What we need from you to design your web page
Unlike advertising in printed matter, the process for setting up a web page is different. There are a lot of design and programming skills involved. This means that you will also have to work on your page; don't worry we will work with you step by step through this process. Sometimes it is hard to explain things of technical nature, but we will do our best. Some things are explained in "Description of terms and things important to having a webpage".
On a web page text and pictures are incorporated separately into one page, which means that we need the text and the pictures separate.
For your listing in indexes we will also need a description and a list of keywords. We need to know if you want to register your page yourself (optimal solution, since you know your bussiness best), or if you would like us to take care of it at an additional cost. This listing will enable possible customers outside of the German Corner to find your page.
It is possible to have all of your items online with a shopping cart feature and acceptance of credit card orders. Most internet users are hesitant in supplying their credit card information over the internet. You will end-up with a "super" web page, but a possible lack in sales. It is true, there are sites making good money this way, but there are also many who don't. It is a better solution to have a few pictures on your page (since pictures cost money) and have an on line form to request your catalog. You can also have a text file with a listing of products, prices and order form for easy download or printout. Then customers could fax or mail the order form to you. This has an added benefit of cutting down on your catalog printing and mailing costs.
Think about information you want to collect from your readers with an online form. This can be for requesting a catalog, sending feedback to you, or collecting order information. We need your e-mail address for this kind of form. This information goes directly to your email address; we never see it. To get a feeling of what type of form-features are available, please follow this link and give it a try.
As a new customer we will introduce you to our readers once with our monthly newsletter for free. Further mailings are possible at extra cost.
Having a web page with us means that you will automatically have the extended listing in our resouce guide for free.
Plese check our Customer Bonus Program to see how you can get more free service.
Any questions? Just give us a call at (831) 393-0402, and we will help you. We do not charge for counseling.