You also need a proper contact page with geographical location, which is a legal requirement in most countries. Get those in place and you may get customers to part with some cash.
Did have to contact GoDaddy to switch my hosting to a Linux, but that was all.
I have only just started this site yesterday, have lots of book and merchandise to put up yet, but wanted to post so folks could see what the fuss is all about! I'm thrilled, my boss is thrilled, and while I'm sure I'll come across some things that will (hint hint) go into the next upgrade, for now I am really pleased with how easy it is to do this. Hey Scott, how to put images into the home page (or any for that matter) text via the html link without having to upload the image separately via a ftp?
Never give folks a reason to leave your site.
Is your web site a totally new venture for the museum, or did you use something else to create your online shop in the past?
If it is a new venture don't forget to submit it to the search engines and choose your keywords in the SEO boxes wisely.
Typical conversion rates for online shops are typically 2 to 5 buyers per 100 unique visitors. Those figures being wholly dependant on what you are sellling of course. The more visitors you can get there, the higher the potential sales.
Good fortune with it all...
My Pro Shop is now capable of handling customers and went live last night.
The shop is setup to show inventory. In my case are really unlimited qtys so are just for looks for the customers. It just lets them know there is stock so they will go ahead and order and not call to make sure. I could switch to a linux server with a check mark in the correct box but I don't want it to work anyway. I would rather leave the real inventory control to the accounting software. It only takes a second to change the qty to zero and re-upload so not a big deal.
The images in the categories are not clickable and really should be. The image is the first thing I click on and if it don't do anything I start looking for a link. Maybe something to put in an update?
I think the shop looks great and I will keep improving it as time goes on.
So take a look and pick it apart if you like,
Just so you know, I like the square images and will not change them. And I do know I need to work on the fonts but that will change over time.
If anyone wants to place a test order with Google and/or Paypal that would be good. Real orders would be great though!
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