Omni-Comm reveals new trading space
In a surprise announcement today, the Omni-Communications and Omni-Trade departments of Omni-Tek Rubi-Ka have announced the planet-wide mothballing of the popular "Global Market System" sales tracker, alongside intentions to replace the system with a new, more robust, more feature-rich technology.
In a surprise announcement today, the Omni-Communications and Omni-Trade departments of Omni-Tek Rubi-Ka have announced the planet-wide mothballing of the popular "Global Market System" sales tracker, alongside intentions to replace the system with a new, more robust, more feature-rich technology. Outlining future plans at a press conference from Omni-One Headquarters today, Omni-Comm director Esther Silliman had high praise and hopes for the new system, labelled "GMI", Global Market Interface.
"When looking at the existing technology being leased across the planet, we at Omni-Comm had to make a tough decision; whether to upgrade the current method of enabling our partners in trade and commerce to a higher standard, or to examine our system from the ground-up and rebuild with a much stronger foundation. I fully believe that the incoming replacement for the GMS is leaps and bounds beyond the current user experience, and will be hailed as a massive leap forward for the commercial market on Rubi-Ka."
Offering a more detailed perspective on the new system was Omni-Trade department head Marten Scofield, displaying the many robust features of the new system. No longer tied to physical locations, this new interface will allow sellers to store their wares within the official Omni-Comm Transit Space Servers, which may then be delivered to any point on the globe; additionally, retailers can maximize their market power by placing purchase offers on the market for others to fill - Combined with a wealth of tracked statistics and information on personal trends, this is certain to leave an impression on even the most experienced trader.
"We at Omni-Trade want to offer the absolute best for our commercial retailers on Rubi-Ka. With the new Global Market Interface we allow for a wealth of information *and* convenience, making it easier than ever to sell and purchase on the open market. All of us at Omni-Tek look forward to seeing this new system embraced across the planet."
"I think it's fantastic!" said Mrs. Irma Meyers, a Borealis home maker who supplements her income with a booming second-hand clothing business. "I don't have to travel all the way out to my shop terminal in the Coast of Peace anymore - I just take a shirt, wash it up, and post the listing right at the terminal down the block. I don't even have to make space in my apartment for stock and inventory anymore! Omni-Comm and Omni-Trade have really outdone themselves this time!"
Not all among the crowd were so convinced, however. William Brown, a native of West Athens, had the following to say via gridmail following today's press announcement.
"I don't like it, I don't like it one bit. Those Omni-Comm bastards say my stuff's safe in their 'trade space', but what's to keep them from removing stuff they don't want in there, eh? Post up some rare Mosquito Forge armour and somehow it just 'magically disappears from the system'? No thanks. I was sketchy enough with them just trackin' the sales, but now they want to hold my stock for me? Count me out."
Though opinions remain somewhat divisive as usual among the two major factions of Rubi-Ka, early polls show the majority of citizens favouring the technology. Out of one thousand individuals polled, when asked as to whether or not they would be using the new system, 44% responded "yes", 39% responded "maybe", and 17% responding "no". When asked as to why not, most cited a lack of trust regarding the system, with 74% responding that they did not believe in Omni-Comm's abilities to properly store their wares, 25% responding that they had no need for the service, and only two individuals polled responding that they preferred the older method.