Your Vistaprint Website

Business By SUNSHINEMOLLY Updated 21 Jan 2014 , 5:14pm by WebEminence

SUNSHINEMOLLY Posted 2 May 2011 , 12:02am
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I hope this is allowed on here... let me know if it's not.

I was looking into vistaprint for my basic website.

If you have one, can you please pop it on here so ican have a look at some of their samples. Or do they have sample sites to view, can't seem to find them.

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lyndya Posted 2 May 2011 , 12:23am
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I loved using vistaprint website design. Very easy, and updating is a breeze.

Carabio2010 Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:23am
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I'd be interested to hear more about using vistaprint webistes also. Do you have the option to have an online order form? Or are we just talking basic information on what you offer, prices and contact info??

Thanks muchly!

brown_suga Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:52am
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You will have access to view all the sample sites once you register. you have to put your credit card info first but you won't be charged because the first 30 days are free! icon_smile.gif I think it's great to start out with and my site was up and running within hours. You do have the option to add a pay pal shopping cart and their are other online forms that you can make as well. It's really worth giving it a try the most expensive package is only $25.00 a month and like I said earlier you can cancel at anytime and there's a 30 day free trial! icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 2 May 2011 , 5:08am
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Just as a point of reference, most web hosting packages that do not include a pre-built web site (meaning you would need to make the site on your own or hire someone else to do it) cost about $30-40/year.

PatricesPieces Posted 2 May 2011 , 5:54am
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I attempted to use Vista print and did not care for the limited selection of functions. If you wanted more, then you had to pay for it. I use Yahoo Webbuilder and i'm very happy. I get more for my money and it's cheaper than using Vistaprint. Your domain name is free for a year and you can choose to start out with a month, or three months or pay for a full year. The year is cheaper if you want to start out that long. I did the three month option then it's $11.95/month after that and it's billed every three months. The webbuilder is easy to use. Hope this helps.

KellyJo3 Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:36am
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I use vista print, you can check my page out at sweetiesweetcakes.com and see for yourself. There are pros and cons to it. It's hard to contact anyone for support. But it is cheap and easy to use.

SUNSHINEMOLLY Posted 4 May 2011 , 12:00pm
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I have used vistaprint for years and have never had any issues with them. I ordered a business stamp once but it had not stamp, contacted them and it was posted out to me within days no questions asked.

I LOVE how you can get matching stationary too with all your business stuff.

I will have a look at your site too. Thanks

SUNSHINEMOLLY Posted 4 May 2011 , 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by KellyJo3

I use vista print, you can check my page out at sweetiesweetcakes.com and see for yourself. There are pros and cons to it. It's hard to contact anyone for support. But it is cheap and easy to use.




Hi i checked out your website looks great but, i could not find any gallery? and I found the text on the LHS so tiny. Is that just my computer maybe?
Sorry, don't want to offend at all, but just making sure if it's just me.

jason_kraft Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by SUNSHINEMOLLY

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Originally Posted by KellyJo3

I use vista print, you can check my page out at sweetiesweetcakes.com and see for yourself. There are pros and cons to it. It's hard to contact anyone for support. But it is cheap and easy to use.



Hi i checked out your website looks great but, i could not find any gallery? and I found the text on the LHS so tiny. Is that just my computer maybe?
Sorry, don't want to offend at all, but just making sure if it's just me.



It's not just you, the navigation links on the left are very small and difficult to see or click on.

platinumlady Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:27pm
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I looked into their website & didn't go with them ... I saw others that have used them & the font & links were so small & it didn't have easy navigation. The price is cheap but with that being said you get what you pay for.

I went with a different company because I was able to have more options lots more templates Navigation really simple & tech support help is there 24/7 etc and a great price to boot

So I would shop around if I were you.

Uniqueask Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by SUNSHINEMOLLY

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Originally Posted by KellyJo3

I use vista print, you can check my page out at sweetiesweetcakes.com and see for yourself. There are pros and cons to it. It's hard to contact anyone for support. But it is cheap and easy to use.



Hi i checked out your website looks great but, i could not find any gallery? and I found the text on the LHS so tiny. Is that just my computer maybe?
Sorry, don't want to offend at all, but just making sure if it's just me.


It's not just you, the navigation links on the left are very small and difficult to see or click on.





I use Vista Print too, and has no problems with it, their customer Support is excellent, and you have to set the fort so it is bigger. I am redoing my page but you can check it out for example, www.deliciousdelicacies.com also you can tell them your competitors price, and they will match, they did for me.

KellyJo3 Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:30pm
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I absolutley agree with you. I have been trying to figure out how to make them larger and I don't think there is a way. Just chalk that up to another negative about vistaprint! No offense at all and there is a slideshow of pics on the home page.

