This is a paid review. I'm reviewing this site in exchange for beer money. I do this periodically to support my lust for good beer.
pongalong.com sells beer pong tables and also provides information on beer pong rules, and event calendar, and even beer pong t-shirts. Due to the nature of this review, I don't have the time to review the products they are selling so I will be reviewing their site and product offerings relative to their competition.
I like this site. It is well-designed, easy to navigate, and has a professional feel to it. All these combine to make me want to explore it further and make me likely to actually give them my payment info. and order a product. The pictures of their beer pong tables are professional and the product page gives a good overview with links to demo videos and pictures so you know what you are getting.
When you click the purchase links on the product page, you are taken to another product detail page. From there, you get more information and can add it to your cart. This page also gives a link to reviews and shows what other buyers that bought that product have purchased. The order process from this point forward is secured with SSL.
You can pay via Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, or Google Checkout. During the payment process, you can enter you zip code to get an estimated shipping charge. The store's policies, FAQs, and other info. that you want to know before you buy are also prominently featured in the left navigation. I'm glad to see they did this since not having that information handy is one of the major reasons I'll abandon a purchase online.
Even after going through the order process, I still like this site. Many ecommerce sites don't do well in this regard. The site has a professional look and gives all their policies and information up front so I would have no problem buying from them. In their FAQs they link to their PayPal and Amazon reviews so you can see what others are saying about them. If I was in the market for a beer pong table I'd give pongalong.com a shot. If anyone has bought from them, please leave a comment and let me know how it went.