[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”.
-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.
-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
-and evolve in a constant flow of ideas and writings. ... Ted
-Jack Seay [jackseay--usa--net] http://home.earthlink.net/~jackseay/jack