I just want to add some tips: Information is power (in the good sense of course).
Interested in helping you in some way I just search in Google for what is swaddle (English is my second language) and boom! right there I found a lot of information and similar-idea web site with other tips that would be greatfull for your site, such as
* "Doctors xx says" (you don`t need to find a doctor, you can find some information from the internet, o what some newspaper wrote, etc)
* They offer `bulk order` for retail business sales, and this could help you to grow faster.
And what I didn`t see from them (no matter they seem saying is THEIR `magic` idea, is that this suddle is as OLD (and still in use) baby-wrap as some tribe around the world. This type of warm, human-touch wrap has being used generation after generation in many areas around the world such as South America (You can still see them in some areas of Bolivia & Peru) & Africa as far as I remember and not only for better-sleep idea like baby`s mother still wrap him/her with her own hands and after few little time he/she was growing inside, and wrapped, by his/her mother`s body, that`s what I believe the baby could feel with the saddle, but also for carrying the baby in their mother`s bag-pack.
I wish you can understand what I meant with my poor english.
Learn from another and grow faster doesn`t mean to copycat ideas. Information and ideas were born to be shared & improve, they cannot be captive.
So keep the good job!
Hi TOL: SUN is a great place to get your site critiqued. As I continue to redesign my sites the advice from members has been extremely helpful and very candid.
I agree with you on the site not looking quite professional enough. Secondly-I wouldn`t have paid very much for the design of your site because it actually kind of turned me off with all the pistachio green and the use of the colors- I hate to say it but it was actually nauseating. I can barely read your contact email. A decent design and build of an e-commerce site will cost you from $1500.00 - $5000.00.
Sounds like you have good instincts about what needs to be changed with the design. Go with your gut and insist your designer do better and keep insisting until you feel you have gotten value for what you paid!
There are many freelance `designers` out there taking a good buck and not delivering a decent product. Boy, that makes me mad! Hopefully, your designer will put some real work into this site. He/she couldn`t have spent more than an hour or two on this if they knew what they were doing and if they did know what they were doing they wouldn`t have delivered this design to you. Navigation is easy and the site is straight up and simple but the design- yuck. I`m sorry if this offends your designer but honesty is the best policy and I`m giving you my honest opinion.
Do you have wholesale opportunities available for this product? I`d be interested in carrying it on my website, packedwarehouse.com. We are just getting ready to add new categories- one being a baby product category and we are always looking for products which are unique. You can contact me through the site link above.
Hope this opinion helps. I`ve had to endure some stinging critique about my own design but it really made a difference for the sites and that`s the purpose of asking, right? Good luck with your designer!
I am in no way an expert, I am trying to start up an intrnet business myself but I am not finding good products to sell.
Anyway, I love the product, great, great idea! When my nephew was an infant my sister would wrap them up in a little blanket, sort of like swaddling. She said the infants feel secure and they do this in the hospital to for newborns.
I like the web-site but it needs tweaking to look a bit more professional. I do think you have something good to work with. Good luck.
I have to say that I just thought it is so cute! I am not sure what Michele means by making it more professional....I do not think I would ever equate professional with a new baby.
I am not so sure about the mom picture and the making the transition line. Go for cute. Can you imagine anything else working in the world?
I vote for keeping it cute...