I know. these folks have a heck of a slection and good products but
they don''t put any emphasis on their web page. Maybe they don't
understand that the rest of the world is farily computer literate now.
Kreg took forever to get off their rears and get a web site. They also
lost a LOT of business- I was one of them for years. Ilove their stuff
but they simply would NOT have a web page. Said it cost too much.
: Ditto. . .tho I was hoping they would revamp their site some. Finding what
: you want there is almost by chance. <s>
Unfortunately with McFeely's large catalog of hardware the upkeep, placement,
and structure of web
pages is pretty much a full time job. New stuff in, old stuff out, sales,
closeouts, etc.... I
would rather see their prices stay reasonable than have them go up to pay for a
web developer, or
contractor. A higher power search engine may prove to be more effective.
Keeping a web page would probably not any work at all if they have a working
computer inventory system and would hire a web site consultant to set it up
properly to being with. It is easy enough to have a "live" website connected
to an inventory system. Sure, the downside is that you don't have the
opportunity to "design" a special page for every product but the upside is
that you don't have to "design" much of anything. Requires adding a few
extra elements to the database such as an image but beyond that the effort
I guess I am missing something. I go to their web site (last night in
fact) select, fasteners, flathead, no-corrode, #10, 1.5" and quantity.
Wheres the problem? this is a low tech item with minimal overhead, who
needs an amazon.com like site for SCREWS?
I think they do a GREAT job, the web site does what it needs to do and
customer service is execelant.
<BRuce> wrote in message
: > : Ditto. . .tho I was hoping they would revamp their site some. Finding what
: > : you want there is almost by chance. <s>
: > :
: > Unfortunately with McFeely's large catalog of hardware the upkeep,
placement, and structure of
: > pages is pretty much a full time job. New stuff in, old stuff out, sales,
closeouts, etc.... I
: > would rather see their prices stay reasonable than have them go up to pay
for a web developer,
: > contractor. A higher power search engine may prove to be more effective.
: I guess I am missing something. I go to their web site (last night in
: fact) select, fasteners, flathead, no-corrode, #10, 1.5" and quantity.
: Wheres the problem? this is a low tech item with minimal overhead, who
: needs an amazon.com like site for SCREWS?
: I think they do a GREAT job, the web site does what it needs to do and
: customer service is execelant.
All it takes is going thru a few pages. I have no problem with it. I'm not in
that much of a hurry,
and I run across things I've never seen before. Some people like instant
A good search engine would be a fair compromise.
Still they carry some real specialized hardware and cataloguing to
application might be a better 1st level. . .they remind me of my document
filing process, , ,everything under "P" for "Paper'! LOL!
Glad to hear that we haven't shut down!
As a previous thread indicated, the power outage that hit New York somehow
affected us down in Virginia. The telephone forwarding system and web site
were both out of commission last weekend, leading some to question whether
we had shut the doors. Believe me, we haven't - we are still going strong,
still taking orders for great screws and woodworking supplies and still
shipping orders fast.
Thanks for the comments on the web site as well (even though they were not
all that complimentary<bwg>). I hired a new web master earlier this year
that is working on the infrastructure to make the site easier to navigate
and easier to shop. You may have noticed a redesign some months ago that I
believe is a big improvement over the old design. Still, I agree that the
site can be more difficult to use than Orvis or MicroWarehouse, for example.
But please hang in there with us - we are working hard to make the site easy
to use, easy to shop, and easy to navigate.
Jim Ray, President
McFeely's Square Drive Screws
Hey Jim nice web site I have seen a lot worse
question about your sprial racthing screw drivers AKA yankee
scrrewdriver (made by another company )
will the model that has the 1/4" hex adaptor bult in accept the ball
detent style of bits ?
most all 1/4 hex bits I see are ball detent style
I am looking for a tapered drill bit with counter sink for pliot
holes for screws
while I am on the topic of adapting older tools do you have a bit
that fits in the old brace and bit that we can use a 1/4" hex bit in
thanks for listening while I highjack this thread
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