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What ESPN Teaches Us About Web Design

Amy Hatfield April 16, 2015

Most archery companies want a website that attracts and gathers potential customers and then gets them to do something: like buy a bow. But often, particularly with small business, a lack of resources, time and expertise make it difficult to keep up with user-preferences, which lead to users going elsewhere.One way to offset the lack of expertise is to watch what the big dogs are doing, identify the latest techniques used and then, yeh, basically copy them without shame. Earlier this…

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Pro Shop Advice: 7 Tips for Better Customer Service

Joe Bell March 26, 2015

While attending high school and college, I worked three jobs that involved dealing with customers. I sold army-surplus goods; and then exercise, fishing and camping equipment. I also worked as a customer-service rep in healthcare. Each company’s success required helpful, friendly customer service.Through professional training, I learned customer service typically falls under two categories: run-of-the-mill basic service, and above-and-beyond service. Customers expect core service, such…

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Facebook Reach

Teresa Johnson March 20, 2015

When I teach seminars about social media, archery retailers often say they don’t have time to update their Facebook page. Things get busy, customers need help, and social-media upkeep slides to the bottom of their list.Don’t let that happen. Social media can’t be a low priority. It’s one of the best tools possible for expanding your audience, and your business. So, instead of hoping social media will maintain itself, maximize your Facebook time with these four…

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Counterfeiters Target Archery

Patrick Durkin March 5, 2015

Retailers and consumers who think they’re scoring unbelievable online deals on archery products are probably right about one thing: The deal isn’t believable. In fact, if they’re buying counterfeit products, they could even be complicit in criminal retailing.Counterfeiters have grown increasingly bold the past few years as they collect or photograph samples of well-known sights, broadheads, arrow-rests and other accessories. Once in hand, they reverse-engineer and…

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