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I am pleased with our website designed for us by OpenGlobal. I'm finding that we are getting a lot of custom when people Google for salons in the area! I ask why they choose us and they always say they loved the website, the competitors'  websites did not impress them a great deal. If they are impressed by the website then they felt they would be impressed by the salon... Many thanks for the help. Also, whenever we need help and assistance with the website, they are always there!

Mandy Harrison - Mind, Body and Soul

Website Articles

Is Joomla the best content management system?

OpenGlobal E-commerce has experience with a wide range of content management systems (CMS), but Joomla tends to be our default one. So, out of all of the CMSes available, does this mean we think that it's the best one?

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The 2 types of website and why you might not need one

We're going to be slated by our competitors for this article. Why would a web design agency tell people they don't need a website?!

Well, there are really only 2 main reasons for having a website, and if you don't have thoses reasons (or one we haven't thought of) then there's no point wasting your time and money.

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How to take good product photos for your website, on a budget

When buying online, you can't pick up and feel the products, hold them in your hand and turn them around to see them at different angles. All you have to go on are the photos (or even better, a video).

So when selling online, your photos are vitally important.

The big mistake that most e-commerce companies make is to just use the stock photo from the manufacturer.
These photos are usually very professionally produced, but when all of your competitors are showing exactly the same photo, what makes you stand out?

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Success on the web is not a box-ticking exercise

It's all too easy as a non-technical person to assume that becoming a success online is a box ticking exercise. You've got a website, tick; you've had it "SEO'd", tick; you've got a twitter account, tick; you've got a mobile optimised website, tick. The list goes on.

Too many web designers and other "web" companies have given this impression because that's how they do business. They're not interested in making you succesful, they're just interested in selling their chosen service.

This creates a problem for us, because that's not how we do business, and it sometimes means that we lose a prospect.

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Free Seminar: Selling Effectively on the Internet

The next seminar in the OpenGlobal series of FREE seminars will be on Tuesday 29th of April 2014 at the Gloucester Guildhall covering the topic of Selling Effectively on the Internet.

The seminar is aimed both at companies who do not currently sell on the internet, and those who are already selling on the internet but want to see better results.

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