Monthly Archives: November 2010

Social Network Sneakers!

By looking at the images above, we can realize how much social network has influenced our daily life today.

These sneakers are designed by a Glasgow-based designer, Gerry Mckaya, who has drafted these concept designs for Facebook and Twitter-branded Adidas shoes.

BUT…

This is just a draft. I know you will get so disappointed that these shoes are not available for purchase =(

Whether you are aware or not, social network like Facebook and Twitter is getting deeply into our life. We wear T-shirt with Facebook logo on the street; We keep in touch with our friends via Twitter on phone; We even watch the movie called “The Social Network”, etc…And now we might probably have a pair of Facebook or Twitter sneakers!

Well done, Social Network!

Where Can I Get Help Designing My E-Commerce Site?

It is very important to sell your website as well as to sell your own products. The more interesting you site is, the more you are getting the things that you can dream of. Attractive design of your e-commerce site would give you the extra edge than your competitor.

It is of utmost importance to know where I can get help designing my e-commerce site for the reason that it can help a lot in the website. When you see a place or a person who has the expertise of designing a web then you are in luck. Designing your website could be a lot of fun. That is why most would want to design it by themselves. However, you have to make sure that as a seller you are able to convince your consumers that the quality of your products is good too. It must be understood that when designing the e-commerce site, it has to be very helpful. It must be easy to handle and fun to look at.

The more friendly the website is and the more easily managed it is the better for the seller. It means that you would be able to conduct a profitable way of selling because buyer’s wants what is best for them they want to get that red carpet treatment so when they see a fully carpeted place on the website surely they would guarantee a buy of the product from that website.

There are a lot of sites where I can get help designing my e-commerce site. In fact there are also awesome tips all around to help you learn the ropes and to help you start it off. All you need to do is to click on that search engine and start looking for marketers who are selling themselves as designers for an e-commerce mart. All you need to do is to check on the credibility of the website you are entering. There are some websites that are not that appealing but they can sell more than those appealing once, the truth to this is that you need to research for best. If you are a person who knows about designing it is a recommendation to do the design by yourself to show your creativity. It is not very often that you can do this so if you got the talent to do so why go ask help? If you do it yourself you are guaranteed a buy because it would be your own personalized site. However, if you do not know how, don’t freak out. As mentioned earlier, there are a lot of help that you can get from the internet. All you need to do is to click it away, and look for an expert that could help you create a friendly website design. Something that could help you returns money on your investments. Two minds are greater than one, so before letting others design your site, give them some insights of your own too.

In fact, Serverfreak offer professional web designing service. Feel free to contact our sales and marketing department for more info if you’re interested.

What to Look For When Shopping for a Shopping Cart

If you have a website and you have some products to sell, it really helps if you have an online shopping cart. There are many different shopping carts available, so it might be pretty hard to find out what to look for when shopping for a shopping cart. Here are some things that you need to know about shopping carts and how it can help your business or website.

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Promote Your Social Media Efforts Offline

Most of the past articles discussed everything about ONLINE, ONLINE, and ONLINE Marketing.  However, we often overlook the “real world” when creating brand awareness of our online efforts. Online and Offline marketing need to be well managed simultaneously for successful campaign. We need to get people in Offline to see what we’re doing Online.

Physical space can be a good place for us to advertise our website, blogs and social media accounts. Here are some strategies that might inspire you to kick-start your brainstorm for the perfect offline efforts for your online strategy.

1. Integrate Your Web Presence into Offline Advertising

Jeweler Samuel Gordon ran this full-page magazine ad in a local publication. It includes the company’s Twitter account, Facebook Page, iPhone App and a QR code for its Android App.

Vivo Pizza even advertise the company’s Facebook Page on its brochure and menu!

2. Make Traditional Business Cards Online-Friendly

Social media-friendly business cards give others more options for connecting with you. At appbistro, employees add Twitter handles to their business cards. This makes communication so “instant”!

3. Use Your Vehicle as a Billboard

BumperTwit will help you turn your car into a billboard for your Twitter account for $7.

You can even do it for your personal Twitter account.

4. Integrate Online Components into Offline Events

Just few months back, Serverfreak had also organized an offline self photo-taking contest, FreakyFoto Contest to increase its brand awareness among youths. This contest was promoted on Twitter and Twtaway. Some of the contestants even directed their friends on Facebook to vote for their photo on our FreakyFoto site.

5. Get Creative

Sending QR code via post card is quite interesting. We can scan this unique QR code with our smart phones (i.e. Blackberry) and it may link to videos, pictures or website. Of course, just like the example shown below, you need to lead your potential customers on how to get a QR code reader since this application is still very new to the Malaysian market.

The team members from Brazilian social media agency Agencia de Sites showed up to the Social Media Brazil conference with their personal Twitter handles displayed on each of their “jerseys”.

This article is contributed by Sarah Kessler, summarized by WOW.

