View Full Version : Where to post....and can I?
09-11-2007, 12:54 PM
** URL fixed ** Â*<sorry guys>
Before I just go and post this I wanted to make sure I'm not breaking any rules, and also where to post. Â*I do the website for www.fish-n-petsunl.com and thought this would be a good place to ask fellow fishlovers what they would most like to see on the site. Â*More gallery? Â*More pricing? Â*Sale items? Â*You know...what would make it a site they would want to visit?
09-11-2007, 12:58 PM
Well, first off, a link that actually works might help. Once we have that we will hopefully understand better what it is you are asking, because right now, I don't have a clue.
09-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Link didn't work for me either.
09-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Easy there tiger.....don't bite the poor girl's head off....LOL. Â*But Scott is right, your link doesn't work.
Pricing is usually the first thing I look for in a site. Â*I don't want to have to call or contact someone for a price on something. Â*Nine times out of ten, they don't return the call or email when asking for a price.
09-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Very sorry. Â*I was trying to type and talk to a coworker at the same time. Â*I left off an s. Â*
Basically, I want to post in a forum (not sure which one) requesting information from fellow fish people on what they would like to see on a fish store website. Â*I know I've gone to some sites and been disappointed by the lack of detail and information on the site. Â*I wanted to make sure I'm not doing the same with Fish N Pets Unlimited's website.
Make more sense?
09-11-2007, 01:19 PM
Equipment current pricing & weekly specials
parts list w/ pricing
DIY articals w/ links to parts
Fish - Updated stock lists w/ color pictures, size
Fish compatability chart w/ max size, aggression. water pH & hardness
Plants - Updated stock lists w/ color pictures, size
shipping cost calculator
hotline phone number
Location w/ map
09-11-2007, 01:20 PM
It sounds like to me you just need to consult with the administrator, however, I see nothing wrong with posting your "ad" if you will in the lounge. I feel just about anything under the sun, not directly relating to fish or tanks would be acceptable in there???
One way or another you would find out for sure..... :)
YEAH....what he said.....i ditto it
09-11-2007, 01:32 PM
PhishFreak and Hanson77 - Thank you for the feedback. Â*I'm going to work on getting as much of your suggestions on the site as I can.
But, just to be clear, just so there are no misunderstandings, this wasn't an 'ad'. Â*I don't work for the fish store. Â*I do the website on a voluntary basis because I enjoy it and I really like the owners. Â*They are good people. Â*I go in a couple times a week for food and feeders and misc items just like the next person. Â*I'm totally addicted to fish and computers, so it just works out well that I can do this for them. Â*
I really hope no one thinks this was a cheap ploy to advertise. Â*I'm not making any money on this deal, I really just figured this would be the best place to get honest feedback from people who really know what they want.
Thanks and I'll be watching for anymore feedback if anyone wants to offer anything else. Â*I'm always open for suggestions and improvement.
09-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Don't mind me, I just call em as I see em... :) Personally, I have no objections to advertising, it's a good thing, especially if your promoting a good product and or service. Since you feel so strongly about the folks you are "promoting" there is nothing wrong with speaking your mind. It is still america for the time being, and we still have the right to speak our minds, for the time being.
I'll have to drop in there sometime soon.
09-11-2007, 01:59 PM
Fair enough! Â*:D Thanks for the help. Â*See ya around the boards!
09-11-2007, 02:02 PM
It's a pretty decent store. Â*They have a good selection of tanks and dry goods. Â*Their fish selection is a little small mainly bread and butter, but they also have saltwater which I'm not interested in as well. Â*They do have two large pond style tanks set up with everyone's extra large fish that won't fit in an aquarium anymore.
As for the site itself, I think PhishPhreek hit the nail on the head. Â*As long as a site is up to date....it goes miles in my book. Â*It's when folks put out a website out on the world wide web and don't keep it up to date that burns most of us up. Â*Current fish selection is another key. Â*This is always fluctuating so it's kinda tough but if a store could put the things that they may have on their next order or something like that, it might help.
09-11-2007, 02:06 PM
I too would suggest contacting the site administrator as to posting something that could be interpreted as a commercial advertisement. Â*I do know there are some retail site sponsors as you may have noticed on the home page.
In the photo gallery, nice as it is, my personal preference would be to have the link to the larger images open in a separate window, just my preference.
In your freshwater fish section I only see cichlids, do you have other species as well? Â*If so, you might want to expand you photo array to include them. Â*You have a very short amount of time to capture a browserâ€™s attention and hold it and need to highlight as many of your products as possible in that short time frame.
I like to see prices as well, and possibly a current list of available fish (with prices) and a notice of any fishes soon to arrive.
09-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Wonderful feedback! Â*Looks like I'm going to be busy! Â*Thank you thank you thank you!
09-11-2007, 02:13 PM
Good luck, let us know how it's going Â*:D
09-11-2007, 05:10 PM
I dont think its a good idea to offer financing fish on this site.
I think some of us are bad enough without getting a line of credit to indulge/
09-17-2007, 12:41 PM
The concept or idea of offering financial assistance is good for the store, maybe not so good for the customer. This offer is probably only available on large tanks or complete set ups. I'm going to be looking into this offer after the holidays most likely.
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