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[REBOL] eBay manager program Re:

From: jackseay:earthlink at: 22-Sep-2000 9:19

It might provide some visibility when thousands of ads and emails read "ReBay - Powered by Rebol". And thousands of new people would be downloading Rebol to use it, and maybe seeing what else Rebol can do. [jackseay--earthlink--net] said at “[REBOL] eBay manager program”. [Sep/22/2000Fri 08:46] -Here are some ideas I've had a long time for a much needed -application. I think Rebol could do it. - -There are probably tens of thousands of big-time eBay sellers now. -If -their average product sells for $10 or so, and it takes at least 1/2 -hour to handle all the steps in each sale, they will be making less -than minimum wage. If that time could be cut to 5 or 10 minutes per -sale, that would make a serious impact on their profit margin. - -Here are some of the steps a program could manage: -Quickly compose the ad on the eBay website using as much reusable -HTML as possible, send the picture(s) to their website, notify the -buyer of their mailing address and PayPal info, track each step of -the transaction (emails sent and received, payment received, product -shipped, feedback, etc.), print mailing label with address info from -email, print packing slip with ad copy and other info, send feedback -and email that feedback was made, etc. Also make it easily -customizable, so other tracking info can be added by user. - -For the buyers, many other processes could be added: paying thru -PayPal, automatic bidding at specified time, tracking of steps in -transaction, and many of the above steps. - -I have several times considered being a full-time eBay seller, but -decided against it because I know how much time it takes to complete -each sale. For a program to be really helpful, it must be able to -interact with and produce web pages, ftp, email, printer output, and -tracking of all steps for each product bought or sold. What language -is there that can do this easier than Rebol? - -*#*#*#*#*#*# -To design the new structures of writing for screens is a profound -issue of literary structure.† It is important to provide the best -literary structure that we can, for hypertext, as the literature of -tomorrow, determines in part the new structure of civilization. -Civilization is in large part about, and around, what is written.† -This is what we call literature. Literature is an endless river, -connected, like water, in all directions.† Document connections go -forward and backward in time, and sideways between documents.† -Scholarship and fiction, political speeches and criticism, -advertising, journalism and technical reports-- all affect each -other -and evolve in a constant flow of ideas and writings. ... Ted -Nelson... - -Jack Seay [jackseay--usa--net]