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Old December 4th, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Justin,

Keep bringing in the Ashcrofts stuff! It is awesome and it keeps us out of the GBR vs Brand X debates.
Yes sir
We have all so brought in KAM so you guys can have that fight

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Justin I don't have time to take a close look at your site, but I think like your forum software choice you just need something better. It's like you are trying to run with your hands tied behind your back. Undo the rope, put on some tennies, and run. May I suggest a better tool that is free and cross platform?

http://demo.magentocommerce.com/

Oh, and take a look at the w3c validator and fix all the errors it reports for your site. it will ensure cross browser compatibility and a better experience for your site visitors.

http://validator.w3.org/

There is too much on the front page BTW.

hth,
charles
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I hear ya! I am beating dave with a stick to fix the forum with that link you gave me.

I will show him this stuff and see what we can do. Thank you for the help

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well..... honestly I find your sight a pain in the ass to work through to find anything... everything seems to be there but it's not as intuitive as I'd like to see (yea not very detailed feedback but... not sure what you want to hear)
Got it make it easier to navigate

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Its nice to see advertised parts on customers trucks in action, not some Model that sees no action.
Good point, that is why we have a customer page. I some how need to make this more noticeable,and use those photos within the parts listing
http://lucky8llc.com/Customers.asp

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Maybe if more than one manufacturer has the same type of part, you could include a writeup from each company that describes the benefits of their product as well as reviews on the subject from consumers to help the decision making of your potential clients.

Maybe a group buy discount to give us a better deal and up your sales.
For example, GBR is now offering 443 ratio ARB setups. I am interested in that. I'f 4 other people want it, we all save $200 a piece and everyone is real happy.

How about a coupon of the week? 10% off certain product from a certain manufacturer each week. Spark interest and sales for all the companies you are selling for.
All great points. Chris is in charge of getting together group buys and I know we need to focus on getting the descriptions to be better.
Side note what is a 443 ratio ?

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Justin...I appreciate how the Expedition Exchange site is set up. http://www.expeditionexchange.com/
When you click on the products link...it has manufacturer...type...and application....ALL on one page. They have a bunch of cool shit...both rover and non-rover...but everything is geared for what I see as the general "Rover Lifestyle." I also find it helpful how they have a bunch of pics and write up on the products they sell in action/use. You should also post a direct link to manufacturers links if they're available...ie...http://www.equipe4x4.com/index.asp?lang=eng
And lastly...set up an email listing...when I receive AB promotional emails I always browse to see what the current offers are. If AB would have free shipping for D-90 members (no matter how much they spend)...I'd buy something everytime!!!...But b/c they always make it a min amount of $250..I never buy anything!!! I think the group buy idea is huge...post some limited time offers stating as soon as you get so many buyers+...you'll offer a considerable discount! Hope you're around for a while I have some big plans with several Equipe products!!! just some ideas...justin
thank you these are some great ideas!

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Lucky8,

I would have to agree with Charles with regards to the framework of the site. Wrong technology (.asp)and i am sure it would be pricy to change or your being held hostage by the original developer! The Magento Commerce software is very nice, we have installed and set it up for a bunch of our clients...automatically does everything a proper cart should do including automatically querying shipping costs on check out and printing shipping labels. Very Nice, a bit of a learning curve though! (it's free and supported by a huge community)

With your existing site, i believe you have all the bits you need to improve it somewhat. I would suggest a few of the following for usability and training the end users eye.

  1. Home Page - more overall structure off framework / column definition (right column sectioned off from main content area, either another dotted line vertical or slight shaded border.)
  2. Home Page - more horizontal lines breaking up content sections on pages. e.g between content and banners.
  3. ALL Pages - More use of Section headers - so people know where they are without going through the menu again.
  4. ALL Pages - when looking at a page - look at the white space - the distance between blocks of content. try to keep the white space uniform between content - not to much or to little.
  5. Smaller supplier logos - maybe uniform them with a same sized square border / shadowed background around them. more of a grid than columns.
  6. Main Navigation - Drop downs are a bit clumsy, but could be enlarged and styled slightly different...should be straight forward for the current person managing the site.
  7. Header Image Area - Phone number fuzzy (add other contact details) great place up there for a specials banner.
  8. Product listings - my biggest issue - ADD thumbnail images in list view / also more noticeable links to click through!
  9. Product listings - more padding in the table layout - a little more bordering (light color)
  10. Product listings - enlarge the fonts a few points
  11. Product details page...lots of space - output the images larger...more or larger text
Most other stuff works well!

I like the following:
  1. The Rover Dog Section
  2. Customers and the use of videos
  3. The use of the maps for locations (need a locations in the North West )
  4. The styling of your contact forms (very clean and positioned well)
  5. Great logo and the use of the dotted line on the left and bottom
  6. Very nice list of suppliers and products
Cheers,
WOW
Thank you very much!! I will push for the Magento set up

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EE's site is the best by far.

Ron
Thank you

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Shane,

I know Chris ( Mud Ruts ) has joinned efforts with Lucky8 and his main function ( other than making coffe for Justin and fill Rover Dog's water bowl ;-) ) is to create Group Buy specials, I believe he has run couple so far , one being a Mantec Snorkel and maybe I am screwing it up but think it was in the nature of protection .

I like the idea of email list including the coupon of the week or even a plain list and include the coupon on the site, also a E-Commerce basket would be awesome, as sometimes we like to place orders on weekends.
Thank you for your help

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Justin, We all know your site needs upgrading, thats why I just call and bug you!
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Old December 4th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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443 lower than 411. I placed my order today. They will be ready by the first of the year. I should not say more as to not be rude as this thread is about lucky.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Justin -

How much is Lucky8 going to get into designing and manufacturing their own line of stuff? I remember talking to you at Rausch and it sounded like you were doing some suspension stuff. Any more plans? I have an ever expanding list of upgrades I'd like to do to my RRC, but I can't always find exactly what I want.

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Old December 5th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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443 lower than 411. I placed my order today. They will be ready by the first of the year. I should not say more as to not be rude as this thread is about lucky.
I did not know that was a choice. You have educated me and i thank you

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Justin -

How much is Lucky8 going to get into designing and manufacturing their own line of stuff? I remember talking to you at Rausch and it sounded like you were doing some suspension stuff. Any more plans? I have an ever expanding list of upgrades I'd like to do to my RRC, but I can't always find exactly what I want.

Frank
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Shoot me a PM of what you would like may be we can work together on getting some thing made for you.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 06:35 PM
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I did not know that was a choice. You have educated me and i thank you

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Shoot me a PM of what you would like may be we can work together on getting some thing made for
you.
It is new this month I was told.
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