My Memorabilia Ecommerce Site Please Review

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Hi All
Please could i have some feedback on my new website as im nearly ready for launch

Memorabilia | Buy Sell and Trade your Collectibles
#ecommerce #memorabilia #review #site
  • Profile picture of the author Verena
    It's lacking value proposition on the main page. Good to place some bullet points (on the main page) to explain what this site is all about.

    Design looks nice ;-)

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    • Profile picture of the author wags1970
      Originally Posted by Verena View Post

      It's lacking value proposition on the main page. Good to place some bullet points (on the main page) to explain what this site is all about.

      Design looks nice ;-)

      Verena
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      Hi Verena , ill bare that in mind , i am trying to keep the home page as clean as possible

      thx paul
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      • Profile picture of the author wags1970
        Originally Posted by trustedmarketer View Post

        Invest in a good header. It will give you the WOW factor. I always look at the header and then work my way downwards. Give visitors a true user experience.
        Originally Posted by Verena View Post

        I think a great logo should do the trick too. Yes, I agree, header & logo are important.

        Verena
        I will be adding a small logo next to the site name , im working on one at the moment

        Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

        Logo is a good suggestion. The site is not too recognizable because the template is so plain.

        That's not a major thing if you can tackle the worst problem of any new marketplace: getting visitors and sellers. I hope you've got a solid strategy for this. Keyword "memorabilia" doesn't seem to have that much competition, but search traffic seems low too.

        All the best to your project!
        Thanks nettiapina, i made the template plain as i like adding as i go along

        i know its not going to be easy but for starters i will be offering a free trial period as the site is new where there will be no seller fees and doing a bit of contacting businesses to list their products while building up the seo, i usually have about 3 or 4 projects i work on throughout the year but ive decided to stick with this one full time this year.

        thanks for the support paul
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  • Profile picture of the author trustedmarketer
    Invest in a good header. It will give you the WOW factor. I always look at the header and then work my way downwards. Give visitors a true user experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
    Logo is a good suggestion. The site is not too recognizable because the template is so plain.

    That's not a major thing if you can tackle the worst problem of any new marketplace: getting visitors and sellers. I hope you've got a solid strategy for this. Keyword "memorabilia" doesn't seem to have that much competition, but search traffic seems low too.

    All the best to your project!
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  • Profile picture of the author shellywatson
    1. It seems lacks something to hook the visitors. Good header or logo is one thing. Maybe you need to add some other elements to your homepage, including who are you, why us, etc.
    2. Maybe you can implement a live chat solution to the website, which enables visitors talk to you real time. There are many vendors for your option, such as LivePerson, Comm100 Live Chat, etc.

    Good Luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      It almost looks like a redirect page or one of those buy this domain! Very vanilla, which isn't necessarily bad, it just doesn't have anything to catch the eye. It needs to pop.
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      • Profile picture of the author wags1970
        Originally Posted by shellywatson View Post

        1. It seems lacks something to hook the visitors. Good header or logo is one thing. Maybe you need to add some other elements to your homepage, including who are you, why us, etc.
        2. Maybe you can implement a live chat solution to the website, which enables visitors talk to you real time. There are many vendors for your option, such as LivePerson, Comm100 Live Chat, etc.

        Good Luck.
        yea think your right especially with it being a brand new website i need to spell it out for people

        Originally Posted by coffeeguy View Post

        It almost looks like a redirect page or one of those buy this domain! Very vanilla, which isn't necessarily bad, it just doesn't have anything to catch the eye. It needs to pop.
        i know what you mean, i do find it a bit bland myself lol, but i want to brighten it up without making it look unprofessional
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        • Profile picture of the author jsr1969
          My biggest criticism is that I don't understand the point of the site at first glance, and even after browsing it, I'm still kind of guessing...

          I agree with others that a quick little phrase, slogan, or motto describing in 10 words or less either your target audience, the main purpose of your site, or the question or problem which your site is the answer or solution to. In short, explain the WHY of your site so I'm not left wondering whether your site is a museum, a marketplace, or something else altogether.

          eliminate the .ws Just leave as "memorabilia" or better yet, find another word to go with memorabilia that you can get the .com for... perhaps you can find a domain that you can pick up immediately in the .ws or some other tld that down the road you can get not too expensively in .com something like "memorabilia shop" or "memorabilia lane" or "memorabilia avenue" (if a marketplace)...
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          • Profile picture of the author wags1970
            Originally Posted by jsr1969 View Post

            My biggest criticism is that I don't understand the point of the site at first glance, and even after browsing it, I'm still kind of guessing...

            I agree with others that a quick little phrase, slogan, or motto describing in 10 words or less either your target audience, the main purpose of your site, or the question or problem which your site is the answer or solution to. In short, explain the WHY of your site so I'm not left wondering whether your site is a museum, a marketplace, or something else altogether.

            eliminate the .ws Just leave as "memorabilia" or better yet, find another word to go with memorabilia that you can get the .com for... perhaps you can find a domain that you can pick up immediately in the .ws or some other tld that down the road you can get not too expensively in .com something like "memorabilia shop" or "memorabilia lane" or "memorabilia avenue" (if a marketplace)...
            Some great advice in there and thankyou, i chose the .ws domain as i wanted a challenge and a single dictionary keyword domain, i know .ws has a bad rep but i am willing to work with this and i need to leave the .ws on for branding

            thx Paul
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            • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
              Originally Posted by wags1970 View Post

              Some great advice in there and thankyou, i chose the .ws domain as i wanted a challenge and a single dictionary keyword domain, i know .ws has a bad rep but i am willing to work with this and i need to leave the .ws on for branding
              If you're thinking about branding, you're going the wrong way. The stuff jsr1969 suggested is actually branding with your domain name. You want something people can remember, not the other way around. For example, "memorabilia lane" is somewhat memorable.
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              • Profile picture of the author wags1970
                Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

                If you're thinking about branding, you're going the wrong way. The stuff jsr1969 suggested is actually branding with your domain name. You want something people can remember, not the other way around. For example, "memorabilia lane" is somewhat memorable.

                yea i know what he meant, i was just saying that im sticking with the domain so im going to keep the .ws in the header area :-)

                thx paul
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