MADBEETECH-HOSTED WEBSITE FEATURES
Your MadBeeTech website includes a variety of pages for all needs: a videos page
with built-in video player, a music page with built-in audio player, pages to list
shippable products and downloadable products, and much more. You have full control
over which pages you want displayed on your site — turn any page on or off
at any time.
Choose a site style
You set the overall look of your entire site by simply selecting a theme template
from our ever-growing library of site themes. Scroll through the list of site thumbnail
images, click the one you feel best matches the look you want for your site, and
every page of your site immediately takes on that look. Change your site's theme
at any time with a click of the mouse button. Don't worry about HTML, web design,
page formatting, or any of that web programming stuff — the theme template
handles everything for you!
Easily add text, graphics, products, and downloadable files
Log in to your site's private administration area and use the website builder content
management system (CMS) to easily add text and graphics to any page of your site.
Here you also quickly and easily list the products you want to sell. Want to add
a new product? Click the New button, then type the product's name, description,
and price. Optionally click the Upload button to upload any number of images
of the product. If you're selling digital files for customers to download, simply
provide a file description and price, click the Upload button to upload
the file, and you're done. Every addition or change you make is immediately reflected
on your site. And it's all "point, click, and type" — there's never
any HTML or programming involved. There's no software to download, and you can edit
your site at any time from any computer using any web browser!
Preformatted, specialty web pages
The included website builder comes with many built-in pages — preformatted
pages, each serving a particular purpose. If you'd like your website to include
a Contact Us page, you've got it. Just use the administration text boxes
to type as little or as much contact information as you want, then click a check
box to have the formatted page, in a style that matches your website's overall theme,
included in your website's navigation menu (or uncheck the check box to temporarily
or permanently hide that page). Follow those simple steps to add About Us,
Testimonials, FAQ, and other pages.
Video and music pages
If you have videos you'd like your visitors to watch, upload them to your website's
Video page where they automatically appear in a movie list. When a visitor selects
a video, it plays in the built-in movie player. Upload videos in a variety of file
formats, including swf (Flash), wmv, asf and mpg. If you have music you'd like to
share, upload the songs to your website's Music page. Uploaded songs appear in a
list from which a visitor makes a selection in order to have the song play in the
built-in player. Upload music files in formats such as wma, mp3, aiff, wav and midi.
The Music page is perfect for musicians selling downloadable music — here
you can provide visitors with short samples of the songs you sell. If you don't
want to include videos or music on your site, simply turn off these optional pages.
Digital photos page
Display any number of images on a dedicated digital photos page. Uploading a photo
is as easy as a click on the Upload button, then easily add an optional
photo title and description. Adjust the size value to display your photos in a wide
range of sizes. Display all photos as thumbnail images and turn on the rollover
effect — when a visitor moves the mouse cursor over an image, a larger version
of that image is displayed. If you don't have photos to include on your website,
simply turn off the Photos page.
Unlimited, formatted custom pages
Do you want additional pages on your site — pages not already defined for
you in the list of specialty web page? No problem. Enter a page title, then click
the Create Page button. A new page — with a style that matches your
website's overall theme &mdash is created, along with a link to the page in your
website's navigation menu. Simply type headings and text, and optionally upload
graphics, to complete the page.
Include a membership-only area
Your website allows you to have a membership area that is accessible only to visitors
who choose to sign up, and pay, to become members. You set the registration payment
options to whatever price and monthly time table you'd like. When a visitor signs
up to become a member, that visitor automatically receives an email with a username
and password providing instant access. You automatically get emailed a notification
of the registration, and the new member's payment goes right into your PayPal account.
The membership area includes pre-defined pages for displaying videos, photos, and
audio files, and for listing files of any type for member download. If a page doesn't
apply to the type of content you want in your site's membership area, you simply
turn off that page. Adding custom pages, such as a blog, is done with a click of
the mouse button. If you choose to not include a members-only area, one mouse click
turns off that feature.
Create your own newsletters
A newsletter is a great way to inform visitors of upcoming specials or events you
plan on having. It's also a great way to occasionally remind past visitors to return
to your site. If you'd like to create a newsletter, turn on the newsletter feature.
Visitors can then sign up to receive newsletters you send out. From your site's
administration area write a newsletter, then click a single button to email the
newsletter to all subscribers.
