Yes, but based on the original post from Ian, my comments were in the context of an expanded service (..."with way more options"...) vs a clone of the existing DPCBs service and meant as feedback only and not just for protopacks.
I have no idea whether production PCBs is/will be targeted or not as part of the new service, but given that there seems to be an option as part of the website to have DP sell on boards for a commission I guess resale at least is envisaged. So far I have placed only one order on DPCBs (plus a second in the pipeline via the dev site) and the quality seemed to be at least on a par with similar services, with the really nice bonus of panelisation included.
Update: looks like the file name and total rounding has been fixed, from my earlier post. :)
However, because my file name is a bit on the long side it looks like the panel does not fit in the pop-up window. there is also some weird effect when I mouse over the item (actually when I dont mouse over it some info is not shown).
I am using Firefox & the order no is #50 - if you need to see it for yourself.
The '$' is now on one line and the correct amount is on another, probably the same issue as above.
(you proable just need to wrap the file name if it is too long or truncate it with .... )
No problem, I was just checking the difference and typing a response as you posted:
just checked and noticed that the shipping is an extra $1 with the 1.6 vs 1.2 mm boards (10x10cm +/-10), which makes sense if the shipping costs more etc.
When ordering I didn't realize there was a difference in shipping for different thickness. I must be 'pre-conditioned' by other suppliers. So maybe a note somewhere to highlight that, might be helpful in achieving the 'eco' goals.
But I tend to agree - in this case less can be more. :)
on the Ordered Items popup in the order History page (see attachement): - The title is test.zip (I don't recall using that name anywhere...must be system generated??) - The total is rounded up to the nearest $ (actual amount charged via PP & in order confirmation email was correct).
Other stuff: - On the Buy page, it took me a while to figure out that there were more options behind the "Advanced Options" text. Suggest you make it more prominent or just expose all the options by default. - The cost seemed to go up a lot beyond the protopack quantity (I suspect this may be an interim thing or a different supplier). e.g. +/- 10 ->$11.95 & 10 is $76. - 1.2mm is the default setting for thickness & most places seem to default at 1.6mm. - no HASL Lead free option? - A custom size of 10x10 cm is $68 vs a custom size of 100x100cm is also $68 :) (postage would be interesting) - you should consider forcing users to enter shipping & billing address when registering to make checkout more streamlined. - allowing users to enter their own project ID, might be helpful - if it is displayed on all the updates/status/history etc. Alternatively just use the original name of the uploaded file.
Overall, it worked fine so far & no issues with checkout or payment.