Review my site please!

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Can anyone give me some incite as to what they think of my site.

I will preface this by saying this is the first site I have built, so I'm sure it could use some work in places, but overall I think it looks great.

The site is: www.toolsforless.com

Tools for Less carries power and hand tools, including drills, saws, welders, air tools, and more from Black & Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, and others! From generators to flashlights we've got you covered. ToolsForLess.com, your one stop internet shop, for

Thank you kindly in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author dutzu
    You could add a different collor in the header menu when i pass with the mouse over it. Yellow for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author moinuddin
    If you are able to customize url's then i think you must do it
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    The footer is perfect, the header needs to have a picture/logo or something that describes the site in general.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vlad AdsMain
      Yes, you definitely need good header image. I would also reorganize content in the middle of page(text and brands)...you can also add some kind of tools reviews+videos from youtube...
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      • Profile picture of the author seanforney
        Originally Posted by jessiem View Post

        The footer is perfect, the header needs to have a picture/logo or something that describes the site in general.
        Originally Posted by Vlad AdsMain View Post

        Yes, you definitely need good header image. I would also reorganize content in the middle of page(text and brands)...you can also add some kind of tools reviews+videos from youtube...

        Thanks guys, I have someone designing a Logo now for me, that one now is terrible lol, I plan on putting articles, videos, etc. up after I'm done putting all the products in their respective categories, which i've done about 2000 and I have 4900 uploaded so far. Tedious haha
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldavis
    Nice thanks above all comments ..
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  • Profile picture of the author festi9
    Would suggest only two thing change.

    The header make it more tooly... also change your search to direct product search using ajax.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author redlegrich
    Ummmmmm, why would anyone spend 15 seconds here. The first thing you see is a few sentences on issues with payment. It's bye bye time for me.

    You are trying to boil the tool ocean here, you will have a long row to hoe. Why would I go here instead of Amazon? Do you have something special, are your prices better. If pricing is your strategy then you will have a short trip to the bottom.

    Sorry, just don't see it. Get a niche, source your own product. Then you can make some money.
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Guess it's a good thing pricing isn't my strategy. The reason the sentences are there is to make them aware, but I completely understand what your saying. Not good to see that right off the bat.

      Originally Posted by redlegrich View Post

      Ummmmmm, why would anyone spend 15 seconds here. The first thing you see is a few sentences on issues with payment. It's bye bye time for me.

      You are trying to boil the tool ocean here, you will have a long row to hoe. Why would I go here instead of Amazon? Do you have something special, are your prices better. If pricing is your strategy then you will have a short trip to the bottom.

      Sorry, just don't see it. Get a niche, source your own product. Then you can make some money.
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Went ahead and deleted that, and just set up the merchant account finally. Thanks for the advice.

      Originally Posted by redlegrich View Post

      Ummmmmm, why would anyone spend 15 seconds here. The first thing you see is a few sentences on issues with payment. It's bye bye time for me.

      You are trying to boil the tool ocean here, you will have a long row to hoe. Why would I go here instead of Amazon? Do you have something special, are your prices better. If pricing is your strategy then you will have a short trip to the bottom.

      Sorry, just don't see it. Get a niche, source your own product. Then you can make some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author ODeez
    I like the clean look of your site. The name is great and lets your visitors know what the site is all about. I do think it needs some work on the header so it grabs attention and gives visitors more info about the site. Maybe a touch more color.
    All in all I think you have a good site with a nice framework.
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Originally Posted by ODeez View Post

      I like the clean look of your site. The name is great and lets your visitors know what the site is all about. I do think it needs some work on the header so it grabs attention and gives visitors more info about the site. Maybe a touch more color.
      All in all I think you have a good site with a nice framework.

