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Kuma
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PostSubject: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty5/26/2009, 7:05 pm

Myself and two friends are planning to set-up an online exotic animal site to sell things such as scorps, herps arachnids and plasmids.

Any thoughts on this or advice and even better still trade contacts

we were also thinking of maybe making available equipment too

All feedback positive and negative much welcome Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty5/26/2009, 7:20 pm

Advice.. get to lots of shows and get talking to people! you'd be surprised at what contacts you make.

might even be able to supply you if our plans come off Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty5/26/2009, 7:26 pm

Thats what i wanted to hear! You were my first contact, before you even knew it Lisa Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty5/28/2009, 10:47 am

Selling herps? I'd suggest seeing if you can get a good deal with a courier.

Good luck, more shops to feed the addiction are always welcome...
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty5/28/2009, 7:04 pm

Kuma wrote:
Thats what i wanted to hear! You were my first contact, before you even knew it Lisa Wink

hahaha ok hun Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 6:50 pm

Ok here is the start of our baby. What do you all think? Positive and negative feedback welcome

exoticauk <clickerty
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 7:16 pm

it looks very sleek
its cooool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 7:30 pm

It looks cool I would just suggest adding a link to this site Very Happy.
Just kidding coming along great.
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H. laoticus
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 9:39 pm

looks good to me. It's very clean and easy to navigate. Only thing for me is when I click on links, I like new windows to pop up so I don't navigate away from the first one. Sometimes I just like opening multiple windows up at the same time, especially when there are pdf files- some computers take forever for them to load!
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 11:12 pm

^I for one can't stand it when a website opens everything in a new window or tab -- if I want something in a new tab I'll do it myself.

That being said, the site looks great so far. Very Happy

Edit: I just looked at the emp caresheet. I would suggest removing the comments about the bark and the sponge. I've seen too many people keeping their emps only on bark. Also, sponges are a wonderful breeding ground for bacteria and are completely unnecessary. I would also reduce the recommended feeding schedule and throw in a note that they can sometimes fast for months for no apparent reason. You can also say that there's little harm in keeping this species in groups.

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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/10/2009, 11:59 pm

oops, forgot about right click new tab XD
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 12:22 am

feel free to use scorpionforum caresheets as long as ScorpionForum and/or the Author credited.
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 1:25 am

H. Laoticus wrote:
oops, forgot about right click new tab XD

Ctrl+click in Firefox. Very Happy Or click with the wheel on a mouse, or both buttons on a touchpad.

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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 1:52 am

Thanks for your input and feedback so far all comments are duly noted.

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Only thing for me is when I click on links, I like new windows to pop up so I don't navigate away from the first one

This concerned me initially but i've learnt something new with Mike's comments.

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I would suggest removing the comments about the bark and the sponge. I've seen too many people keeping their emps only on bark. Also, sponges are a wonderful breeding ground for bacteria and are completely unnecessary. I would also reduce the recommended feeding schedule and throw in a note that they can sometimes fast for months for no apparent reason. You can also say that there's little harm in keeping this species in groups

Noted! Smile I hadn't spotted that.


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feel free to use scorpionforum caresheets as long as ScorpionForum and/or the Author credited

Cheers Eddy!

I'll keep you all informed as it develops.
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 1:54 am

Constructive Criticism. Don't read it if you don't want it.

Spoiler:
 
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 2:06 am

EWom wrote:
Constructive Criticism. Don't read it if you don't want it.

Thanks! EWom i'll share this with my partners, all comments duly noted. Thanks for taking the time to voice your opionions.


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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 2:43 am

With regards to the constructive criticism, if you want to track your visitors without a visible counter, I suggest using Statcounter (link). I use it on my blog and it's great.

I also list my email address on my blog as Name dot Surname At Gmail dot Com. People have found me and I haven't gotten loads of spam. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 5:21 am

it looks great! sort out the minor problems mentioned already, get some stuff for sale on there and start advertising. you can buy banner space on most forums (RFUK etc.) and that should really help with sales. your going to have quite a bit of competition though.
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 5:28 am

Not too concerned about competition for now, it'll take a while to build up a reputation. I'm finding all the comments very useful.

Is there anything that you also think would be good on the site?
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Site looks class mate, hopefully another site with good cheap prices and some of the more rare scorps Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 12:10 pm

kuma, you site looks golden mate. once it's all pulled together it should be really good. I like the interface as well, very nice. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 12:43 pm

Looks pretty kool, How about a discount for scorpion forum members Razz
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lycanlord19 wrote:
Looks pretty kool, How about a discount for scorpion forum members Razz

As long as my people don't mind that goes without saying!
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/11/2009, 8:33 pm

Kuma wrote:
lycanlord19 wrote:
Looks pretty kool, How about a discount for scorpion forum members Razz

As long as my people don't mind that goes without saying!

BARRY!!! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Planning an online exotics store   Planning an online exotics store Empty6/15/2009, 6:19 am

Ok Got some tester stock on there now

For sale < clickery > www.exoticauk.com


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