See, this is one of those things that I don’t get about how DAZ makes decisions to market stuff… I really like DAZ (despite being really critical of this whole stupid site change ordeal), but for the love of god I can’t understand how they do things… for example, if I went through the trouble to make a freebie available to members of the PC club (and by that I mean that if I were the person who made the decision to offer a PC club freebie) then I would be damn sure that people who were not PC members would be aware of what they are missing out on.
After being borderline on the whether or not to stay a PC member after the new PC restrictions, store problems and credit card confusion… if there was ONE thing that would possibly have swayed me- it might have be knowing WHAT THE HELL THE FREEBIE WAS… actually, I never even knew that there even WAS a freebie for PC member till about a month ago.
How did I find out? A PC member was asking around about what the freebie was that week…
Pissed me off, to find out about it after I had quit.
I know it seems all exclusive to not let the rabble know what they are missing out on, but it is also stupid… if I don’t know what I’m missing…Hell, I aint missin’ nothin’... right? So why would I join?
If I knew about the freebie and could of EASILYfound it, I might have remained a PC member… now I won’t bother, because the initial fee to join again is too much at the moment.
Just a Suggestion… DAZ if you want to sell PC club subscriptions this might help:
1)- When the store is working or you guys finally figure out Magento’s hellish learning curve, PUT A BIG RED “PLATINUM CLUB EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS ONLY GIFT” tag on the freebie’s store page SO EVERYONE CAN SEE WHAT THEY ARE MISSING…
2)- Somewhere have a list, with links or images of the PAST PC FREEBIES, so people will know what they missed… seeing some cool stuff they could have gotten for free, might be a deciding factor…
Just saying “Exclusive monthly freebie” means NOTHING to most people, this is a jaded world and most people will just expect that freebie to be a smelly old pair of socks or some simple useless prop like a paperclip… Most people don’t think “OH HOW COOL… MYSTERY OFFER! “
They think… “Yeah, how crappy is it that they won’t tell me what it is”.... Its a hard fact, if you are offering something of worth, let it be known or you are wasting money and time.
Look, it won’t flood the gates, but it will convince some people of the membership’s value.
That having been said, now go and do the opposite. Thank you and have a wonderful day.