I don`t believe anyone is in an adversarial position against AppleCart, so I guess I don`t understand the sense of belligerence in blondieblue`s posts. That being said, we`re still looking for a shopping cart and have AppleCart as a candidate.
We`ve been adding notes of features to a little database record so we`ll know what to ask about when it`s time.
As for the idea of "rewards," I didn`t come up with this as a unique, never-before-heard-of concept! It`s just another idea, based on talking with folks here on SuN. I hadn`t seen it yet in our discussions, and thought I`d add it to the mix.
So having a reward system and a "surprise" gift would be a great thing to have in the shopping cart software.
I`m assuming one might simply enter the data for the gift item and set the parameters in the cart-ware, then the cart would automatically generate the pick list for the order.
Of course there are lots of ways to offer incentives and care for repeating customers. But so far, I don`t believe I`ve seen in my own experience the idea of the "surprise" gift. Not that I`ve shopped every e-commerce site in the world. :-)
CraigL, simply give Spads.com a call at 303-697-1019 ------ Vince Creazzo will gladly answer ALL your questions about "Discount Programs", the use of the AppleCart Shopping Cart and Data Base Management System, and ALL the resources that Spads.com offers.
Also feel free to ask TJ Graff of GoTruckStop.com anything you want also. I believe he can be reached at 480-544-4671.
Beth Downey (Showboxers) of BoxerHaus.com can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Now, how`s that for giving you hard resources and actual web sites that can give you actual actual real life experiences using AppleCart and the resources of Spads.com.?
If that`s an adverserial attitude - than I just don`t know what to do !! (But I will challenge the concept of "group think" that seems to occur here at SuN sometimes.)