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MagentoGO Shutting Down – Now What?

September 30, 2014

Well… it was a long time ago, right upon the launch of MagentoGo that we mentioned we were not impressed with their product (Read our Original MagentoGO Review). Now, they are shutting it down to go back to what they do best, focus on their Licensed eCommerce Platform (Magento Enterprise and Magento Community Edition). But […]

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Ecwid Review

May 6, 2014

In the world of eCommerce, choosing the right eCommerce Platform for you online store is no easy task. With so many options of there, it’s easy to loose track of what each of them have to offer. That’s why today, we present to you, our Ecwid Review. eCommerce Widget or Ecwid for short is exactly […]

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Landing / Checkout Page – Direct Checkout

September 11, 2013

When you need the FASTEST conversion rates what you need is a DIRECT CHECKOUT SYSTEM. Direct Checkout is when your Landing Page IS your Checkout Page. Basically you provide a Product Page where your visitors have the product description, select product options (color, size, etc), select quantity, and then add shipping, billing address, credit card […]

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How to Add Content Below Nivo Slider – CoreCommerce

June 21, 2013

All the files you need to run a slideshow using Nivo Slider come preintegrated in your CoreCommerce store. However, you may be needing to have your Slider on top and your Body content below it. We found a simple tutorial to do this by simply switching the order of the following variables on the Homepage […]

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Cart2Cart Shopping Cart Migration Review

January 12, 2013

All-in-All: 2 THUMBS UP (Super Time-Saver!)   If you are looking to switch ecommerce platforms for an existing online store; look no further. Cart2Cart is the easy and time-saving choice. Cart2Cart offers an automated, one-click solution to migrate all your products at once. Whether you have 100 products or 1,000 products, save your time and […]

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Get a $50,000 Investment

July 23, 2012

How would a $50,000 investment change your business? Now Shopify has joined forces with 4 world-class entrepreneurs looking to invest $50,000 each on 4 winners of the Build-A-Business Competition. Mentors: Daymond John (Foudner of FUBU) Tim Ferriss (Author of The 4-hour Workweek) Tina Roth Eisenberg (Owner of Tattly) Eric Ries (author of The Lean Startup). […]

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CoreCommerce Updates

July 18, 2012

CoreCommerce Online Stores Now Integrate with Google Trusted Stores, CloudFlare Plus, DYMO™ Endicia® and Royal Mail. July software release for America’s premier all-in-one shopping cart creates competitive edge for clients on an international scale. “We are incredibly pleased with this release and excited that integrations with Google Trusted Stores and CloudFlare Plus continue our tradition […]

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Shopify 2 (PREVIEW)

June 21, 2012

June 2012 marks Shopify’s 6th anniversary. To celebrate the event, Shopify is giving you a preview of Shopify 2. While still a few months away, Shopify 2 is a complete redesign of the store’s backend admin interface. This new system will help you spend less time managing your online store and give you more time […]

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CoreCommerce Named as Finalist (2012 American Business Awards)

June 15, 2012

Franklin, Tn. – May 18, 2012 – CoreCommerce Software was named a Finalist in the Computer Software, Programming and Design, and E-Commerce Website categories in The 2012 American Business Awards, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards […]

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eCommerce is Booming in the U.S.

June 12, 2012

Still unsure about moving your operations into the online world? See this infographic by Volusion to help you reconsider:    

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Vendio Pulls It’s Free Service

April 26, 2012

For the longest time Vendio provided online merchants with a FREE version of their ecommerce platform. As of this month, Vendio stopped providing this option and now it’s lowest plan starts at $19.95/month. You may not see this reflected on most of their website, as it still display’s “free online store” all over the place. […]

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QuickView Option in BigCommerce

April 18, 2012

The NEW QuickView Option in BigCommerce compares to high-end retailers such as The Home Depot where you can click a “Quick View” button that appears on top of the product image while browsing categories and subcategories. This feature speeds-up product browsing as there is no wait for a new page to load and visitors can […]

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Quest to Find The Best Shopping Cart

April 3, 2012

Searching for “THE BEST SHOPPING CART” is like searching for “THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD”. It’s so relative and open to interpretation. We often get asked this simple question: “What’s the best shopping cart?”. And honestly we always answer “Well, it depends”. There are some many variables to every online business that suggesting that […]

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Right-handed Left-handed Shopping Carts

April 1, 2012

Starting this morning with some really useful reading about Mobile Web Development got me thinking… “Shouldn’t mobile shopping carts be tailored to either right-handed or left-handed users?“. I can tell you that I carry around a large HTC EVO and usually browse the web using my left hand. Following the principle of “one eyeball and […]

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Bad Name for a Shopping Cart Platform?

