The Rain Marketing system empowers your website in four key areas, featuring New Products, Top Sellers, On Sale, and Upcoming Classes. The beauty of all of these modules is they are fully automated, so all you have to do is add them to your site! All of these modules draw from the data in the system to feature items in their respective areas and also allow your visitors to browse all related items. Let's get started!
You can add any of the Web Marketing Modules to a page by logging into the system and clicking on the Laptop button in the upper left of our blue Admin Toolbar to go to the admin view of your website. Hover your mouse over the small triangle with the plus sign just below the Home icon on the far left and click to Add Body Content.
Please Note: These modules are part of the Marketing Package, an optional upgrade to the standard service package. If you do not have these modules in the list, please call us at (877) 909-6699 and use option 1 for Sales to discuss upgrading. If you see these options in your list of available modules, you already have the Marketing Package!
Adding A Web Marketing Module to a Page
To add web marketing modules to your pages, you will go to the upper left corner of the page, just below the house-shaped Home icon on the far left side of the blue Admin Toolbar. You will see a triangle beneath that icon and it will have a + in it.
If you move your mouse over it, a list will pop up with the different areas of the page to which you can add new modules. Here is an example, move your mouse over the image below:
Add Header Content - Adding modules to the Header area will insert the content above your main Navigation menu, pushing everything on the page down. For most of our clients, this is not an area to which you would typically want to add content. Usually content is only added here when the site is initially built. Remember that your website header is a big part of your company's image, your brand, so we recommend changing it only after careful consideration.
Add Body Content - Adding a module into the Body area will place it below your site Navigation but above the footer. The new module will come in below any other modules that are already in the body area, and you have the option at that point of moving the new module up the page using the arrow keys in the gray module toolbar. The body content area will be your primary work area for every page whenever you need to add new content.
Add Footer Content - Your Footer, of course, is the bottom-most row of the website, and will always appear on the page below all other content. You can add new content modules here, and in some cases it makes sense to do so. This area won't be used frequently, but is a good place to put something you know you want at the bottom of the page.
When you click to Add Body Content, for example, you will see a page with a list of all modules you can add. Our Marketing Modules are denoted by being in gray boxes, and the first one you'll come to as you scroll down the list is Upcoming Classes. The other three modules, New Products, Top Sellers, and On Sale, are all in the large gray box for the various Product modules in the system.
To add any of them to a page, click the Add button.
The New Products Module
Everybody wants to see what's new, so give it to them in style with this module! The marketing system will pull selections from products you have added in the last month and will display them on the page, providing linked images to go straight to the products. There is also a See All New Products link so visitors can browse everything new.
The Top Sellers Module
As important as the latest items, the best sellers are what's hot, so let your visitors know by putting this module somewhere prominent on your site! The Rain system will look at your sales volume across all of your products and pull selections for your visitors to see. Down below the four selections will be a See All Top Sellers link so they can browse through your most popular items.
The On Sale Module
Let your customers see what items you have priced aggressively with this module! Our system will present a selection of four items that have Sale Prices saved to display for your visitors, as well as a link down below that will allow them to browse all sale-priced items across your entire inventory!
The Upcoming Classes Module
If you bring your community into your store to share with them the how-to on what you love to do, this module will help you keep them on top of classes you've got on the way! The system will select four of your future classes and feature them on the page, and your visitors can click to see a more comprehensive listing of classes you have scheduled.