New Railway Modellers Shop

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:46 am

Perhaps the small link should have a "mouse-over" event which displayed Visit NRM Shop. I would have expected the main logo's link to be to the NRM home page rather than the board index as it currently does. It's a sort of web design protocol, makes it easy to explore the site if you arrive by a link to one of the subsections.
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby 0121modeller » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:37 pm

Yes I agree, - I seem to remember the old style NRM home page had a more prominant link to their online shop if I'm not mistaken?

Under the current design, newcomers to the forum may be un-aware that NRM has an online shop, a pity as they give an excellent service with quite a wide range of items; models, materials & usefull tools for modelling & the prices are very reasonable & often cheaper than I've seen on ebay & elsewhere.
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby alex3410 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:15 pm

I have to say while i knew of the shop i did know how to get to it from the forum so never really remember to look at it - my suggestion would be to ditch the adverts in the header and replace them with products from the shop - that way you can get to the shop easily by clicking on the advert (even if the product displayed is not of interest) but it would also 'tempt' people in to spend money :lol:

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby SirMeliot » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:55 pm

Bufferstop wrote:I would have expected the main logo's link to be to the NRM home page rather than the board index as it currently does. It's a sort of web design protocol, makes it easy to explore the site if you arrive by a link to one of the subsections.


That's exactly what it did do until the other day...

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:13 pm

SirMeliot wrote:That's exactly what it did do until the other day...


It's also what it still does if you go to one of the sections of the shop and click on it! but I refuse to look any deeper into yards of nested HTML. It's odds on it will change back again at some point in the future :?
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Steve Hill » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:14 am

It is perhaps too easy to forget about the shop (I plead guilty). My bookmark is to the Board Index page. I don't see why there should not be a big button somewhere at the top of the page saying "visit our shop!". Or maybe dynamically highlighting special offers or whatever.

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Black-Marlin » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:47 am

I just made use of the shop for the first time in ages. Both the Hornby superdetailed LMS-liveried Stanier coaches and the olive-green Maunsell coaches have been like rocking-horse manure recently, but what did I find on here? And, even more impressively, what did I find still at their original price?

And I can vouch for the incredible rapidity of the service.

I am extremely happy. I'm off to browse some more....

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:59 pm

Why, Oh Why, Don't we use the NRM Shop More ?

O.K I'm as guilty as everyone else, check out Hattons, look around one or two more
firstly to see if what I want is in stock & check out prices ..........
I couldn't find the full set of 3 Jarvis static greass scatters in stock, my local store
says they have ordered, but they don't deliver (I don't know from where).
Getting desperate I checked out NRM ......... All 3 in stock at the same price as
Hattons (who only has 2) and carrige was less.
From what I've read here the service will be good ....... We use Simon's website
WHY don't we support the shop better ??????????????

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby midland_red » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:44 pm

I've ordered from the NM Shop on at least half a dozen occasions and the service I have received has been first class.

I get the news letter and always check them out first when I am looking for something.

Another order will be winging their way in the next couple of days too.

Having the forum linked to the shop is a great bonus for me too. I have got a lot of ideas and inspiration off here that I was able to follow up with items from the shop.

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:05 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Why, Oh Why, Don't we use the NRM Shop More ?


It's not exactlt well advertised on the forum though is it? Maybe instead of or in addition to the adverts we get we could get some adverts from the NRM shop so that people will remember it exists.
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm

Does anyone know if it would upset any advertising contracts that Simon has if the index page was entered via a latest shop news splash before the first loading of a session?
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby PeterH » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:55 pm

I've just had my first purchase as well - the higher detailed P2 model. I ordered it on Friday and it arrived this morning. Excellent delivery considering the Sunday as well. It was also at an extremely reasonable price - considering my Hattons order was cancelled... jolly good stuff!
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby alex3410 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:20 pm

It's got to have more adverts on the forum - they should run an experiment take one months ad revenue and another month without the adverts but showing products from the shop and compare the two - that way you would be able to tell if it's worthwhile or not

I will honestly admit to not remembering there is a shop attached to the forum - I stumble on ot a few time a year from google searches or links etc but never use it as a go to source

Another method would be to have a post with this months offers on or even a 'this just in' posting new items that enter the shop, chances are it would not interest everyone but would serve as a reminder the shops there!

Anyway I am off to have a nose at the shop while I remember :lol:

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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:57 pm

There's an obvious solution we are all missing. The shop has a newsletter. Let Simon send it out to members automatically, perhaps for up tp 3 months after they last posted.
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Re: New Railway Modellers Shop

Postby David68 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:48 pm

I have used the shop a few times and will use it again I am sure.


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