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    Hello,

    I just opened my store in the beginning of May and I would like your feedback. I don't know how to do HTML so I have been limited to the look of my site but the templates seem cool. I would like to add a banner but I have no clue how to do that. Thanks everyone for your support. I look forward to interacting with everyone. Welcome to TeeKee Wear -

    ~Keonna

  • #2
    cute! website. I suggest showing a photo of the actual t-shirt for men and women
    Kathleen
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    • #3
      to add a banner to a page go to Settings >design>template editor . Select Home page and add your banner there.
      If you do not know any html, I would suggest you get an html editor. There are so many out there from free to expensive and learn how to use it. It will change your web design immensely.
      You can do the html in your html editor, and drop it in 3dcart.

      The one thing to be aware of is image references. Keep them relative in 3dcart. do not use http:// , only use the file structure assets/images/xxx.jpg

      sample:
      Code:
      <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tr><td align="left" class="data">This would be text above the banner if you want some<br>&nbsp;</td></tr><td><p align="center"><img border="0" src="assets/images/banner-image.jpg" width="500" height="200" alt="banner-image-description"></td></tr></table>
      change the following items in the code above:
      text description
      banner-image.jpg name
      image location if different
      alt for image (image-description)
      image size

      You can also use this on category pages from products>categories>options and then paste in category header section.
      Make sure to backup each page or any existing info where you are pasting before messing with it.

      good luck. Hope this helps.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sisbrown34 View Post
        cute! website. I suggest showing a photo of the actual t-shirt for men and women
        Thank you! We are working on getting some pictures up. I was hoping to include that with the banner. SO we will see how that goes...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by elightbox View Post
          to add a banner to a page go to Settings >design>template editor . Select Home page and add your banner there.
          If you do not know any html, I would suggest you get an html editor. There are so many out there from free to expensive and learn how to use it. It will change your web design immensely.
          You can do the html in your html editor, and drop it in 3dcart.

          The one thing to be aware of is image references. Keep them relative in 3dcart. do not use http:// , only use the file structure assets/images/xxx.jpg

          sample:
          Code:
          <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tr><td align="left" class="data">This would be text above the banner if you want some<br>&nbsp;</td></tr><td><p align="center"><img border="0" src="assets/images/banner-image.jpg" width="500" height="200" alt="banner-image-description"></td></tr></table>
          change the following items in the code above:
          text description
          banner-image.jpg name
          image location if different
          alt for image (image-description)
          image size

          You can also use this on category pages from products>categories>options and then paste in category header section.
          Make sure to backup each page or any existing info where you are pasting before messing with it.

          good luck. Hope this helps.
          Oh boy! I will have to try this. I'm a bit nervous but I will make sure to back it up first. Thank you so much for the info.

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          • #6
            Any more advice? I have noticed some more traffic but not a lot of sales. I know the conversion with sales is low these days but I would think I would have a few more. Should I change the flow of the site? are the prices reasonable? more pictures? Thanks in advance for your help!

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            • #7
              I would check out some other t-shirt sites and implement some things you find to be common on those sites. Photos of the actual shirt is important and really an actual photo of the design on each shirt is semi important to a lot of people as well.

              Also having been in the t-shirt busines myself for quite a while your pricing seems very high. Im guessing you use a heat press and t-shirt transfers for most or all of your shirts. Retail on most "generic" type shirts like this is 8.99-11.99 for white and black. Shipping should be no more than $2 via first class mail

              I think you need to be much more agressive with your pricing. Show what style of shirt/brand of shirt you use.

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              • #8
                A Few Ideas
                • Change your home page Featured Product display to 3 across so a visitor can see everything w/o scrolling.
                • Switch to a product detail layout that brings the BUY button UP the page. --> listing 2?
                • Size Chart
                • "In use" photos
                • About Us page - where is it? Promote yourself! What is your expertise?
                • Contact Us - biz hours
                • BBB seal or other TRUST seal
                • Nix putting text in brackets. It's like whispering. If you have something to say, say it - w/o brackets (pet peeve) --> although in ONE instance I use them on one of my sites
                • It might help if you added the words T-shirt to ALL of your titles --> that is a phrase you want to be "found" for...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hanzoswords View Post
                  I would check out some other t-shirt sites and implement some things you find to be common on those sites. Photos of the actual shirt is important and really an actual photo of the design on each shirt is semi important to a lot of people as well.

                  Also having been in the t-shirt busines myself for quite a while your pricing seems very high. Im guessing you use a heat press and t-shirt transfers for most or all of your shirts. Retail on most "generic" type shirts like this is 8.99-11.99 for white and black. Shipping should be no more than $2 via first class mail

                  I think you need to be much more agressive with your pricing. Show what style of shirt/brand of shirt you use.
                  Thank you very much for your advice! I was thinking about changing pricing but it seems like I am actually under the price of some sites selling similiar items. Then you have the sites that are just super low but I then question the quality of the shirt itself. Shipping for me would be a little over $2 as I deifintely want to include tracking. I have had other stores and tracking for me is very important. Do you think $14.99 is still too high with shipping included??

