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Infusionsoft for Email Marketing, User Management, Shopping Cart & Affiliate Program

These days I am playing around with a nice tool – “Infusionsoft“, so thought of sharing with all of you.

Infusionsoft

Infusionsoft is a Customer Relationship Management tool that offers various Email Marketing techniques along with Prospect/User Data Management, also Shopping Cart and Affiliate/Referral Program Tool for your business. It is a web-powered software program that puts your marketing, sales, and customer management processes on autopilot. Easy to use and powerful enough to help you grow your business fast.

Features of  Infusionsoft

  • Email Marketing: Lets you expand the range of traditional email marketing, and combine it with a contact manager to tell you know EVERYTHING about your customers and prospects. With that kind of insight, you can easily deliver perfectly tailored messages at each step of the buying process. Allows you to setup automatic follow up emails. Features various useful email templates.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Allows you to store all your leads, prospects, and customers in a single, centralized database. Track every time someone opens an email, clicks a link, or takes any other action. Use that intel to create a targeted list for your next campaign so you’re better prepared to close the deal.
  • Shopping Cart: Offers you to sell your products and services online and let your customers checkout with our shopping cart. You can either host your store with our built in web store or you can easily integrate your own web store to work with our check out process.
  • Affiliate/Referral Program:Let other people sell stuff for you.Allows you to track who is referring leads and sales and how much commissions they have earned. You can create multiple tiers of commissions and make a lot of money.

All this features, ease of use and integration makes Infusionsoft a powerful multipurpose tool for you business. Its offers a short period trial package, so no need to immediately shoot your guns out at it, enjoy the trial package first.

Website Down?? – Try APlusMonitoring.com

Is your website down? Are your clients complaining about your website being not available during peak business hours? Did you miss an important demonstration ? All this may cost you heavy losses or earn bad reputation, why taking a chance, try APlusMonitoring.

www.aplusmonitoring.com

APlusMonitoring is an eco friendly held company. Their goal is to help companies and individual maximize profitability of their web applications by ensuring 24/7 uptime and performance integrity.

It provides multiple green monitoring servers around the world, that run protocol based tests on your website at specific intervals every (3, 5, 15, 30 ,60 minutes) 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year to ensure that your customers and users can reach your website.

I personally am using this monitoring service,  it immediately alerts me via sms or email whenever my website goes down or is unreachable so that I can take quick action and stop any further loss 🙂

APlus Monitoring has given me total assurance that my website is available %100 of the time.

Flash Alert Box – Change Size

Hello everyone,

Today I am here with solution for another interesting challenge that I faced while I was working on a flash website. The requirement was to show a long text message in the alert box in the flash site but the problem was changing the size of the alert box.

After a long time of searching finally got the solution.

Here is a small excerpt from my script.

import mx.controls.Alert;

Q = Alert.show(“Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.”,”Title Text”, Alert.OK , null, onSubmit);

Q.setSize(400,260);

Hope this helps… happy reading 😛

Post Data from SWF to ASPX file

Hi all,

Few days back I was working on an application where i needed to post shopping cart data from swf to aspx page.

Sample codes are available over the internet to post data from swf but you never get “ready to use code”  all the time.

I was trying to post data in XML format and there was a catch in case of aspx files that i did not notice.

I was getting “HTTP Error 500 Internal server error” every time my swf posted data to aspx file. After some research I got the reason.

I missed ValidateRequest=”false” on the Page directive of the aspx page i was trying to POST data to, finally i succeeded 🙂

Here is an excerpt from my code

public function sendOrder(items:String):Void

{

var reply_lv = new LoadVars();

reply_lv.replyTo =””;

var send_lv = new LoadVars();

send_lv.xmlData = items;

send_lv.sendAndLoad(“http://www.yourdomain.com/yourpage/Checkout.aspx”, reply_lv, “POST”);

reply_lv.onLoad = function(Sucess){

if(Sucess)

{

getURL(reply_lv.replyTo);

}

else

{

Alert.show(“Sorry! Failed to send your order this time. Please try again.”);

}

}

}

Populate Dropdown Using Enum (Asp.Net MVC)

Hi folks, I am new to Asp.Net MVC. I was trying to populate a dropdown from an Enum.

After searching on web couldn’t realy find a direct solution, so thought to do in my own way and finally  got this solution.

Now here is an excertp from my code.

MyEmun is the Enum from which I want to populate the dropdown.

public enum MyEnum

{

Day = 1 ,

Month = 2,

Year = 3

}

MyEnumList() is a function that return a collection of SelectListItem that is used to populate the Dropdown.

private IList<SelectListItem> MyEnumList()

{

string[] names = Enum.GetNames(typeof(MyEnum));

Array values = Enum.GetValues(typeof(MyEnum));

IList<SelectListItem> items = new List<SelectListItem>();

for (int i = 0; i < names.Length; i++)

{

int val = (int)values.GetValue(i);

items.Add(new SelectListItem

{

Text = names[i],

Value = val.ToString()

});

}

return items;

}

Pass the return value of MyEnumList()  using ViewData from your controller to the view where you have the dropdown

ViewData[“MyList”] = MyEnumList ();

And finally populate your dropdown

<%=Html.DropDownList(“MyDropDown”,new SelectList((IList)ViewData[“MyList “],”Value”,”Text”))%>

hope this would helps 🙂

Incredible Illusion! Try It

Nothing in life is simple as it seems!
This has GOT to be one of the Best illusion ever created. Incredible!


If you watch the above images from your seat in front of the computer, Mr. Angry is on the left, and Mrs.Calm is on the right.

Get up from your seat, and move back 12 feet, and PRESTO!! they switch places!!

It is said this illusion was created by

Phillippe G.Schyns and Aude Oliva of the Univ. of Glasgow .

This proves that we may not be seeing what’s actually there, all the time!!