March 28, 2012

Now, at ShoppingCartsForWebsites.com we review shopping carts as they come and go, but the name of this cart is actually… how should we put it… BAD. The name of the Shopping Cart is ShoppingCart2011. Does that make sense to anyone? I mean… right from the get go, we are on 2012 and this sounds to […]

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What is an Online Shopping Cart?

February 13, 2012

An Online Shopping Cart is essentially software that allows merchants to sell products online. Shopping Cart Software integrates with several services that facilitate the order processing of products purchased online. Purchasing or leasing the use of a shopping cart enables you to create an online catalogue of the products you have to offer. You can […]

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How (not provided) keyword affects eCommerce

November 15, 2011

Most of you, eCommerce Entrepreneurs, use Google Analytics to track your traffic and your top referring keywords. With this new move from Google, blocking referrer keywords to be passed on to your reports, you may steer your online store blindly from now on. This change came as Google turned it’s default search engine into SSL […]

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BigCommerce Support Review

November 8, 2011

Support is one of the most important aspects when choosing a Shopping Cart platform for your business. After all, you don’t want to be left alone to figure out every glitch or every feature on your eCommerce platform. Some shopping carts offer limited support based on the Plan you signed up for. Some other shopping […]

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WHEN to Sell Online

October 17, 2011

Please answer the following questions about your business: Do you think there is people interested in your products outside your city? Are you competitors selling online already? Have you found online forums of people asking where to purchase your products? Is there a trend or recent interest in your line of products?   If you […]

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Breaking Down The Category Column – BigCommerce

September 29, 2011

For some reason there is no built-in option to break down the Main Category Column in BigCommerce. Lets say that you want to break down the Category Column into 2 or 3 Main sections and then show it’s subcategories. Watch the following video:

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New Google Instant Previews

September 28, 2011

Have you noticed something different on your Google Search Results Page? Google has implemented a new Instant Preview for pages returned on your queries. It used to be a tiny small preview box but now it takes all the space on top of the Right Hand column which is usually where Google Ads are shown […]

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Pinnacle Cart Review Version 3.7.10

September 23, 2011

Today we are reviewing Pinnacle Cart’s latest update with Version 3.7.10 We were glad to see that Pinnacle Cart released this update right on schedule. You can now take Version 3.7.10 for a TEST DRIVE when you open a new Trial Account. First things first… Opening our Trial Account was really simple. Enter your name, […]

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Volusion Announces Improved Site Performance Through CDN

September 21, 2011

Great news for Volusion’s clients. Volusion has announced today their partnership with Akamai through their CDN which stands for “Content Distribution Network”. Volusion will now mirror all their existing clients’ stores to 95,000 servers across the Globe. How does this impact Performance? Everytime a visitor clicks on a link or types the URL to your store […]

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Changing the Landing Page of a QR Code

September 19, 2011

So here is the scenario; you ran a marketing campaign using QR Codes and now the promotion ended. How do you change the Landing Page of your pre-printed QR Codes? After all you cannot change the printed QR Code, right? You have a couple options Change the content of your Landing Page Create a 301 […]

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Mobile Shopping and QR Codes

September 15, 2011

Many people around the world have realized the opportunity and impact that printed media and QR Codes can have using Mobile Devices such as smart phones, PDA’s, tablets and more, but few have really thought of the possibility of shopping right from the Mobile Device using QR Codes. Most QR Codes will only lead you […]

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Top Shopping Carts for QR Codes

September 15, 2011

The following Shopping Carts have been evaluated to work best when using QR Codes on printed marketing materials. WHY? Because these shopping carts give you access to the “ADD TO CART” link which can be utilized to create highly targeted QR Codes and have customers add products to their shopping cart eliminating the middle step […]

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3dCart and QR Codes

September 15, 2011

Learn how to create ADD TO CART QR Codes with 3dCart. This is the BEST way to promote your products on printed materials. Cut steps from the Checkout Process by having the products added to your visitor’s cart right from the start. Shop directly from a printed magazine, flyer, or catalogue! Watch the following video:   The […]

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Volusion and QR Codes

September 15, 2011

Learn how to create ADD TO CART QR Codes with Volusion. This is the BEST way to promote your products on printed materials. Cut steps from the Checkout Process by having the products added to your visitor’s cart right from the start. Shop directly from a printed magazine, flyer, or catalogue! Watch the following video: The Volusion […]

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BigCommerce and QR Codes

September 15, 2011

Learn how to create ADD TO CART QR Codes with BigCommerce. This is the BEST way to promote your products on printed materials. Cut steps from the Checkout Process by having the products added to your visitor’s cart right from the start. Shop directly from a printed magazine, flyer, or catalogue! Watch the following video: The BigCommerce […]

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Affiliate Marketing for BigCommerce Stores

September 14, 2011

Many of you have now realized the power behind affiliate marketing for your own online stores. People blogging about your products and sending you highly targeted traffic is the most important factor when producing leads that can have a higher conversion rate. Can I use Affiliate Marketing on my BigCommerce Store? The answer is YES. […]

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Google Maps Street View Car

September 13, 2011

Hey everyone! Unrelated to Shopping Carts, I know; but I am excited because I saw today one of Google Maps’ cars down the street and I had to chase it for about 7 miles to get you some pictures. I found this little guy cruising on I-70 in Denver, CO. Driving at the speed limit […]

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WHY to Sell Online?

