… while me & Gareth discuss the differences looked for in an online ability between b&m and online sellers, good old Gardners just gets on and does the job to reveal things with an almost perfect timing for what were talking about here! Taking the idea of localbookshops.co.uk and the US Indiebound site to heart they are now almost here with http://www.hive.co.uk to check it out and look around just add /betasite to the addy.
If you’re an indie and have an account with Gardners then I’m pretty sure you’ll have recieved the details today in the post for your consideration – if you don’t already have an account with Gardners then maybe now might be a good time to consider it.
I also really think it’s time perhaps for someone to consider a fully Christian one too maybe, stronger together, weaker apart!
So ok for some it’s maybe not perfect – the affiliate percentage on some things is a tad lower than I get from some other places – but then this one is literally pretty much all done for me so maybe that more than makes up for it and at the end of the day as I said before as far as i’m concerned ‘every little bit helps’ and something is better than nothing!
Having said that I won’t be folding my own sites up, or even ignoring them – this for me will just be one more potential stream to serving my local customers in the ways that they want me to – there is room and plenty for all of us to work together and pick up trade from that working together if we really work together with goodwill and an ethic of community, friendship and fair trading in mind and at heart.