E-Commerce- Thanks and clarification
||Mon, 22 May 2000 17:36:23 +0100
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to reply to my posting.
Having read the responses I feel I ought to clarify.
Our client is under no illusions that we have previously implemented an e-commerce
site. We are currently only producing a quote for this addition to the original
tender, and have *not* agreed to take on a job we cannot do.
We have a wealth of skills and intelligence here and we are perfectly capable
of very advanced web-site design, including Java servlets, PERL etc. We are,
however, a relatively new company and it happens that we have not yet been asked
to create an e-commerce site. We have months to learn how to implement a credit-card
transaction form into the site and I am certain that we will be able to get
it up and running, however complex it may be, well within the time-frame requested.
As Michael Wilson very rightly says, it would be wrong to enter in to this sort
of thing if this were not the case, which is why I'm finding out how to do this
before telling a client that we can. We are well aware that we don't have time
to become consumate experts on secure online transactions, but had assumed there
would be third-party resources out there that we could tag on to our site.
I just felt it was important to clear up any possible misunderstandings. Sorry
to be so defensive, but this *is* my business we're talking about here.
Thanks again for all the help. Great list.
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