On Mon, 24 Jul 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 11:08:21AM -0500, J-Mag Guthrie wrote:
> > On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Dariush Pietrzak wrote:
> > >
> > > > a good solution to implement a virtual store?
> > > consider minivend
> > And then find a better alternative. Unless you have more free time than
> > sense stay *away* from minivend. Far, far, away. It is quirky.
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> Can you share with us why? I'll agree Minivend is not for the
> faint of heart and not for people that only need an order blank
> for half a dozen items. I've steered a lot of people away from
> it that lack system abilities and/or have poor infrastructures.
> However, Minivend is very powerful. Ultimately, you can do
> pretty much anything with it. Better might be what, OpenMarket?
> If part of your business as an ISP is online commerce, minivend
> is a good option; if you are a merchant running a single store,
> it might be overkill. IMCO minivend is better suited to ISP
> than individual.
If you are only ever going to set up one site, minivend isn't a good
solution. Also, it works much better if the site isn't run by committee.
If you're looking for something to specialize in, minivend is a good
choice. But for a quick one-off virtual store, you can find solutions
that cost tens of dollars/month. Unless you have zero money and lots of
time, you're better off investing a little money in an easier solution.
I'm not denying that minivend is powerful. And it's macho to be able to
make minivend work. Because of its power (and complexity) it would take
you less time to do any remotely simple site from scratch.
Further affiant sayeth not.
J-Mag Guthrie /"\ Brokersys
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281-586-0628 (fax) / \ http://www.brokersys.com