A group that sells crafts at various fairs during
the summer was looking for an outlet to sell their products during
the off season, and thought the the Internet may be a way to meet
this need. They did not have much computer expertise, and did not
have any experience with web sites and how they work. They asked
TREX to get their products online.
TREX provides solution
There are many companies that have the ability to
create an e-commerce web site, and then continue to charge you whenever
you need to update your product's information. TREX provided a solution
that allowed even the novice computer user to manage their own web
site. TREX set up an e-commerce site with a password protected administration
area. By using this area, the sellers were able to enter information
about their products using simple forms. This information then was
displayed on the web site for browsers to purchase the products.
The administration area also contained scripts to assist in gathering
accounting and other information. When an order was placed, e-mail
was automatically to the person in the group who makes the product,
allowing for quick shipment of that product and eliminating any
"middle man" in the group from having to maintain the
entire site and inventory.