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How does NOES work?

About UsPosted by Migladin Fri, May 13, 2016 08:58:07

NOES itself is not a business, it's a co-operative that has been set up, and is run by, small UK online retailers with the aim of finding ways for small shops to work together to promote themselves.

We are a not affiliated to any marketing companies or agencies. Our campaign is based on joint effort, the idea is for small shops to re-tweet each other in order to reach as many people as possible.

It is run by a 'Core Team' of people, which includes the people who originally came up with the idea of the group.

It does not cost money to join, we just ask people to take an active part in the campaign.

If you would like to take part please use #eshopsUK in your tweets and retweet others that use the hash tag, members of the campaign and the NOES twitter accounts will do the same for you.

Once a shop has been actively taking part for about a month they can ask to be added to the Online High St and we ask them to add the High St badge to their homepage.

#eshopsuk #eshopsukhour - The hashtags............

The #eshopsuk hashtag is intended for small businesses to retweet for other small businesses in the UK. The idea is that a group of traders work together and focus on retweeting for each other, to extend the reach that they have on twitter, by reaching the followers of other members of the group.

If you are looking for someone to tweet or retweet on your behalf, without becoming involved yourself, then this isn’t for you, there are many services that offer this, such as Bizitalk.com, the Round Team, Sweetertweet etc.

If you would prefer to be active rather than paying for a service then this may be for you..........

Why have the tags at all?

The tags help us find your tweets. Put #eshopsuk into the search bar, and you can see who is using the tag at any time*. If you are a member and forget to use the tags, the chances are we won't see you to retweet you, as individuals, or on the group accounts.

Again, if you want to come and chat in the #eshopsukHour on Fridays, then use that tag in your conversation. People 'attending' the hour will use the search bar to filter what they are receiving so they can see who is chatting on the Hour.

Of course, they also help you find tweets from other members and participants, so that you can retweet for them. Don't be shy about this, you will quickly find that if you retweet for people, many of them will retweet for you. This is what we are here for - spreading the ripples across the pond.

All of us. Working together.

* Twitter may filter results, and if you have their best match filter on, this may impact what you see. Occasionally also they hide people. We will deal with this in other posts.

A Life on the Ocean Waves

#eshopsUKhourPosted by Anne Evans Wed, April 27, 2016 15:58:29
With the weather getting (hopefully) warmer we can look forward to spending more time outdoors, and maybe even messing about in boats.

Join us this Friday between 2 and 3pm for a very nautical #eshopsUKhour.

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Down at the Farm

#eshopsUKhourPosted by Anne Evans Wed, April 20, 2016 16:22:03
After last weeks gardening we are continuing the outdoors theme with all things agricultural down at the farm.

Don't forget to join us all on Friday between 2 and 3pm for #eshopsUKhour, bring your wellies, your tractors, your pigs, sheep, even your geese, and join us for a mug of scrumpy and some chat to welcome in the weekend.

p.s. Owls are welcome smiley

National Gardening Week

#eshopsUKhourPosted by Anne Evans Thu, April 14, 2016 16:50:31
It's #NationalGardeningWeek this week and to celebrate we will be talking all things Garden in this weeks #eshopsUKhour

So put on your wellies, pull up a deck-chair and join us between 2 and 3pm tomorrow.


#eshopsUKhourPosted by Anne Evans Thu, April 07, 2016 23:21:04
Looking forward to #eshopsUKhour tomorrow.. it's all about owls..

Celebrating owls in all things, whether it be a sketch that you have drawn, a favourite photograph, or even a favourite poem, story, or blog that you have found..

The Owl and the Pussycat, painting by Katherine Jones

Cutie Fashion Week

Discount CodesPosted by NOES Tue, April 05, 2016 15:27:38

It's fashion week at Shopafrolics and 'Made by Steffie B'.. so get on over there with 10% off when you use the code CutieCatwalk.

For clothes, fashion accessories and gift ideas visit: www.shopafrolics.co.uk

To grab yourself your very own Cutie: madebysteffieb.co.uk

Nation of eShoopkeepers

About UsPosted by Don Mon, April 04, 2016 19:01:34
Created by online retailers for online retailers.

There are lots of businesses and groups on Twitter that offer to help small businesses, some offer free services and others require payment. With so many options available we thought we would take a few minutes to talk about some of the things that make Nation of eShopkeepers (NOES) different.

The first is that NOES itself isn't a business, it doesn't make a profit from it's members in any way. We're not part of a social media company, we don't take sponsorship payments and we make no charges for membership. NOES is maintained by a small core team, we freely give our time because we believe in the idea of small shops working together.

That leads to another difference, NOES doesn't work the way most other groups on Twitter do, we don't offer 'something for nothing'. The NOES system works because of the way it's members work together, helping each other to reach far more people than we could alone. The NOES Twitter accounts and the website are there to help our members to work together as effectively as possible.

Also, NOES isn't just a retweeting group. In many ways small online shops are in the same situation that the bricks and mortar shops found themselves in a few years ago. Those of us with websites are surrounded by large, big name retailers who have the resources and expertise to control the search engines and crowd out smaller shops. Those of us who sell on the online marketplaces find that our concerns are not considered by the companies that run them, even though it's the wide range of products that we offer that attract the visitors to their sites.

The bricks and mortar high streets that are recovering are the ones where the indie retailers are working together to attract customers, they recognise that the more people who visit their high street the more every shop benefits. With the Online High St we aim to create the same effect for online retailers. The Online High St allows small shops to have a shared identity and online location while remaining completely independent shops. The more shops who are involved, the closer we work together, the larger the 'footprint' we create online and the easier it is for customers to find us.

It's a little over a year since the Online High St started, in that time NOES has continued to grow. Currently NOES consits of:

The NOES website complete with the new look High St

The Central Cafe

The Forum

Five Twitter Accounts

#eshopsUKhour at 2pm on Fridays

The NOES Facebook Page

The NOES Pinterest Account

If you run a small online shop and would like to take part please tweet using #eshopsUK and retweet others who use the tag. If you would like details of how to join the Online High St please email: info@nationofeshops.co.uk

If you are a member and would like to be more involved in maintaining NOES please let us know on the forum or via the above email.

The Nation of eShopkeepers core team
Anne, Don, Migsie, Jo Jo and Martina.

Happy Easter

Latest NewsPosted by Anne Evans Sun, March 27, 2016 17:26:02
Happy Easter everyone, don't forget, over on Twitter we are mostly talking #Dragons this week smiley

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