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Thread: Martell Knives Website

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    Martell Knives Website

    I just opened a new website to sell my knives, show my previous work, etc. I'm not finished with it by a long shot but I'm wondering if some of you would take a minute, check it out, and let me know what you think regarding function? I'd love to hear from desktop and mobile users alike.

    Thanks!
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    https://martellknives.com/


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    Sweet, Dave!

    Happy holidays!!!


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    It seems ok, firstly I couldn't easily find any info on how to order and pricing on the website, that's bad, the gallery should also be much larger and organizer based on type of knife, I'd probably add an about you section and something to add providence to the blades being purchased, if I am spending 800 bucks on a knife, I want to know why its worth 800 bucks, similar to what dalman did, as for gallery I would copy HHH or Butch Harner, you want to draw people in and get them salivating, instill some sort of an emotional connection, especially given how pretty your blades are once finished. Also for the Gallery I would probably post some special pieces up first(you have done some super sexy damascus pieces, that would draw me in and it may lead to damascus orders, which equates to more money for you), maybe link to the KKF gallery page so people can see more images. I think that would be a good start and than you can build from there, basically more pictures and a better how to order/contact us page, maybe do each blade type and 2-3 images of finished pieces that way less experienced people can see what they are buying.
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    I immediately saw a Shop Now button that took me to the knives with prices and could add to my cart.

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    Like!

    BTW, using Dolphin browser on Android, no issues that I noticed.
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    Nice modern look! I'm using safari browser on iPhone and find it easy to navigate so far (I usually hate mobile versions of websites and would rather scroll and zoom around). As you've already acknowledged that there is still mich to be added I won't comment in that regard yet, but it's off to a good start.

    One final thing I'll suggest is to consider which website your Instagram page lists (currently it is japaneseknifesharpening), even if you don't use your Instagram people will come across your page, I know I have tagged it in some of my posts.
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    So it looks like it's working...that's something. LOL

    I hate doing this crap but it has to get done. Thanks for all the feedback so far.

    Dave

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    The home page looks very good... sort of expensive looking! Lots to be done still so I'll hold off till done.
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    The home page doesn't scroll through the available four photos - at least not on a desktop PC. Would be nice if they did. And... all the photos are at the handle end of the knives. We know Dave does very beautiful handles but it might be nice to see at least one full blade as well. Just a thought.

    Edit: I was wrong about the scrolling. It does! Just more slowly than I'm used to - which is kind of nice. BTW, the 3rd photo is a stunner!

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    Excellent start, Dave. Nice and clean.

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    Looked at on my tablet, it looks good so far. I agree with Marek that the front/home page should have at least one scrolling pic that shows an entire knife, not just all handle close ups.

    I personally do not like websites that have a front landing page that tells me basically nothing. I like how there is a shop now button leading to your current for sale inventory, but I would also like it if below that there was a strip of linked photos on the front that maybe showed two or three of most recent knives where you could click on each photo and go directly to its individual sale page.


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