Internet Sales & Marketing Seminar – Nov 18/19, 2016

“Market America|SHOP.COM  is a global product brokerage and Internet Marketing company specializes in one-to-one marketing”

As a business owner of SHOP.COM, of course Internet Sales and Marketing is one of the essential skills to master!

With the introduction of a new training series, Vancouver is ready to launch its very 1st Internet Sales & Marketing Seminar with certified trainers Tony & Annette Chia.

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For the price of $40, the seminar covers the full ISM Training Syllabus!

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : SHOP.COM

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : WEBSITES, TOOLS, RESOURCES

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : SOCIAL MEDIA 101

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : BUILD A SHOPPING ANNUITY

Ticket :  http://ism2016.eventbrite.ca

Tony & Annette Chia :   achiayvr@gmail.com    604.760.2004

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Friday Nov 18, 2016    7:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : SHOP.COM

FOCUS : PROVIDING YOUR CUSTOMERS A BETTER WAY TO SHOP

DESCRIPTION: Educate UFOs about the various tools and features of SHOP.COM so that they can match the right feature to the right customer.  Class will be able to participate in live demos.

INTERACTIVITY: Trainer will walk guests through 3 activities: Download SHOP Buddy, Comparison Shopping, Build a Trend Shop

TIME: 2 hours

WHAT TO BRING:

  • UFO ID Number
  • Attendee handout: Unfranchisetraining.com > Training/GMTSS > Internet Marketing:Internet Sales and Marketing > SHOP.COM: Providing Customers a Better Way to Shop (Aug 2016)
  • Fully charged Smart phone ( having standby battery pack is always a good idea! )
  • Tablet or laptop

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Saturday Nov 19, 2016    10:00 am  – 12:00 pm

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : WEBSITES, TOOLS, RESOURCES

FOCUS : LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD A SOLID UNFRANCHISE

DESCRIPTION: Educate UFOs about the various websites and resources they have for promoting sales and for expanding distribution.

INTERACTIVITY: Trainer will walk guests through downloading and getting started with the UFVP app and Prospecting App

TIME: 2 hours

WHAT TO BRING:

  • UFO ID Number
  • Attendee handout: Unfranchisetraining.com > Training/GMTSS > Internet Marketing:Internet Sales and Marketing > WEBSITES, TOOLS, RESOURCES: Leveraging Technology to build an UnFranchise (Aug 2016)
  • Fully charged Smart phone ( having cell phone charger with cable plus standby battery pack always a good idea! )
  • Tablet or laptop

*** Note : there is a short break between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm.
Attendees can take a quick lunch break at nearby fast food stores or bring along their lunch.


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Saturday Nov 19, 2016    12:30 pm  – 2:30 pm

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : SOCIAL MEDIA 101

FOCUS : SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR UNFRANCHISE OWNERS

DESCRIPTION: Educate UFOs on successful Social Strategies which create prospecting and selling opportunities.

INTERACTIVITY: Class will participate in a 4-part Social Media Workshop

TIME: 2 hours

WHAT TO BRING:

  • UFO ID Number
  • Attendee handout: Unfranchisetraining.com > Training/GMTSS > Internet Marketing:Internet Sales and Marketing > SOCIAL MEDIA 101: Successful Social Strategies for UnFranchise Owners (Aug 2016)
  • Fully charged Smart phone ( having cell phone charger with cable plus standby battery pack always a good idea! )
  • Tablet or laptop

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Saturday Nov 19, 2016    3:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

INTERNET SALES AND MARKETING MODULE : BUILD A SHOPPING ANNUITY

FOCUS : CONVERT SPENDING INTO EARNING

DESCRIPTION: Educates UFOs and their guests about the Power of the Shopping Annuity The class will take the Shopping Annuity Assessment together.

