To understand what your customers, consumers and audience really wants, you must get into their head. One way that this is possible is through surveys. Surveys are generally one of the most effective options for learning what your audience truly wants or thinks about a subject. Surveys are also accurate because only those who truly want to take them will take the time to complete them. There are many third party survey creation services out there but many are expensive or heavily limited. One option that offers a low price and high quality service is PopFeedback.
The process of creating a survey with the PopFeedback site is simple. All you need to do is pick or create a question that you want answered by your audience. Once you choose a question you can add a variety of responses which can be selected to answer the question. The next step is to choose a color scheme for the survey then choose follow up actions. The follow up action can ask survey takers to submit their email address to your survey or ask them to follow your business or brand on Twitter or to like you on Facebook. Once this is completed, PopFeedback will provide the code which can be imbedded in your website, blog or other compatible location to get valuable feedback from your audience.
There are three affordable plans available which can fit nearly any budget. The first option is the free plan, which is free to use. It offers up to 3 surveys and up to 40 responses in all. The silver plan is only $3 per month and can provide up to 25 surveys with up to 200 responses per survey. The Gold plan is the best deal at only $5 a month with unlimited surveys and responses as well as the ability to export the data for the surveys and an have white labeling (no branding from the service).
PopFeedback is priced so low because it is a simple tool. The creators did not believe that something so simple should cost so much and offer the service for a bargain price when compared to other competitors. The tool serves to get you a well rounded option to receive feedback from your customers or audience with ease and simplicity. Why would you go on without a simple solution for all of your survey needs such as PopFeedback?
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Keeping your product information available to your audience is one of the ways which you could generate sales online much more efficiently. You cannot expect your audience to purchase products without any knowledge of the products or any way to access them from places they visit the most. One of the ways around this problem is to market directly through platforms such as Facebook where many consumers spend at least a dedicated portion of every day on the social network. Using tools such as Boosket can help you to create an effective storefront within your Facebook business or product fan page.
Boosket allows you to create a storefront which can link back to your website and have all of your contact information directly available to Facebook. This makes it possible to drive traffic directly to your website which increases the possibilities for sales. It is customizable and can be easily integrated into your Facebook fan page. You can restrict access to your storefront so that only your fans can view your exclusive offers. You can highlight certain products and add discounts to help promote products. The cart feature allows your Facebook fans to order directly from your page.
The way the service works on your Facebook page is simple, it creates a special tab that functions as your storefront. Your product items are listed within the tab on the page and are clickable. Clicking on an item will open up additional information and ask fans to allow the Boosket app to run on their Facebook account. This will allow them to add products into their online cart and make purchases directly through your Facebook page. The attributes for items can be added and there are many options to sort items via categories, price and item view.
There are two plans available with the service, the Plus plan and the Pro plan. The Plus plan is currently offered free of charge while the program is in beta. It offers the ability to sell on Facebook and does not have a transaction fee for generated sales. You can choose the language, create product XML feeds, highlight products and provide social share buttons for products. The Pro plan offers more specific module creation and custom storefront designs. Contacting Boosket to set up a Pro plan is required. How can having a direct storefront on your Facebook page improve your online product sales?
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Mobile device apps are simply one of the most effective ways of reaching your audience long after they have left your online location. This means that they can access rich content about your company or anything that you want your audience to see simply by making use of an app for a mobile device. Your audience simply needs to load an app onto their device to stay in involved with your brand or business. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by using a service such as AppMakr.
The AppMakr service is very simple to use to create versatile mobile device apps. The service is very inexpensive by allowing access to app creation free of charge. The service is capable of creating apps which can be used on the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Your apps do not require any coding as the service provides simple to use modules which can be added to your apps. Along with these easy to use modules, you get extensive features such as push notifications to alert your audience, photo galleries, location aware GeoRSS, Social network sharing and mobile ad integration to monetize your app.
