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Ideally you want them to purchase your products on your site now, not after searching online for alternatives. After all, once they leave your site, they may not come back! Today we're discussing the reasons why people buy things, plus share ways you can help them decide to purchase from your website faster. 017, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 ecommercebuying decision Guide to Using Images on Your Website Images are fantastic tools to use on your website. Not only do they make it more attractive, encouraging visitors to stay for longer, but they also help to increase your site conversion rates. 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That process has now just got a whole lot easier. 011, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 March News 2018 011, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 What is a Landing Page? There's often a lot of confusion about what a landing page is. The truth is, a landing page is a page you have specifically created for a set purpose and which you direct a set audience to. While any page on your website could be called a landing page, digital marketers refer to a landing page as being a standalone page with one focused objective - your call to action. 011, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 landing page Easy Ways to Increase Online Sales Through An Ecommerce Store Are sales through your eCommerce store not doing as well as you'd like them to be? We've put together this collection of tips to help you easily increase online sales through your website. 010, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 online sales Thunderbird Email Client Issues Anyone having trouble logging into email via Thunderbird? 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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. 033, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Integrating POS Systems with Websites 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. 033, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Things to consider other than a pretty landing page When comparing website builders and other ecommerce platforms, you need to consider more than just a pretty landing page. 032, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 July 2017 News 029, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 All about email Email in 2017 is quite different from email of the past. 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They come to your website because you have website content which ranks high in search results. It is the goal of almost every business website to get a lot of traffic, which is why there is always a lot of chat about SEO or search engine optimisation. The question of the moment would be then, how do I write website content which ranks high in search engines? 020, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +1200 Tips on choosing a domain name Choosing a domain name for your website is something many business owners struggle with. You want to choose something which is easy to remember and represents your business. But with so many variations available and advice being offered, it can be hard to pick just one! It’s a common problem we’re often asked about. 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