[ESIP-all] "Buy Now" button for ESIP web pages
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 16:26:56 -0500
Danny, Pat, and ESIP-all,
I think Pat's idea is a good one- however, be aware that the "buy now" links
will be changing at the end of the month. The new link will make the ecom
shopping experience seamless with respect to points of entry from partner
websites. Accordingly, the ecom-site will simply become an order-processing
vehicle rather than a main portal for reviewing and shopping for items.
Danny - I have not considered how to integrate the ESIP-Federation site in
the new algorithm given that multiple partners will be represented from that
point of entry. As such, please give me until the end of the month before
implementing any "buy-now" features on that site.
Any Federation members wishing to become involved with the site may drop me
a line at email@example.com. In the meantime, all participating (and
potential) ecom-partners should be creating a webpage containing an
inventory of all the items that they would like to offer through the site.
An example of such an index page is available at RITI's site:
(You may include different prices on that page).
Thanks for your attention,
520-326-7005 ext 107.
PS- For more information on recent ecommerce developments, please visit the
following link: http://www.terraindata.com/developWWW/esipecom/intro.htm).
Ecom partners - please see your last "ecom update" email).
From: Patricia Reiff [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:07 PM
To: Hardin, Danny
Subject: [ESIP-all] "Buy Now" button for ESIP web pages
Danny: (and the federation)
At the last ESIP federation meeting, the COMDEV committee voted:
1. To encourage as many ESIPS as possible to put their products into
the Ecom server gateway, (so, everyone, let Hans Huth know if you
have products we can list - it is working quite well now! It can be
used, I would think, for digital downloads as well as physical
products, but so far it only has physical products listed)
2. To ask you to put a "buy now" button next to ESIP products listed
on the ESIP web site, that would "burrow" into the COMDEV site
I am grateful that you made a big "ecommerce gateway" button on the
top ESIPFED page, but a button also next to each product where listed
elsewhere would be good.
For example, I just now went to the ESIP "education center" and did a
search on products. Several of the products listed (hey, including
my "Earth Update"), are also in the comdev site. A cute "buy now"
button, next to each listing, could then go directly to the page in
the comdev site.
For example, for my Earth Update CD, you could use this link:
would take them to all my products.
(Hans can correct me if these are not the best links to use).
Now that we are heading into "no cost extension time", sales are
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