Dear ExplorOz.com site user,
Over the last 2 weeks, David has been busy programming some
great new features into the www.exploroz.com
based on your valuable feedback. We
think you'll gain lots of benefits from the changes!
|Search index ||now has an index to
help you find a discussion by keyword or date. |
email ||now the email
message you get when someone has responded to your question contains a
link exactly to the related question.|
burning question everyone is asking - how do I become a member?|
|1. ||We will join you up
automatically if you purchase over $60 in the Adventure Shop (excludes
|2. ||You can buy a
membership for $30. If you purchase membership you will also get FREE
ExplorOz merchandise (hat, mousemat, or stubby holder).|
Your Membership Card will include your name and member number.
This card is designed to give the regular ExplorOz.com user some advantages...
log on (left-hand side of page) everytime you use the site to get:
1. free freight on orders over $60 (calculated automatically)
2. auto field completion in the forum, trader, shop, fuel prices etc.
Plus - check out the Member Rewards page (under
the Home menu) www.exploroz.com/rewards
to see what deals and offers our participating advertisers can offer you.
|In stock||We now display an
"in stock" icon to show whether an item is currently in stock.
We aim to keep a fully supply of our best selling items, plus most items
can be restocked within 1-2wks.|
|Auslig Raster CD
update:||Our most popular
shop item is the highly sought-after digital maps on CD by Auslig.
Unfortunately, all retailers of this product, including ExplorOz.com have
had the first shipment of stock recalled due to an error. Our supplier has
just given a release date of 2-3wks, being the first week of April. We are
still taking orders however, and we can confirm that ExplorOz shoppers
will be among the first Australia-wide to receive this product. |
Michelle has also been busy finalising
new content for the site.
We are pleased to launch a regular feature to the site called "4WD
Road Tests". Written by the former assistant editor of 4WD Monthly
Magazine, we feature 2 latest model 4WD vehicles and will continue adding 2
articles per month.
We are about to add 4 new product features www.exploroz.com/feature
All our trek notes have just undergone phase 1 of major revamps and
now include mud maps to help illustrate the route. Where possible, each map has
been adapted from a book or map available on ExplorOz - under each map is a link
to that product in the shop.
We have also added 4 new treks and have
loads more to add this month - so keep an eye out for these!
Don't forget when reading the trek notes
to use the buttons to go direct to that area's Road Conditions, Shop items,
Region info and Business Search Engine listings - all these features are specific to
the region and make finding things on the site much easier, and relevant to your
We have returned to weekly updates of the road condition reports now
that the travelling season has pretty much started (well, for some lucky people
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF A
Have you told your club that we will promote any 4WD club for FREE?
All we ask for is a link on the club's website and our promotional article to be
placed in the club newsletter/magazine.
Did you get the last e-newsletter No. 4? If not,
did you know that you can read it online, as well as all our other past
newsletters? Just see the mailing list table on the left-hand side of any page
and select the issue number you want to read - no downloads or slow programs, it
will be rendered within your browser on ExplorOz.
FULL PAGE ADVERT
Have you seen the April edition of Overlander? Check out our full
page colour ad and show it to the businesses that you go to - remember the
word-of-mouth principle is the best way to get more businesses in our directory,
which will mean the site will have more useful contacts and links to improve
travel planning for everyone.
Our travelling reps Linda and Mike have just returned after 12mths on
the road. Linda will be working with us for a while in the office here in Perth.
Is anyone noticing how fast ExplorOz is running now? Even though we
have over 400 sessions per day, the site is faster than ever. For those of you
that are interested we've updated the internal database and changed database
drivers, coupled with the new navigation system the site runs significantly