It was another week of pondering my way through the world of internet sales. In my quest to raise the profile of both by websites in Google, I sent out requests to professors with sustainable technology web pages. I recently learned that links from websites ending in .edu can be very valuable in search engines.
I got my Xtracycle up and running again after having lent it to my bike-less friend for the last few months. I used it to deliver a Burley Flatbed across town. It was the biggest box (39″ x 32″ x 10″) that I’d strapped on top of the Xtracycle so far.
The BikeTrailerShop.com site is doing great but could do even better if we started getting more product reviews. As a website that is very focused on bike cargo trailers, I think we can really become a hub for information. And getting customer input will be a great addition to this. I posted an inquiry on the osCommerce Forums and got some interesting suggestions on how to encourage customer reviews. I will now be contacting customers a month after there purchases and asking them to post a review in exchange for a small gift.
I finally broke into planning the workshop extension underway. This is a vital step to get back into product development. I hope to push this through the spring and get back into developing the stand alone CELLO and a liner for the BOB trailer by summer. Here I am modeling with the CELLO in front of my small workshop which will soon be my big workshop.