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Date: 06 Oct 2006 07:22:55
From: bernie
Subject: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a
website for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't
get it several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the
content. He didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a
new start. Just a very simple site to give a little info on the
business, a few photos of the place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs)
and the capability for orders with credit cards. Any suggestions from
folks who have actually done this or had one done? Are there reliable
packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm not interested in a
complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads of useless
graphics. Thanks, bernie.




 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 21:08:12
From: Danny
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
bernie wrote:
> Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a
> website for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't
> get it several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the
> content. He didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a
> new start. Just a very simple site to give a little info on the
> business, a few photos of the place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs)
> and the capability for orders with credit cards. Any suggestions from
> folks who have actually done this or had one done? Are there reliable
> packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm not interested in a
> complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads of useless
> graphics. Thanks, bernie.

This is so basic it's embaraasing to ask you to look, but my 5 minute
Malabar Gold oredering page uses Paypal shopping cart, and could
easily be updated to have a better look and feel, but it really is
that simple to start:

<http://www.malabargold.co.uk >

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 07 Oct 2006 17:46:43
From: Natalie Drest
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:452658af$1@nntp.zianet.com...
> Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a
> website for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't
> get it several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the
> content. He didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a
> new start. Just a very simple site to give a little info on the
> business, a few photos of the place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs)
> and the capability for orders with credit cards. Any suggestions from
> folks who have actually done this or had one done? Are there reliable
> packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm not interested in a
> complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads of useless
> graphics. Thanks, bernie.

You might want to check out my site, www.squeegeesonline.com.au.
If you like what you see, drop a line to the folks at www.oniondesigns.com,
they built it.
They were reasonably priced, and are always contactable if we have an
occasional problem- not that we have problems very often, we don't.
I'm happy to recommend them to anyone. And they're not 'rip-off web
designers'- whatever that is.


--
"I won't go into binary counting here. For further information you can
search the Internet, or cut off all but one of your fingers."
-Roger Nichols




 
Date: 06 Oct 2006 11:03:49
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
Believe it or not, I have put together a number of websites ;-) Some
you have seen and some not. Hosting at GoDaddy is affordable. Also
take a look at 1and1.com as they also have some business-related
hosting options.

For the web layout there are a number of WYSIWYG layout programs. One
that is interesting and affordable are the offerings from
http://www.virtualmechanics.com/

I have not done any shopping carts and such, and agree that the
easiest thing is to use something like Yahoo Shopping or even payPal
(PayPal would require a predetermined shipping cost I think....

Good luck!


Randy "check this out!" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com


bernie <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote:
>
>Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a
>website for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't
>get it several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the
>content. He didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a
>new start. Just a very simple site to give a little info on the
>business, a few photos of the place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs)
>and the capability for orders with credit cards. Any suggestions from
>folks who have actually done this or had one done? Are there reliable
>packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm not interested in a
>complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads of useless
>graphics. Thanks, bernie.


 
Date: 06 Oct 2006 08:36:52
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
Go daddy and or Yahoo shopping.

NO coding needed -- no ripoff itinerant "web designers"


Dave



Dan Bollinger wrote:
> > Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a website
> > for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't get it
> > several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the content. He
> > didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a new start. Just a
> > very simple site to give a little info on the business, a few photos of the
> > place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs) and the capability for orders with
> > credit cards. Any suggestions from folks who have actually done this or had
> > one done? Are there reliable packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm
> > not interested in a complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads
> > of useless graphics. Thanks, bernie.
>
> The easy way is Yahoo! Shopping, been using it for years for our 'collector'
> customers. Easy to setup yourself without a steep learning curve. It comes with
> an integrated credit card payment option using PaymenTech. Dan



 
Date: 06 Oct 2006 10:38:03
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
> Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a website
> for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he didn't get it
> several times the guy who did the digital photos also sent the content. He
> didn't get those either so after a year I'm looking for a new start. Just a
> very simple site to give a little info on the business, a few photos of the
> place (maybe a motorcycle and the dogs) and the capability for orders with
> credit cards. Any suggestions from folks who have actually done this or had
> one done? Are there reliable packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm
> not interested in a complex site that requires half an hour to load with loads
> of useless graphics. Thanks, bernie.

The easy way is Yahoo! Shopping, been using it for years for our 'collector'
customers. Easy to setup yourself without a steep learning curve. It comes with
an integrated credit card payment option using PaymenTech. Dan



 
Date: 06 Oct 2006 09:09:23
From: DougW
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
bernie wrote:
> Last fall about this time I engaged a webdesign individual to put up a
> website for us. What a jerk. After I wrote all the content and he
> didn't get it several times the guy who did the digital photos also
> sent the content. He didn't get those either so after a year I'm
> looking for a new start. Just a very simple site to give a little
> info on the business, a few photos of the place (maybe a motorcycle
> and the dogs) and the capability for orders with credit cards. Any
> suggestions from folks who have actually done this or had one done?
> Are there reliable packages you can buy to sort of plug in info? I'm
> not interested in a complex site that requires half an hour to load
> with loads of useless graphics. Thanks, bernie.

Haven't done any retailing online, but I am happy with the
service and price GoDaddy has provided for my hobby site.
(although they tend to send a bit too much email when they run
specials on hosting)

GD has merchant accounts if you want them to do all the backend
for credit card purchases, and some pre-built shopping cart sites
based on how many items you want listed. All depends on how much
you want to pay.

