add an "affiliate page" if you want your affiliates to have more understanding of their points earn history...
You can now adjust your member points balances manually too.
Auto send reminders to people with "saved carts" after merchant specified time, eg 1 day later.
Setup Instructions: go to shopping setup area, notification options.. Just specify the timing, and a introductory message, and our system will automatically email any known customers who have no finalised their order. We can know a customer if they have specifically saved their cart, or if they followed a link from a newsletter to create but not complete a cart.
We often get asked about why so many "Open Carts". The answer to this is mainly psychology, not everyone who clicks "Buy" intends to complete a purchase. They may just be interested in the shipping fee, or wondering if there were any discounts. The benefit of capturing the open cart data is that you can see what products are popular, and have this potential to followup with customers who have been tracked by our system.
We have now completed our migration to AWS infrastructure, the largest most powerful cloud platform internationally. The benefits of AWS are highspeed connectivity to the world.
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over NZ. Many of our Auckland team can also provide over the phone training at a scheduled time.
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.
Caching speeds up your computer, but it also causes confusion when viewing changes to your website. Every web master needs to become familiar with this concept. Almost a third of all our support tickets relate to mis understandings about caching. We can't change the nature of the internet, we only educate.
With the introduction of the international CDN hosting service, it's important that we highlight a few issues with regards to browser and proxy caching.
Learn more about Clearing your browser cache
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.
We have teamed up with the awesome 2talk team to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current isp, now is the time to get a great bundled broadband offering.
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.
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 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
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.
http://word2cleanhtml.com - Cleans word docs for CMS Editor
GoogleFonts - Online Web Fonts
http://pinterest.com/ - A social networking Pin Board
http://pixlr.com/ - online photo editor
http://www.photoshop.com - online photo editor
http://www.jotform.com/ - online form builder
www.needanerd.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Nerds
www.geeksonwheels.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Geeks
www.ninite.com - absolutely the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
All those links and more at our new toolbox page: More Toolbox / Links
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Please contact us for more information.
From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder
Posted: Mon 16 Mar 2015