At MerlinFX, Magic Happens With Your Website
Demand for MerlinFX web services has increased dramatically since the business won Liverpool Leader’s Business Achiever awards last year.
“We build a range of websites, including e-commerce websites, and we deliver email marketing and social media,” owner Daniel Doherty said. “Our business has taken a big jump over the last year since we won the award and I believe that winning was a big part of that,” Mr Doherty said. “We’ve put on more staff and made strategic alliances companies that provide us with extra services and systems. It’s been an extremely busy time since winning the awards.”
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He now has clients in Melbourne, Sydney, and even as far away as Singapore. And with clients in far-flung places, what better way to stay in contact than with email marketing; via newsletters, businesses can stay in touch with clients and MerlinFX can set this up for you. MerlinFX allows unlimited subscribers and full tracking – so you can analyse which campaigns are working and capitalise on them. And with the option to send up to 20 000 emails a month, it’s a sure bet that you will run out of things to say before you run out of emails. More to come on MerlinFX’s email marketing products.
“It was a catalyst and a whole lot of things came together for us with that win,” he said. “I thought ‘We’ve come this far, there’s no reason not to keep pushing the boundaries’.” And pushing the boundaries is what MerlinFX does best. With an innovative new technique to integrate all social media outlets, they use relevant applications such as Facebook pages, Linkedin, Twitter, Foursquare, Flickr, YouTube (to name but a few) and connect them so that they communicate with each other – and your website.
MerlinFX won both the Local Business of the Year award and the Business Services Award. “Entering and winning has been very good for business and I’ve promoted the fact that we won the award every which way I can.”
Mr Doherty has had an image of the business awards inserted as a footer in his email and it’s on his website as well. “So every time I send an email people see that we’re an award-winning business,” he said. “And I’ve won a couple of big clients just on the basis of that.” MerlinFX also look after the ecommerce needs of their clients, with a spectacular range of enterprise-class stores, replete with Australia Post integration, marketing, reporting and analytical tools, and ongoing support. If you want to move your physical shopfront online, speak to Daniel and his staff and make magic happen!
Even though the business has grown in leaps and bounds since last year’s success, Mr Doherty is not tempted to move from Northumberland Street in the heart of Liverpool. Mr Doherty was raised in the Liverpool area, living in suburbs such as Chipping Norton, Mt Pritchard and Prestons.
“Liverpool is a fantastic place to live; it’s a good, vibrant community with lots of friendly people. It’s a good transport hub and I’m constantly surprised by what’s available in terms of professional services, entertainment and community groups.”
Mr Doherty employs six people but because of the nature of the business, not every one of these people works in the office. “My team are located in Sydney, Parramatta and Campbelltown, all working on our project management systems.”
If you think we desrve it, place your vote here for the 2010 Business Achiever Awards.
Register, choose the Liverpool Leader, then the Business Services category and then MerlinFX. Thank you.
Source: The Liverpool Leader | Read the full article in their online edition.