Post by PickyChicky on Jan 29, 2019 19:30:41 GMT -6
I had posed a question on eCrater's forums about the effectiveness of their promotional board because I'm looking for effective promotional tools outside of social media. During the course of the conversation, I had an epiphany about our own Cafe Classifieds section. In the past, I was tightly monitoring its use to keep it from being abused by those who just join to post and run. Of course, that also led me to wanting to control the format used.
However, I'm thinking of revamping it entirely for each of us to frequently promote our shops and products. I believe I can invite eligible members to post to each of the boards so it can't be abused by those who post and run. The Cafe Classifieds section does get views, but I think it would get a lot more views if it were actually an active board and it can't be active when it's being so tightly controlled.
So, I'm curious to know if anyone would be interested in using it to promote their shops and products on a regular basis? There won't be any specific format required and it can also be used to promote other people's shops and products that you find worth promoting.
There also won't be any limit to how many items you can promote. However, to ensure that nobody is dominating a category and burying other members' stuff, the only requirement I'd have is that you use one post to advertise your current batch of products. You can have a separate post for each shop, though. Plus, there are multiple categories that items would fit under, so you can also have separate posts for each shop under each related category.
Speaking of categories, I'm reducing the number of categories that are currently featured and would like your help with that. Basically, I would just like to know which categories each of you would use so I can make sure to keep them available. I have already planned to delete the following categories as they can fit under one of the other categories: Antiques, Baby Products, Health & Beauty, Home & Office Decor, Jewelry & Watches, Pet Products, Pottery & Glass, and Sporting Goods.
Here's the link to the board that lists all of the categories: esellerscafe.boards.net/board/60/featured-products-category
While I'm waiting to hear back from you, I shall clean up the Classifieds section and get it ready for use.