What is an E-Commerce “Plugin”?

What is an E-Commerce Plugin? Let’s answer this question. A plugin is a software that functions as an enhancer to your existing ecommerce website. By doing so, we do not need to spend a lot of money to customize a webpage or designing the webpage. For example, Joomla and WordPress are two of the most famous website scripts available for free. Both offer installation of plugins that you can maintained e.g. Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress, All-In One-SEO plugin, WP-Auto-Tags, Wassup, WP Retweet and so much more. These plugins are simple to install and easy to use. The best thing is that these plugins are available for free! Once you have installed these plugins, you just need to activate them inside your Admin Dashboard and you’re good to go!

What are the advantages of these plugins?

Well, plugins in general can help in the optimization of the webpage. And it helps in the socialization you will get with your customers. This could help your website in the long run because you would be able to connect to your clients or followers at all time. It becomes advantageous to you when you have an e-commerce site with established reputation. Many plugins are manageable and easy to understand. Also, majority of the plugins can be integrated with a lot of programs and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg so you do not need to pay through the nose for it.

There are a lot of support forums that you can see and they are very willing to help out with the use of plugins. Learning about how a plugin works is not easy especially for people who aren’t at all familiar with technical stuff. Many still do not understand a plugin and how it works so they still do not know how to use it effectively. Also the level of learning for those plug in users are higher. Therefore it means that there should be a lot of technical support in order for this to work. Another important note is that plugins must be maintained regularly. The moment you do not update it, you would be giving more problems to the customers.

5 Important Factors to a Successful E-commerce Website

What are the 5 tips that an ecommerce website needs to have? Let’s take a peep on these tips and follow it.

  1. Create a well-designed process that meets customers’ buying needs. You must create a web page design whereby the potential customers would not easily get lost. Make sure that the search engine locator would lead the customer’s straight to your product profile page.
  2. The second tip is to make the buttons visible like for example, the word that says “buy now” or the name of the product. This is important that the customers would see what they are looking at and know it by just looking and may locate the button to purchase immediately.
  3. Third tip would be to lessen the number of buttons they need to press in order to buy your product. The longer it gets them to click finish, the longer it is for money to come in. Most people who do internet shopping want it quick and easy. They would get bored easily if they need to click too many times just to purchase your product. Lesser clicks mean faster transactions.
  4. The fourth tip is that you should make sure that the prices for your products are affordable and visible. This is important because as a buyer, you would want to know the prices first and is within your budget. Hiding the prices wouldn’t give you more customers because customers tend to assume that the product may be very expensive plus added hidden charges.
  5. Fast response and prompt delivery. Efficient online service is very important for customers. Nobody wants a slow and poor customer service. No matter what products and brand you sell make sure that you give your customers the best treatment ever because they would want to keep coming back if they are satisfied with what you offer.

3 Things You Need For E-commerce Success

What are the 3 things you need for e-commerce success? It’s as easy as pie. All you need first and foremost is to ensure your e-commerce site is saleable. Then you also have to make sure that you have a user friendly web page which is very much updated and in trend. And lastly, your e-commerce should have the advantage over others by offering online services for the customers. E-commerce has been so competitive these days and those who do not take extra precautions to it may lead to the lack of interest from the customers which in turn leading to poor sales and ultimately bankruptcy. You do not want this to happen to your business do you? That is why we always need to have our eyes and ears open to all sorts of comments and suggestions – both good and bad.

Your personal character is another important factor to e-commerce success. You must have the determination to be successful. The courage to fail, learn and get up from it and the diligence to monitor your incoming sales. It doesn’t mean that because you are earning money you stop there. No! The more earnings you have the more determination you need to earn more. Lack of discipline and laziness would be an effective way to cause your downfall. You have to reap what you have sown and to do this a lot of sacrifices must be made by you. Never doubt your capacity to do it. Once you have a tiny inch of doubt in you, it may turn the tables on you and lead you to disgrace. You must learn the ropes of positive thinking when you are doing business and avoid dirty plays. Give a kind word now and then and don’t forget to thank your customers for purchasing at your store. A simple gesture of thanks goes a long way for most people that is why it is very important to build good camaraderie with them. Send them an email thanking them for buying and state that you would hope to do business with them again.

Third, do not be troubled every time you stumble. In every business, it is always starting off as a trial and error. The more mistakes you make the stronger and wiser you become. It may be tempting to quit at times but as long as you overcome these obstacles you will surely overcome it. Don’t worry when you do not get what you want immediately, chances are because of these you gain knowledge and improve your ways of selling. To be a successful e-commerce business entrepreneur, make sure that the webpage design you have is attractive to people. Many people uses internet shopping because they wanted it to be a quick and easy so make sure that just an easy click they get to purchase what they want. The more buttons they need to press the more you invite them to have the option of searching for another place to shop. Your website must be inviting as well as fast. Also make sure that you post a lot of articles and keywords for the search engine to find you.

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