[ESIP-all] "Buy Now" button for ESIP web pages

Huth, Hans Hans.Huth@veridian.com
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 hans.huth@veridian.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, 

Hans Huth
Veridian Systems
(Terraindata ESIP)
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).

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia Reiff [mailto:reiff@ruf.rice.edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 1:07 PM
To: Hardin, Danny
Cc: federation-all
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 
really important!

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