| 3:30 pm on Jun 25, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Depending on exactly what the project parameters are, you might very well be looking for the package my company works with. E-mail/StickyMail me if you want more details
The package can handle '000s of stock items, and can draw info from external d/bases, so it might be suitable
| 1:09 am on Jun 27, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Hi Tigger - I too want to get a site working with server based data and asp's. I propose to use Miva and a search as well, but need some non-geek software to set it up. I'm too old to learn more new languages just to do this job...
| 5:54 am on Jun 27, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Hi Rhys & welcome to WmW
I've had some interesting offers made sticky sent with details
| 3:24 am on Jul 3, 2001 (gmt 0)|
What'd you guys ever come up with for this? I'd really like to hear it.
There are some off-the-shelf solutions out there, but they can be soooo expensive. ($10k+)
| 4:13 am on Jul 3, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Lo Brett -
I looked at some off the shelf stuff and got frightened to death. I am now looking at Frontpage generated ASP pages hooked to a data base to try and write this myself. I have seen a site that appears to do what I want and it sems to have been generated with FP.
cheers - Rhys
| 5:55 am on Jul 3, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I've had a couple of companies contact me direct offering either services or software so I've asked the client to copy the database over to me so I can have a poke around with it.
I'll let you know how this all pan's out, but this certainly isn't as straight forward as I’d originally thought.
| 6:53 am on Jul 3, 2001 (gmt 0)|
1. I've been reading some articles from Direct magazine that indicate many big retailers have decided to limit their website offerings, using the 80-20 rule to minimize work and maximize profits.
2. Americart offers a very inexpensive service (usually under $25 a month) which allows you to create pages from comma separated data -- and they then output flat HTML pages for the site using your template(s), making a very SE friendly site. I've found their service to be extremely flexible and technically rather straightforward.
| 10:29 pm on Jul 7, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I use a db/cart solution on several sites that is really a no brainer. Try webteacher.com. It's not free, but I have found that when dealing with shopping carts, "free" is not really a bargain. I have no interest in the software other than the fact that I use it.
There is a SQL version and a flat file version. If you have a db to import, you could probably have the whole deal set up within an hour.
| 9:15 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I know I am late on this one, but Miva Merchant is not that hard to set up, you can convert a product data base to a flat file and upload all of your products at once. You do have to create the product catagories first. There are 2 plug ins available to create static copies of the cart for the search engines.