- a fantastic place to shop online for family and educational
literature. Booksmartz offers collectable books like Star Wars, educational
books for k-12, and CD-ROMs. Booksmartz is also in association with Amazon.com.
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the dreaded "cottagecheese"
look. From causes to treatments and products to help in the battle, CelluliteAway
is a very comprehensive site.
Texas Thangs in SAMarketPlace
has several new products you won’t find anywhere else and which are pure Texanna.
He has a book section with a fine book on digital imaging techniques and processes
written by former San Antonian Dan Burkholder and two DayTripper books by
Carol King featuring day trips to the hill country. Carol’s books are great
weekend companions and, although designed for single-day excursions, there’s
enough material to make several trips. Perfect way to get houseguests out
of the way and catch up on your rest... For that "special" guest, be sure
to order one of his delightful PattyCakes and they’ll always remember their
visit (probably their last).
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• KLRN’s educational television programming schedules
and teacher resources are getting a new, extensive site to help our schools
get the right information to our children. Not for public access.
• The Human Resources department for one of the area’s largest
employers is getting a state-of-the-art site for job postings and applications.
It will be for public access.
• A new children’s bookstore will soon be on-line with one
of the finest book selections, all reviewed by an accredited educator/Mom,
and several innovative features not found anywhere else.
• The world’s largest mushroom collection (for medicinal
research purposes) will be on-line shortly but, unless you’re into the scientific
angle, you won’t be shopping here for the backyard grill. One of the more
fascinating, yet least known, businesses in the area.
• Rumor has it we are close to signing one of San Antonio’s
landmarks to do a major site that will do wonders for our tourist industry.
$$ Helpful Hints for Your Online Store $$
• Your online store is an extension
of your "real" store and needs to be promoted like you would a second location.
• Inform your store managers and
employees about your online store so they can answer questions if shoppers
call or present coupons.
• Give a counter card to everyone who comes through your
door-and people you meet away from your store!
• It’s very important that you
provide the same quality of customer service at your online store that you
provide at your "real" store.
• If you receive a call from a customer who purchased an
item from your online store and is unsure if the order went through, or has
other questions, simply explain to them your online transactions are managed
by NuMedia Group and direct them to Marina Herring in Customer Service at
210-212-5600. She will gladly answer their questions.
********A Wheel of A Deal…*********
The newest addition to our Heart
of San Antonio family is the Arts & Entertainment
section. In conjunction with our entertainment partners, we are offering media-combo
advertising packages targeting the arts and entertainment markets. The packages
will include banners on SAEntertainment,
and The San Antonio
Scene, as well as a 1/6 page ad in the Scene’s printed
issue, and a full color 1/6 page in Que Pasa magazine. If you, or others you
know, are in the A&E business, call Marina at 210-212-5600. She has all
the details on this awesome advertising value.
((((((((((((Keep Your EARS Peeled!))))))))))))
Beginning July 7, KTSA
550-AM began airing 60-second advertising spots promoting
Heart of San Antonio and SAMarketplace.
The spots will run in weekday drivetime periods: mornings, 6-9am, afternoons,
5-7:30 p.m., and as sponsorships for the News & Traffic reports throughout
the day. In addition, 60-spots will run on Saturday nights between 7 and 9
p.m. on Jack Landman’s
CyberCity program. If you haven’t tuned in to Jack’s
show, give it a listen. Jack always has interesting topics and guests and
his audience is cyberwise so it’ll be a great place for SAMarketPlace spots.
If you’d like your business featured in our spots, let us know and we’ll share
the costs-it is very cost effective and KTSA has a 90-county listening area!
In fact, we got calls within minutes of our first ad running!
### We said, "Go Spurs Go!" and They
Everyone in San Antonio is still on cloud nine, and dead tired,
from the Spurs World Championship series. To celebrate our victory, SAMarketPlace
is offering the officially licensed Spurs championship cap and T-shirts for
sale through Salsa San Antonio. The special Spurs store also has some truly
unusual NBA memorabilia to commemorate our first championship. If you have
a store in SAMarketPlace, you can have any of the "strange" things for just
$10 each (we’ll let the tourists pay retail).
Also, if you feel you just didn’t get enough celebration during
the championship or missed something, you should log onto our "Just4Fun"
section and go to Raoul
Nachi’s Party Pics section. Scope out the fans for
games 1 & 2, relive the domecast of game 3, the Friday night victory street
party and Sunday’s River Parade and Pep Rally. If you look closely, you might
just find yourself or a friend immortalized! As a special promotion service
to our customers, when your business or organization is having a party, let
us know and we’ll send Raoul over to take a couple of hundred pictures and
post them in his Party Pics section and he’ll link them to your site as an
added attraction. It’s free if you’ve got food and libations to keep him happy.
******New Texas Tourism Packages******
now has travel
packages as low as $215, including accommodations
and entertainment vouchers. We have a new Lonestar Getaway Package for $299
that includes a 3 day/ 2 night stay at the Historic Emily Morgan Ramada Hotel,
tickets to the IMAX theater showing "Alamo, the Price of Freedom", dinner
or lunch for two at the Lone Star Cafe on the Riverwalk, plus downtown coupons
and vouchers. This is just one of the many San Antonio Getaways TexasTourism
is offering. We also offer Golf Packages, Fiesta Texas Packages, and a special,
limited number of Millennium Packages to bring in the New Year with a bang!
#$#$#$#$ Marketing & Advertising
Those of you who stay in touch on a regular basis know we are doing everything we can to promote SAMarketplace, your stores and sites. But, there is a limit to what we can accomplish on our own. It is imperative that you do all you can as well. Be sure to put up your SAMarketPlace sticker where your customers can see it and hand out your counter cards. If you haven’t ordered your cards yet, please do so. They are very inexpensive, double as business cards, and are a great way to make sure your customers know where to find you on-line to shop after hours.
When you place your advertising-in any media-be sure to include your on-line
store’s address. If people don’t know you can be reached on-line, they won’t
look for you and you’ll be missing sales. It’s that simple. If there is something
we can do beyond what we are doing, please let us know. We are always open to
Till next time…Work your store and tell everyone about
The NuMedia Group is…
• Administration: Titima Schwaerzel
& Terry Weakly
• Travel: Carolee Youngblood
• Sales & Customer Service: Marina
For more info on NuMedia Services, call: 210.212.5600