8th Avenue Watch Company launch a new e-retailer site

Congratulations to 8th Avenue Watch Co who are Australia’s largest retailer of independent Swiss Made watches - in launching their new website.

8th Avenue stores may be found in Melbourne’s Emporium Shopping Centre, Chadstone Shopping Centre, and Gold Coast’s Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.


8th Avenue Watch Co

CI Office gets a face lift!


Inspired by Windows 10 ....

We have introduced a fresh new menu structure for Counter Intelligence Office which provides an easier to use interface.   Customer feedback has been very positive.

The left click/right click functionality continues.   See this in Version 11  Build 440 +  released 22/07/17

Laybuy Payment Introduced


Laybuy allows your customers to receive today and pay later.

Laybuy increases basket size, improves conversion and removes credit risk, all while making purchases more affordable for your customers.

Laybuy lets you receive your online purchase now and spread the total cost over 6 weekly automatic payments. Interest Free.

Required Versions:

Counter Intelligence POS – Version 11 Build 440 +

e-retailer – Version 3.0.0.269 +

Note: Your e-retailer site will need to carry an SSL certificate

Visit www.laybuy.com

e-retailer sample site:  http://www.meccano.co.nz


New HP MX12 Tablet installed by Kudos into Great Kiwi Yarns

HP MX-12 brings a tablet to the sales floor – Kudos have recently made one of the first New Zealand installations of the new HP MX 12 tablet – including a retail jacket and docking station.

The MX 12 may be clicked from the docking station and used on the shop floor for customer interaction.  A Bluetooth barcode  scanner may be used for scanning items and then the output can be sent to either a network Receipt Printer or emailed to the customer.    IP based EFTPOS may also be addressed remotely across the network

Sitting in the docking station.

Working with a customer on the shop floor.

PartPay introduced


By giving your customers the option of spreading their purchase over four payments, you can expect fewer abandoned baskets and an uplift in average purchase. 

You get the things you want from your favourite New Zealand websites today, and pay them off every fortnight with no interest or fees.

Smart for retailers

The PartPay model is proven to drive traffic to your store, increase the average purchase price and reduce the number of abandoned baskets – what’s not to love?

 

Required Versions:

     e-retailer – Version 3.0.0.269 +

     Counter Intelligence POS – Coming soon

Visit  www.partpay.co.nz

e-retailer sample site:  www.piaboutique.com


AfterPay arrives ...


Afterpay it! Shop now, pay over time.

Buy what you want today, pay for it over four equal fortnightly instalments. Use your debit or credit card, get approved instantly.

 Afterpay has finally arrived in New Zealand and has been implemented on a select number of websites – including one e-retailer site at http://www.trelisecooperonline.com/

Required Versions:

     e-retailer – Version 3.0.0.278 +

visit    www.afterpay.com


Kudos release embedded blog in e-retailer

Businesses who regularly blog get 55% more website visitors than those who don’t blog!


A number of e-retailer customers have blogs which are running on site independent of their main site.  The benefit of the SEO enrichment is not shared with their main e-retailer site.   Following numerous requests Kudos have now completed the task of embedding a blog facility into e-retailer.  We have based this on the open source "BlogEngine” – see http://www.dotnetblogengine.net/.  


Regular blogging  will improve your SEO ranking by providing fresh and relevant material for google which will help your rankings and attract  more visitors to your site.  Search engines love fresh, unique content. That’s why you must keep a steady blog filled with new information every week. Those search engines customers use to find companies just like yours will pull the freshest and most relevant content whenever a search is performed

When your blogs are shared and consequently clicked on, they move up in the search rankings. If you’re providing quality content, your readers will want others to know. Of course, the only way to make sure your blogs contribute to your website’s popularity is to create unique content, provide answers for visitors, and then share your blogs wherever you can.

Google also returns social media search results. If you connect your blog to your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, you give search engines one more thing to find when people look for your company. As long as you use search terms in your titles and meta descriptions, you’ll boost your SEO through social media listings, too.

Perhaps the most important reason of all to blog is the fact that each post counts as a new page on your website. Google really does like fresh content and will reward those who share frequently.  The reason for this is the indexed pages. For Google to index those pages, you need to include at least 300 quality words. That means re-blogging, short blogs, and duplicating content won’t help your SEO.

There are many articles available on the web about good blog construction/practices and we suggest that you read some of these to get an appreciation of why you are writing a blog and the theory behind a well constructed blog.   By consistently writing content that is helpful and relevant to readers helps to earn trust and further converts blog readers into customers. The blogs shouldn’t particularly focus on brands but rather on solutions to customers problems or challenges.  People want to engage in content that’s useful and purposeful.

To be effective a blog should contain more than 300 words and typically not exceed 700 words.   The use of headings within the blog is recommended to aid the viewer and the google bot.