In <B4A387FB3CB9D211BE7500805F857AC2118303@mdi_file.lpw-mdi.com>, on 03/12/99 
   at 12:24 PM, Dan Thomas <Dthomas@lpw-mdi.com> said:


>       We are interested in giving existing customers the ability to order
>products and check on order / shipment status via the Internet.  I would
>expect our volume to initially be about 25 new orders per day and 50
>order inquiries (this is a small percent of our total volume). 

Experiences I have seen are that people underestimate this number by 10 to 30 
times. If you are thinking "25 new orders" get ready to make a sudden 
adjustment to 250 or more.  The response is usually astounding.


>       We are in the exploratory stage.  We don't have much inhouse expertise
>with E-Commerce and I'm considering hiring someone to handle that for us.

One other thought:  do any of your suppliers or customers already do 
e-commerce?  They might have some names for you, or even offer a tour.


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