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Re: Re: website/orders

Will you be keeping both email addresses? 
-------Original Message-------
From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
Sent: 03/11/03 01:18 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] website/orders

> No, they're edible Libby!  


Libby Valentine wrote:

>I think you said it right on the mark in your email - 
>although you are not primarily a mail order business, you will take
>and ship plants, so if interested, please contact you for details
>available selection and pricing.
>something like that???  Makes it clear you are not mainly an on-line
>retailer, but that you would be open to a mail order request.  Also, not
>having prices listed makes the site more of an informative focus than a
>sales focus.  
>And another question, not regarding your website though.  Your pictures
>really do have me coveting one/some of those plants.  I would have to
>it potted so I could bring it indoors, or keep it indoors, but your care
>feeding section has me thinking I could probably succeed with it.  Now
>key question:  anybody know if hibiscus are poisonous to felines?
>Maryland zone 6
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Franzman
>To: Garden
>Sent: 3/10/2003 10:35 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] Thank you!
>First, I think that most of you know this but let me repeat myself for 
>those who don't know me as well as others.  By showing you the website 
>I'm not in any way soliciting for business on this list.  You are all my
>virtual friends and I don't like selling my friends.  In fact, I've 
>given these plants to my friends particularly the ones who have helped 
>me in the last couple of years.  I sold insurance for a very short 
>time...months...because those are the people they want you to sell to.
>Now having said that we (sorry I've used we and I in this letter) really
>appreciate the feedback, suggestions and compliments for the site. 
> Linda (the wife unit) said "What a great group of people!"  We've 
>written all the suggestions down and I can't think of a solitary one 
>that wasn't on the mark.  So, just to tell you, we will:
>Make the thumbnails smaller to accomodate those with less than DSL:
>The main page will have something that states we are talking of  
>Tropical Hibiscus
>Make it clear where we're located
>Somehow indicate the size of the blooms  (anywhere from 5-11")
>Double check my pronouns
>I'm also going to soften the invitation to the greenhouse.  It's not 
>really meant to be a retail outlet.  Some traffic is ok but not a 
>constant stream.  That may have been too enticing.  Not for you folks 
>though...you can come anytime you'd like.
>Make it clear we're not a "store" however, we do ship and do take
>Which brings up another question:  I don't want it to be a store like 
>Amazon or some online nurseries.  Too many headaches.  I do ship though 
>and would take an order over email or the phone.  Can anybody think of a
>good way to say that?  Besides I promised the guy I bought the starts 
>from that I wouldn't compete with him with online business and also I 
>like the personal contact anyway better than annoymous orders.
>Please, if anybody has any other suggestions or comments I/we would love
>to hear them.
>Thanks again.

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