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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 12/1/16 at 9:45 pm

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Get a head-start on 2017 and position your business to see success with a new website design! Our Omaha web design and development team is excited to announce a limited-time new year offer on a new website.

With creative vision and professional direction, an updated website design will drive traffic and build credibility for your business in a competitive marketplace. A new website includes professional guidance from our local Omaha web design team on usability, customized design and experienced experts to guide you through the process.

Purchase a new website design with JM before December 29th and receive $1,000.00 off.

Submit a Request a Quote form or call us at 402.292.7500 ext. 102 for more information, and to see how JM can help your business see success online in 2017.

* Websites starting at $3000. Agreement and first payment must be received on, or before, December 29th, 2017.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 11/17/16 at 8:39 pm

Paying attention to even the smallest details on your ecommerce website will drive traffic, increase sales, and keep your customers happy this holiday season. The care that goes into each aspect of your store, marketing and support are important in gaining and closing website sales. So, before the holiday rush arrives, let’s make sure your website settings are set up for success.

Don’t be caught off-guard when your stock levels are low. You can set low and out-of-stock thresholds, and set up notifications if inventory is running low. During the busy shopping season, and depending on how quickly your products sell, you may want to increase the low stock threshold. Consider increasing to give shoppers an earlier warning that inventory is getting low.

Checkout settings should allow for efficiency and ease for customers. If possible, ensure guest checkout is available for users who do not want to create an account. Also, review the checkout settings for coupons. If you’re going to be offering coupon codes this year, you’ll want to make sure that setting is checked – or you may have some unhappy customers.

Make sure customer email notifications are in place. WooCommerce offers many email notifications that go directly to the customer – including on-hold orders, completed orders, refunded orders and customer notes. These emails can also be customized to fit branding. Keeping customers informed about your progress will create long-term, happy customers.

Implement store notices for effective communication. These notices can include holiday shipping cutoffs; sales, discounts, or other special offers; deadlines for redeeming coupons; or unexpected delays and issues. There are also cart notice extensions that allow in-cart messages for shoppers.

Call us at 402.292.7500 ext 102 for assistance in optimizing your ecommerce settings for the holiday season.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 11/10/16 at 8:37 pm

Maximizing revenue with an optimal checkout process during the winter season is critical for your holiday sales. Shopping cart abandonment occurs when checkout is confusing, when users are forced to create an account and there are payment security concerns.

When shopping cart abandonment does occur, there is a WooCommerce plugin that can help recover 30% of revenue lost by abandoned carts. By sending email reminders to customers and guests, the plugin helps go for the close. However – why even get to cart abandonment? Let’s focus on some key ways you can improve your ecommerce website’s payment process and convert prospects into customers quickly and effectively.

Build trust with your customers for an effective online sale. Make sure your website makes clear your shipping and return policies – instead of leaving customers guessing. In the event that customers have questions, easy access to customer service is vital. Live Chat is an affordable and simple way to make sure customers can have their questions answered quickly so you don’t lose the sale.

Checkout obstacles are also detrimental to closing your online sales. We know you want to collect customer data. It’s helpful for marketing, support and research… but forcing customers to create accounts will cause lost sales this holiday season. Offer a guest checkout option to ensure completed sales.

Investing in mobile-friendly, responsive website technology is also going to help close online sales. If customers need to zoom in/enlarge the browser to click on the appropriate product, can’t read the text, cannot easily enter info in checkout fields or are waiting for pages to load… you’ve likely lost that sale. Having a mobile-friendly website is no longer optional – it’s a must-have, make-or-break, you-better-get-it-now decision for your business.

Lastly, offering more payment options may help close your online sales. WooCommerce offers a deposit extension which allows for monthly payment options, and PayPal offers a credit solution to merchants that comes at no risk to merchants. And during the holidays, everyone knows that monetary flexibility can be critical to closing a sale.

Having trouble closing online sales? Give us a call at 402.292.7500 ext. 102 to find out how we can optimize your website’s checkout process.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 11/3/16 at 5:48 pm

happy birthday Omaha web design firm

November 2016 marks JM Web Designs 19th birthday! It’s hard to believe that 19 years old, a 14-year-old started a successful Omaha web design company that’s built hundreds of websites, provided countless jobs and served a multitude of Omaha businesses.

