David Moore, a 34-year veteran of the collision repair
industry, announced that he has created Collision Websites (www.collisionwebsites.com), a site where body shops can
build their own websites quickly, affordably and easily, with
assistance from experts available during every step. Moore calls it a one-stop,
fully comprehensive solution to the unending struggle of developing a
website that’s engaging, useful, convenient for its customers and
easy-to-find via organic searches.
"Many owners and managers of collision repair shops are intimidated and stressed at the prospect of developing a quality website with all of the right features and capabilities, as well as maintaining it without paying a lot of money or sacrificing important time away from running their businesses," says Moore. "They’ve heard the nightmare stories from their colleagues about hiring developers who charged them an arm and a leg without producing or following through."
Moore says he has been developing award-winning websites for body shops for the past decade and was writing code long before that, so he knows the Internet and how it can help body shops, collision centers and associated companies to attract new business and strengthen their relationships with their existing customer base online.
Moore says he has hired and contracted some of the best-of-the-best Web development, SEO, social media and content management professionals to create Collision Websites and is pleased with the results after two years of hard work and innovation.
“There’s nothing else out there like this right now," Moore says. "We’ve combined everything that’s required for a highly successful website and made it easy for someone with even rudimentary computer knowledge to make a website literally in minutes, rather than weeks and months. And we’ve made it affordable, scalable and flexible enough that anyone can become adept at maintaining and changing the site. With Collision Websites, you don’t have to be at the mercy of an IT company, Web developer or any outside contractor. You get control from day one and never relinquish it by using our simplified point, click and type methodology.”
Body shops that sign up and register for Collision Websites get everything for free for the first 14 days. By filling out a brief, simple form and hitting the submit button, the user can create a fully functioning site with all of the newest technology built in.
After the initial two-week trial period, if the user wishes to sign up for a maintenance/hosting package and keep the website they’ve created, it costs only $99 per month. While many other companies charge $400 to $600 in so-called “setup fees,” there is never a setup fee with Collision Websites.
"By featuring a number of designs and dozens of distinct backgrounds to choose from, users have hundreds of possibilities at their fingertips to ensure that their website will look completely different from any other body shop in the country," says Moore. "In addition, the user has the capability of changing designs and/or backgrounds as often as they desire. Produced by some of the world’s best designers with experience in creating graphics for the collision industry, these visual templates allow users to create a look that will appeal to browsers, visitors and existing customers alike."
Here’s what a website created on collisionwebsites.com includes:
Domain name (if needed)
Mobile site application
EZ text editor
Online estimate request section
Repair status update system
Basic SEO package
Complete social media integration (Facebook, Twitter, Google Places, Pinterest and others)
Google Analytics integration
EZ before and after photo gallery
Ability to change the site’s design or background anytime
No long-term commitments; terminate any time
A Google Apps setup
Excellent customer support (via email, live chat and/or a toll-free phone number), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Central Time) Monday-Friday
A live chat option, where body shop owners can get their answers quickly and easily