I have been a geologist for over 13 years. I recently started two websites. One site sells home accents made of rocks and minerals and the other sells rock and minerals kits for children that I have designed. I am hoping to grow both aspects of the business significantly and to get our rock kits into other retail stores this year.
I'm trying to find an affiliate program service provider for our products. I've heard of Commission Junction but their site is a little confusing. Does anyone know other companies that provide affiliate program management?
I received an email from a customer today asking about an order that they did not receive. Apparently, this customer placed the order through an international shipping company because I do not ship outside of the states. We do not ship outside of the USA for many reasons, some of which could put us in a tough liability standpoint with outside countries. For example, Canada requires that you list warning labels in both french and english and we do not.
The order did not ship from us because the credit card was declined. When I started looking into his question I found that there are companies (iShopUSA being one) that will order from US web retailers and ship to overseas customers for them. They claim that they will order from any US retailer. I feel that this puts me at some risk. Does anyone else have experience with this? Since this particular order did not go through I do not know what the "ship to" address listed and am not sure if I would have known it was this type of company.
Thank you for reading this long post. I appreciate any insight you have on this subject.
Thank you for taking a look. I like your suggestions, especially about the content. I do struggle with that the most. I'm going to have to ask about the coding errors. I'm glad that you found that.
Would you please take a look at my homepage (www.MiniMeGeology.com) and tell me what you think? I struggle with how much text vs. photos to have. Our bounce rate is really high. I was thinking of deleting most of the text and adding a SitePal but everything on SEO that I read says to have text. I'm not sure what to do with it.
I would like to trademark a name that we use for a line
of products (each different product also has a identifying name). We
would also like to use this name for other things within our company.
How do I tell if this would be a trademark for goods or a service
mark? I appreciate your help.