Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: ordering of boatplans
- And to carry this a little further... I design websites and, because of the cost of such things as encryption, "online" merchant account, etc use PayPal as an online payment method. While its not a lot of money, PayPal's fees still nibble down on the profit margin - And Mrs. Atkin's price are very reasonable. Ten years ago we wouldn't have thought anything about waiting up to a month for plans.
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Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 8:02 AM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: ordering of boatplans
It's obvious that a lot of work went into setting up the Atkin website,
and from the large number of references and links that appear in
various forums it's clearly a valuable resource for boatbuilders.
Setting up a website is one thing, but setting up a secure website
where money can change hands on-line is something much more
complicated. Few small businesses do it themselves; most rely on a
portal such as Amazon, Ebay, or Paypal to handle the ordering.
I'm not surprised that Mrs. Atkin wants to keep things simple. Let's
be thankful for this wonderful resource and not complain if we have to
do a few things the old-fashioned way.
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