Happy new year to everyone, sorry we missed the January edition of our newsletter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 DIY Go Lives.
Please contact us for more information.
From the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder
Posted: Sun 09 Feb 2014