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Video to sell on a website

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:01 pm
by lawrence
How many people who have websites where they sell supplies use videos?

Do you have the odd one or two embedded or do you have say, a certain tool then a video on how to use it, another video explaining the different variations on something you sell (this would be as well as any text explanations)?

If you don't have any video due to time/budget etc would you have them if you could? Is it an age thing, bearing in mind that younger people now grow up with video for everything? Do you think it could be a distraction or a benefit to people coming onto your website to buy?

I ask as I'm just redoing my website (after managing to crash it and loose pretty much all the content!) but it just seems that you could lose out on some interest due to just having text and images.

Re: Video to sell on a website

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:34 pm
by Kate Tiler
Not re-enactment related but my Brother in law has a part-time business sanding floors in Kent & he swears by his time lapse videos showing him working & the before & after shots - he reckons he gets a lot of business from them.

Here's my lovely Brother in law Dave doing his stuff :)
http://www.canterburyflooring.co.uk/

I think it may work well as a time lapse for you & mosaics... it may help put across just how many hours are involved? And you can also have a business site at Pinterest now as well, where there is a lot of interest in arts & crafts & workshops & courses - the nice Lavender lady has a Pinterest page & so does Beady Su -

https://pinterest.com/tillermanbeads/

Worth a look if you don't already use it - I haven't used it professionally yet as it's my chillout zone :) xxx Kate x

Re: Video to sell on a website

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:52 pm
by lawrence
Thanks for that Kate, that's just the sort of thing I mean. I was wondering too how many people buying online look at videos there? That website is a very good example of showing the whole process. Thanks for the link to Pinterest, I'll try that out.