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kemptrandy8
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Total time to bring the shop online was about 8 hours........of course the 8 hours was spread over 2 weeks.  Been great for me so far.  Now if they could just help me sell them as easy as it was to make them available for sale smile

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norbolig
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Congratulation. Well done in 8 hours.

As for the sale, then you should have some time left over for some clever and effective marketing! wink

 
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eseller01
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Hi i would change the background, can you tell me how did you put special products on the main page and also on sub categories. I know there are couple listed can you tell me which one you used.

 
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Wow. 8 hours. I am very impressed. I wish I could move that fast. *sigh*.
Looks great, I have nothing bad to say.

 
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kemptrandy8
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eseller01 - 06 July 2008 06:23 PM

Hi i would change the background, can you tell me how did you put special products on the main page and also on sub categories. I know there are couple listed can you tell me which one you used.

I’m not 100% sure what you’re asking, check out this link <the tutorial was great!>:  http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/8916/

-Randy
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kemptrandy8
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norbolig - 03 July 2008 09:43 AM

Congratulation. Well done in 8 hours.

As for the sale, then you should have some time left over for some clever and effective marketing! wink

Any suggestions for clever and effective marketing with a $0 budget cheese

 
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norbolig
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wink Sure, I am the $0 budget marketing guru;

1) Try a product advertisement on eBay - invest some time in it - make it look professional (take the profit from the first sales to make even more and better advertisements).
2) Insert a advertisement for your product in as many web advertisements sites as possible (many are free - most are almost for free).
3) Give your company a presentation on your web shop. Customers usually don’t prefer to buy from “strangers on the street”. Magento has a CMS page for that - you just have to link to it from the footer.
4) Publish some articles with more technical details about your products on your web site (As as customer, that would built my confidence in your products)
5) Set up a CMS page with some more customers references (and let it grow as you get more satisfied customers)
6) Look for some complementary products, so that your shop does not “only” offer coolerinsulators - to draw some more traffic to your web site.
7) Are you a dealer - can you resell to dealers? Check if there is a market to deliver the products to store dealers - isn’t this a product that you typically would impulse buying in a shop on a hot day. Start locally.
8) Find the best price comparison site for your product type. As soon as you have a little money for marketing, buy a click pacage to test it out. That gave fantastic results for my products.

Good luck!

 
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You can also try posting ads on online classified pages, but since your products is targeting a niche market i would recommend writing articles and reviews.

Also, how did you edit your layout? Is that a template or custom design?

take care

 
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norbolig
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@coronac: The product view is is the Modern theme template. It is a great theme!

The home page is CMS, with the content:

{{block_type="catalog/product_list" category_id="put in the number for your product category id” template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}

 
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