JM has been through many seasons and transformations, and today stands as a pillar for web design, web development and internet marketing in the Omaha-metro. With a 98% client retention rate, we will continue to serve and care-for our customers; providing them with websites and services that will increase their revenue and provide peace-of-mind.

We are incredibly grateful for our customers, our partners, our city and our loyal employees for 19 years for service. Thanks for trusting us with your websites, marketing efforts and web hosting. Cheer to 19 more years!

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 11/2/16 at 3:15 pm

ecommerce holiday tip

Wanting to enhance your ecommerce website for the holiday season? With the ease and flexibility of WooCommerce, our Omaha web design and development team can assist in plugin upgrades and additional extensions that can increase sales and enhance user experience at an affordable cost.

WooCommerce is widely used and revered for providing a customizable ecommerce platform that’s easy to update, simple to use and affordable to improve. WooCommerce has hundreds of free and paid extensions to extend a website’s functionality. From complex SEO plugins, simple widgets, and everything in between – if you can think of it, there’s probably a plugin for it.

Out of the box, WooCommerce gives online businesses the ability to sell multiple types of products, including physical goods, items with variations and digital products. But having our Omaha web development team add in extensions, your online store can start selling memberships and subscriptions, export customers for extended marketing and add more sophisticated product search and sorting. Additionally, as the holidays approach, it may be beneficial to look into more customizable shipping – to stay competitive with larger retailers – as well as dynamic pricing for offering bulk discounts, category discounts and role based discounts.

Making updates to your ecommerce website before the holiday rush begins will ensure your success and profitability during the largest online retail time of year. To learn more about extensions and upgrades for the holiday season, call 402.292.7500 ext. 102.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 10/4/16 at 2:44 pm

With over 15 years in the IT field, Tim Hunter brings experience, knowledge and excellent tim-huntercustomer-care to the JM team. His educational background in computer networking systems and his previous work history as an IT manager and system admin, make Tim a perfect fit for assisting customers with email, website and server troubleshooting.

Tim assists JM customers with email set-up and troubleshooting, along with his responsibilities of launching websites, hosting set-up and server works. His desire to help JM’s customers partnered with his logical and methodical processes make him an efficient and valuable member of our IT and customer support team.

Tim is a Papillion native and is married to his wife, Rebecca. He also has 2 step-daughters – along with a cat and dog. When he’s not working at his computer, he enjoys mastering the art of BBQ and smoking, gardening and landscaping, and cheering on the Nebraska Cornerhuskers and Denver Broncos.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 09/16/16 at 6:51 pm

google remarketing omaha

As technology, search engine requirements and overall online marketing strategies change, Google Remarketing has proven to be an effective, consistent and cost-efficient form of on-line advertising for our Omaha customers.

Google Remarketing is a powerful online advertising tool that allows a business to retarget potential customers who have previously visited the company’s website. This advertising helps increase brand awareness through consistent exposure, drives traffic to websites – considering sales are rarely made upon a first website visit –and consistently proves to produce a high ROI. Remarketing allows businesses to reconnect with users who’ve previously been to the website, by showing relevant ads as they browse the web, as they use mobile apps, or as they search on Google.

Google Remarketing is flexible, so it can be tailored to advertising goals. For example, a “shopping cart abandoners” list can show ads to users who abandoned their carts. This form of online advertising allows businesses access to users who are most likely to buy – providing a more niched advertising than previously available.

The personalized, consistent and affordable exposure Google Remarketing provides has proven to boost website sales and inquiries. In fact, our Omaha internet marketing team has seen these proven results repeatedly for our own company, and for our customers. Google Remarketing also provides detailed reporting of how your campaigns are performing, where your ads are showing, and what price you’re paying.

Our Omaha internet marketing team can design, implement and manage a successful and professional campaign starting at $100/month, so give us a call today and find out how we can help increase you’re business’ exposure online.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 09/15/16 at 7:47 pm

Blair Title

Blair Title has served Nebraska and Iowa since 1925. With a legacy of excellence and an experienced team, Blair Title finds itself in an extremely busy season. And as more businesses and individuals are in need of their services, they decided to update the look and functionality of their website to better serve their visitors.

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By: JM Website Connoisseur
Posted: 09/15/16 at 7:38 pm

Nebraska Thespians

Nebraska Thespians built a website with our Omaha web design team many years ago – a custom website design with a custom content management system. And while the old website served its purpose, it was time for Nebraska Thespians to update its website design and technology.

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