Originally Posted by blondheim12
Who has an opinion on the best online store platforms?
I'm a fan of Dick Blick. dickblick.com
Years ago, when I had a car, I would shop at their store in Carle Place. Now I shop there online and try to limit my ordering to once a month. They have a very thorough selection and provide information about each product online. Note: there are some errors in this information. Their customer service is excellent and you can always call them for information about their products. Plus, their prices are less than or equal to other stores.
It's helpful to get their 544 page printed catalog. Ask for the one called "Materials for Artists." They have other catalogs for specific users, such as educators.
As an example of their customer service, one order came incomplete. It was missing a particular watercolor paint. I called them up and they sent it to me. Just like that. I had one frustration with them. I wanted to return a product I bought in the store. They said I couldn't mail it in: I had to hand deliver it to a store, any store. Every company has its quirks.