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Posted By: Mel. White In Response To: Re: Has anyone had any experience with "My Powermall"? (Sandi Moses)
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at 8:07 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Has anyone had any experience with "My Powermall"? (Sandi Moses)
>> I have a Mall - it's free so why not? I have not had one for long so
>> my experience is limited, but it is first hand from the inside, not
...and since we know you, we know what you're telling us is not hype. Thanks for the info!
>> True. There is supposed to be a "Product Search" feature
>> which I can not find. When I typed in a particular product in the
>> "Information Booth" I got a 9-page list of stores to wade
>> through. Because I hate to shop, I did not bother.
Same thing happened to me.
>> Irrelevant. You access online stores through the Malls and shop for
>> what you want. It does not matter that the Malls are all the same - they
>> are just a doorway or portal you pass through on your way to the stores in
>> the Mall. By doing so, the stores in the Mall are able to credit MPM and
>> you with the purchase
But from a "this is my business" standpoint, it's a disaster! If I need to buy a replacement for my Casio watch, I'm more likely to google for the specific watch (it's a geek watch) than to go to your store and use the search feature and then click on all the stores with Casios to figure out if someone's got it.
>> There *IS* no product. You shop for anything you want online. The deal
>> is when you access the online store you were going to buy from anyway, you
>> and your downline share in the rebate offered by the stores featured in
>> the Mall.
Actually, what I was getting at is that Christmas is now coming up, and people with websites are featuring gifts on their homepages. The Powermall pages only feature that annoying video, so you have to train your visitors to come to your page, go to the "shop" section (which didn't open the first time I clicked it) and/or search. There's no way to feature gift suggestions or set up a series of "things you might like to buy."
Margaret McGillivray does this with her site, so she can link sigfiles like "Celtic crosses from Scotland for Easter" and direct you to the appropriate page. Ther's no video page to avoid, and no perplexing list of stores.
So I rated the site as "something that's not very likely to bring you much money other than what you yourself spend there."
>> As more and more people do more and more shopping on line, this should
>> not be the case. Brick and mortar shopping will never go away, but online
>> shopping is here and as long as you and your downline do your normal
>> online shopping through the Mall, the income should remain steady or even
>> i crease.
I think that's the real issue... you have to build a pool of people who will only shop through your site rather than googling and using one of the price comparison sites plus coupon sites to get the lowest price.
I can see it working for a charity, where people will do it as a form of donation, but have a hard time seeing it providing as much money as, say, the FIB site does.
On the other hand, you probably get more from your shop than I do from my blog (which I forget to update!!!)
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