Write your own blog
Your MadBeeTech-hosted website includes an optional blog page. A blog makes it easy
to express your opinions, promote your business, and allows visitors to learn about
you (and interact with you). Add as many blog entries as you want, as often as you
want. Type a title, then type (or paste) the text that makes up a blog entry. Easily
include pictures or graphics anywhere in any blog entry. Turn on comments if you
want to allow your readers to be able to post comments about your blog entries (or
click a checkbox to turn off comments). Display all your blog entries on one page,
or create categories or an archive to organize your blog entries.
Fully integrated shopping cart
Any time you add a new product (or edit an existing product), the changes are automatically
recognized by the shopping cart that's fully integrated into your site &mdash there's
never any work to do to keep your site's shopping cart up to date. When
a visitor at your site is interested in a product you sell, that customer clicks
the Add To Cart button that appears by the product's name. That adds the
product to your site's shopping cart. The customer can add and remove items at any
time, and can check out to make the purchase at any time. Whether you sell products
you ship to the customer, files the customer downloads, or both, the shopping cart
handles it all!
Accept payment by credit card, debit card, and PayPal
After a customer at your site has added one or more or your site's products to your
site's shopping cart, the customer checks out to pay you. The customer is taken
to a PayPal page where the customer can choose to pay by a major credit card such
as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover, or by debit card or PayPal.
No matter what payment method the customer picks, PayPal handles the transaction
and deposits the money directly into your free PayPal account! Having PayPal handle
all transactions means you don't need to buy a costly merchant account. It also
means you don't have to submit to the credit check that normally accompanies being
able to accept credit card purchases.
Choose your own CompanyName.com domain name
Some companies that offer complete website packages group all sites under their
company name — such as www.onlinebizsites.com/companyname. Not MadBeeTech.
To make sure your online business projects a professional image, your website gets
its own www.companyname.com domain name, where companyname is
a name of your choosing. When you sign up for your website, you'll pick your domain
name. You'll use our domain name checker to ensure that the domain name you want
isn't already taken. If it is, the domain name checker will make suggestions of
similar, available domains. Use one of the suggested names, or check on the availability
of any other domain name you think of.
Select a currency
You can choose any of several different currencies, including United States Dollar
(USD), British Pound (GBP), Euro (EUR), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar
(AUD) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD). Simply select a currency from a list in your
site's administration area, and all prices on your website are then displayed in
the currency that is most popular with the majority of your customers. When a customer
adds an item to the shopping cart, the price is shown in your selected currency.
And, when the customer checks out to make a purchase, the PayPal page the customer
is directed to also displays the purchase price in your selected currency.
Make money day and night
Your business website is up and running 24/7, so millions of potential online customers
can visit your site — and make purchases from your site — any time of
the day or night, 365 days a year. When a customer makes a purchase, you'll automatically
receive an email. If you're selling shippable products, the email tells you what
to ship, who to ship it to, and that there is money in your PayPal account! If you're
selling downloadable files, the email simply lets you know that a purchase has been
made and that there is money in your PayPal account!
Select the look of your website
Scroll through the library of theme (style) templates and choose the theme that
best matches the overall look you'd like for your site. After selecting a theme,
all of the pages of your site take on the look of the theme. You can change the
theme at any time.
If you have a particular look or colors in mind, try the custom theme editor. Choose
fonts and colors, save your selections, and your site updates itself to match your
Add your products
If you're selling shippable products, you add your products by filling out a short
form. Simply enter a product title, description, and price, and your product will
be listed on your website, ready for customers to order.
If you're selling downloadable files, you add each item in the same way that you
add a shippable product — enter a title, description, and price. Then, there's
just one more step — click the Browse button to choose from your
computer the file you want to sell. Your work is finished — your downloadable
item will now be listed on your website where customers can purchase and download
Customize your website
Your website includes several pre-defined, formatted built-in pages, such as a Contact
Us page to list your contact information, a Testimonials page
to list customer testimonials, and many other pages. If a page doesn't apply to
your website, just uncheck it and it's gone (you can restore the page at any time).
Not satisfied with the name of the page? Rename it.
The powerful MadBeeTech website builder supplies you with a wealth of features to
enhance your site. And of course, you have the option of using as few or as many
of the features as you want.