Get $1000 Off a New Website with JM

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.

Website Holiday Tip, Maximize Ecommerce Website Revenue with Simple Checkout Updates

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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.

Happy Birthday to Us, JM Celebrates 19 Years in Business

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!

Website Holiday Tips – Additional Plugin Functionality for Increased Sales

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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.

JM Web Designs Speak at Omaha’s Creative Center

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JM Web Design’s CEO Jonathan Patton and Creative Director John Campisi were recently invited to Omaha’s Creative Center to speak on the benefits and versatility of WordPress. As the web design and development industry continues to change, WordPress has been a crucial part of providing beautiful design and function in websites. It’s a platform we use for most of our websites and is a proven asset to web designers and developers all over the world.

JM has employed several graduates of the Creative Center, including our former designer Dan Svoboda. While Dan still works closely with our web design team, he’s now a UI Engineer at Werner Enterprises; and was also invited to speak last month at the Creative Center – sharing his job and skills with the students.

Our team values the quality of graduates from the Creative Center and appreciates the opportunity to meet students and share our experiences. Sending a special thank you to the Creative Center for this opportunity and a heart-felt congratulations to this years’ graduates.

Website Tip: Making a Website Personal

At JM, we often design and build websites for local Omaha companies who have a great product and staff, but have no photos of projects, services or staff for a website. Today, I’m going to talk to you about making a website personal.

Small businesses, especially in this economy, need to set themselves apart from their competition. With Internet ranking Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as one of the highest forms of gathering prospects, the importance of a personalized website is vital to a business’ prospect building and overall survival.

The first step is, of course, an overall website design that accurately reflects a company’s atmosphere and culture. We help our customers accomplish this through a thorough process of interviewing our clients and getting to know their company and future goals.

After the design is done, it’s time to plug in quality content (which we’ve already discussed here) and personalized images. High quality images of a business location, products, finished work and employees are important in building rapport online. The web design style lends itself to large images and minimal content. A picture is worth a thousand words and a good quality image speaks volumes about attention to detail.

At JM, we often run into this comment from business owners: “I don’t want my picture on about-pagethe website.” Did you know that the “About”/”Our Staff” pages are the most visited pages on a majority of our websites? People want to see who they are doing business with, read about their credentials and family. Many business owners don’t think prospects care – but they do! Analytics don’t lie, and ours tell us that people care.

We do, also, realize that you may not have the equipment to take beautiful photos or the gift to write detailed and personal biographies about your employees. But we do! If you don’t feel as though your website is personal enough, let us help you change your online image.

JM Wins #1 Website Developer

We are thrilled to announce that JM has won #1 Website Developer in the 2013 Best of 2013_Best_B2B-OL_RGBBusiness 2 Business contest. We’re incredibly appreciative of this honor and thank the Omaha community for their support and continued business.

As we roll into our 15th year of business, we are confident that the best is yet to come, here at JM. We are adding new services, new talent and more refined processes so that we continue to grow and change with technology.

It’s been our pleasure serving you and we look forward to a successful and prosperous 2013!