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Re: Pay Pal - There are no answers, there are only questions.

Since you offer me the last word, I'll take it, plus a few more.

You should run your business any way you want.  People were asking for advice and you and I simply
provided differing views.  As I often do, I probably provided much more advice than anybody needed,
but neither you nor anyone else has to take it.

Tony Avent and I were once talking about what some other growers were doing and he said something
that I though was very profound.  Essentially, it was "I don't care what anyone else does."


Andrew Lietzow wrote:

> chick wrote:
> RE:>> I may be wrong, but I doubt it.  Secondly, as the world is now, you have in your
> wallet everything you need to buy plants from me, but if I want to buy something from you, I
> have to sign up for a service I have no real need for.
> 1) Not true.  I take everything (except American Express) INCLUDING Paypal and the easiest thing
> I take is Paypal.
> I just have to process credit cards manually and I don't like to do anything manually, if I can
> avoid it.  I have, however,
> told my Internet customers that if they are not a paypal.com customer, please join so that we
> can do business easily.  Truth be known, I still take credit cards, yet I do so reluctantly.
> RE:>>I doubt that I have ever lost a sale because we don't accept Pay Pal.
> 2) Probably not.  I take care of all of those customers for you so they won't be bothering you!
> See what a nice guy I really am?    We've had fun with this one and now I'll let you have the
> last word.
> I'm starting to have a discussion about the merits of tetraploid Hosta and busy trying to
> understand just a smidgeon about the genome of Arabipdopsis Thaliana (115Million base pairs and
> I don't hardly know what a base pair is!).  I'm going to let this discussion about this
> Paypal.com thing die because I don't have enough brain power to spare while attempting to
> respond to Jim Hawes legitimate question, "Why would tetraploids better?".  I just know he will
> only be content with a well thought out answer and I will need to do my homework.  When it comes
> to Hosta science, I've only recently understood the Hosta Color wheel and have a long way to go
> in understanding Flow Cytometry and polyploidy.   So, I can't take any more time to promote
> Paypal.com for them because I don't make a nickle off of the service nor do I have any of their
> stock.  Bummer!
> Chick, your operation is one of the ones I want to emulate, so if you see me on the premises
> taking pictures, you'll
> know that I respect your business and horticultural skills.  In fact, I don't even need to come
> onto the premises--I
> can just look at your web site and know that you run a 1st class operation.  (this is not
> buttering you up because I am simply stating a fact as most everyone will agree).
> As for the bar codes, I want to implement a system that allows an order picker to pull the
> plants by (bin) location from a hand held
> computer unit complete with scanner (an Intermec 9045 unit) and then the picker doesn't have to
> know ANYTHING about the plant.   I used to implement these types of systems in wholesale
> distribution companies (For OTHER businesses, not my own) and it enables a worker to perform a
> task 100% accurately without knowing what the product really is.  IF the product is labeled
> correctly just one time (plant knowledge required for this task) and the label stays put with
> the plant, it will be impossible to ship the wrong product.  Whether I will ever get to that
> point or not, I can't tell you.  However, I can tell you that WITHOUT the bar coded label, for
> sure it will never happen.  It all starts with the label...
> So for now, I'll pursue the paypal.com customers first and all the OTHER ones, second.   You get
> all the other ones first but just refuse those that prefer Paypal.com and send them to me.
> Deal?   I don't know what we'll do about the 10,000+ other Hosta resellers--I suppose neither
> one of us will have time to worry about what forms of payment they are accepting.  8<))
> It's possible that you have convinced me to implement the Echo Online thing--I didn't want to
> but you've raised some valid points.  Some people actually WANT to key in all that imformation
> for every single order they place online.  Why, I cannot tell you...
> See you at convention!
> Andrew Lietzow
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