Thursday, June 15, 2006

This is a short interview with the ceo of Gift Card Genie ( ); in this interview we find out how she got to where she is today, who she hired to help, what software she used, where the site is hosted, and what she might do differently if she could do it all over again.

What shopping cart are you using? Are you happy/satisfied with it?

We are currently using the software and have not done enough business to make a concrete decision,
but as of now we are very happy with the program.

Who is providing your web hosting service?

Applied Innovations.

Who did the design and who integrated the design into the webstore?

The design was performed by a local freelance designer, and was integrated by Wes of 1st Choice E-Commerce.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate, and in the following areas- Service, Support and Cost-Effectiveness.

My rating is as below:














Would you wholeheartedly recommend this combination of and to others who are seriously looking to set up an online store in a cost-effective and satisfactory manner?

I would definitely recommend 1st Choice E-Commerce to anyone looking to set up a based site. Wes has been fantastic at helping us to get set up and delivered on time while exceeding our expectations.

What are the difficulties you faced while trying to choose the right shopping cart, web host and developer?

Our project involves a lot of customization, and finding a developer to perform the customizations has been difficult.

If you had to do it all over again what would you do different?

I might not have hired Storefront developers to do the original customizations.

Thank you very much Katherine for taking the time to share your valuable insights, suggestions and experiences with us! Wish you great success with your online web store - 



About Applied Innovations

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