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  # 1001711 9-Mar-2014 14:33
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myusername: Wow. Thanks for all the feedback. 


I am curious: Is there a reason for not having any actual contact information on the site?




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  # 1001801 9-Mar-2014 18:04
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let me know what you think. 


A little tip: The image you are using on your front page: You are not allowed to use it the way you are using it now.

Look at the license for the picture http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ - Ref: the photographers Flickr page - You should make sure you are following the licenses and not using other peoples copyrighted material if you want to be a serious web marketeer, if you ask me.




 
 
 
 


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  # 1001833 9-Mar-2014 19:14
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jarledb: I am curious: Is there a reason for not having any actual contact information on the site?

I would never, ever, ever, ever, even consider doing business with somebody who withholds their contact information.




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  # 1001953 10-Mar-2014 00:51
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solidsantana: I think the last poster perfectly illustrated the reason why after 12 something years, there is still only TradeMe that Kiwi's trust online.


This has nothing to do with Kiwis as such. Building trust is very important if you want to have a successful business. And you can build trust even if you are not TradeMe.

I have no issues with doing business with a faceless entity. Paypal and creditcards have perfect fraud protection. I personally don't understand why Kiwi's have such trust issues on the internet. I sincerely don't.


Its tempting to send you off with a few links to sites that pretend they sell brand products for cheap and let you try out your theory in practise.

BTW: Do you have anything to do with totalsellingsuccess?


Why, don't you trust me? I am posting my sincere opinion about this and I have nothing to do with the OP's business. I opened his webpage once.

That's what I mean, there's a true lack of trust. And I think I am close to the truth as I say that kiwi's are quite risk-averse when it comes to E-Commerce.

Of course there's dodgy sites out there. But it's just a matter of using common sense. You don't walk through LA"s Skid Row at night either aye.

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Your Domain name is Anonymous and you have no details on who you actually are on your website or how to contact you apart from a contact form so would I trust your website and services which you advertise?



This is a bit uptight in my honest opinion. A contact form should be enough.


Many contact forms actually don't work, or can stop working, so an alternative form of communication is a must. I have been to many websites, filled in the contact form, and either the form threw up a server error, or I never hear back from the person, and they then say they never got the form. So an email address and either postal address or physical address is really needed for NZ businesses to have faith in the company. Almost all businesses will have that info, or you can get it from the domains Whois. That is one reason why NZ domains must have the domain owners full contact details on it. The OP looks to be using a .com, where thy haven't got their contact details displayed on it.

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  # 1002139 10-Mar-2014 15:01
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solidsantana: 
Why, don't you trust me?


Why should I trust you? I don't know who you are.

as I say that kiwi's are quite risk-averse when it comes to E-Commerce.


Which is why - as a business one wants to make sure to give out information so people can build trust with you. Being anonymous does not build trust.

But it's just a matter of using common sense.


So how would you use common sense to find out if a site is a scam or not?





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  # 1002144 10-Mar-2014 15:25
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jarledb: So how would you use common sense to find out if a site is a scam or not?

By assuming that it was in Bangladesh or Nigeria unless the contact details said otherwise.
I would then check the contact details.




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  # 1002146 10-Mar-2014 15:36
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mattwnz:

 Almost all businesses will have that info, or you can get it from the domains Whois. That is one reason why NZ domains must have the domain owners full contact details on it. The OP looks to be using a .com, where thy haven't got their contact details displayed on it.


In NZ yes, but in many other countries they choose to protect the domain holders privacy (if they ask for it). Maybe because there are a lot of shady customers out there as well?

What makes you think that the NZ rules around domain names should apply globally?



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  # 1002148 10-Mar-2014 15:40
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Why should I trust you? I don't know who you are.



And when do you exactly know?


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  # 1002152 10-Mar-2014 15:43
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In the end it's just a personal choice I guess.

I choose to trust people, until proven otherwise. And if proven otherwise, I won't be sitting in the corner crying. No, I will hurt you back.



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  # 1002155 10-Mar-2014 15:46
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Why should I trust you? I don't know who you are.



Showing your face on here makes no difference to your accessibility to my circle of trust, by the way :)

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  # 1002162 10-Mar-2014 15:55
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No Contact details on the website: I would expect to see an address and contact number as the very minimum. If I were to sign up for something like web marketing, I would not like to do it via an online form. I would expect to speak to a human.

No Company Information: A simple "About Us" page should describe your business, company registration number, its owners and how long you have been operating etc ...


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  # 1002165 10-Mar-2014 15:59
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solidsantana: . And if proven otherwise, I won't be sitting in the corner crying. No, I will hurt you back.


Good luck with that. How would you hurt a company you have no way of finding because all you have is their website and their domain that is protected?




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  # 1002181 10-Mar-2014 16:06
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Showing your face on here makes no difference to your accessibility to my circle of trust, by the way :)


Its up to you if you want to use your own name and picture on this forum or not. I have chosen to post with my own name when I post on the net, because I am willing to stand behind what I say. Its not hard to find out about me and to actually confirm that I am who I say I am.

Its not mandatory to post with your own name on this forum, and everyone is free to choose what they want. Not having a picture is one thing, having a pseudonym and not having posted here a lot is another. You showing up here at about the same time as "myusername"/ totalsellingsuccess and not having posted here before does make me wonder though..

However, there is a BIG difference between posting on forums anonymously and running a business and trying to stay anonymous.




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  # 1002184 10-Mar-2014 16:13
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It would seem that the OP has a bit of work to get their own camp in order before trying to dish out advice to small business owners on successful web marketing :)

Aside from all the other problems described in this thread, the site is a bit slow, over 11s to load here (and I'm on a very fast network).  Not a good start.

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