Thanks alot. The ebay link looks great, due to all of our items not having a price but a phone number with note to call or e-mail for info. we have few sales on our site. however, we have experienced "alot" of sales, bench work, installs, you name it. it took a year but this time of year we are normally cutting hours we are actually 2-3 months behind on bench work, 3 months behind on installs, and surplus sales are thru the roof. we are very happy with our site and having rotating pictures of garmin on our home page has allowed us to qualify for thousands of dollars in coop money that has normally slipped thru our hands, thanks so much, we are very happy with the results of our website.Scott, Wings Avianics, Inc.
Our previous host (I'm sure he wants to be anonymous) convinced us to take a long and spelling intensive name (www.completetravellerbooks.com). They created a nice but search engine unfriendly intro flash. The website had a quite nice design, but that was really it. A bunch of text, nice pictures and a couple of our rare books were listed no shopping basket. There were several severe spelling mistakes that were produced by this website design company/host. Once we wanted to change our store's opening times (a two minute task) and were charged 25 bucks. Alltogether we spent several thousand Dollars for the roughly two years of hosting and didn't sell one single book. The SEO attempts that this hosting company was providing through a third party software was totally for the birds.
That changed drastically when we switched to Chrislands. For roughly $ 120.-- a year (not including the domain name) we have a website with shopping baskets and lots of features and 100% compatibility to Booktrakker. The best thing is that we can change and add pages as much as we want. Also we get competent personal support. Now we are getting orders and are very pleased. Overall the website is more cost effective than any other third party website (Abe, Biblio, ZVAB) that we are selling books on.Stefan Baer, Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore
I worked for months developing my own site with a software program I bought. I spent hundreds of hours on it, thinking to myself that all my time would pay off in the end. I did not realize I was wasting my time- my precious time. Time I could have spent doing more productive things.
The web site was workable until it came time to figure out the database aspect of it. Basically, it was no easy task. I read about creating a database- visited several sites- printed out and read a lot of information- also bought a couple of programs I thought would work----but when it came right down to it, it was not something I could do. It was too hard and would take too much time. I figured it would take months for me to create and fine tune. I thought about hiring someone, but that would be too much of an expense and I really couldn't do it at that time.
For months, while researching the bookselling business, Chrislands was a name that was mentioned often- everyone said the same things..."I am so glad I found them. I could not do it without them. They are excellent. Great Service."
Reluctantly, I decided to look on their website. At first I did not want to spend anymore money on anything- I was tired and cranky and not full of pleasant thoughts. I had put so much work into this already, but I had to do something- I had to keep moving forward
The minute I decided on Chrislands, the burden was lifted. Lance answered my questions, every last one of them. In a matter of days, my website was done. DONE.
couldn't believe it. Everything was perfect- and the best part about it was that I saved my time, my sanity and I did not have to do another thing! No more worry.
Everything about this site is easy. Chrislands still answers questions when I have them. The site is easy to upload to and easy to maintain. I trust the accuracy of my site more than I do Amazon, Abe or Biblio. The best part is that it's mine and I can run it the way I want to.
I am kicking myself for not looking into Chrislands earlier. My bookstore could have been up and running in a matter of days as opposed to months. Live and Learn...Live andLearn.Jennifer Young, Better Than Chocolate Book Co.
Thank you for all your help and patience over the past couple of years.
A very happy customer,Nick, The Staff of Infinity Books
To the Chrislands Team:
..let me congratulate you on your 5 year anniversary. I've had my Chrislands site for over 2 years and have appreciated the professional yet personal service I've received.Tom Primrose, Grenadier Books
Happy Anniversary to you, Chrislands Team!
And a heartfelt thank you for always being there, not only to set new stores up quickly and painlessly, but to keep them up and running, updated and bolstered with ongoing special features, and always alive and present to the search engines of the internet. Our store has been a part of the Chrislands group since your second year, and it has been by far our best business investment.Susan, Ravenroost Books
Hi, Lance, Jaymes, et al - congratulations on five years of excellent website design and service. We have found our site a pleasure to work with, and the few times we've had questions or problems, Chrislands.com responds with answers promptly.Sue and Gary Fox, Texas Star Books
Lance and the Chrislands team are incredibly helpful as well as proactive in improving their site. Support is fast, accurate and pleasant. They have set up Google, Propay and Yahoo feeds included in the incredibly low monthly fee. They accept graphics and will host them as well!
The service is flexible and seamless in its operation. Downtime does not exist. This is unquestionably the premier private book selling site available to vendors.
Email support issues are usually rectified for you with no effort on your part other than describing what you want.
I can hardly find enough superlatives to praise this work of art. If you are not already a Chrislands subscriber I can only say to you- do it now!
Sincerely yoursKenny, Poor Man's Books