In this edition of website.world news:
The Inaugural Network NZ Business Awards launch June 30th and Website World is on board as a Judge!
We are stoked to be supporting the Awards and with prizes totaling over $12000, all small business owners should be entering!
Head here to learn more >>https://www.networknz.nz/
We have made several updates to the bulk emailer, to help get your formatting displayed correctly on Microsoft email clients. Annoyingly, Microsoft email clients only support a very small and limited set of HTML formatting options. This means that all emails need to be sent using tables to limit the width of an email, or contain columns or aligned images.
In order to benefit from these changes, you may need to recreate some snippets from our drag and drop email editor. Any snippets with left/right images, or columns of images, or buttons, will need to be created anew.
We have also added a new "send test email" feature, so you can test your emails on multiple email clients prior to sending your email to all recipients.
New Employees - Melissa and Marat
We would like to introduce Melissa from (Task Zombie) who will be managing our support desk on Mondays. Melissa is backed up by Marat our new developer who has been with us for a few months already, working hard on our new Booking Manager and Hire Item System. These new employees are also backed up with the rest of our support team Andrew, Albie and Reuben
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]
Purchase Orders - you can now view and create purchase orders more easily. Record the stock that is on order, and more easily convert that to stock on hand when it arrives. We are looking for more testers of this new inventory management feature. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Partial shipping updates are now available... eg, when customer orders 2 items, and you need to notify them of sending only 1 item that is instock while waiting on back order stock.
You can now limit payment options depending on member level... eg public, authorized members only, or POS... thus only trade customers can "pay on invoice" and only POS staff members can take "cash"
Our new developer Marat is busy working on one of our biggest updates in a while. We will be adding a booking management system in coming months.
There is a lot of work going on, and we know this will be a popular feature.
Many of the administrative features are now available for you to test. However, the public facing booking availability engine is still under development. We hope to have a full beta test available next month.
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 or Joomla 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.
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 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: Sat 17 Jun 2017