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    website for Australians overseas

    Hi all,

    Just letting you know about

    www.homesick.com.au

    Check it out.
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    If you are buying from overseas you wouldnt need to pay GST on items in your shop would you??

    You should have a currency convertor as well as, for example, Americans visiting the shop may not realise that they can halve the price to see ho much an item is in US dollars,

    In your forums why dont you have a forum for people travelling to add stories about great places to eat, sleep etc.. as well as leave messages for friends back in Australia.


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    hi tom,

    yes, you're right - gst doesn't apply to goods purchased for delivery overseas.

    Also there is a currency converter in the top left corner of each shop page.

    Thanks for your tips re the forum, we had a travel one before, but it wasn't too popular, maybe we should try and re-activate that one.

    Where are you based?

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    oops!

    tom, just saw your profile & realised you were in Sydney......

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    I like your site!

    As with all specialty sites, though, you'll find it takes longer to gain regular visitors. But, your regular visitors will be more faithful to you than to those other sites that look for a more general audience.

    Just give it time, work smart(as you already have), and ask people to spread the word in a polite manner. *nods*.

    Cheers,
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    what a great site, i love it,

    you should contact some of the major newspapers, like the icon section in the sydney morning herald on saturdays, they may feature it or put it in one of their editions.

    Even though it may not reach the target market, word would spread by word of mouth to people that do live overseas.

    perhaps the email this page to a friend button could take a more prominent location, perhaps in the top right hand corner, where there is a lot of empty space.

    great design, and best of luck with your website.
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    icon

    thanks guys...

    hey hostjet - we have been in ICON...and in another article in the Herald as well! (I've attached the ICON review in case you're interested).

    Experience has shown with PR & media that you while this can get you some good exposure in the short term, ie. it increases your visitors for a couple of weeks, it then tapers off, so you really have to keep at it. As chile said, it takes longer when you are a specialty site....very true.

    But thanks heaps to both for the feedback. excellent!

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    oops again...

    forgot to include the attachment - here it is.
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    wow, that is an amazing achievement to get your site listed in icon.

    testament to what an excellent site you have created.
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    att: tom matthews

    was thinking about your suggestion re a travellers forum. Do you travel at all? If I put one in, would you post a story or a message?

    Nina

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    I travel to the States every now and then but not as often as I would like.
    I use to travel a lot more when I worked for a publishing company and use to find internet kiosks to see what was happening back home and to check my mail.
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    would you be willing to post one of your tips or stories if I started up a travellers forum, just to help kick things off?

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    I am very busy with a new project at the moment but when I get a chance I will see what I can come up with.
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