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Easier website = more success
If you manage your own website or sites for others — you know all too well how many moving parts keep them working and the endless pressure for new content. Automation and toolsets that work in the background are critical to making web site management easier. These allow you to focus on your business, your clients, and meaningful content… these make you while tedium sinks you.
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New year — new server(ices)
After many years and near faultless services from MOSSO (which was bought by Rackspace and then passed along to LiquidWeb)… we have continuously been supportive. Having helped build their secure services (over a dozen years ago) — we were charged a premium to use them by the latest owner. As a grand-fathered account, we’ve now been pummelled with outrageous charges for email (which had always been “part of the offering” and provided to our customers free of charge — sadly, no more…).
All said, we’re moving on up… IMAGEOZ has provisioned several new servers in the US, Singapore and here in Australia. These will all offer CPanel for a good user experience and feature-rich capability. All of these are managed by our new WHMCS hosting management layer which (we hope) gives all our customers more granular control, management, and the ability to instantly contact us for accounts, support or sales queries.
We’re excited and eager to take our offering to a new level of localised, friendly, yet responsive customer service and support.
You may access our new “front end” at: imageoz.net
As always, we are grateful to our many loyal customers (partners) — you empower and inspire us to do great things!
Showrooming now Webrooming… what’s a merchant to do?
You’ve probably heard the term Showrooming – that’s when prospective buyers visit “bricks and mortar” stores to touch and feel products then often leave empty handed to later buy the same product online at the cheapest possible price and have it delievered. For may retailers – that has become a troublesome issue that they seem powerless to overcome.
Oh how the tables have started to turn… Webrooming is growing wildly. What, do you ask, is Webrooming? Well, many of us (myself certainly included) prefer the human touch and really appreciate the comfort in shopping, buying and taking home the product we’re after. Yes, sometimes traffic, schedules, and even higher prices may be a disincentive – yet for many, its a premium worth paying.
The knack of ingenious merchants who are able to offer a valued shopping experience and overcome price pressures, the exceptional experience of an online merchant who can allay the concerns and appease those preferring traditional purchasing… these are the merchants with the greatest potential.
Check out the greatly presented infographic from MerchantWarehouse covering this chasm of shopping preferences:
UPDATE: MerchantWarehouse was sold and their infographic has been removed. Here is another relevant article from Shopify.