Another option is Yahoo stores. One thing though... some businesses
and Government agencies, block Yahoo stores at the firewall. They
don't allow employees to actually do any real life stuff at work. :(

You might ask Cea from smithfarms.com how they do their site. It's
very simple.. very very simple.. but functional. And delicious.
*sips freshly brewed kona coffee* Yep, delicious. :)

--
DougW
www.revbeergoggles.com




  
Date: 06 Oct 2006 10:18:26
From:
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:09:23 -0500, "DougW"
<post.replies@invalid.address > wrote:

>bernie wrote:

>GD has merchant accounts if you want them to do all the backend
>for credit card purchases, and some pre-built shopping cart sites
>based on how many items you want listed. All depends on how much
>you want to pay.
>
>Another option is Yahoo stores. One thing though... some businesses
>and Government agencies, block Yahoo stores at the firewall. They
>don't allow employees to actually do any real life stuff at work. :(
>
>You might ask Cea from smithfarms.com how they do their site. It's
>very simple.. very very simple.. but functional. And delicious.
>*sips freshly brewed kona coffee* Yep, delicious. :)

Thanks very much Doug:).

Bernie, I made my own site---about 7 years ago from simple, very
simple software called Front Page. A few years ago I transferred it,
with help, to the Dreamweaver by Macromedia software and that is
wonderful. You do not need to know how to use HTML. I remember it
wasn't totally simple- but it was so much fun! And... I am sure things
have been smoothed out in the last 7 years:).

Bernie if you just have some guru you could pay for a couple of rough
spots, you too can do your own web site! I did have to buy the
software for my actual order page with secure everything, but that was
only about $300 and the rest I did. I am not a computer guru, promise.
I actually loved doing it and you might too!

BTW I get my Merchant Card Account from NOVA/COSTCO and that works
well. I think GoDaddy keeps my name but my site is hosted at Crystal
soemthing or other and they are great.

Get a computer camera and take all the photos you want and plunk them
in and Dreamweaver does it easily.

I could let you know the name of the lady who did my order software
and who also took me through the couple of rough bumps I mentioned
before. I paid her by the hour but I promise it was not much and the
satisfaction of having it just as you want it is *priceless* to use a
tired (but appropriate) term.

Go for it Bernie!

aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


   
Date: 08 Oct 2006 08:44:12
From: bernie
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:09:23 -0500, "DougW"
> <post.replies@invalid.address> wrote:
>
>
>>bernie wrote:
>
>
>>GD has merchant accounts if you want them to do all the backend
>>for credit card purchases, and some pre-built shopping cart sites
>>based on how many items you want listed. All depends on how much
>>you want to pay.
>>
>>Another option is Yahoo stores. One thing though... some businesses
>>and Government agencies, block Yahoo stores at the firewall. They
>>don't allow employees to actually do any real life stuff at work. :(
>>
>>You might ask Cea from smithfarms.com how they do their site. It's
>>very simple.. very very simple.. but functional. And delicious.
>>*sips freshly brewed kona coffee* Yep, delicious. :)
>
>
> Thanks very much Doug:).
>
> Bernie, I made my own site---about 7 years ago from simple, very
> simple software called Front Page. A few years ago I transferred it,
> with help, to the Dreamweaver by Macromedia software and that is
> wonderful. You do not need to know how to use HTML. I remember it
> wasn't totally simple- but it was so much fun! And... I am sure things
> have been smoothed out in the last 7 years:).
>
> Bernie if you just have some guru you could pay for a couple of rough
> spots, you too can do your own web site! I did have to buy the
> software for my actual order page with secure everything, but that was
> only about $300 and the rest I did. I am not a computer guru, promise.
> I actually loved doing it and you might too!
>
> BTW I get my Merchant Card Account from NOVA/COSTCO and that works
> well. I think GoDaddy keeps my name but my site is hosted at Crystal
> soemthing or other and they are great.
>
> Get a computer camera and take all the photos you want and plunk them
> in and Dreamweaver does it easily.
>
> I could let you know the name of the lady who did my order software
> and who also took me through the couple of rough bumps I mentioned
> before. I paid her by the hour but I promise it was not much and the
> satisfaction of having it just as you want it is *priceless* to use a
> tired (but appropriate) term.
>
> Go for it Bernie!
>
> aloha,
> Cea
> --smithfarms.com
> farmers of pure kona
> roast beans to kona to email

Thanks, all, for the info. I have been looking at godaddy and others
and the more I look the easier it seems. Cea, I'm awash in a sea of
computer whiz kids but you'd be surprised at how difficult it is to
harness that knowledge with an understanding of getting a project done
in a timely manner.
Bernie


    
Date: 08 Oct 2006 09:03:31
From:
Subject: Re: Order coffee online....someday..maybe
On Sun, 08 Oct 2006 08:44:12 -0600, bernie <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote:

>beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>> On Fri, 6 Oct 2006 09:09:23 -0500, "DougW"
>> <post.replies@invalid.address> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>bernie wrote:
>>
>
>
> Thanks, all, for the info. I have been looking at godaddy and
others
>and the more I look the easier it seems. Cea, I'm awash in a sea of
>computer whiz kids but you'd be surprised at how difficult it is to
>harness that knowledge with an understanding of getting a project
done
>in a timely manner.
>Bernie

I can imagine. We have 4 kids and 3 are computer types- the other a
school teacher:). But I did not ask for the kids' help. Instead, I
just retreated from my own world for a few days and thought of it as a
job- a short college course. Learning how to make my own site. I did
no other work. I think the change was neat and it did feel intense
but it was great! And the satisfaction was enormous and continues
which is pretty neat.

I think Bernie, it is one of those things, if you set your mind to do
it, you can:) and it will be fun too.

Good luck Bernie.

with aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email