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1 month on and few orders!? design needs a change?

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Thanks for looking in,

 

After a month my site www.sweetieworld.co.uk, has received only a handfull of orders. I have been advertising on google adwords and have had lots of visitors, but this has only converted into a handfull of orders. I realise that I will receive repeat business from people that have ordered already, but I need people to order in the first place.

 

Any feedback is welcome on the design of the site, as I am pulling my hair out and I had little enough to start off with <_<

 

Thanks in advance for yout time,

 

Paul

www.sweetieworld.co.uk

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An immediate problem is your colours. When I think of sweeties I think candy colours, not 70's brown and yellow. It looks UNAPPETISING.

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Ok, here's how I would like to see a candy shop:

- how much is 125g for a particular product ?

- do I get a discount if I buy 1kg / 2kg of a particular kind ?

- a clear image of the individual sweetie would be nice, specifically when clickingn to enlarge

- product listing in columns would be nicer

- can't you put some nice bundles together that are pleasing to the eye and ideal as a gift ? (I bought my 2 year old nephew a bag of colourfull candy with a big lolly on top for his birthday this saturday ...)

- personally don't know how different sweets are categorized, I shop by recognision, and taste, as such an all products page with images to click and order would for me work best.

 

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kola bottles - ho ho ho - I used to love those! If you had the ones with the sugary coating that was really sour, I'd order some! :-D

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Open up checkout_payment.php and find:

 

 

// if the customer is not logged on, redirect them to the login page

if (!tep_session_is_registered('customer_id')) {

$navigation->set_snapshot();

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_LOGIN, '', 'SSL'));

}

Change it to:

 

 

// if the customer is not logged on, redirect them to the login page

if (!tep_session_is_registered('customer_id')) {

$navigation->set_snapshot();

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_CREATE_ACCOUNT, '', 'SSL'));

}

 

Then:

 

In checkout_shipping.php change:

 

 

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_LOGIN, '', 'SSL'));

 

 

To:

 

 

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_CREATE_ACCOUNT, '', 'SSL'));

 

 

and if you want to get rid of the "Account Created Success" window that pops up after they create their account do this:

 

In create_account.php

 

Change

 

 

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_CREATE_ACCOUNT_SUCCESS, '', 'SSL'));

 

to

 

 

tep_redirect(tep_href_link(FILENAME_CHECKOUT_SHIPPING, '', 'SSL'));

 

this will remove the thank you message after account creation to speed up checkout. You no longer see create_account_success.php, it goes right to shipping.

 

With this process you have just removed 2 steps from the lengthy cart process, and removed the Dreaded "Become a Member" Page that scares of potential customers, and you still get them to sign in and get them to create the account.

 

Is this great or what? :thumbsup:


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Thanks for your comments everyone. I will be updating the site a little today and hopefully it will make a bit of a difference. All the images of sweets are in the process of being updated, as well as the buttons on the site. Also, I will be updating the privacy info etc.

 

Once again, thanks for your help.

 

Paul

www.sweetieworld.co.uk

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