What Are Forums?

Forums are one of the lesser-known marketing techniques that can increase traffic and sales on your website. Forums are an instrument used to communicate and collaborate with others. They are like social mixers, where everyone is on an equal level, socializing and discussing with others. You must be registered to post in forums and some of the forums are not seen unless you are logged in.

Internet forums are also commonly referred to as Web forums, message boards, discussion boards, electronic discussion groups, discussion forums, bulletin boards, or simply forums. Messages within sub-forums are displayed either in chronological order or as threaded discussions. Discussion forums are also referred to as “threaded discussion lists” or “bulletin boards”.

Forums differ from chat rooms and instant messaging in that forum participants do not have to be online simultaneously to receive or send messages. Forum etiquette can vary on different forums and they have become a common feature on many websites. They can be “closed” or “open” in terms of membership.

“Closed” means an administrator decides who can participate, while “open” means anyone can sign on to the forum. Forum categories represent a collection of forums as well as other categories. They are the areas where individual discussions take place as a listing of topics. Posts are easy to search and to read through. You can find just the posts you want very easily.

One significant difference between forums and electronic mailing lists is that mailing lists automatically deliver new messages to the subscriber, while forums require the member to visit the website and check for new posts.

Because members may miss replies in threads they are interested in, many modern forums offer an “e-mail notification” feature, whereby members can choose to be notified of new posts in a thread, and web feeds that allow members to see a summary of the new posts using aggregator software. Client software aggregators are installed applications designed to collect Web feed subscriptions and group them together using a user friendly interface.

Users sometimes post versions of a message that are only slightly different, especially in forums where they aren’t allowed to edit their earlier posts. Multiple posting instead of editing prior posts can artificially inflate a user’s post count.

In many forums which have editing allowed they have rules asking people not to make multiple posts, and also use a common plug-in to merge double posts, without an administrator/moderator having to manually delete or merge the posts. You do have to Register for many features and functions such as E-Mail Digests, Notification of New Posts and/or Threads, Personal Messaging and downloading of Post Attachments for them to work.

As crazy as the forums are, it is a real community builder that I doubt will ever be replaced. In order for forums to disappear entirely you would need something just as effective to replace them. Forums are a place where users of all types come together to discuss issues, trivial or serious. They are just what the word means, a place to gather ideas from varying and differing points of view, and it’s OK if not everyone agrees.

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2015 Global Digital Signage Industry (http://www.acutemarketreports.com/report/digital-signage-market) Report is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions of the Digital Signage industry, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China).

The report firstly introduced the Digital Signage basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. Then it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, capacity utilization, supply, demand and industry growth rate etc. In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.

The report includes six parts, dealing with: 1.) basic information; 2.) the Asia Digital Signage industry; 3.) the North American Digital Signage industry; 4.) the European Digital Signage industry; 5.) market entry and investment feasibility; and 6.) the report conclusion.

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Chapter One Digital Signage Industry Overview
1.1 Digital Signage Definition
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1.2.1 Digital Signage Main Classification Analysis
1.2.2 Digital Signage Main Classification Share Analysis
1.3 Digital Signage Application Analysis
1.3.1 Digital Signage Main Application Analysis
1.3.2 Digital Signage Main Application Share Analysis
1.4 Digital Signage Industry Chain Structure Analysis
1.5 Digital Signage Industry Development Overview
1.5.1 Digital Signage Product History Development Overview
1.5.1 Digital Signage Product Market Development Overview
1.6 Digital Signage Global Market Comparison Analysis
1.6.1 Digital Signage Global Import Market Analysis
1.6.2 Digital Signage Global Export Market Analysis
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1.6.4 Digital Signage Global Market Comparison Analysis
1.6.5 Digital Signage Global Market Development Trend Analysis

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2.1 Upstream Raw Materials Analysis
2.1.1 Upstream Raw Materials Price Analysis
2.1.2 Upstream Raw Materials Market Analysis
2.1.3 Upstream Raw Materials Market Trend
2.2 Down Stream Market Analysis
2.1.1 Down Stream Market Analysis
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2.2.3 Down Stream Market Trend Analysis
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3.2 Asia Digital Signage Process Development History
3.3 Asia Digital Signage Industry Policy and Plan Analysis
3.4 Asia Digital Signage Competitive Landscape Analysis
3.5 Asia Digital Signage Market Development Trend

Chapter Four 2010-2015 Asia Digital Signage Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and Forecast
4.1 2010-2015 Digital Signage Capacity Production Overview
4.2 2010-2015 Digital Signage Production Market Share Analysis
4.3 2010-2015 Digital Signage Demand Overview
4.4 2010-2015 Digital Signage Supply Demand and Shortage
4.5 2010-2015 Digital Signage Import Export Consumption
4.6 2010-2015 Digital Signage Cost Price Production Value Gross Margin

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5.1 Company A
5.1.1 Company Profile
5.1.2 Product Picture and Specification
5.1.3 Product Application Analysis
5.1.4 Capacity Production Price Cost Production Value
5.1.5 Contact Information
5.2 Company B
5.2.1 Company Profile
5.2.2 Product Picture and Specification
5.2.3 Product Application Analysis
5.2.4 Capacity Production Price Cost Production Value
5.2.5 Contact Information
5.3 Company C
5.3.1 Company Profile
5.3.2 Product Picture and Specification
5.3.3 Product Application Analysis
5.3.4 Capacity Production Price Cost Production Value
5.3.5 Contact Information
5.4 Company D
5.4.1 Company Profile
5.4.2 Product Picture and Specification
5.4.3 Product Application Analysis
5.4.4 Capacity Production Price Cost Production Value
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Digital signage, with its eye-catching video played on state-of-the-art monitors, can play many roles in a retail store – roles that have at one time or another been filled by various sales staff. The advantages of relying on digital technology to deliver your messages to customers are pronounced. Not only will you be able, able to deliver your message more economically and efficiently, in most instances, but you can be assured that the content of the marketing message that is delivered is both consistent and effective.

