Friday, October 05, 2007

Extreme Makeover

Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Website Edition!

I’m your host, Jeff Johnston (who were you expecting, Ty Pennington?).

If you’re a regular visitor to MarineDepot.com, you’ve undoubtedly noticed some significant changes to the look & feel of the website during the past couple of weeks.

Of course, if you don’t frequent our online store and just enjoy reading our blog, I hereby cordially invite you to drop by and check it out.

Hey, don’t worry about me; I’ll be here when you get back. Go ahead (gently pushing) …

So … what’d ya think?

We’ve been working hard to improve all aspects of MarineDepot.com. Here’s a preview of some of the stuff we’ve been working on:

  • Email to a Friend: You can use Email to a Friend to ask your brother if he thinks Dad might like a book about exotic marine fish for his birthday. You can also help a beginning aquarist get started in the hobby on the right foot by emailing him a shopping cart full of aquarium essentials.
  • Catalog Quick Order: To make shopping from our print catalog even easier, we’ve added a Catalog Quick Order form on our website. With one click of the mouse, you can add up to 10 products to your shopping cart.
  • Product Pages: Our product pages are now packed with information. Large product photos, detailed specifications, links to related articles and downloadable instruction manuals help shoppers make educated buying decisions.

We know we still have our work cut out for us. I'm itching to share more of the innovations we have in the pipeline ... only I'd probably get fired for revealing company secrets if I did!

So, here’s what I’m hoping: I’m hoping you’ll tell us what you would like to see on Marine Depot. Are their features we need to improve? Are there areas we’ve overlooked?

We’ve setup an online survey to collect your comments so we can carefully evaluate customer feedback. We hope to incorporate the best of your ideas and recommendations and improve upon any (constructive) criticism you may have going forward.

So don’t be shy. Let us know what you think!