Paypal button for Calendars….

I am very sorry for the problem with the Paypal button.  I think it’s working now on the blog and I also put it in the GLA Store on the web site at

And Life in Haiti Goes on!…..

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1. Jess wrote:
Hi Jamie,You pose a good question. There are defieitnly two side to the story! On one hand, having a log in protects your pricing from the general consumers. Yet, on the other hand, you do discourage folks from buying from your site due to a log-in.Having run a password protected wholesale website for over 8 years, I can assure you that it does work well. On my site (, I require that all wholesale buyers fill out a Buyers Registration and Password Request Form. I use this form to weed out the consumers who are trying to pose as wholesale buyers. It has been very effect as I ask questions that will prove' whether or not they are a true retail outlet. From there, I issue a password to get into the pricing and wholesale buying section. Before I chose to set up this system, I researched several larger wholesale sites to see there procedure. I found that all of them used a similar system. Several had a much more detailed Registration Form than I used (asked for financial information, for instance). I gather from my research that it was common practice to have a password protect wholesale site.Another issue I encountered to re-enforce my decision occurred along when I was selling huckleberry picking rakes. The rakes were a new product, so I featured them on the wholesale site which meant they were listed, including the price, along the side bar of my site. Over the course of the season, I received at least two flaming emails from consumers asking me why they could not buy my rakes at the reduced pricing. Strangely, I was accused of gouging the public etc. etc. (some folks obviously do not understand the retail/wholesale system!). Needless to say, I removed the items from the sidebar immediately!I am certain that I do loose some sales from having the log in, but I find that serious wholesale buyers do not mind the extra step.I hope this information helps! Good luck with your site.Best,Sandy

Sun, November 23, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

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