How Reid Sellgren started their web page design journey
3 guys - 1 is an expert in online admin hierarchy, security and reporting functions, 1 is an expert in online social media and 1 is an expert in online retail product development and sales. This is a new startup with a unique approach to bringing small to mid-sized businesses into the Web 2.0 and social media age.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
"Where Online Sales and Permission Marketing Meet Your Business Model"
Small to midsized businesses who don't have marketing $'s to drive additional sales to their business. Help retail, manufacturing or service clients to be more effective and efficient in how they go to market and pay for what they are doing. Each requires online registration with secure passwords, a shopping cart for credit card information and a promotional relationship with social media sources, i.e. Twitter, Facebook. An example would be a small grocery store chain that wants to offer customers the ability to log-on to a (their) website, select groceries that they want picked, online pay so the groceries are bagged and ready for pickup when they arrive. The store would offer promotions (coupons/discounts) both through social media followership and on the website. Another example is a regional frozen pizza manufacturer that wants to set up distributors and their customers to be able to log-on and place orders themselves. The business is a strategic sales sharing model, i.e. the more sales we drive to the site the more money everyone makes. We charge a one-time nominal development fee of $0 to $2,500 and in return the customer will receive free hosting, support and social media consulting and management. The winning designer would likely remain as developer of future customized customer sites.
A captivating environment that grasps at the customers stress of needing to have both an online presence and a social media promotional environment. Once your artwork has been chosen we will incorporate and build out functional elements such as a demonstration, links to social media (please incorporate these into the site) and some sample reporting. The main page requires basic ‘contact us’ information, link to sample sites, about us, a logo as you become inspired by the design. Keep in mind that our target audience will be broad from food sales, to product sales to services. There should be a link to a future shopping cart for clients to pay their nominal development fee. Since social media is a vital portion we should incorporate a function for reviews, blogging, etc.