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I think you need something better to successfully sell such high-ticket items online - especially jewelry, where most people want to actually see the item first.

 

Otherwise, quite nice - although you appear to have ripped off various sections of text from dirtcheapdiamonds.com...

 

Good luck.

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I love the page loose_dimonds.php. I never know what I'm looking at when I purchase dimonds for the lady. I usually just listen to what the sales people say. I just can't tell the difference. Thats a very useful page. I don't think the site is bad, but I would never buy jewelery that I hadn't actually seen. And espically not from some company that I have never heard of. It's a tough sell to get people to spend that much money online for a product that they haven't acutally seen. Jewelry is different then other big ticket items just as TV's because everyone's different. People will spend a lot for a TV online because their all the same no matter what store they come from.

 

I would get rid of any categories that dont' have products in them. If your planning on adding products, you should do it soon, because it looks unprofessional to click on a category with no products in it.

 

All in all, I think the site has a nice clean feel, and I really like it. It's just a tough product to sell through a web site.

 

Good luck, and good job.

osCommerce is a great piece of software with wonderful contributions.

Spend some time in the contribution area. There are a lot of gems there.

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I like your design. It's simple, yet elegant, and your product pictures are good. (I wanna get me some of that Glacier Ice!) :)

 

You might want to change the font on this text:

 

The finest jewelry. Personal service. Can we be your Jeweler?

 

so it matches the rest of the text on your site -- it's displaying in default TimesRoman when I view it. You probably only need to assign a CSS class to it.

 

I looked at your site then at dirtcheapdiamonds after reading FalseDawn's post. I don't see any similarity, so don't know what he saw that I didn't.

 

I also like your loosediamonds.php page -- good job.

 

On the team page, everyone's name has an associated title -- except yours. How come?

 

HTH,

 

Terry

Terry Kluytmans

 

Contribs Installed: Purchase Without Account (PWA); Big Images, Product Availability, Description in Product Listing, Graphical Infobox, Header Tags Controller, Login Box, Option Type Feature, plus many layout changes & other mods of my own, like:

 

Add order total to checkout_shipment

Add order total to checkout_payment

Add radio buttons at checkout_shipping (for backorder options, etc.)

Duplicate Table Rate Shipping Module

Better Product Review Flow

 

* If at first you don't succeed, find out if there's a prize for the loser. *

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Thanks for the feedback thus far guys. Yes, the conversion rates are lower for high ticket items. However, they do exist!

 

I Apologize for not clarifying-many categories are empty as we are still adding the products to the site.

 

Still looking for more folks to check it out before I start actively promoting it. Thanks in advance!

 

 

PS "On the team page, everyone's name has an associated title -- except yours. How come?"

 

I just couldn't think of an accurate one...

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Would any of you mind compiling a list of why you would not buy something from this site?

 

One thing I can think of is adding a search by price/quality/value. Maybe think about adding some less expensive items in the $100 - $500 range. Make me think that I'm getting a great deal.

 

I'll add more as I think of them.

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Spend some time in the contribution area. There are a lot of gems there.

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One thing I can think of is adding a search by price/quality/value.  Maybe think about adding some less expensive items in the $100 - $500 range.  Make me think that I'm getting a great deal.

 

I'll add more as I think of them.

 

Thanks Ryan-I appreciate your feedback! For now I'll rename "advanced search" to "Search by Price" as that's the only real feauture of the advanced search that I have enabled. Do you know if there is a contribution that makes a search by price box? That would be a benefit.

 

Most responses thus far have highlighted the price issue, As you've noticed, most items are in the 1000 dollar range. Our average sale is $800. Highest $13500-lowest-$75 (loose gold nuggets)

 

I will try to incorporate more lower ticket items-we have plenty of them in our store.

 

Anyone else? Find any bugs or errors? Display issues on your browser or with your resolution? Need some jewelry? :-"

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Generally i like your site, on my screen the green shows as a tad to dark.

 

Some nit-picking suggestions...

 

Make the same kind of "box images" as you have in the frontpage for your category pages too.

 

Exchange the arrows in the category box for slightly smaller and clearer ones.

 

You have some ofsets in the graphics of your top grey menu.

 

 

There is a shop by price contrib, you can find it here....

