NACTA Web Solutions Program
The NACTA Web Solutions Program is available to any member, and unique services are available to both retailers and vendors. In coordination with Green Island Interactive, the program helps members get their business online or upgrade their current solution, make online sales securely, and help increase awareness of your website and brand. The program focuses on giving members the tools they need to manage their own online initiatives. The solution is based on Green Island's Site Caddy platform, which has been heavily customized in coordination with NACTA specifically for the use of Celtic businesses.
It is simple to use, and assumes only a basic knowledge of the web. If you can surf the web, fill out a form, and send an e-mail - you can use Site Caddy! The program is completely web-based, meaning no software to install or maintain. And the program is constantly being upgraded, with new features added at no additional cost to subscribers.
If you run a small business, then all the technology in the world won't help you build and maintain your website if you don't have the time to use it. Green Island has focused the program on time-saving tools that allow small businesses to achieve big success without a major time commitment. For example, the Vendor Library feature helps shops download hundreds of products from some of NACTA's most popular vendors in just minutes, complete with photos and descriptions! The CIE Tours Plug-In adds real-time tour data and prices to your site, updated automatically by CIE Tours!
The program includes a comprehensive content management system that gives you nearly complete control over your site. Add an unlimited number of pages and organize them into menus. Simple tools to efficiently manage commonly updated items such as news, events, and special offers. Connect your website to popular social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Choose from a set of Celtic-inspired design themes, or have Green Island design a site just for you! Integrated with Google Analytics for details visitor reports.
Site Caddy includes a feature-packed e-commerce system, making it easy to start selling online - even for those that have never done it before. It includes connections to popular payment gateways such as PayPal, First Data and Authorize.net, and a complete shopping cart system is included at no additional cost. And an unlimited number of products and organize into categories. Create discounts and coupons. Detailed order reports to track all sales.
Store all the key details for your contacts and customers, and build/grow a list of subscribers. Organize contacts into groups for targeted messaging. Create "secure zones" of pages on your site that require login. Create a directory of contacts.
Send branded e-mail messages and newsletters to one person, a group of contacts, or all the contacts in your account. Send messages via e-mail and SMS text messages to phones. Automated management of subscriber opt-in/out to abide by anti-spam regulations. Detailed reports on campaign success. Online surveys available soon!
Customized for Celtic Retail Businesses
This program is customized in dozens of ways specifically for Celtic businesses - both retail and vendor. Celtic-inspired design themes are available for sites, or clients may choose to create their own design to match their existing logo and identity. Connections and content are integrated from companies such as CIE Tours, offering participants an opportunity to generate affiliate sales. Payment gateways from NACTA members such as Windy City and Celtic Payments are available at no additional cost. Image libraries are available, featuring thousands of professional photos for popular products and Celtic themes. New features constantly added at no cost to clients!
Specialist Services for Vendors
The program is available to all NACTA members - not just retailers - and there are dozens of features in the system that help vendors explore new channels to market and add new value to their resellers. The Vendor Library is a great way to help your shops get your products on their website, properly branded and represented worldwide. Payment gateway integrations are available for Irish companies such as Realex and WorldNet TPS. Make both B2B and B2C sales through one system. Send online invoices and accept payments securely online. Talk to us about a unique solution for your business. Proud to be working with ShanOre, the winner of the 2010 NACTA E-Commerce award!
Support and Training
Each participating member receives full support for their account, available via both phone and e-mail. Detailed online help and support available. Green Island staff are also available at events typically attended by NACTA members such as Showcase Ireland, The Ireland Show in New Jersey in April, and at NACTA's Celtic Marketplace Trade Show in Chicago in September.
More Information or Free Trial
For more information on the NACTA Web Solutions Program, including pricing, please contact:
John Flanagan (CEO, Green Island Interactive)
North America: 914 461 4327
Ireland/Europe: +353 (0)1 657 1964