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by celebra1 View Post
                    • Change your home page Featured Product display to 3 across so a visitor can see everything w/o scrolling.
                    • Switch to a product detail layout that brings the BUY button UP the page. --> listing 2?
                    • Size Chart
                    • "In use" photos
                    • About Us page - where is it? Promote yourself! What is your expertise?
                    • Contact Us - biz hours
                    • BBB seal or other TRUST seal
                    • Nix putting text in brackets. It's like whispering. If you have something to say, say it - w/o brackets (pet peeve) --> although in ONE instance I use them on one of my sites
                    • It might help if you added the words T-shirt to ALL of your titles --> that is a phrase you want to be "found" for...

                    Thanks for taking the time for these wonderful tips! I totally forgot about the size chart. Thanks for the reminder. I have to look into moving the buy now button up. I have no idea how to do that... :/

                    The reason I didn't put "t-shirt" in every title is because we will be offering long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts soon. This would eliminate that option. Is there something else I could put in the title to make what we are selling more identifiable?

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                    • #11
                      I'm not a big fan of pages that are full width of the screen. I have a 24" widescreen monitor and your site spans almost the entire width. Just my opinion...

                      But more importantly, on the "I'm Going Nucking Futs" product, you have "going" spelled "goting". Misspellings on your site are no bueno...
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                      Any fellow 3dcart Mac users can use the promo code - 3dcart - to receive a discount on RAM for your Mac. This is a special thank you for all the previous and future help!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by teekeewear View Post
                        Hello,

                        I just opened my store in the beginning of May and I would like your feedback. I don't know how to do HTML so I have been limited to the look of my site but the templates seem cool. I would like to add a banner but I have no clue how to do that. Thanks everyone for your support. I look forward to interacting with everyone. Welcome to TeeKee Wear -

                        ~Keonna

                        First let me say for someone that does not know html you have done a amazing job. Here are a couple of things I saw I would change if it where my site.

                        1. Add some welcome text. This should be done for customers, and you should also include your keywords for your site in the text to help your customers find you on the web.

                        2. Take google checkout and paypal. They are free to have on the site, it will only cost you if someone uses it to pay.

                        3. Have some way back to your homepage other then the breadcrumb trail. I would either have a home link it your left header, add navigation to top, or make logo a link. I prefer the first two.

                        4. Same as welcome text you need to do that to your category pages too.

                        5. Remember websites do not come together over night it takes most at least a year, to get it really going. Just keep trying to improve it day by day, and you will get there. Also take steps to learn more about html and other code as you go along. There is tons of free info on codes on the internet.

                        These are just my thoughts I could be wrong. I hope this helps you out.
                        Jimmy

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                        • #13
                          Keywords in Titles

                          You CAN and SHOULD put T-Shirt in EVERY T-shirt title! Why not? Titles are IMPORTANT. Explain "what is it" in your title. It isn't a design you're selling, its a T-shirt with a design. When you get to sweatshirts, use sweatshirt in the title. When you carry long sleeve shirts, use long sleeve shirt in the title. This approach will help you! Give it a try! You can accomplish this easily in a spreadsheet. ;)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by celebra1 View Post
                            You CAN and SHOULD put T-Shirt in EVERY T-shirt title! Why not? Titles are IMPORTANT. Explain "what is it" in your title. It isn't a design you're selling, its a T-shirt with a design. When you get to sweatshirts, use sweatshirt in the title. When you carry long sleeve shirts, use long sleeve shirt in the title. This approach will help you! Give it a try! You can accomplish this easily in a spreadsheet. ;)
                            Celebra is ABSOLUTELY correct! I am amazed by how much this SEO technique has put my site so high in organic search rankings for certain keywords. I have had my site appear at the number one spot on some keywords because of the "search engine friendly urls". I have only been around for 3 months (also a newbie) and most of my competitors have been around for over a decade - so for my site appear higher than my competitors' when specific keywords are used is unbelievable! To add, any keyword phrases that describe the individual product in full detail - put in your title. For example, I just clicked on one product - your title says "choppers rule". So yes, add the keyword t-shirt so your title reads "Choppers rule t-shirt" and maybe some other pertinent keywords. Motorcycle gear, biker shirts, and so on...use the google keyword tool to find out what people are searching for and put those in your title.

                            Your site is nice looking btw, sorry I hadn't mentioned that in my first post. :D
                            www.macdimms.com
                            The Mac Memory Specialists.

                            Any fellow 3dcart Mac users can use the promo code - 3dcart - to receive a discount on RAM for your Mac. This is a special thank you for all the previous and future help!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by celebra1 View Post
                              You CAN and SHOULD put T-Shirt in EVERY T-shirt title! Why not? Titles are IMPORTANT. Explain "what is it" in your title. It isn't a design you're selling, its a T-shirt with a design. When you get to sweatshirts, use sweatshirt in the title. When you carry long sleeve shirts, use long sleeve shirt in the title. This approach will help you! Give it a try! You can accomplish this easily in a spreadsheet. ;)
                              How would I do this in a spreadsheet. I was just thinking it will be quite the task to change each title but I am up to it. Do you have an example upload?

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