Consider some of the marketing roles that digital signage can fill:

“Attractor” – Gone are the days of the shill and the hawker standing on the street touting the goods and services for sale and trying to entice passersby into your store. Except for the novelty effect – what’s old is new again – paying someone with a sandwich board to draw customers has been wholly replaced by display windows and advertising displays. Storefront monitors displaying digital advertising allows you to craft the message you wish to deliver to window-shoppers and the foot traffic that passes by your retail outlet.

“Ambassador” – Digital signage can be configured to greet and direct customers or clients to customer service counters, self-service kiosks or sales staff. Efficiency is heightened by having sales staff interact with customers in the display areas or aisles where purchase decisions are being made, rather than greeting each customer at the entrance. While greeters might still be used, customers can be directed to the areas where the products and services are located, rather than being faced with and politely deferring the ubiquitous “Can I help you?” question, with the perfunctory “No thanks, I’m just looking,” response.

“Wayfinder” – Digital signs and content can be configured and located to give directional information to customers, directing them through the retail outlet to the product aisles they are looking for. By shaping traffic and directing traffic flow, wayfinding technology can help customers find the products they are looking for quickly and easily, enhancing the customer experience and freeing up sales staff to wait on customers who have found the products they are looking for and are making their purchase decision.

“Signaler” – The content of your digital advertising can be focused on promoting particular products and sales items. Monitors and digital displays can provide real-time promotion of products and promotions in real time, allowing promotion of sale products and products that may have limited shelf life.

“Closer” – Digital signage is particularly effective at the point-of-purchase and can be used to promote impulse purchases at a sales counter, as well as providing repetition of sales messaging that has already been presented to your customers throughout their shopping experience.

Used consistently, digital advertising can guide customers through their retail shopping experience, providing focused and consistent marketing from point of entry to point of sales. In addition to presenting a strategically thought out marketing message, the consistency and measurability of digital signage allows you to continuously improve its effectiveness. The metrics provided through advanced digital advertising software enables you to see what is – or isn’t – effective in converting customers to purchasers.

Far more effective than relying on traditional print advertising, the interactive nature of digital signage allows you to fill many of the less fruitful functions of your sales staff – attracting customers, greeting them, helping them find your products – and allows your sales people to concentrate on building customer rapport and converting that rapport into sales.

Digital signage has been shown to be effective in helping retailers build customer traffic, increase sales, improve inventory management and generate additional revenue.

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Digital menu is a cutting-edge standard to enhance customer experience. They fall under good investments for hospitality business. Electronic order menus help restaurants create a win-win situation by optimizing time required for operational services and by lowering costs spent on persuasive-up-selling staff members.

Depending upon the in-house preferences and work-styles, a restaurant may choose whether it needs just a digitized order menu, or a complete POS solution that lets the customers browse, and order appetizers, meals, beverages etc.

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2. Silent server- A lot many customers expect privacy more than any other part of service. Introduction of digital menu boards keep the staff from asking the clients if they need anything else for the day. If a point-of-sale system software is integrated, in-house staff can concentrate on serving the dishes, and other parts of the services.

3. Information about food facts- Restaurants can take up the opportunity of educating the customers about a dish’s origin, nutritional value, taste, compatibility with any side dish or beverage, ratings, recommendations, and more. This makes the client feel valued, informed, and even amused till a certain extent.

4. Impatient attempts to lock eyes with the staff- Restless tapping feet, daunting necks, and impatient attempts to lock eyes with the staff members to request for menus or checks are signs that might indicate potential fall in customer satisfaction levels. The entire chaos can be sorted out by introducing restaurant POS systems.

Importance of electronic order menus from the management’s point of view.
1. Up-sells- This latest substitute to paper menu cards, help a restaurant make up-sells in the most efficient ways. It helps convey the quick appetizer, or people’s choice in soups productively. Customized digital menu boards also reflect real-time reviews and recommendations at a restaurant that means more business.

2. Instant deletions to avoid any embarrassment- Running out of a particular dish or a beverage during a busy day leads to major embarrassments for any dine and bar. Informing customers about the same may even mean losing out on business. Electronic order menus help spare the situation by discretely deleting the dish from the menu.

3. Advertising daily specials in a single click- Unreasonable amounts spent on printing menus cards to promote a chef’s special can be optimized very-well. Tiled alphabets or chalk marking on boards outside can be effortlessly replaced with engaging yet persuasive electronic sections.

4. Changing prices as and when required- The prices can be raised or lowered strategically to target a sale in a single click. Digital menu boards let a restaurant update the price changes without any difficulty.

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