Ongoing Developments - Updated December 12, 2018

I created this page because this site is a work-in-progress. I have been trying to leave e-bay since December 2016, which is 24 months as of the time I write. I had worked for several months on developing a site on a different platform - one that was not nearly as good as this one is. This website is the result of a completely new attempt to develop an information rich, resource packed site for all stamp collectors. Due to the amount of time that was wasted in developing the old website, I did not want to wait for every single aspect of this site to be perfect before bringing it live. So, it is a work in progress, and this page was created to keep you up to date with the changes that have been implemented. 

I have streamlined the product tags and reduced their number in order to make the collection pages load faster. However, because the inventory is very large, it will take longer for the pages to load, than for some other websites which have less. Visitors should also be aware that this site is optimized for mobile, so that the load speeds there are much faster than on desktop. However, the site does use browser caching, so pages will always load much faster with the second and subsequent visits. I have included a section on the "Navigation Tips" page discussing the speed issue and how to find the items you are looking for most efficiently. 

The language translation is now complete. There are still a few instances in which the translations of certain blog post titles are not correct, and other instances of text that did not translate. However, the issues involved are of minor importance. So, I am going to be working perfecting it over time. The search engine should now work properly with all 15 languages. I have tested it in 3 or 4 languages, and have found that it works as it should. 

I have now connected Facebook messenger, so that you can contact me instantly on messenger and have connected the other social media channels as well. I have also added a "best offer" button to allow you to make offers on my items. This button does not translate into other languages unfortunately, but you can recognize it as the green button located directly beneath the yellow "Pay with Paypal" button.  However, please note that offers cannot be used in conjunction with the discount coupons, as checkout only allows for one discount code. So you can either choose to make offers, or pay the list prices and claim an overall discount on the entire order. 

The categories are generally populated with a few empty collections. I had decided to leave the empty collections visible, because I wanted visitors to be able to gain a good sense of what will be offered over the years and months to come, as I am able to get more and more material listed. Obviously, my first priority, once I start listing material again, will be to list material for the empty categories first, so that every category will contain at least one item. 

I have continued to notice that there have been many searches for non-Canadian material, as I expected, and unfortunately due to time constraints, I do not yet have this portion of my inventory listed. I hope to be able list a significant amount of material over the coming months, as I am now ready to begin listing items in earnest within the next 2 weeks. But, it is important to remember that I cannot have all my inventory listed at any given time. So, if you are looking for something specific, and you do not see it here, I would always suggest sending me either a message over Facebook Messenger, or by e-mail. I will check my stock and get back to you within 24-48 hours. 

Enjoy your visit!

Chris