I am working on a project for a small Canadian manufacturer
of organic and hydroponic nutrients.
The company has just launched a web site,
www.generichydroponics.com, and they have asked me to do
some research and gather feedback which they will then use
to modify the web site.
I am only a novice gardener myself and am learning all about
hydroponic nutrients from scratch, but I was surprised to
learn that many of these products are used in non-hydroponic
gardens - some in commercial agriculture and some even by
back yard gardeners and landscaping companies.
Anyway, the company's target marget is a) commercial
hydroponic operators and b) garden supply centres (who would
then re-package these products and sell them at a retail
markeup. But the site itself is open to anyone who wants to
buy this stuff.
So I am just looking for anyone who is interested in having
a look at this web site to go have a look and then post any
suggestions or feedback here under this thread. I will
gather up people's feedback and take it back to the company
so they can make the suggested changes, if possible.
The web site, again, is: www.generichydroponics.com
Appreciate any (hopefully constructive) comments!
Your message indicates you are employed to support Web development
for a commercial company. Now you are asking us to provide free
help to you.
I don't mind providing free help to other home gardeners, who are
tending their own landscaping. And I readily help others with
suggestions for improvements to their personal, non-commercial Web
sites (about gardening or not). But it is wrong for a commercial
company to expect such help.
There are a number of professional Web developers who provide this
service for a fee. As a retired software engineer (over 40 years
experience), I will not provide free feedback that effectively
denies paid employment to others, especially when so much of that
employment is being outsourced offshore.
David (and anyone else who might see this thread...
First, my apologies if I have offended you.
I am not asking anyone "Web Developers" or anyone else to do
work for free.
I am doing market research.
Web Developers are not a useful or valid source of market
information for a company trying to sell agricultural
nutrients. People who use agricultural nutrients are. And
that is why I posted to this group.
Every day several tens of thousands of us in the marketing
business ask people to look at products, commercials,
magazine and other print and web ads and provide us with
feedback so that we can better understand what those people
want and like and what they don't.
Most of us (people in North America) have beeen asked to
participate in such forums - it's pretty common nowadays.
The people who offer their feedback help shape the products
and the advertising surrounding them that get launched into
the marketplace. It is typically not paid employment - just
an opportunity to have input into which products go forward
to market and which products don't.
Again, I apologize if there was any misunderstanding. I am
not asking anyone to "work for free".
This company launched a web site. They are selling
hydroponic and organic nutrients. If anyone wants to have a
quick look at the website and express their opinion about
it, that's wonderful.
Personally, I think it is a good thing when companies reach
out into the marketplace to try to better understand their
market. It means they are trying to listen to their
customers or possible customers.
Anyway, the site is at: www.generichydroponics.com
If anyone wants to have a look and offer an opinion, the
company is very interested in hearing from you.
If anyone does NOT want to look at the web site, well that's
totally fine too.
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