Friday, November 30, 2012
Here are some of the neatest articles I got to participate in:
1. The Adventures of Prop Girl - Men in Black III
2. Antiques Auction Forum Podcast with Martin Willis as Host
3. Mad Men HoJo Props
4. Decorating Celebrity Homes
5. Funkify your Holiday Home -- this is our newest article and I must say this was indeed one of the funnest of the fun to write!
Well that is it for now xoxo from us to you, and check us out at Worthpoint -- I think 2013 is going to be an even cooler ride!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
One of the most important things in promoting your business, whether you are in a mall setting such as GoAntiques (www.goantiques.com) or you have your own website, is social networking. Social networking has many connotations to it such as blogging, twitter, facebook, etc. Usually in our worlds, we tend to talk only about antiques, collectibles and memorabilia (or in my business movie props too).
However, when starting a blog we must remember one of the most important factors is going to be engaging your customer. What is going to interest them to come and read your blog?
For the next few weeks I will be providing a HOW TO series for GoAntiques Dealers to follow regarding how to navigate the social networking jungle. By jove we will get you blogging, tweeting, facebooking and surfing your corporate pages like a pro by the time I am done teaching you!
Monday, February 20, 2012
So, now that I told you that bit of news, you’re probably wondering what the new GoAntiques going to look like. Let me share as best I can. The interface is completely different from the one you are using now. It is a clean system, esthetically pleasing to the eye, and with sellers having their own storefronts. Some of the new features include the ability to globally change items in one click—for item X, putting certain items on sale, changing shipping, etc—and dealers will be allowed to put their own links on their storefront page. GoAntiques is confident in its ability to reach the traffic that is so desired by dealers when joining an online antique memorabilia mall. Dealers will be automatically fed into the most popular search engines such as Google, Google Shopping, Bing, etc. There will be an additional feature that will allow dealers to send their items to major shopping sites such as Shopzilla.com, Shopping.com and others.
Another really cool feature is the ability for each individual seller to accept credit card as well as other sources of payment (PayPal, check, etc.) You will not have to apply for a merchant account, as GoAntiques will set this feature up for you. Studies show that the more payment options you can offer your customers, the better chance you have to sell your item.
Well, I have blabbed enough for now. As they say, the showing is in the details, so take a peek at the screen shots below and give me a holler if you have any questions or would like a better understanding of the new system. You can contact me at email@example.com, via Twitter me at rvt01, Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoAntiques or come to our user group by locating me as a friend @ Laur Trueman at Facebook. I’ll answer any questions you may have on the new GoAntiques product! I can’t wait to hear responses. There is so much I haven’t covered, so ask away.
Load up the cannons, kids, I’m ready to answer!
Laur Trueman is a dealer on the GoAntiques Network. You can find her at Truetiques, Inc. and she is always available to help all her fellow GoAntiques Dealers out with questions, how to optimize your listings, becoming social media savvy for your store, as well as anything else you want to throw her way.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
- Valentines Day Gifts at the Last Minute http://www.worthpoint.com/article/specific-last-minute-valentines-day-gifts
- and other fun articles we have written for WorthPoint http://www.worthpoint.com/author/laura-trueman
Monday, January 16, 2012
Recently I have received a tremendous amount of emails from people asking me why I am so unwavering in my support of the team at GoAntiques. Soon the brand new “GoAntiques” (which will have a totally new vibe and format) will be rolling out in March, 2012, thus I wanted to address all the questions, before the new site hits!
Most people expect magic to happen immediately. If that is what you are looking for, then you may as well look to other sites to turn over your stuff cheaply, and quickly. To make a meaningful impact in your pocket and in your business, you need to nurture it and find the right place to sell on. I think we have been on every site on the internet through the years, and not one has compared to GoAntiques (www.goantiques.com) for us.
The most important part of why I support and stay with GoAntiques and am happy to promote them, is the customer service department. Nobody, in our opinion is comparable to the service that is provided at GoAntiques. At anytime, we can contact a representative and they will stay with us, to resolve an issue. They listen to suggestions, and most importantly they back their dealers up. They don’t play that blame game, they realize that although our customers are important, so are the dealers, and not always is the customer being fair to the dealer.
I would like to share a very personal true story to you guys. A few years ago I was very ill, and had to go for chemotherapy and surgery. I called GoAntiques and spoke to Jason Robins (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Director of Sales Support. I will never forget Jason telling me to “relax, and take it slow”. He told me that he would watch my store, and he would check in on my staff to make sure everything ran smooth. Just the way he spoke to me, I knew everything would be okay. That year I went into the hospital twice, and both times, Jason made sure my store stayed up, ran smooth, and checked with my staff on a daily basis. You cannot get better than that.
Loyalty is everything. That is what GoAntiques has over the competition. Live people who care and have loyalty to their dealers. They have your back. You cannot get that with any other site on the internet. It’s a family, and we are building a village. The new GoAntiques will roll out in March, 2012, but we will be demonstrating the site at The Original Miami Beach Antique Show the first week of February. Tune into Facebook on the GoAntiques page for details at www.facebook.com/goantiques - we are working on getting a live web link up the day we launch it.
If any of you guys want to pick my brain give me a yell at email@example.com -- remember, without a site backing their dealers up, you have an incomplete experience that is skewered and unfair in so many senses of the word. I will always support the team at GoAntiques. They have proven to be true friends, professionals, and had Truetiques, Inc. back more times than I can count!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sounds pretty exciting to me! Now for all of you that only thought I was an avatar, I will be at the GoAntiques Booth in Miami with Jason and the team! See you then. I hear there might even be a sighting of the CEO of Worthpoint, the very knowledgeable, William Seippel.
If you want more information give me a yell at facebook at our webpage for Truetiques, Inc. - twitter us at rvt01 or you can good old fashioned email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can visit my friends at www.goantiques.com and www.worthpoint.com very exciting changes coming for all!