INTERACTIVITY: Attendees will complete the Shopping Annuity Assessment together in the class. (Similar to a Shopping Annuity Bootcamp)

TIME: 2 hours

WHAT TO BRING:
•UFO ID Number
•Attendee handout: Unfranchisetraining.com > Training/GMTSS > Internet Marketing:Internet Sales and Marketing > SOCIAL MEDIA 101: Successful Social Strategies for UnFranchise Owners (Aug 2016)
•Fully charged Smart phone ( having cell phone charger with cable plus standby battery pack always a good idea! )
•Tablet or laptop

Free Parking : available along the streets ( E.Broadway, 8th Avenue East, Kaslo Street)
Public transit :  Translink  Bus #9  /  #99
SkyTrain : Renfrew Station

Ticket :  http://ism2016.eventbrite.ca

Healthcare Professional Program and Product Training

As business owner of SHOP.COM in Canada, we are able to bring in healthcare professionals as our business partners.

However, many business owners, especially the newer ones are not familiar with the healthcare professional program that is available in Canada.

For that reason, we are fortunate to have Mr Alex Kwong, Field Consultant for Western Canada, Market America|SHOP.COM invite a very qualified trainer to host a special training event in Vancouver.  She is non other than Sarah Tugender, Field Development Manager, NutraMetrix, Market America|SHOP.COM.

The training session is conducted as follows :

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Date : Friday Oct 28, 2016
Time : 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location : BCIT SW1 Lecture Room 1205
Burnaby, BC  V5G3H2

$15  http://sarah2016.eventbrite.ca

Mandarin Translation available   中文翻译
Bring full charged FM Radio device with headphone ready to tune to 88.7 FM

You Don’t Want To Miss This! And You Definitely Want To Bring Your Whole Team too!

*** Moving #TeamVancouver Forward ***

Chinese slides and simul interpretation were done by UFO Volunteers for the Business Building Seminar

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Tickets available online @
https://sarah2016.eventbrite.ca

Website of Vancouver GMTSS events :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAYsoOn_Uoc

WordPress Blog : Vancouver GMTSS
https://vancouvernmtss.wordpress.com/

Facebook Group : Vancouver GMTSS
https://www.facebook.com/groups/715688725192413/ 

 

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Translink – 25, 125, 130

Parking : SW1 / SW9 Guest Parking

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email : achiayvr@gmail.com

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you do have to bring your printed ticket to the event. Verification against our ticket register is required.

 

What is the refund policy?

Sale of ticket is final.

 

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

We match the ticket registration number.

 

Can I purchase tickets offline?

Yes, please contact your leader for tickets in advance.

 

Can I purchase tickets at the event?

As there are limited seatings, it is preferrable to purchase tickets in advance. As organizer of the event, we may have to close on-site event ticket sales upon a full-house event.

Great Deals on SHOP.COM/healthyplan – Oct 1, 2016

Each week our amazing partner store team works hard to bring us incredible new deals and extra Cashback offers – and right now we’ve got some great deals on SHOP.COM to share with you! This week you’ve got new opportunities to earn extra Cashback from some of your favorite stores, so have a look below at the latest deals from SHOP.COM.
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US   shop.com/healthyplan

SHOP.COM MarketPlace Product Spotlight:

 

New Partner Stores:

 

Limited Time Increased Cashback:

  • Livify was 2% Cashback now 4% Cashback!
  • BestUsedTires was 3% Cashback now 4% Cashback!
  • Café Britt was 4% Cashback now 5% Cashback!

 

HOT DEALS!

  • Spirit Halloween (7%CB): COM Exclusive! Use code SHOP20 for 20% any one item at Spirit Halloween. Ends 10/30
  • NA-KD (10%CB): 10% Off & Free Worldwide Shipping at NA-KD.com! use code:WELCOME10!
  • Urban Outfitters (4% CB): Bedding up to 60% off at UrbanOutfitters.com! Ends 10/9
  • Kate Spade (4% CB): Kate Spade surprise sale up to 75% off plus free shipping on orders of +$175, online exclusive! sale ends soon.

