| 12:45 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
I suspect linking a different image to your certificate would not be allowed by the issuer.
| 12:59 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Well, I did not mean to counterfeit name brand badges at all. What I ment was making a badge that looks pretty (2.0) that says "Satisfaction Guaranteed" which links to your policy page where the visitor can read about returns and such. Or a badge that says "Site Encrypted" which links to you info about SSL and such.
The point of those examples are for the average shopper so they can feel safe inside and convert. For now I just can not spend $#*$! a month for 'name brand' badges.
Does that clear what I am going for a bit better?
| 2:47 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
you can use thefinds upfront logo
| 2:56 am on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
|you can use thefinds upfront logo |
Thanks, I looked that up, it's pretty interesting. It only works if visitor knows what the button does. I think most will not pay it any mind. It's not what I am going for. I will find some examples.
| 5:21 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
are you taking credit cards, or just paypal? gateway often have seals, like verified authorize.net merchant.
i also like this one, p3pseal.com.
| 5:30 pm on Dec 29, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Hey RhinoFish, that's a good link. That's very close to what I am looking for in a temp third party seal.
At first I will only be taking PayPal and Google Checkout while building up an online presence so I will not have access to merchant seal like you mentioned.
| 4:21 am on Dec 31, 2010 (gmt 0)|
Image sites have them. iStockPhoto something like that. Cost you $2.00?
| 1:05 pm on Jan 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Honesty in Commerce is free.
| 5:01 pm on Jan 15, 2011 (gmt 0)|
honestyincommerce is interesting.
Here is a screen shot on my current demo footer.
| 2:00 pm on Jan 16, 2011 (gmt 0)|
A self-generated seal doesn't comfort buyers, the point of a trust badge is that you're getting the thumbs up from a third party. If money is the issue, use UpFront and Honesty in Commerce for free since both have a click to verify action that doesn't take you away from site.
| 4:37 pm on Jan 16, 2011 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for reply, yep, I acknowledge the importance of a verifiable seal.
My store is two minor steps away from qualifying for the Honesty program. In a few months (3 to 12) after I see steady income I will for sure spring for a Verisign (because of the brand recognition), well at least do a 30 day free A/B test.