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Adding video recordings to website to help place error free orders

Posted by Gail, Chief Pencilier on

Diving into a new technology is frustrating at first, just like using a new web store can be.  The goal is to make it easier to place error free orders, so currently, video recordings are being made and added to the web store to point out what is particularly important on the order pages that will improve your order success.

The initial goal is simply to get helpful recordings up and running. With time and lots and lots of practice, the quality of the recordings will be improved.  Ideally, I'll find someone else to record the videos.  It's really hard to be articulate on these videos.

I hope the recordings will be helpful.  

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