 

canada

CANADA  ca.shop.com/healthyplan

New OneCart Store:

  • BunnyBerry Canada 7% IBV | 5% Cashback

 

New Partner Stores:

  • DSW                                                 4% IBV | 2% Cashback
  • Golda’s Kitchen                              4% IBV | 2% Cashback
  • The Shoe Company                       4% IBV | 2% Cashback
  • Pro Hockey Life                             4% IBV | 2% Cashback

 

Returning Partner Store

  • WagJag                                            4% IBV | 4% Cashback

 

Limited Time Increased Cashback

  • Laura.ca was 0% Cashback now 3% Cashback!
  • Melanie Lyne was 0% Cashback now 3% Cashback!
  • Livify was 2% Cashback now 4% Cashback!

 

australia

AUSTRALIA   au.shop.com/healthyplan

New Partner Stores:

  • Mantra Hotels
  • Michael Hill
  • The Football Factory

 

 

 

singapore

SINGAPORE   sg.shop.com/healthyplan

New Partner Stores:

  • Dressilyme
  • Flavorgod
  • SCD Key
  • Stoned Immaculate

 

 

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UK   uk.shop.com/healthyplan

New Partner Stores:

  • MacKeeper
  • Organic Wine Club
  • Jewelstreet
  • Evander
  • Sanctuary Bathrooms
  • Ted & Muffy

 

Increased IBVs:

  • Gear Best 6.45% – 7.74%
  • Aldo 7.74% – 12.90%

 

 

spain

SPAIN   es.shop.com/healthyplan

New Partner Stores:

  • Viajes Carrefour
  • After Sunglasses
* source – https://blog.unfranchise.com/blog/great-deals-shop-com-10116

Questions For Your Web Designer

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In this Internet era, if your business or organization does not have a presence on the Internet, it is like your business or organization don’t exist.

Is this because your potential clients or business partners will most likely check you out on the Internet before making any further move. It is a becoming somewhat like a gauge of legitimacy and authenticity of the existence of your business or organization.

So, getting your website design right is very important. However, like most business owner, you will not be familiar with the website design process.

Hence it is essential that you work closely with your service provider for this important project.

Here are some suggestions as to the questions you should ask your website design project manager.

What is My Role

You are the one most familiar with your business. Most likely, you are the one to provide the content (write-up text, images and logos,  videos, links etc.) to be used on your website.

At WebSolutions by maWebCenters, you can login to your account and follow the wizard to submit your content, thoughts and ideas.  All of your submissions will be stored here so you don’t have to worry about big files, sending multiple emails or trying to keep track of everything.  Once you’ve completed the wizard, we will send you designs and other items for you to review, request edits or approve.

How Workflow Is Managed?

Your website projects your image to the world.

It is to be done with utmost care and the whole website design process is actually a carefully orchestrated project involving several specialists.

The level of interaction requires that organization and communication skills to be critically important. This is why a project management system is necessary for the success of a project.

At WebSolutions by maWebCenters, each client is assigned a Project Manager who interacts with you and the various teams that work on your project. You will have an online account with access to every part of your project.  This account is also visible to your project manager and various teams who work on your project so that everyone always on the same page.

How To Provide Content For Best SEO Results?

There’s a difference between uploading your menu natively and simply scanning in a PDF or JPG of your menu.  The native upload will work serve you better on search engines.  Ask your designer how they keep the site’s organic SEO value in mind when they design.

At WebSolutions by maWebCenters, we don’t take short cuts and we will always advise you if there is a better way to do something.  Sure, it may take us more time to natively upload something verses scanning an image but the success of your website is our top priority.  We don’t have contracts to keep you locked in with us.  Instead, we have to earn your business each month and one of the ways that we do that is by doing things the right way.

What If I Need More Time To Organize My Content?

Most design firms will charge you extra if your project takes longer than planned.  As a traditional business owner, you are probably very busy and would want to determine your web designer’s stance on this.

At WebSolutions by maWebCenters, we will adhere to our timeline commitments to 100% as long as we have everything that we need from you.  If you need more time to get us information, we will adjust our timelines accordingly but never charge you extra for that.  Our Design Packages clearly state what you will get for each product, even if it takes you a few extra weeks to gather some content or other info.

