In previous newsletters I have raved about how I love my shopping site created by Zibbet. I have waited a long time for the upgrades, and Zibbet has done their best to make tech trendy updates to keep with the times; while keeping checkout seamless. Notes on why I redirected below.
1. Credit Card payments.
This is the biggest feature I have been waiting for, which launched just a few weeks ago. You can now make payments with either card or PayPal. Yay!
2. Guest Checkout
Just as the previous site, no account is needed to checkout.
3. Customizable website.
Zibbet is a handmade marketplace, they have given us the paid option of having what they call a "standalone website". We can customize this site to add a bit of branding; which includes using our own website url (i.e hannahsgemstonejewelry.com) . I have chosen to use it as a redirect and keep the default website url with Zibbet. See why next.
I recently learned that it is now mandatory for e-commerce websites (online shopping carts) to use https:// in their url which displays a lock in the address bar of search engine browsers. This is done to help customers feel confident that their information is secure; your shipping info is the only information shared with us, btw.
5. Google Ranking.
Another reason for the focus on https://hannahsgems.zibbet.com , is that I think it would do better with search engine traffic.
6. Website templates.
We have a few template options to choose from, but they are all beautiful. I have two favorites. I like the elegant look of the one I recently switched to, it's my second choice.
7. Majority of our initial and repeat customers came with us through Zibbet. Thank you. Screen shots of the new checkout below.
The start of the checkout process > adding item to cart > looking inside your shopping cart.
Have everything you need? Great! Time to purchase.
You'll first be asked for your name and email. You are not creating an account. This is so Zibbet can send you info about your purchase. In the next step you'll be asked for your shipping info.
Lastly, choose how you would like to pay.
Thank you for joining me today.
Recent makes - mini gemstone brooches. Two options on site now. www.hannahsgemstonejewelry.com .
All the best!
Payment options and shopping cart
this post has been updated on August 19, 2014 continue reading...
In the coming months Google is going to be canceling, upgrading, or changing their Google Checkout shopping cart system--I am still fuzzy on the details. Weebly sites can be integrated with Google and PayPal shopping carts, but Google was the best recommendation. I will be making changes periodically to the website as a result to these changes. I am going to be doing trial runs with different options as far as site navigation, to see how sales will be affected. Stay tuned and remember your feedback and comments would help to make this site better.
You can now purchase my jewelry directly from the website with PayPal or credit/debit card. If you don't have a PayPal account you can checkout as a guest still with PayPal checkout system.
Thank you for your continued support.
I took some new pictures of the cotton cord lariat necklaces. Lariats are necklaces that do not have a clasp, they go on by overlapping one side over the other. You can have the sides at even lengths or wear them long and short. These cotton cord lariats can be worn in the choker style.
I think I know what you are thinking. Are you thinking that these are ideal for bookmarks? Yes, you are right. In fact, I intended to market them as bookmarks, but a customer at an open office event thought that they were cute lariats and got so excited about them...the one she bought was purple or lavender and I don't have pictures of it...I think they make cute lariats too, don't you?
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