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    They finally went and did it.. Wal*Mart Hosting..

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    Sam's Club to offer Web hosting sites

    By Heather Landy

    Star-Telegram Staff Writer

    Sam's Club is getting into the Internet hosting market with a new service that lets small-business customers set up professional Web sites for $5 a month.

    The monthly fee covers the site, a domain name and Internet e-mail.

    For an extra $5 a month, customers can add an online shopping feature.

    The service is managed by privately held Vista.com of Redmond, Wash., which designs Internet software geared for small businesses.

    "In talking to our business members, one of their needs that continually came up was access to a Web site, and not only access, but [questions about] how do they develop their own and how do they keep it going," said Cara Kinzey, vice president of membership for the Sam's Club wholesale chain.

    Customers can sign up for the service at www.samsclub.com or at (877) 725-7932 (SAMSWEB).

    Subscriptions cannot be purchased at Sam's Club stores, and they are only available to business customers with a Sam's Club Plus membership.

    The service provides industry-specific templates that users can customize with corporate logos, photographs and text. Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, also said it will offer custom design services beginning at $99.
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    It was only a matter of time before they stuck thier noses in..
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    Great... now they take over this industry! That's just perfect.
    He arose!

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    pretty crazy, wonder why they would they are like one of the most profitable businesses out there.

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    What services do they NOT offer?!?

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    Nobody gets anywhere by targetting 1 form of business
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    Originally posted by Philipf
    Nobody gets anywhere by targetting 1 form of business
    That's not true.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    gotta give credit to Vista.com ..
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    I wonder when it'll become active? I've got some customers whom I'd like to offload onto Sam's.

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    That's pretty scary. Wonder if McDonalds will jump on the bandwagon next.

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    Walmart also sell's rackmounts

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    We are regular customers of Sam's Club, but this leaves me speechless.....

    (for the moment)

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    Yeah that's true. Heck, where else can you buy a RAID drive, a 24-pack of toilet paper, fresh cut flowers, a couch and dining room table, a gallon of ketchup, tires for your car, and eat lunch at the same time.

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    I wonder how long before we get complaint's about their hosting... "I'm using Wally-world's hosting service and this morning I had 3 hours downtime..."
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    I wonder how long before they launch their reseller plans.

    For every account sold, you get a 10-pack of men's briefs or tube socks.

    LOL
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    Originally posted by Gen-T
    Yeah that's true. Heck, where else can you buy a RAID drive, a 24-pack of toilet paper, fresh cut flowers, a couch and dining room table, a gallon of ketchup, tires for your car, and eat lunch at the same time.
    You can also get your nails & hair done..as well as go to the bank (atleast in mine, they have their own little bank..)..and work on your next travel vacation.

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    They've got an eye doctor at the one near me.

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    this industry

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

    this makes me wanna become a plumber
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    but just my guess, i call the number and get:

    "We're sorry you have reached a number that is no longer in BLAH"

    and visit the website:
    but cant find 'em offering webhosting on there site
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    This was mentioned in this thread:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...almart+hosting

    and a while ago a member of this forum mentioned striking a deal with Sams/Walmart to provide services, but I can't find the thread at this time.

    I must say congratulations to him for this going through. It should be quite profitable for him. Maybe he'll pop in here and say hi
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    At least they were smart enough to outsource the whole operation...

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    Originally posted by HotLinkHost
    That's not true.
    It is

    Look at multi-billion companies, most of them offer many services and not just one. Also based on my experience, it really helps... ALOT

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    Exclamation Oh My!!! wallmart into webhosting business....

    OH Ya! it is true wallmart(Sam's Club) is stepping or already stepped into webhosting business aimed at small business users.
    article here explains:
    http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3362801

    I believe they sweep the market and let many feared dead , anyway time tells the story.

    4S.

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    wow....
    watch them take over the industry now...

    stupid walmart,
    thank god, microsoft is not getting into the hosting business, if they were, we'd all be screwed...

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    hehe, well they've been offering dialup for sometime now, and I know a few people who use that so guess this is just their next step. Kinda funny though.

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    No worries here. There will always be people who refuse to do business with Wal-Mart in favor of a more personalized experience. I know many who will drive 10-15 miles to a small business to shop rather than go two blocks to a Wal-Mart.

    Wal-Mart makes more enemies with each new store and new venture. Take a look at your next city council meeting where a Wal-Mart store is wanting to move in - you will find plenty or protestors there screaming "NOT IN MY BACKYARD". Wal-Mart is intruding where they are not wanted and are slowly doing themselves in.
    It's just a matter of time before they are too big for their own good.

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    Originally posted by azizny
    It is

    Look at multi-billion companies, most of them offer many services and not just one. Also based on my experience, it really helps... ALOT

    peace,
    The quote:
    Originally posted by Philipf
    Nobody gets anywhere by targetting 1 form of business
    That is NOT true. Even though it's true that 99% of multi billion dollar companies offer many services, it's not true that you MUST offer many services to succed. Maybe you didn't understand what Philipf worte, but I did and for that I am sorry.

    He stated that nobody gets anywhere, not nobody gets to a multi billion dollar spot.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    What about datacenters?

    They make loads of cash and cater to one, basic, type of customer.

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    What about datacenters?

    They make loads of cash and cater to one, basic, type of customer.
    Then again, look how many of them went under in recent years.

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    Great, yet another supplier sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.

    We already switched our business banking when those idiots thought they should start offering (bad, expensive) web hosting.

    I bet $10 a month gets you a great ecommerce site

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    Off topic, but what the heck is Mmmm... Floor-pie? lol
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    Originally posted by HotLinkHost
    Off topic, but what the heck is Mmmm... Floor-pie? lol
    It's a Homerism from the episode "Boy Scoutz N The Hood (1F06)" season 5

    http://utterbollocks.imess.net/floorpie.au
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    Wal-Mart-Hosting - that just doesn't sound right.

    Look on the (bright/other/dark) side, soon we'll be able to search the webhosting forum for 'walmart'
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    Originally posted by N9ne
    Wal-Mart-Hosting - that just doesn't sound right.

    Look on the (bright/other/dark) side, soon we'll be able to search the webhosting forum for 'walmart'
    That was hilarious
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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    Wal*Mart are a big company. Hardly surprising.

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    The reason Wal*Mart is sucessful, they provide what the average person wants, at the price they want to pay.

    I buy many things from them, I'd probably spend my money at a smaller store if the price difference was reasonable. Example: I needed to buy some t-shirts, local store wanted 2x the price for the same shirt as Wal*Mart.

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    Well, I would never buy clothing at WalMart, however I buy just about everything else they sell at the SuperCenter which is right behind my house, lol.
    To assume perfection is merely a display of ignorance.

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