Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A small rant...



That is completely non BDSM or Fet related.
You have been warned :)

You decide to have an internet business. You set up your website. You keep a good selection of products. You list them all by their number...
You are selling threads. Every type of thread imaginable; tapestry threads, sewing threads, beading threads, silk threads, embroidery threads...
And you don't put up one freaking picture or colour chart anywhere.

To add insult to injury the only place that seems to have pictures of the colours and the numbers is an Amazon stockist. Of course someone has a hazy idea of colour, as things labelled blue are next to what is clearly a picture of a yellow thread. Leaving one a little unclear as to which one to believe... text or picture... eeny meenie miny...

And people wonder why their online businesses go under...
And why their customers go insane. It's not incipient old age, its dealing with shit like this.

Sobs in frustration at these being the only two options for suppliers of a particular type of quilting thread available...

4 comments:

mc kitten said...

just... what?! how is that even possible?!

have you tried ebay - if you have that down there? Seems more reliable on the whole when it comes to pictures and descriptions. Of course there are always some...

Master's piece said...

Oh we have ebay... and there is one supplier who bundles them up into neat little groups of colours and then charges as much again in postage. Being gouged is one thing, being stuck with colours that make you go WTF were you thinking is another :D

mc kitten said...

arrrrgh, what are they even thinking?!

Neale Wolfson said...

Hmmm, not much to say about the store issue, it's sometimes so hard to set things up just right. But that's no excuse.

Of course with the friends you have here perhaps getting it Overseas and have them post it for you migth be an option to bypass the extortionate P&H