      Thanks, thats the big thing right now, Im having someone design a nice header for it. Can't wait until it's done. I also agree on the color, will be working on that as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author delukost
    You could add a different collor in the header menu when i pass with the mouse over it. Yellow for example
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
    Give them a reason to like you on Facebook, and you'll get many more likes. Same goes for your newsletter. Theopt-in is hiden way down on the bottom. Display it prominently above the fold, near the top, and incentivize them to sign up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Audarah
    I think it looks good too, but like everyone else said-it needs a header. Also, I dont know if you meant this- but every section has a drop down except drills. I see you used volusion to do your site. How long did that take you?
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Originally Posted by delukost View Post

      You could add a different collor in the header menu when i pass with the mouse over it. Yellow for example
      Ok thank you.

      Originally Posted by Steve Faber View Post

      Give them a reason to like you on Facebook, and you'll get many more likes. Same goes for your newsletter. Theopt-in is hiden way down on the bottom. Display it prominently above the fold, near the top, and incentivize them to sign up.
      I completely agree, most of the Volusion Themes you can't customize where the newsletter is, but as for the facebook, I will add some sort of incentive for them. Thanks!
      Originally Posted by Audarah View Post

      I think it looks good too, but like everyone else said-it needs a header. Also, I dont know if you meant this- but every section has a drop down except drills. I see you used volusion to do your site. How long did that take you?
      Yes, I left drills with no drop down, most the time that is one of the more visited categories, I just gave them a route to access it fast.

      Thanks again everyone for all of the advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author jvm127
    A couple quick things I would do is make a decent logo. The current logo (if that's even what it is) isn't very eye catchy. You can go to Fiverr: Graphics, marketing, fun and more online services for $5 you can get a cool little logo made for $5. Also, instead of all those logos in the middle of the page you might want to have rotating sliders with some catchy pictures of some of the best or most popular products you sell. I think those two changes alone would really jazz up your site quite a bit!
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      A couple quick things I would do is make a decent logo. The current logo (if that's even what it is) isn't very eye catchy. You can go to Fiverr: Graphics, marketing, fun and more online services for $5 you can get a cool little logo made for $5. Also, instead of all those logos in the middle of the page you might want to have rotating sliders with some catchy pictures of some of the best or most popular products you sell. I think those two changes alone would really jazz up your site quite a bit!
      I wish Volusions Theme were that customizable. I slider would be great. Here soon I will get a premium domain name. I really wanted to just get the site up with a majority of the products on it, so then I have a nice platform to build off of.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usdachoice
    I would agree a new header and maybe a new logo. I think the main landing page should show some tools and the logo have tools in it. Just my .02
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  • Profile picture of the author seanforney
    Bought a logo for my site through Fiverr what do you guys think?
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  • Profile picture of the author seanforney
    Think I got most of the changes made except for the header which im working on. How does it look now?
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    • Profile picture of the author trapybp
      Nice looking site, but I will point out a few things... for one, I would say you definitely need to pick the products that sell the best and put them on your home page... and also, you definitely need to rewrite the "About us" page; I noticed quite a few errors there... and I will tell you when I go to a website to spend my money, I will change my mind if I see a bunch of errors in the writing, it just makes you think it is unprofessional... other than that, I would say you have a nice site...
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      • Profile picture of the author seanforney
        Originally Posted by TeKn1qu3z View Post

        Have you gotten any sales on it yet?
        Yep sales are starting to come, had almost 7K uniques last month. The prior company who had this on the side in its heyday was doing millions a year in sales, which helps.

        Originally Posted by trapybp View Post

        Nice looking site, but I will point out a few things... for one, I would say you definitely need to pick the products that sell the best and put them on your home page... and also, you definitely need to rewrite the "About us" page; I noticed quite a few errors there... and I will tell you when I go to a website to spend my money, I will change my mind if I see a bunch of errors in the writing, it just makes you think it is unprofessional... other than that, I would say you have a nice site...
        Thank you, I will have to look it over, after doing so much writing building it, I know I overlooked some simple mistakes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Felix Andrian
        Originally Posted by trapybp View Post

