Wow, Don, what great feedback. Here's my thoughts.
...users are entering their name/address and orders are being stored in the site.
I will pursue the https route, thankyou.
Adding a language translator for the site would be a benefit if you desire to reach more international users.
Excellent idea, now implemented!
If the site is being hosted on GoDaddy...
Thankfully not :) just the domain name. For those interested, I use a virtual server with http://server4you.com
and I am responsible for maintaining it. Never had an issue with downtime or the back end. Having an IT background helps with running a bare bones solution but boy you get great hardware for a minimum price.
...being able to have fresh material listed more frequently.
Now in a position to scan stuff 3 hours a day, and for example, will have 800 new listings for French Polynesia in a few days. I tend to be meticulous with my scanning; large scans, straight, cropped edges, so about 20 scans per hour is my throughput.
...a filter feature that allowed me to view only the newly listed items...
Excellent suggestion, It's now on my to do list :)
Perhaps a 'blog' or weekly column with your opinions?
Agreed, and matches my aspirations for my blog page, just need to be better at time management :)
The 'What's new' section on opening page is a start but at this point might be doing more harm than good.
Ha, never considered that :) It's now removed.
If you did not code this site but rather paid someone else I hope they gave you a way to make these kinds of updates yourself.
It's primarily free software (opencart) with some paid extensions. All code is provided, so yes, I'm constantly tinkering with the code to make improvements.
Lastly, watch your website traffic metrics.
Great point. I monitor using Google Analytics, and am already seeing increased hits as an SCF advertiser.
Thanks again Don, extremely valuable input.