How to Attract Product Reviews for Your Website

If you have a website that sells one product or the other, getting product reviews from your customers will definitely be one of your headaches. This is because 79% of your potential customers will look for reviews before making a purchase. As a result of this, you should formulate strategies that will ensure that customers leave feedback on products they have purchased. Here are some ways to go about it.

It is an eternal truth that people tend to participate in activities with opportunities of being rewarded, hence, offering incentives to customers for leaving reviews will encourage them to leave feedback on products purchased. It can be in form of discount on subsequent purchase, freebies, shopping points, gift certificates and so on. You can also appeal to them to leave comments because there are some people who are compelled more by self-sacrifice than by incentives.

Furthermore, design your site in such a way that it will be easy for customers to provide reviews. Let the review form be easy and simple to fill, and provide fields that they can easily supply answers to. After every purchase, endeavor to follow up with a customer through email until he/she provides a feedback. However, do not seize that opportunity to resort into spamming because it can damage your reputation. After about 2 to 3 emails on that subject, it is better to stop further emails so that you don’t offend your customers.

In addition, endeavor to provide qualitative service to your customers so that many of them will be willing to drop reviews. Even though you can’t satisfy everybody due to human error, strive to satisfy majority of them so that they will be eager to leave positive feedback. Remember that unhappy customers can actually damage your reputation by leaving negative reviews, so, do all you can to offer qualitative service.

Forming a group of product testers can also fetch you a quite number of positive reviews for your products. Invite some of your customers into this group and you have gotten for yourself regular reviewers. Identify customers with great influence and invite them to be your regular reviewers. You can offer them some incentives because your business stands to gain a lot from the good reports they write about your products.

Let your products be of high quality or else your review page will be full of negative comments, and if you think you can over-moderate it, internet users know third party review sites where they can get unbiased comments. Consequently, quality should be your watchword and you will experience sales beyond your expectation.

Wellness Holidays – Relax, Pamper & Rejuvenate

Wellness holidays are becoming more popular compared to traditional sightseeing & shopping holidays as people are recognizing the importance of taking care of their health as our society becomes more stressed, more polluted & our bodies suffer and become more susceptible to diseases.

Feeling stressed, tired, lethargic or in need of some pampering & rejuvenation? Then consider taking a wellness holiday for your next break. Wellness holidays such as Detox holidays, Spa Holidays & Yoga Holidays are becoming more popular than your traditional sightseeing & shopping holidays as people are starting to recognize the importance of taking care of themselves both mentally & physically especially as our society becomes more stressed, more polluted & our bodies suffer & become more susceptible to diseases such as H1N1.

Detox Holidays
Due to the effects of modernization our environment has become increasingly polluted with toxins and harmful substances. The air we breathe is polluted with emissions from cars, factories and cigarette smoke, the food we ingest is becoming more processed containing additives & chemicals, household & personal care products more often than not contain toxic chemicals.

The colon is like the natural sewerage system of your body and if these toxins in the colon build up over time, they putrefy, ferment and are absorbed through the porous walls into your bloodstream. These toxins can overload the organs of the body which can cause the gradual weakening of our immunity system leading to sickness, disease and accelerated aging. Symptoms such as weight gain, lack of energy, constipation/diarrhea, protruding abdomen, fatigue, allergies, and poor digestion could be signs that there are too much toxins in the body.

One thing we can do to help rid our body of these damaging substances and improve our immunity system is to undergo regular detoxification cleansing monthly, quarterly or yearly by simply taking a Detox holiday. A Detox holiday usually ranges from as little as 3 days to up to 14 days depending on individual preference. Detox holidays program vary from a juice fasting program to a raw foods program to a program where light meals are served. They usually consist of colon hydrotherapy or colema sessions, supplements, massages, yoga classes & broth soups providing a very comprehensive program to help the body cleanse itself. The key to a Detox program is to cleanse the colon & this can be done either through a self-administered colema or a colon hydrotherapy session whereby a gentle flow of water is used to flush the colon to remove built up toxins and intestinal “plague” facilitating a healthier colon and digestive system.

The benefits of a Detox are plenty such as weight loss, clearer & more radiant skin, improved blood circulation, increased metabolism, healthier digestion, regularity of bowel movements & improved energy levels. A Detox Holiday is definitely one where you will go away feeling that you have done something good for your body and your health!

Spa Holidays
Spa holidays provide a time for you to relax, pamper & re-energize yourself with massages, body treatments & healthy spa cuisine, an experience that will leave you feeling & looking renewed & revitalized. Due to our work schedule we hardly take the time to treat our bodies nicely or just relax. By going on a spa holiday you will be able to indulge yourself in a wide array of massages, facial treatments, body wraps & scrubs to give your body the attention it deserves. You will be spoilt for choice with the array of treatments out there such as Ayurvedic Treatments, Balinese Treatments, Thai Massages, Massages or treatments involving chocolate, gold, wine and even massages using jade pieces.

Yoga Holidays
As more and more people realize the benefits of yoga affecting the body physically, mentally & emotionally yoga holidays are becoming popular where one can go on a holiday & yet continue practicing their yoga. These holidays are not just limited to yogis but also to the general beginner and usually comprise of 2 classes of yoga a day, spa cuisine meals, massages combined with some sightseeing or time on the beach.

The Basics of Holiday Party Planning

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to host holiday parties for friends and family. What could be a better way to show those closest to us how much we appreciate them. Holiday party planning takes a bit of preparation, so let’s get started.

First, when it comes to which holiday might be best for hosting a large get together, you have lots of choices, depending on your schedule and what type of party you would like to throw.

Different holidays traditionally include different types of events. For example, 4th of July or Memorial Day parties are usually outdoors, such as a barbecue, pool party or picnic at a local park.

Thanksgiving parties are typically dinner parties, Christmas parties are cocktail or reception type parties, while New Year’s Eve run the gamut of anything from dinner parties to theme parties.

Planning a holiday party is similar to planning any other type of social event. The first step is always deciding on a budget. The budget determines how many people you can host and the menu options.

Once the budget is set, next is the guest list. When making the guest list, consider both the space available for the event and if there are enough tables and chairs for everyone. Renting additional tables, chairs, linens or even plates and glassware is always an option, but do so in advance to avoid any last minute scrambling for supplies.

One of the main differences with a holiday party is usually there are other activities or celebrations going on around the same time which will require your attention. For example, during the Christmas season additional tasks might include holiday decorating, shopping for presents and other traditional Christmas activates, all in additional to your holiday party planning. If you find you’re running short on time, you can always hire someone to assist you in anything from housekeeping to catering to even personal shopping.

Holiday parties can be anything from a casual potluck or pizza party to a grand, sit down dinner. The traditional approach is to purchase party supplies, such as decorations, to match the holiday, however if you’re feeling adventurous, add a unique theme to your party. The 4th of July barbeque becomes a day in the old west or Valentine’s Day could take on the theme from a romantic classic film such as “Casablanca.” Incorporate the theme into the invitations, music, food, decorations and even ask to guest to dress in corresponding attire.

Parties are a great time to relax and enjoy life. The best holiday parties always involve a little creativity, good food and the company of those closest to you. So next holiday, take a little extra time to celebrate by throwing a fabulous party.