How About Ongoing Support?

Some companies only work on new projects and offer no ongoing support.  Some charge per hour, or with packages for strict time limits.  A website is a living document that evolves through time. It is an ongoing project so you’ll want to know what the plan for future support is once your site is launched.

At WebSolutions by maWebCenters, we offer award-winning unlimited 24/7 support for your site.  We have specialists in Site Editing, E-commerce, Domains/Emails, Digital Marketing and Social Media in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.  In addition, you can always request to work with specific members of our tech support staff!  If you would prefer to have us manage your site for you on monthly basis, ask about our “Managed Monthly Membership” program.

Ask the questions and find the right provider for you.  If you would like to discuss these or any other question that you have, feel free to contact us at w.maWebCenters.com/ulink or call 866-WEB-HELP.

 

 

 

If you are contracting out your website design,

SHOP.COM – 3rd Fastest Loading Mobile Site

As the retailing scene turns unmistakably to online, away from the traditional brick and mortar model, many retailers hustle to own a piece of action on the Internet.

Invariably, retailers face challenges that they have never encountered as this is the new ocean that they are fishing in. In fact, the current can be swift and strong, carrying away those that are not so prepared to meet the challenges of technology advances at rapid pace.

At SHOP.COM this challenge is met head on by Mark Ashley, the Vice President of Mobile and Social, who is now the President of SHOP.COM. Starting years ago, Mark Ashley has seen the trend towards mobile and decided to drive the retail platform technology from the ground up with ‘Mobile-First’.

The hard work has paid off as seen in the latest result.

SHOP.COM – 3rd Fastest Loading Mobile Site

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As reported by Internet Retailer, SHOP.COM has speed past even much larger retail establishment to make it to top 3 Fastest Loading Mobile Website. To even surpass technology companies like Apple and Amazon is not easy feat.

Nevertheless, the work surely does not stop there. Internet technology evolves and players need to be constantly improving and fine-tuning its methods and delivering on giving customers a pleasant shopping experience to earn its keep in the online retailing arena.

How SHOP.COM achieve this level of success?

For this, let’s take a trip back to 2015 to see SHOP.COM’s vision with Marc Ashley.

( insights taken from https://www.mobilestrategies360.com/2015/07/29/shopcom-talks-mobile-talent-slim-sites-and-responsive-design  )

Responsive Design

The pursue of mobile page loads is a relentless one. To reduce the load time from 11 seconds (imagine 11 seconds to load a page!) to around 3 seconds (more like it but still way to go), in Mark’s words – “a bunch of weight needed to be shed”.

The focus has been on Speed and Simplicity are key to design.

Check Out

For pleasant customer experience, the Checkout process has to be made easy. Lots of analytic went to what elements customers really interact with and drop the huge majority that are superfluous. Enlisting the help of tag management vendor to consolidate requests to the server that stemmed from analytics, personalization and recommendations program to improve performance, SHOP.COM is able to elimate 2 to 3 clicks in the checkout process on mobile.

Single Code Base

This has help tremendously in supporting development effort towards responsive design. There is no need for code switching that penalize on response time for customers who are getting increasingly impatient.

Testing

To ensure high degree of consistency of the final product at launch, SHOP.COM’s development team constantly tested site renderings across no fewer than 50 devices.

In-House Talent

From working with a vendor several years ago, SHOP.COM now does its development efforts in-house. According to Mark, SHOP.COM is able to attract the brightest, most inquisitive talents into its pool of developers and quality assurance team and forging ahead as one of the best team in the industry.

Mobile Sales Growth

Even back in 2015 at the time of the report, SHOP.COM’s mobile sales had risen 561% in the first year (making SHOP.COM the fastest mobile growth company on Internet Retailer list) that web and mobile web design were brought in-house and a new version of SHOP.COM were launched.

THE FUTURE IS MOBILE

There’s lots more to do and the future is mobile indeed. SHOP.COM is working to meet the going challenge and entrench itself as the leader leading the parade in the arena of Online Retailing.

 

Is your business going online and mobile?