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The TurnKey Internet Black Friday Special is BACK!   1 comment

Posted at Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:34am Deals and Promotions,Holidays,Web hosting

The rumors are true, everyone! You spoke, we listened, and you DON’T want to miss this.

Do we have your attention yet?

Based on the wide-spread excitement over last year’s promotion, we at TurnKey Internet have tuned-up, polished, and re-released our industry-leading, eagerly-anticipated Black Friday Special. It’s back, and it’s even bigger and even better than before. We have whittled down prices and jam-packed savings to the bursting point! With the coupon code BF2012, you can get 75% off of  nearly every product we have – dedicated servers, virtual private servers, SEO hosting… oh, my! You name it, it’s marked down. And the best part? This discount isn’t just a one-time thing. Take 75% off your purchase for life.

But wait just one more second before you get down to shopping. 75% off is not the only piece of exciting news we have to share! We launched some brand new hosted services this week, including (but not limited to, of course) our all new ROOT Reseller packages, and super-fast dedicated servers powered by the brand new Intel E5 HexaCore 2620.

We know you’re anxious, so we won’t eat up any more of your time! You can find more information about all this and more at http://www.turnkeyinternet.net/blackfriday. You can also read the full press release here.

Happy holidays and happy shopping from your friends at TurnKey Internet.

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Written by Emily on November 16th, 2012

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Is Your Website Ready for Holiday Shoppers?   no comments

Posted at Dec 10, 2009 @ 3:35pm TurnKey Marketing

While Cyber Monday has come and gone, all the studies show that the shopping season is far from over. In fact, we’re being told now that consumers will most likely continue to increase their spending through the end of the month. If you’re an online retailer, you will probably be seeing a steady increase in traffic to your website. As a former online retailer myself, I remember my greatest fear around this time of year: website slowdown, or worse! Today, as consumers expect faster and faster shopping experiences, this is an even scarier prospect. When the tiniest glitch during selection or check-out can send customers surfing, making sure your website is running at top speed is just smart business.

Take this snowy day (if you’re in the right half of the country) to have a look at your stats and, if they’re in the red, upgrade your service to handle the extra load. If you don’t have stats to look at, get in touch with your hosting provider and ask if your current plan could handle double the traffic it has now. If not: upgrade, upgrade, upgrade. Doubling your capacity might be overkill, but you only have do it once a year. Besides, the potential lost sales from a slow-down will more than pay for the upgrade.

If you don’t upgrade and your site goes down, I won’t say “I told you so” because I’m not that kind of girl… But I’ll be thinking it!

Anneke Rudegeair
Marketing Director

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Written by admin on December 10th, 2009

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Holiday Marketing   no comments

Posted at Dec 1, 2009 @ 3:32pm TurnKey Marketing

It’s a curious thing about people but, despite tough times, when it comes to gift giving we always feel generous. In hardcore, ramped-up holiday America, that makes us delicious morsels for anyone who is selling something. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the Marketing Director for a web hosting and web conferencing company: I’m selling something too. So, maybe don’t trust anything I say. But right now I’m putting on my hypocritical hat to balk at the maelstrom of advertisers all around me. I’m in an advertising soup. These noodles want my money! And, strangely enough, while one part of me is bothered by the assault, another part of me actually does want to buy stuff.

So, the question is: What advertising actually works? What cuts through the creamy broth? Where’s the beef? (And by that I mean sales.)

Personally, I appreciate an up-front, old-fashioned discount. What can I say? I enjoy a sale. But I don’t just want to feel like I’m getting something for less than I should be. As a consumer, I actually want it to be true. Needless to say, at the same time that I want an honest-to-goodness bargain, all those business-ladies out there still have to make a buck. So, you might ask, “Where, Anneke, do the twain meet?” Well, reader, I might answer: in the lovingly-crafted compromise.

Before you call me a Socialist (and I wouldn’t be mad if you did) remember: in tough economic times more than any other, it’s the returning customers that sustain your business. Loyalty leads to word-of-mouth and word-of-mouth leads to more customers (which leads to more word-of mouth, which leads to more customers… see where I’m going with this?) With big corporations leaning heavily on the tax-payer, honest, sustainable businesses have become an invaluable commodity in America. And in an age of social networks, reputation is more important and spreads faster than ever.

The focus-on-the-customer idea isn’t new. But the give-the-customer-a-real-discount-such-that-you-don’t-make-a-big-profit idea, is. I contend that the potential value of that customer’s positive experience outweighs your immediate monetary profit. Obviously you can’t run your business that way all year round or you’d never make a dime, but at the holidays in a tough economy, when customers are inundated with options and strapped for cash, your deep discounts will really matter. Allowing a customer to be able to afford your product or service at the holidays can make it possible for that customer to give a meaningful gift to a loved one. If that doesn’t engender loyalty, I don’t know what will. This is an honest, legitimate, practically and emotionally significant way to build your business.

In summary: providing unprecedented discounts can really set retailers apart in the mad scramble this season, and can set them up for unprecedented success in the new year.

Anneke Rudegeair
Marketing Director

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