I have been working for the past few months in my spare time to get a health supplement ecommerce site launched. I have finally accomplished this and opened the "doors" yesterday. I built the site using Cubecart and a free template which I modified.
More important than the store I suppose is the Forums section. I set it up as a place for people to discuss and ask questions about alternative medicine.
Yesterday I sent out emails and myspace bullitens announcing the launch, and my hosting service gave me some free ad credit on google and yahoo so I put that into effect also.
I still haven`t gotten any hits though, I`ve been reading on Entreprenuer.com about some guerilla marketing methods to bring more traffic, so hopefully that will help.
Right now a friend is helping me put a form in the contact session to make it more user friendly.
Okay, I guess that`s all I can think of for now. I would really appreciate any contructive criticism on the design, layout, copy, ideas for bringing more traffic, or anything else that you feel could help.
Thanks a lot in advance!
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