In this edition of website.world news:
It's now easy to take bookings on line for services such as physio, massage, dentist, doctor, etc. You can require prepayment in full, or a deposit, or allow bookings with no fee. Your calendar will be fully managed and ensure you only get bookings when you want them, with appropriate spacing.
You can now take online bookings for your B&B, motel, hotel or even your holiday bach.
Rental Items For Hire
You can now hire out items as well as sell them. If you have items available for hire, you can setup calendars for each item, and we will manage your bookings for you. Hire items can be mixed with items for sale. Customers will select the pickup and drop off time, and our system will calculate the fee.
Training Webinars with Reuben
Reuben will be running monthly training seminars, using Zoom software to screen share and demonstrate our new and existing features in detail. Reuben is the head developer of our website management software, and can provide great indepth knowledge.
As the old saying goes, a picture can tell a thousand words. Great website photography will surely be worth a million! The photographs you have on your website are, along with the text, what your customer will use to decide whether to purchase from you or your competitor. Today we’re going to discuss what makes a great website photo, give you some tips on taking those photos and share some great sizes for website photos.
The difficulty for anyone who has a bricks and mortar shop along side their online shop, all suffer similar issues, including keeping inventory counts in sync, keeping pricing in sync, and giving customers a cohesive experience both online and in store.
The primary issue is that not all POS systems integrate with all website ecommerce platforms. So you need to pick solutions that match well.
When comparing website builders and other ecommerce platforms, you need to consider more than just a pretty landing page.
New Evening Support Hours 7-9pm
Melissa will be on support in the evening, Sunday-Thursday, 7pm - 9pm. Please email or call Melissa in the evening for any help you need with building your website or going live.
We also continue to provide support every working day during normal NZ business hours, 9am - 5pm.
Phone: 0800 89 41 22 ( +64 9 974 4301 )
New Facebook Support Group
Would you like to network with other Website World customers? And get access to general business support from other customers, as well as Q&A with our web designers and resellers?
Also, if you have had a positive experience using Website World, we would love it if you could post a review on our facebook wall.
Improved Facebook Pixel Integration
We have improved our integration with Facebook Pixel. You now only need to enter your pixel ID into our SEO Analytics Tracking area, and we will automatically post all the important conversion events and sales data to Facebook so they can better target your advertising spend.
If you are not sure where to put the new ID, just send us your whole Facebook tracking code, and we can hook it up for you.
We have an awesome prize for you to win.
- Premium business grade SSL web hosting for (1 year)
- Professional web design or makeover (20 hours)
- Ecommerce website configuration (7 hours)
- Search engine optimisation (3 hours)
But wait, there's more. If you are the referrer of the winning customer, then you will win 1 years free web hosting.
Please share this link where your friends can setup their own trial website. So long as they have a trial website and remain subscribed to our newsletter, then they will go into win, and you will win 1 years free web hosting if one of your affiliate customers wins the big prize.
Referral Competition Entry Link: https://www.website.world/Win-Free-Ecommerce-Website-Competition.html?aid=[MBR_ID]
Winner for August: GDS Industries Ltd
Our next competition will be drawn in December.
You can now search for a product by name or code when linking it.
We've added a new payment option for Laybuy, that will accept a 6 step payment plan from customers, while paying the business in full (less transaction fees). It has been quite popular. We have also added a new feature to hide certain payment options depending on the size of the transaction, as it doesn't make sense to offer Laybuy on transactions under $30 for example.
There are professional web designers all over New Zealand, and the World, who can help you customize your website design. Our in house team can offer a tidy up of your website for just $100+GST. Or contact any of our listed web designer for a full website design or makeover quote. No matter who you use for your website design, your website remains powered by our awesome content management system, so you can easily make updates to your website long term.
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We can now host PHP and Wordpress websites on our new and improved PHP web servers, with a target of 5% CPU usage, leaving 95% spare capacity to ensure your websites load quickly at all times.
Our PHP servers are load balanced, with MultiAZ database fault tolerance, to provide maximum up time. All PHP websites get free SSL certificate, and free https hosting. We support the latest version of Wordpress 4.8 running on PHP7. The hosting fees are the same as websites built and hosted on our CMS powered platform.
We have teamed up with the awesome ISP's 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, including the following ISPs
Do you need an 0800 number for your business? We think 2talk provide a really awesome service, and it's who we use. For example, you have an 0800 number call your landline first, then your mobile, then your 2IC's mobile to ensure that somone will take the call. Their rates are cheap, and all the value added services can be managed via a web page control panel, so you don't need to wait on hold for any call centers. You can manage your lines fully yourself.
Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 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:
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 in the reseller's first 3 months.
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:
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
https://www.pexels.com/ - Free Stock Photos
www.ninite.com - 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:
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Posted: Sun 20 Aug 2017