Friday, 14 August 2009

Honest Sales People...A Dying Breed???

I got a call from my current ISP wanting to convince me to stay.

The guy I spoke to said that as I had paid them extra for superfast broadband , switching to an ISP that uses a phone line rather than cable I would expect my speed to drop dramatically.

When I told him that my current broadband speed was actually slower than the speed of the broadband I had previously and that my mum's broadband speed is faster than mine via a phone line and she lives in the same block of flats...he got the hump and didn't sound nearly as smiley as he did at the beginning of the call.

If their product is really so much better than their competitors' product I don't see the need to lie about it...or is it just me that cares about the customer service I deliver??

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Photobucket and Marketing

Wow!!...I found another toy to play with while I think about what to put in my new on-line store.

This is a great tip from someone I know who has greatly increased their sales recently through using Photobucket to promote their products.

So....I went to my Photobucket account and uploaded some photographs of my products into a new album. Then in the photo description box I added descriptions pasted from my store on Zolanta.com

HERE IS MY STORE

Then I added my website address and the address of my store on zolanta asking people to contact me for more details.

I can then send them a Paypal or Google Checkout invoice and they can pay me using their debit/credit card on a secure checkout page ....amazing!!!

Other things I did on-line today was fix lots of broken links from photos I moved from my main file to the new one and I managed to add some new products to my store on Zolanta.

Oh.....and I forgot to play pirates but remembered to rescue my city on metro from burning down

Friday, 7 August 2009

Prize Draw Time Again

I got back on-line today to find 50+ emails from people wanting to enter this month's free prize draw on my Sunny Creatives Site

Clicky Here For The Prize Draw Details


Last month I gave away a jute beach bag ....500+ people entered that prize draw!!

I try to add a prize draw every month

Next month I am going to be giving away a pewter witchy brooch and a dragon's blood writing kit.

Actually...that might be a bat's blood writibg kit. It's safely stashed away in the stock room but I cannot for the life of me remember which one I ordered to give away

You'll just have to watch this space to find out.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

All Quiet In August

I got reminded today to add to this blog...got to keep the spiders fed :)

August is when I take a month away from retail and focus on making plans and tidying up anything that isn't working well.

All about me on eBay and my current eBay auctions

Watch this space for news of my New Age gifts and jewellery store and in the meantime you can find my current full range

Here on Zolanta.com