Posted by diane king on February 09, 2001 at 18:29:29:
i'm currently in the planning/info gathering stages of developing an art website for an artist friend. while surfing, i've noticed many sites do not include purchase info, only e-mail or telephone #'s for contacting the artist. i'm researching various merchant service options, and sense that e-commerce either hasn't been financially viable for start-up art sites, or that art websites in general are failing to ignite potential buyers pocketbooks. are there any success stories out there using on-line e-commerce? do you have any pro's vs. con's re: online purchasing vs. direct telephone contact purchasing? sure would like to address these concerns prior to constructing this site!