I am sure I speak for all B-to-B retailers in saying that Mr Berners-Lee has had the more influence on our development in the last 15 years than any other man or organisation.
Without the internet we would still be printing 200,000 catalogues a year, our customers would not have access to the most up-to-date pricing and it would take us months to bring a new product to market, rather than hours.
But there has also been a downside to the internet: Fifteen years ago I knew who all our competitors were and I also knew that they all sold quality products. Over many years these companies had built up the knowledge and experience to sell high quality products. Nowadays the competition is huge and many new competitors have come along. Often they sell product without understanding the importance of cost over price.
At Parrs we sell on low cost, not low price. The difference is that our products will always last, and therefore the cost is always low. Unfortunately, if you buy a low price product, and it breaks within hours of buying it, the cost of that product is clearly very high.
I’m sorry that I can’t find anything amusing to say in this blog, but offering our customers the highest quality products at the lowest cost is something we take very seriously. Thank you to Tim Berners-Lee for making that aim achievable.