You can use the service to create a publishable app that you can control the price for. You can choose to offer the apps for free if you like if you do not wish to earn revenue from direct sales. The service provides a useful app dashboard which makes it possible to keep track of all of your created apps. You also have the option to update apps and send push notifications of the updated app version as well. The app quality index provides a useful audit of your app to improve the quality so that it can be more readily accepted by Apple into the app store.
The only restrictions with the service are the costs for push notifications and publishing capabilities. The first 100 push notifications for each app are included free with each app and can be supplemented with more at a nominal fee. Publishing to the Apple app store can be done only with an Apple Mac computer using the publishing software provided by Apple. Alternatively, you can use an Apple developer account connected to the AppMakr service in order to create apps under your own brand. How can having your own mobile device app help you keep in touch with your business/brand audience?
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It is really a great idea to get into the mode of online selling and marketing. One of the simple ways to sell products online is by using a third party service to handle the specifics. Of course the storefront of your online ecommerce site will be simple and easy to use allowing customers to shop online for your products. To test out a sleek ecommerce solution and get your online store up in minutes you could try out Goodsie. The service is currently in beta testing phase so use is free and accounts will not expire. It is a perfect opportunity to try out a simple online store.
The main features of Goodsie are the store control settings. You can make your store private or have public access. You can even customize your store name to reflect the products or services you will be selling. In addition, you can attach your store to a domain with seamless branding. You can even make your products simple to search with a useful structured option for sizing, quantity and many more options as well. Although the store is very simple to set up, you still have many options available to completely customize the layout of your storefront.
The available payment processing options are plentiful and make it possible to accept payment from services such as PayPal, Google Checkout, Amazon.com and Clicky direct payments. This provides a variety of options for secure payment processing without having to jump through hoops to accept credit cards and echecks. You can even get real time traffic statistics with your ecommerce site and monitor sales and other data. The entire Goodsie service is very flexible and can be custom suited for your needs. You can even setup the shipping rules and taxation for your products if applicable.
Goodsie is currently in the beta stage which makes it available with unlimited use and no account expiry. Once the service is out of beta, a 30 day trial period to use the service without fees will be available. After the trial, fees will be applicable to sales made with the Goodsie service. Customers will enjoy your online store created through Goodsie because it is simple to use with a sleek interface to shop with. Why would you miss out on creating a useful online store that requires zero coding but includes all of the trimmings of advanced ecommerce solutions?
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Every business owner would like to make accessibility to their business Facebook page easier for their customers. Of course, you can always tell them to visit your page on Facebook but they may not remember after their busy day of shuffling around the city and doing various things. One of the easiest methods to provide your physical audience with the ability to reach your Facebook page is to give them a link that they can follow with their mobile devices.
Of course, a plain link is not always fun or interactive. Instead, using a service like SpotLike can make it fun and interesting for your customers to find your business on Facebook. The service creates a specialized QR “scan in” code that your customers with smart phones or other enabled devices can scan in using the on board cameras. The code will then direct them to your Facebook page URL where they can review your company and like your page.
The process of creating your own QR code is very simple and only requires you to navigate to the SpotLike website and enter your Facebook Page username. The service will automatically create and download a QR code in PDF format as a flyer type page which states “Like us on Facebook”, your QR code and “Get a free code scanner for your phone: Browse to iscan.it”. This will help your customers get a free scanner for their compatible phone. The banner also provides logos for phones and devices which may be compatible such as Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows. The service will not render a QR code for normal Facebook profiles and will only work on pages. Any page works, even non-business ones if you plan on making pages for products, fundraisers, people or anything else.
The great thing about the service is that it is offered free of charge by Tingiz, a mobile microsite creation service for products. This means that you can create any number of QR codes for your Facebook pages and place them in strategic locations for customers to discover your products, business and more. You will be able to reach a greater audience of users via their mobile devices from your physical location on Facebook than ever before. Why would you go without easy access to your Facebook pages offline?
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