Saturday, 28 February 2015

Is this the coolest feature?

Problem #2 - Can't find the miniature you really want.

Have you been searching for a particular miniature?
An example listing
A typical listing
Maybe you just need more Slann Warriors or Chaos Demons?
Had no luck on eBay or Facebook?

Cool Solution - The 'Requesting' listing.

It seems many people haven't noticed one of the most useful features of Shimrod Exchange.

You can create listings of type 'Requesting'! Just like this one

'Requesting' listings are totally free and you can create as many of the as you wish.

Top Tips for 'Requesting' Miniatures

The beauty of these kinds of listings is that they do the hard work for you. Just sit back, and over time let Google, Facebook, Bing etc. do the legwork.

As well as hunting in Facebook groups or eBay, these listings let other people help you.

An example list version
Here's how it looks in List view

The site does a pretty good job of getting your listing onto the web. But there are some clever things you can do to increase your chances of being found.

1) Use a good picture. This will help people who are just browsing the site and will catch their eye.
2) Be specific in the Title i.e. include the exact name, the time they were made and even a catalogue reference if you have it. The more specific the more likely to are to get noticed.
3) Start with 'Wanted' in you title.. search engines will use this word in their display listings.
4) Be clear in your description of exactly what you want, what you'd be prepared to pay or exchange and where you'd pay the postage from.
5) Use multiple specific listings than one general one. Rather than say Dark Elves, 1980s for example. It would be better to have one listing for Dark Elf Assassins, another for Dark Elf Warriors and another for Witch Elves. This will make it much more likely you'll be found.

The bottom line is, be specific and add as much detail as you can.

Sit back and relax. Let us do the hard work.


Simon Jones, Chief of Happiness
Shimrod Exchange

PS/ Most of the people coming to the site are 'browsers'. Great images catch their eye!

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