Wednesday, February 25, 2009


An online presence is essential to building your tea business for three key reasons.

First, your website empowers you to wholesale and retail products. Imagine, with a website you can market to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Second, you can use your website to educate consumers about the many health benefits of tea, tea growing regions, consumption statistics, tea grading, and preparation. An educated consumer is more likely to make a purchase once they realize the health benefits of drinking tea and understand why our tea is superior quality.

Third, you can use your website to enhance your permission marketing campaign. Sponsoring an online contest is a popular way to begin building a permission marketing database. Contests are a great way to promote product, generate hype, and most importantly gather names of prospective customers.

Permission marketing is less costly and more effective than traditional interruption marketing. Old fashioned, expensive interruption marketing has become less effective because consumers are constantly bombarded with commercial messages. They have stopped listening. Unread junk mail and flyers end up in the garbage. Constant bombardment through television, radio, billboards, the Internet, magazines, direct mail, telemarketing, and newspapers causes consumers to ignore and filter out most of the marketing messages they are exposed to.

Conversely, potential customers pay attention to permission-marketing messages. This system enables you to spend less time marketing to strangers and more time marketing to friendly prospects who look forward to hearing from you. The message becomes personal and relevant, establishing trust between you and prospective customers. Trust, of course, is of paramount importance to online business success.

Now, the big question, how do I get people to go to my website? Simple. Promote! Promote! Promote! The marketing success of your website lies in your ability to promote your website online and offline. But you are not alone. Tea Connexions helps you get your marketing efforts and website off to a good start by providing you with the following benefits:

1. WEBSITE: Your unique domain name ( hosted website. Use your website to promote your business in your local market, process online orders, and handle wholesale orders.

2. BRANDED WEBSITE: You are able to choose the name of your website and domain to reflect the name of your tea company. This enables you to create your own tea brand.

3. SHOPPING CART: We use a proven 5 star rated shopping cart technology to ensure that your store is able to process online orders. The technology we use is MIVA Merchant.

4. DESIGN AND CUSTOMIZATION: Once you have chosen a design layout, your website will be customized to reflect your business name, logo, and contact details.

5. SERVERS: Your website will be hosted on fast, reliable servers with a guaranteed uptime of 99.99%.

6. PAYMENT ACCEPTANCE: Payment solution so you can accept all major credit cards plus e-checks.

7. TRAINING: We provide you step by step guidance on how to get traffic and convert that traffic into revenue and profits.

Tea Connexions has been building websites since 2001 and provides our customers in-house design services. We do this because our goal is to help you succeed in the tea business.

I hope you found this information useful. Feel free to call call me directly, toll free: 1-877-leaftea (532-3832) ext. 111 if you require further marketing guidance.

Best Regards,

Sanjay Gupta

P.S. Over the years, we have received many questions and requests for specific information from prospective members. The most popular questions are answered below. Click the links for the full articles.

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