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Old February 4th, 2006 Feb 4, 2006 11:16:10 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

simply put, what are the 5 most important issues to address to create a successfull t-shirt website?
 
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Old February 5th, 2006 Feb 5, 2006 7:25:29 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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1. Ease of Use
2. Aesthetically Pleasing
3. Search Engine Optimized
4. NO FRAMES!!!
5. NO FLASH INTRO MOVIES!!!
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1. Your customer knows exactly what youre selling and how to buy it within ten seconds.
2. Clean professional website
3. Search Engine Optimization
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Old February 5th, 2006 Feb 5, 2006 3:01:06 PM -   #4 (permalink)
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Amen. As that word is less than 10 characters (what's with that limitation?), again, I say: Amen.
 
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And I just read on CNN that people take less than 1/2 of a second to judge the appearance of a site. So the layout and the color choices are crucial.
 
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

1. people friendly (easy navigation/fast loading/useable in all browsers)

2. search engine friendly (basic seo work done)

3. as few clicks to the sale as possible (no flash intros, short checkout process)

4. accept all payment types

5. Have ALL potential questions answered by your website text since you can't be there to answer the customer's question. (how much, what brand, how much is shipping, where do you ship, what is the sizing like, 100% cotton?, what's the company history, phone number, return policy, mailing address, product photos, customer comments, how fast do you ship, printing method, etc, etc etc)
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

This is just one and should be obvious. But I see alot of e-stores without it but...

A link to enlarge the picture/design!
 
Old April 28th, 2006 Apr 28, 2006 11:15:29 AM -   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

1. Great designs!
2. Ease of use (including but not limited to clean design layout, complementing colors, fast loading site and pictures, etc)
3. Security (SSL installed)
4. Quality materials & designs (including shirt quality & durability of print method)
5. Great customer service (quick fast trackable shipping, email answered in timely manner, reasonable refund policy).
 
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

I did even ask, but thank you all. I'm getting ready to design a site for myself and I could use this thread.
 
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

As a consumer, if there aren't prices for the shirts in front of my face, I leave. That's my 2 cents.
 
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

It seems that recently I've been receiving tons of unsolicited emails regarding SEO (Search Engine Optimization). What have you all found to be some effective ways to get your sites found by the general public on search engines?
 
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It seems that recently I've been receiving tons of unsolicited emails regarding SEO (Search Engine Optimization). What have you all found to be some effective ways to get your sites found by the general public on search engines?
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

I would also add that it's important to keep your site consistant from page to page. No matter where you are on the site the information should always stay in one place.
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Old May 11th, 2006 May 11, 2006 6:53:43 PM -   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

I like to know what shipping is up front. I don't want to have to go through several screens, inputting my name, address, etc., only to get to the final screen to find out what the shipping charge is.

It's only one tip, but, in addition to the great tips already posted, it's one I plan on using with my own site.
 
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Default Re: 5 Best Practice Tips for creating a successful T-Shirt Website?

What's wrong with Flash intros?
 






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