joined:June 25, 2007
We sell products that are mechanical in nature. There's nothing pretty or visually interesting about them. They are mainly functional and just serve a technical purpose. Customers are both private and commercial. While I will fully admit that photos are probably a better idea, and some people would probably prefer to see an actual photo... The problem is that these items are sometimes very large, have to be extensively setup, and are basically a giant pain to photograph. So much so, that we've had some new items sitting for almost two years, waiting to have time to go through the arduous process of photographing them. Because I'm not going to just throw up some half ass snap, and doing it right is a big deal. So I've considered using basic 3D illustrations on the site. The question is, how much of a turnoff would it be. I honestly don't know. There's sites like McMaster-Carr and others, who have nothing but illustrations for all of their products. They seem to do OK.