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Just a quick note before I have to get back to my real work. Up at the top grey_angle.gif isn't flush against the nav. It's something that our designers here would have a fit about, but the average person would never notice. I guess I've been working at an advertising agency for too long. B)

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Hmmm...

 

Yes, the green shows darker on a windows ie machine than on my mac/safari. I wouldn't mind changing it now, but I don't want to change it so dramatically that my current users and returning customers get disoriented... Is this a nonissue that I'm concerned about?

 

The grey triangle images at the top get squished out of alignment when in a small window-this I was aware of. I'm curious what window size you are using when they are out of alignment? If they are out of alignment at "normal" window sizes I'll definetly have to fix it-those details drive me nuts too =-|

 

"Exchange the arrows in the category box for slightly smaller and clearer ones."

 

Anyone 2nd this? Are they too big/unclear for you? I have considered this, as well as replacing the grey arrow with a smaller green one-becuase to me it looks like a category is empty when the arrow is grey, and it really just indicates that there are no subcategories.

 

"There is a shop by price contrib, you can find it here...."

 

Thanks!

 

"It's nice, but I can't quite put my finger on why I wouldn't buy from you..."

 

Something in the design, prices-or products?

 

"Make the same kind of "box images" as you have in the frontpage for your category pages too."

 

I'd like to, but those box images are static html-not sure how to make them dynamic for categories. I plan on just editing those by hand for special occasions on the main page...

 

Thanks MUCH!

 

more feedback welcome, the site is here.

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Hmmm...

 

The grey triangle images at the top get squished out of alignment when in a small window-this I was aware of.  I'm curious what window size you are using when they are out of alignment? If they are out of alignment at "normal" window sizes I'll definetly have to fix it-those details drive me nuts too =-|

 

 

Im running at 1280 X 1024. Not really a small window. Occurs in both IE 6.x and Firefox on my machine.

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Im running at 1280 X 1024.  Not really a small window.  Occurs in both IE 6.x and Firefox on my machine.

 

 

Are you referring to the 1 pixel horixontal white space between the grey bar and green bar-or the grey angles on the ends? Left right both?

 

I appreciate you letting me know!

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Are you referring to the 1 pixel horixontal white space between the grey bar and green bar-or the grey angles on the ends?  Left right both?

 

I appreciate you letting me know!

 

The gray angles on the left side.

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The gray angles on the left side.

 

Wacky. I'm not seeing it in mac safari or xp ie 6x or firefox. Is your browse window full screen? If you wouldn't mind sending me a screen shot I'd really appreciate it-I've pmmed you my email address.

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i like everything but the green. i think you might want to try i different color or a lighter tone. i especially like your buttons, they go very well with the site. got a question im hoping you can help me out with. how did you insert those green arrows in your category listings?

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Just a quick note before I have to get back to my real work.  Up at the top grey_angle.gif isn't flush against the nav.  It's something that our designers here would have a fit about, but the average person would never notice.  I guess I've been working at an advertising agency for too long. B)

 

 

Happens to me too, just so you know.

 

Only other thing that jumped out at me is the nav bar... the links are hard to read when normal, even harder when you run your mouse over them.

 

Great site =)

Wendy James

 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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How did you insert those green arrows in your category listings?

 

I used a contrib called CategoryBoxEnhancement_v1.1 and added my own images-pretty simple install.

 

I'm thinking of changing to a blue theme, but I'ver been green for so long... what will my customers think? Besides, I don't want to be just another blue nile...

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Has anyone changed the theme (color) of their site after it's been live for 3 years or more? Positives-negatives?

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Oh, forgot to add,

 

ryansmith or wendyjames, it that little angle displaying correctly for you now? I tweeked it a bit, but because I wasn't able to reproduce the misalignment on any of my machines-I can't tell if I've fixed it or not! :-"

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Oh, forgot to add,

 

ryansmith or wendyjames, it that little angle displaying correctly for you now?  I tweeked it a bit, but because I wasn't able to reproduce the misalignment on any of my machines-I can't tell if I've fixed it or not!  :-"

 

Looks fixed from my work machine, but I'll check it when I get home.

osCommerce is a great piece of software with wonderful contributions.

Spend some time in the contribution area. There are a lot of gems there.

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