Importer/Wholesalergreenspun.com : LUSENET : WineAccess Business : One Thread
DEFINE MARKETS BY STATE (THEREFORE BY ZIP CODE) IN WHICH IMPORTER OPERATES OR IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY POST COMMENTS AND INFO ABOUT PRODUCTS IN DB FORMAT This is where the winery can put in tasting notes, harvest info, etc. Importer should be able to have multiple players, owner, sales, and the player should define themselves when signing. We may want to include some mechanism (does philip have this?), where the importer can scan a photo of their label and put it up on the organizer, attaching it to the wine db. EVENTS Post comments about events that are dated. Comment should disappear once the date passes. THE ABOVE PRODUCTS ARE DEFINED AS THE IMPORTER CATALOG. Catalog can include prices in a closed forum fashion...defined by constituency CLOSED B TO B FORUM Secure entry for members of the importer's b-b community. Again, importer should be able to post comments about products, with or without pricing. There should be multiple levels to the closed forum. One for distributors, one for retailers, one for restaurants, one for importer personnel. Reason for this is winery will not want to post pricing info to all constituencies, while they will want to post product info. I'm not sure how sensitive wineries will be to posting their prices, in general, but it's worth a shot. EXPERT FORUM Importer must pay for this service. Access to Expert Forum Message Board. Comments are published on general community message board. SOMMELIER FORUM Importer must pay for this service. Access to Sommelier Forum. Importer can send out new releases to sommeliers, alerting them to taste products from their local wholesalers. (this alert will be sent out on the B-B forum). Should be queued when Sommelier's request information about their wines or about categories of wines (by varietal or appellation or style) GENERAL MESSAGE BOARD ALERTS Importer should be able to define general message board alerts. I.e. alert us whenever a message is posted about our products. we may want this hooked into the zip code as well. For example, Sussex would be interested in postings coming from any community member in the states in which it distributes its wines, but is probably not interested if the postings are from California. RECOMMENDATION ALERTS Make recommendations to consumers who have purchased their wines, when consumers request such recommendations;
-- Anonymous, August 23, 1999
re: some mechanism (does philip have this?), where the importer can scan a photo of their label and put it up on the organizer, attaching it to the wine db.
We'd be opening a can of worms with this one. What with the raft of lousy looking scans on the Web, do we want badly scanned and improperly sized images in our database?
-- Anonymous, August 26, 1999
I was under the impression that the photo.net scan and post stuff handled much of this.
-- Anonymous, August 26, 1999