Tips for Making the Most of Your Merchant Page
Check out our tips below!
Thanks for joining the Live Louisiana Love Louisiana community. We’re happy to have you on board. Below are a few tips on how to use some of the features available on your web page. And remember, any features you choose not to use will not appear on your page.
Background photo = using a background photo can really make your page look great; if you choose not to use one, the generic background will appear on your web page.
Google maps link = copy and paste the Google maps link so people can easily find you.
Restaurant menu = if you are a restaurant, make sure to scan and upload your menu so customers can print it out at their home or office; if you do not have access to a scanner, you can postal mail us a copy of your menu and we will add a printable version to your web page for you; this feature can also be used if you have other sales or pricing materials that you would like to post on your web page.
Printable coupon = use the customizable and printable coupon option; you control every part of the coupon; you can set it to expire whenever you would like and it will automatically disappear from your web page on that date; it is a good idea to make a stipulation on the coupon that the customer has to print the coupon and bring it in to redeem it because this is a very easy way to track how a promotion is doing.
Customizable links = there are 5 customizable links you have an option to use; you can get as creative as you want with these; use the links if you have won any awards, had any really nice write-ups, want to link to a certain manufacturer that you carry, or any other creative way you can think of; you can name these links anything you want to grab the customer’s attention.
YouTube video = the YouTube video option is another feature that you can get creative with; two of the ways that merchants can use it are (1) make your own little commercial with your phone, upload it to YouTube, and link it to your page, (2) if you have live music in your venue, you can look up the band that you have coming up next and link a video of them for your customers to check out; in your bio link you can say “Check out the band in the video below. They will be playing here on the 26th.”
Pictures = each picture you post includes the option to include a detailed description beside it; make sure to use this to your advantage by including keywords in your descriptions such as “Baton Rouge,” “pizza,” etc. because this is a great opportunity to help search engines find your business.
Calendar = the calendar is a fantastic feature for many businesses; if you’re a restaurant, bar, or any other business that may have daily specials, this is a perfect opportunity to fill your calendar; also if you have events at your place of business (music, sales, etc.) the calendar is a great way to share that information with potential customers.
Domain name = another great idea for your business is to go to www.godaddy.com and buy a domain name for your business (usually around $9.99/year) and use that to link to our site; that will allow you to put your business domain name on your business cards, etc. while also being able to be a part of the Live Louisiana Love Louisiana database and be found by the visitors to our website; you can go to www.thegablesvidalia.com for an example of how this works – they give their customers their professional URL and it automatically directs them to our site, which they use as their primary web presence; this is a very simple process – anybody with any sort of technical computer skills should be able to do this in less than 10 minutes; if you have trouble with this, email us at email@example.com and we will set up a time to walk you through it over the phone.
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