Usually, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a productivity black hole, with very little accomplished. But we at Epik like to march to a different beat, and so we have formally launched not one but two new platforms, both of which are now being used to produce customer sites in scale.
Most of you are likely familiar with our Product Portals, which are an ideal way to start profiting from your product oriented domain names with little to no operational involvement on your part. For many domain owners, the affiliate-based approach of the product portals works extremely well. However, there are other domain owners who want an even more complete solution, one in which they are willing to expend more of their time and involvement in order to maximize their revenue. And this is where Epik’s eCommerce platform comes in.
Epik | eCommerce is ideal for domain owners who wish to take on greater operational control over their online business in order the reap greater revenue, especially for those competing in categories where there are significant margins between consumer price and the cost of goods.
Epik | eCommerce is much more than just a shopping cart—it is a complete online marketing and sales solution platform. Powerful and easy to use, the Epik | eCommerce platform gives you everything you need to market, merchandise and sell your items in an attractive and professional online presence. This highly flexible platform combines sales from inventory, dropship and affiliate into a single, integrated online store with centralized customer service and logistics.
Perhaps the most important thing to understand about Epik | eCommerce is that it is qualitatively different from most e-tailing solutions. A site based on this platform is not simply a commerce portal. Rather, it is the foundation for a complete business. And the eCommerce platform gives you complete control over the entirety of that business, from supply chain management to marketing to tax reporting. With Epik eCommerce’s extensive management capabilities, you can take complete control.
Read much more about this very exciting platform at /products/ecommerce/ec_features.php
Lead Generation Portals
Another ambitious development has been in the area of Lead Generation. We know that some Epik developers have already had significant success with Lead Development using custom-developed sites. Our mission was to develop a cost-efficient solution and to combine this with our call center operations for timely outbound selling of captured leads. We are pleased to announce the start of shipping of this exciting new platform for monetizing domains that match to keywords with high CPC values. We have two lead generation products to choose from.
For those looking to scale their lead generation capabilities and reduce the initial upfront costs per site we offer Epik | LeadGen, a very effective and affordable solution for $249 per domain. And for those with a premium domain name or the needs for a full custom solution that takes into consideration all aspects of your target audience, we offer Epik | LeadGen Pro for $2500.
A Christmas Treat
I have had the fortune to work with Rob for three years, and he is a very generous guy, so much so that he is offering a very sweet deal to finish out the year: for orders booked before December 31, 2010, we will knock 25% off the cost of all portal developments, including our new eCommerce and LeadGen platforms! In addition, if you are looking to grow your domain portfolio, you can also save 35% off of list prices for domains at EpikDomains.com (traffic domains) and Stores.Epik.com (developed sites). Please note that orders placed before Friday, December 17 will also be credited for November revenues which are paid out on Monday, December 20.
In closing, I’d like to wish you all a joyous holiday season. I know I am very much looking forward to the new year, which I am sure will be a very successful one for us all. Happy Holidays!
-John Lawler, SVP Products