        Nice looking site, but I will point out a few things... for one, I would say you definitely need to pick the products that sell the best and put them on your home page... and also, you definitely need to rewrite the "About us" page; I noticed quite a few errors there... and I will tell you when I go to a website to spend my money, I will change my mind if I see a bunch of errors in the writing, it just makes you think it is unprofessional... other than that, I would say you have a nice site...
        Yes, I agree with trapybp. You should do more about your homepage, Sean. Make it like portal to your product, put your special offer, bestseller, etc (anything like that) so people who visit your site will easily look for interesting offer at your store.
        Linking the brand logo to your category under that brand should be great too.
        But overall, your site is doing great. You got sales, right? Means that your site doing a good conversion.

        Wish you the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author hasan_abbas84
    Your website look is good but I don't like the background of your menus on the top and when I hover my mouse on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotlinks
    You can add a different color in the header menu when i pass with the mouse over it.
    for example: red color
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  • Profile picture of the author york
    Very Nice!

    How do you keep your product data updated to your drop ship supplier?
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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Originally Posted by Felix Andrian View Post

      Yes, I agree with trapybp. You should do more about your homepage, Sean. Make it like portal to your product, put your special offer, bestseller, etc (anything like that) so people who visit your site will easily look for interesting offer at your store.
      Linking the brand logo to your category under that brand should be great too.
      But overall, your site is doing great. You got sales, right? Means that your site doing a good conversion.

      Wish you the best.

      Cheers
      Great, and yep, got sales!

      Originally Posted by hotlinks View Post

      You can add a different color in the header menu when i pass with the mouse over it.
      for example: red color
      OK, thank you.

      Originally Posted by york View Post

      Very Nice!

      How do you keep your product data updated to your drop ship supplier?
      They update theirs once a day, and I usually only update them when they get below 5 in stock, then I hide the product.
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  • Profile picture of the author rana1863
    Site looks really nice but I think you should add some of your best selling items to your home page.
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  • Profile picture of the author york
    You can set it up auto some how, not really sure how, usually once a week I can just go in and download an excel file just for the inventory status, then upload it to Volusion, where there is a selection for just inventory status, I click that and it auto updates to all of the products.
    What about price changes at the dropshipper?

    Also, what if the quantity changes before you can update it, do you have to do a refund then?

    Our software in my signature link can help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edk
    I half-surprised myself with this. I thought: I can find nothing to fault here at all. And I do always find something. I had to look and look and think though.

    There's not much doubt what it's about when one arrives there. The colors and so on amount to this: the site hits with impact when you arrive. It really does. It loads quickly too. There's only one thing I'd test: try upping the font-size in the main 'business area' of the site to 18 px and see the difference it makes. Some of the people it's aimed at may have begun to get slightly failing/fading eyesight.

    I just reallly like that landing page. Good luck with it friend.
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    Would anyone care to review my website. its www.laddersukdirect.com

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    • Profile picture of the author seanforney
      Originally Posted by york View Post

      What about price changes at the dropshipper?

      Also, what if the quantity changes before you can update it, do you have to do a refund then?

      Our software in my signature link can help you.
      No, I dont keep anything on the site that has under 10 in stock which is unlikely to sell out in one day.

      Originally Posted by Edk View Post

      I half-surprised myself with this. I thought: I can find nothing to fault here at all. And I do always find something. I had to look and look and think though.

      There's not much doubt what it's about when one arrives there. The colors and so on amount to this: the site hits with impact when you arrive. It really does. It loads quickly too. There's only one thing I'd test: try upping the font-size in the main 'business area' of the site to 18 px and see the difference it makes. Some of the people it's aimed at may have begun to get slightly failing/fading eyesight.

      I just reallly like that landing page. Good luck with it friend.
      Thank you very much, good to hear someone appreciates my hard work!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheSecretsOfSEO
    This is a very clean site, good job. You should work on SEO growth now from many of the great WSO SEO services waiting...
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