We hope all our online merchants are having a busy time with less than 6 weeks till Christmas. For our gift to our customer this year we have once again donated $10,000 to Oxfam.
In this edition of website.world news:
Rather than sending Christmas cards or gifts to our customers, Web Widgets Ltd have maintained our tradition of giving to Charity. As a specific Christmas gift we have donated $10,000 on behalf of our customers to Oxfam, instructing them to use it where it's best needed.
We asked our merchants in previous newsletters if they would like to specifically promote any products in our pre Christmas newsletter.
NZ made gifts from Auckland designers at Modeltech http://www.modeltech.co.nz/
Hand tied tutus for every little princess. http://www.mayhemcreations.co.nz/shopping.html
"Pets Rock" mugs and cushions. Great gifts for cat and dog lovers. http://www.ynot.nz
a haven for lovers of retro, vintage and pinup clothing, footwear and accessories www.19black.co.nz
for great portable audio, Digital Audio Players, Headphone Amplifiers, DAC's, Headphones and audio accessories. Great gifts for the audio fan!! http://www.soundessentials.co.nz/
Baby & Children's Clothing Online Shop. FREE NZ DELIVERY http://www.littletribe.co.nz/
For your pets, Grass and Wandering Jew allergies in cats and dogs. All Natural http://www.naturalpet.co.nz/product/grass-wandering-jew-allergy-cat-dog.html
Perfect gift for the coffee connoisseur who has everything http://www.greenbeanhouse.co.nz/product/1351634
We have moved out of our head office due to the building being reclad. We'll be back in Grey Lynn in about 9 months. Until then we have moved closer to the city for a change of scene. You'll now find us sharing with some photographers in a styley new office close to Victoria Park Market.
Exact Location is: Unit 5 / 1A Centre Street, Auckland
During the Summer holidays we will be on single staff roster, however, we will endeavor to cover all ordinary working days with phone and email support. We will be closed for public holidays and weekends.
Tips to help our team through this time:
All our website builder powered websites had 100% up time in October and November is the same so far. Really happy with that.
In fact in the last 6 months, we have only had 3 minutes downtime in total!
We have design consultants from all over who can take your website to the next level. All Web Designers are independent businesses who will consult and bill you directly for their time.
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over. Several consultants also provide over the phone and web based 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.
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.
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:
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
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:
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Posted: Sun 15 Nov 2015