[LINK] E-Commerce woes
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 15:25:19 +1000
>Has anyone found an E-Commerce site that is actually the "grail" yet?
>I mean one that promises and delivers 24 hour turnaround to customer queries
>and one that gets the delivery details and everything right?
Oh it's worse than that! Most banks won't allow credit card transactions
*IF* they know the transaction came via the NET!
AMEX has (as was reported on Link) refused to have anything to do with
adult products and the net :)
>Just when am I going to be able to order that pizza on the net I was promised
>4 years ago?
We were able to provide you with locally delivered Pizza's in Sydney on a
BBS in 1989! My old phone number was 482 1111 very close to Pizza Hut on
481 1111. Use to get a LOT of wrong numbers. So we sold the calls to
Pizza places and put a little section on our BBS.
It didn't last long. Not enough users.
When I spoke with Domino's Pizza about 2 years ago and Pizza Hut about 3
years ago they were all going to have their sites running by the end of 98.
I guess that's why we buy Pizza Haven via the phone :)
Having the Hot's for what's in the box with the dots doesn't help if I
can't order it fast!
>The promises made by the E-Commerce mavens mean nothing to me - the system is
>horribly broken and doesn't deserve anywhere near the hype it's been getting
>by the Govt, Business and the hangers-on it's created.....
It's vapourware and thing less.
I'm working on a number of e-commerce developments presently and they are
all falling short at the same problem.
I do hope to have Optah back online before Christmas with a guaranteed
delivery system in place.
>I shudder when I see those Win 2000 or Sausage ads on TV promising they will
>make creating an E-Commerce site as simple as plugging in a toaster -
>things are bad enough as they are.
Have you tried Telstra and the EatFresh site?