March 4, 2010

Three Things That Could Make a Difference

Filed under: Ecommerce — Tags: , , , , — Meredith @ 6:27 am

I have 100s of different business, ecommerce and marketing websites in my feed reader and I read all of their posts, and often the posts they link to.  About 99% of what I read is stuff I already know, total fluff. But the 1% that is news, that stuff is golden and it changes the way I do things with my online retail site. On average I find 3 good ideas each month, 3 things I want to try out for my business.

In the last year I probably changed at least 30 things about my website and business, maybe more. Each thing makes my business incrementally better and it’s all ideas I gleaned over time and study. Sometimes the thing I need to do isn’t even directly suggested by the article I’ve read, but I extrapolate a valuable idea any way.

The aim of this blog is to deliver my readers the best stuff, my good ideas. Good ideas I’ve seen on other websites. Good ideas other people have given me.  I am trying to strike a balance between stuff more experienced e-tailers would find interesting and stuff novices can benefit from too.

I also recently started offering my services as a consultant to e-tailers. As part of the launch, I’m offering a feature I call 3 for 30. For $30.00 I’ll email you a list of 3 customized suggestions for your online retail business. My suggestions can range from changes to your product photos, to adding some pertinent information I think your customers are missing. I’ll pick the 3 things I think you’ll benefit from the most and suggest those items. It’s a good way to get a quick sample of the kind of help I can provide, for a very low fee. If you’re interested in taking me up on this offer, drop me a line.

If you want to stick to figuring it out on your own as you go along, that’s cool too. Just sit back and stay tuned to this channel.

WIN 3 THINGS!

Smaller Box is fairly new and most of our readers have been finding us through word of mouth. So, help spread the Smaller Box love and you’ll be registered to win a FREE 3 Things. All you have to do is:

1. Mention Smaller Box (with link) on your blog, your Twitter, a message board, any place online.

2. Then post a comment below with the link to your mention of Smaller Box.

You can enter as many times as you like. I will randomly select a winner from the comments below. Winner will be contacted by email. To be eligible to win your comments must provide a link to the place online you mentioned Smaller Box and your comments must be posted by Thursday, March 18th at 11:59pm EST. (That gives you about 2 weeks to enter.)

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14 Comments »

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    Comment by Jaclyn Wolfe — March 4, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  2. I also twittered about this contest http://www.twitter.com/jaclyn43552

    Comment by Jaclyn Wolfe — March 4, 2010 @ 10:09 am

  3. I tweeted it here:

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    Comment by Steph — March 4, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

  4. I twittered about your blog at twitter.com/retrocycled.

    Thanks for all the great advice!

    Comment by Allison — March 6, 2010 @ 10:32 am

  5. I twittered your blog:O) ReUpcycle on Twitter

    I am really looking forward to your posts. I feel the same way, I’ve been selling on-line for years, but I still find great new things that are helpful, great idea:o)

    Comment by Elizabeth — March 8, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

  6. I twittered here, http://twitter.com/numsi/status/10303054982
    This is a great idea, would love to win some insights!

    Comment by Helen — March 10, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

  7. i tweeted it here: http://twitter.com/stycki

    Comment by danielle — March 14, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

  8. i also used my other account and tweeted it: http://twitter.com/dummeow

    Comment by danielle — March 14, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  9. Hi I just tweeted about the blog,

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    Comment by Angela Flicker — March 17, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

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  13. I linked to you today!

    http://www.missmalaprop.com/2010/03/friday-links-crafty-new-orleans-stones-in-schools-and-more/

    You’ve been doing a fantastic job with this blog! I really feel like you’re covering this information in a different way than what’s already out there!

    Comment by Mallory - Miss Malaprop — March 19, 2010 @ 10:06 am

  14. Thanks, Mallory! I try :)

    Comment by Meredith — March 19, 2010 @ 10:11 am

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