Suggestion for CatalogPro website

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by winwinweb, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi All,

    I have created a website / Product Catalog website for SME ( Small and Medium Enterprises ) who can showcase their and customer can place the order. Payment offline.

    I have set £50/Month and £60 as one time charges which include,
    • Domain
    • Hosting
    • Product portal
    • 2 POP3 Emails
    • Social Media
    • Hassle Free website
    Need your suggestion on this about price and value to money. I want to help SME to focus on their marketing and tech to manage from our end with affordable pricing. Demo on request.

    Cheers,
    K
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Nope, nope and double nope.

    There are hundreds of ways to build portfolio and product catalogue sites for a lot less than you are charging and all with far more features and functions.
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    My Questions is to understand what price I need to fix so the customer can feel fair enough to use our software. Since it is purely for the small business owner
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  4. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Without seeing the site It's difficult to make any sensible suggestion.

    Join UKBF as a full member to get your site reviewed and then people can decide if £600/year is value for money. Looking at the spec I'd say it's about £500 too much.
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    If you want small businesses to sign up for a monthly payment you need to be either solving a big problem for them or getting them more sales. Your solution may do both of these things but getting a critical mass of businesses to take such a leap of faith is going to be tough, regardless of how much you want to charge.

    No matter what a few random people on a forum think, it's potential customers you need to sound out about this.
     
    Posted: Mar 14, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  6. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have decided to go with £10/Month and £25 one time charges. The feature will be similar to cart without payment only ordering. It solves website and product showcase and no need to think of the technical part as we take care. I hope to give value to the price of SME.
     
    Posted: Mar 17, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  7. fisicx

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    And how do you plan to market this service?
     
    Posted: Mar 17, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  8. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, I will Webpage in our site and explain features and social media pages promotions. Is there any way you suggest? Looking forward to your suggestion too.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  9. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    None of this will work.

    Your competition advertises on the TV and radio, in magazines and newspapers as well as online. Unless you have money to spend nobody will ever know you exist.

    In any case, your value proposition is very poor. I'm not even sure a product portal is any use without checkout.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  10. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Thank you for your suggestion. Checkout will be add on service based on client request. Will check possibility. Offline (TV and radio, in magazines ) not sure how it works to generate leads.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  11. I_DO_MARKETING

    I_DO_MARKETING UKBF Regular Free Member

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    There's always spam, ahem, targeted direct email. Or possibly posting offers into people's contact forms.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: I_DO_MARKETING Member since: Oct 24, 2015
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  12. fisicx

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    It works being a really great product.

    Which yours doesn’t appear to be.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, I do. This forums really help and also to give a better suggestion and idea. I would like to thank fisicx for his input
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  14. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Join UKBF as a full member and get your product reviewed.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  15. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I will. Once I get the first client. My investment is to make Full member. Can I share a screenshot of my product?
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  16. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    No. Because then people will comment on it and the posts will get deleted.

    If you can't afford full membership how can you afford to promote your product?
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  17. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have a dedicated server, own email marketing tool like MailChimp and smart mailer too. I will do shortly maybe not immediately.
     
    Posted: Mar 18, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  18. winwinweb

    winwinweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Not sure you have deleted the last message of yours as "Unless you have money to spend nobody will ever know you exist." It is no true. How other startup moved out even though they are not having a good investment at the initial stage.
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2019 By: winwinweb Member since: Mar 14, 2019
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  19. fisicx

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    Because they have a product that excites people, that fills a need and is the sort of thing that features well on SM and other platforms.

    A site builder isn't one of these.
     
    Posted: Mar 19, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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