Hottest Prices On Record!
August 9, 2010 12:46 am
You won't want to miss your chance to save!
The month of August is going to filled with fantastic opportunities to save big on some of your favorite products in our MarketPlace.
Here's how it works. We've carefully selected nearly 400 products, including Gift Certificates, and marked them down to offer you savings of up to 60%! There will only be one (1) product on sale at any given time and the time that it's available may last anywhere from 3-12 hours. At various times during this three (3) week promotion, there will also be deep coupon discounts available for use in the MarketPlace.
Nearly 400 Products | Rare Gift Certificate Savings | Deep Coupon Discounts
To ensure you get the best deal on the product of your choice, be sure to pay close attention to the MarketPlace homepage for the product that is currently on sale! This is your opportunity to fill your cart with great 3D products at HOT prices.
We will also be sending out a daily broadcast message to our newsletter subscribers detailing which products to look for during that upcoming 24-hour period. If you haven't yet subscribed, or have opted out of receiving our newsletter, this is a great time to visit your profile page and put a check in the 'receive newsletter' box.
The Hottest Prices On Record will be running thru the end of August and great savings will be available 24 hours each and every day! As always you can find many other great deals in the Sale Department in the MarketPlace.
You MUST have the item in your cart and completed checkout before the timer reaches zero. Discounts and refunds cannot be issued if purchase is made after the timer has expired - so be quick!
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Hi Team, I get your email in HTML great and can see what you advertise. It has happened two days in a row now, I click on an item I'm interested in purchasing and end up on this page which is useless to me. Where is the link to the item I clicked? Not good team.
Thanks for sending the advert in advance of the sale, I appreciate that. Judging from the complaints though you need to make it plain that the items shown aren't on sale just yet and the whole page link only connects to an announcement page. Too late now, I know, but there will be other sales. I'm guessing.
The thought process in linking users to the article page rather than the actual product is that the given product may, or may not, be on sale at the particular time it is clicked on. If someone were to click on the product and be brought to the product page to then go through the buying process and not see a sale price - it could lead to some confusion. The intent of the broadcast message is to simply show recipients what products they should expect to be on sale during the given time window on that particular message. It does, however, state in the article to check the MarketPlace homepage for current product on sale. The current product can also be found in a sidebar banner throughout the site.
The explanation by thaaksma is as confusing as the site. Either correct this or I'm not going to be clicking on the email. Confusing, misleading, and a big waste of time. Surely your marketing people can test this themselves and see how user UNfriendly this is.
Thank you thaaksma for clarifying the thinking and strategy behind the sale. It is much easier now that I know to check the marketplace homepage and the sidebanners for the current sale item and timeframe. But in other people's defense, I myself normally find the sidebanners to be nearly useless as they always seem to be a random product or just simply a pretty picture that jumps me to some unknown page. That and the advertisement I was sent said simply to "check the marketplace", not the marketplace homepage. I understand "the Marketplace" to be the only store in general. If someone sees an online ad and has the option to click, it is usually taken for granted that clicking would be the thing to do to get to everything one needs. Not click and then scavenger hunt or go through forums to find one post that clearly explains the strategy. So, to repeat the sale strategy to support Renderosity and Thaaksma who was kind enough to state so: Check the banner on the right side of your screen. It shows product and time remaining. Or, do as stated above and check the homepage. :3
I have to agree with most of the previous posters here - clicking on a product and being brought to a general page where the product isn't displayed = no sale. Yes, I could then go hunt for it on the Marketplace homepage, but the annoyance factor makes it unlikely I'll do that. You might want to reconsider your "broadcast message" format, because it doesn't seem to be working well as-is.
Really enjoyed this sale! (Well, my banking account did not, but I'm kind of looking forward to my render rewards... ;)) Not sure why people think that this was confusing. Upon reading the "Here's how it works" paragraph above it was pretty clear what we had to do and why there were no direct links to the not-yet-on-sale items. Loved the preview mails, because that way I knew whether it might be worth setting my alarm to ring in the middle of the night. Wouldn't want to miss Soba Diner Home or Abomination Dungeon after all. ;)