KellyJo3 Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:32pm
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I meant no offense taken at all, lol sorry about that : )

KellyJo3 Posted 4 May 2011 , 3:34pm
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Uniqueask: I was wondering how you got the print on the side so much bigger? Thanks! I think it may be the layout I picked. I may have to change that! : (

AnotherCaker Posted 4 May 2011 , 5:19pm
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And please don't use this phrase that comes with those templates. It's on so many people's VistaPrint websites, it's vomit inducing. Why don't people write their own? icon_confused.gif

Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. That is why we treat your event as if it was being held in our own home....blah blah blah

napa Posted 4 May 2011 , 6:06pm
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I have recently signed up for a vistaprint website and found it really easy. I selected the theme to match business stationary. I found that it was straightforward to personalise and you can keep adding to it. I am in UK but I assume there is the same options in USA. Welcome to have a look and ask any questions - www.orangeblossomcakecompany.co.uk

napa Posted 4 May 2011 , 6:07pm
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I have recently signed up for a vistaprint website and found it really easy. I selected the theme to match business stationary. I found that it was straightforward to personalise and you can keep adding to it. I am in UK but I assume there is the same options in USA. Welcome to have a look and ask any questions - www.orangeblossomcakecompany.co.uk

napa Posted 4 May 2011 , 6:08pm
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I have recently signed up for a vistaprint website and found it really easy. I selected the theme to match business stationary. I found that it was straightforward to personalise and you can keep adding to it. I am in UK but I assume there is the same options in USA. Welcome to have a look and ask any questions - www.orangeblossomcakecompany.co.uk

napa Posted 4 May 2011 , 6:09pm
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I have recently signed up for a vistaprint website and found it really easy. I selected the theme to match business stationary. I found that it was straightforward to personalise and you can keep adding to it. I am in UK but I assume there is the same options in USA. Welcome to have a look and ask any questions - www.orangeblossomcakecompany.co.uk

Uniqueask Posted 4 May 2011 , 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by KellyJo3

Uniqueask: I was wondering how you got the print on the side so much bigger? Thanks! I think it may be the layout I picked. I may have to change that! : (




I just Play around with it, It took me a while, It is like working with Microsoft Word, and also if you call for support they will help you, I did many times.

Motta Posted 4 May 2011 , 10:07pm
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I think $25 per month is high! I pay $12 a month with an ecommerce site with ShoppePro. Shop around....
p.s. I bought my website template for $70 and I own it forever now.

CakeDiva101 Posted 4 May 2011 , 10:41pm
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I use wix for my website. They have templates that are easy to personalize. I create my own from scratch and believe me: I am no web designer. It is easy to change things. I paid $149.00 for the year and included my domain. I got several pages with several pictures. I'm sure I can add more, I'm still playing with it. Contact form works great. Direct to my e-mail box. Facebook like sign works great too.. Www.divinedesigncakeboutique.com

Motta Posted 4 May 2011 , 11:16pm
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CakeDiva - love your site and your CAKES! Excellent work!!!!

Uniqueask Posted 4 May 2011 , 11:20pm
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CakeDiva - love your site and your CAKES! Excellent work!!!!




Yes it is amazing.

tokazodo Posted 4 May 2011 , 11:46pm
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This was a good thread. Thanks all, for putting up your wonderfully creative websites and for your input!

CakeDiva101 Posted 4 May 2011 , 11:46pm
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Thank you so much. It is still a work in progress icon_smile.gif

KellyJo3 Posted 4 May 2011 , 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by Uniqueask

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Originally Posted by KellyJo3

Uniqueask: I was wondering how you got the print on the side so much bigger? Thanks! I think it may be the layout I picked. I may have to change that! : (



I just Play around with it, It took me a while, It is like working with Microsoft Word, and also if you call for support they will help you, I did many times.




Thank you very much. I just ended up changing the whole thing anyways. The small font was really bugging me, but thank you anyways icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 5 May 2011 , 12:12am
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Web sites made with wix look nice, but because they are flash-based they will not work on iPhones or iPads, and they can't be indexed by search engines so people will have a harder time finding your site. They also tend to be more processor-intensive and run more slowly on older computers.

CakeDiva101 Posted 5 May 2011 , 12:29am
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Web sites made with wix look nice, but because they are flash-based they will not work on iPhones or iPads, and they can't be indexed by search engines so people will have a harder time finding your site. They also tend to be more processor-intensive and run more slowly on older computers.



Yes, Jason is correct about the iphone and ipad. I canot view my website on both. I took that into consideration. I like the flash because of the bling and movement it provides. I'm also on Facebook and when you google my name, my facebook page comes up on the first page. (here does anyways). It is nice if your website comes up on a general search but I use my site as a place to display my work and introduce potential clients to my way of doing cakes. Also, I want to let them know my base prices so if I'm beyond of what they expect to pay they won't waste their time and mine by contacting me. It looks more professional than facebook. My clients come to me by word of mouth and referrals. My website is just to look professional in their eyes. thumbs_up.gif

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