September 12, 2011

We already talked about WHAT, WHERE, and HOW to Sell Online, but have you asked yourself WHY Should I Sell Online? Are there any real advantages to having an online store? Should I make this move and spread my operations to the Online world? Maybe you already have a brick-and-mortar retail store but are still […]

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Security Warning Popup on Mobile Shops

September 7, 2011

Hi everyone! Have you been having troubles while looking at your store from a Mobile Device? Are you getting the annoying Security Warning popup window when you visit your site? Security Warning reads: “There are problems with the security certificate for this site. This certificate is not from a trusted authority.” If so, we can […]

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HOW to sell online

August 25, 2011

Now, here is where most people get stuck or start to get anxious and thinking that selling online is too difficult. Well, let me put it this way; selling online is WAY EASY and we will show you how to make it easy for you too. Assuming you have read our previous articles on this […]

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WHERE to Sell Online

August 24, 2011

Think of the web as an actual brick and mortar market place… there are several streets with many stores, some streets are busier than others. There are places in the market place that attract a certain kind of people or the right (or wrong) target client base. Where would you like to open your online […]

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WHAT to sell Online

August 22, 2011

Looking to sell something online but you don’t know WHAT to sell? Here is the first article on a series of “What, Where, How, Why, and When to Sell Online“. There are a million things you can sell on the web today. The best part is that there is people out there looking to buy […]

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Viral Marketing for Online Stores

August 11, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of having your business featured on the Today Show or being found, liked, and twitted by millions of people? This is what a Viral Marketing Campaign can do for you. DEFINITION Defining “Viral Marketing” Viral Marketing refers to the compound effect achieved by the propagation of a marketing piece at high […]

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BigCommerce Steps Up Its SEO Features

August 9, 2011

With the introduction of Version 7.1 BigCommerce has stepped up its Search Engine Optimization features. Now you have the ability to choose custom URLs for Product pages, Stand Alone pages, Categories, and News Items. You can choose your default Settings from your Control Panel or edit your URLs as you go. 301 Redirects are automatically […]

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3dCart Version 4 – Released

July 13, 2011

The well anticipated version 4 of 3dCart has finally been released. With many new features such as Group Deals, Daily Deals, Make an Offer bid system, Groupon and Living Social integration, among others; it is sure to provide you with a great eCommerce platform in which you can build a successful online business. 3dCart has […]

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Hosted Shopping Carts – Top 10

July 8, 2011

The FASTEST way to start selling online is by using a Hosted Shopping Cart. Hosted shopping carts allow you to either use your own domain name or use a generic url provided by the platform. Hosted shopping carts have a monthly fee but they are very affordable; we are talking about somewhere around $24.00 USD […]

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We Help You Find THE RIGHT Shopping Cart!

June 28, 2011

Let’s face it; there are too many options out there. Many of them offer free trials which is a great way to test them without spending a dime, but it is hard to find the time to test several of them. This is why we have rolled out our new Personal Shopper Service. Now you […]

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Best Blog for BigCommerce Stores

June 27, 2011

Integrating a Blog with your BigCommerce store is the best way to add unique content to your website and attract more traffic. And here is why Blogger and BigCommerce make the perfect match As we all know there is only one option for integrating a blog into BigCommerce and that is using a subdomain. We […]

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Magento GO Review

June 24, 2011

Today we review the recently released Magento GO platform. It was early 2011 when the popular shopping cart platform Magento came out with their Hosted version called “Magento GO”. Magento has been huge for several years and gained a lot of traffic and users worldwide based on their Community edition. For several years Magento has […]

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Selling on Facebook – Shopping Cart Integration

June 21, 2011

As you all know, Facebook is an excellent place to make your products known to the world. There are a few shopping carts that will easily integrate with Facebook and allow you to showcase your products on the Social Network. Here is a list of these shopping carts:    

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3dCart Review

June 16, 2011

Today we spent time going over 3dCart’s shopping cart platform and we now want to share it with all of you. If you are looking for a secure and reliable shopping cart for your website, make sure to consider 3dCart. 3dCart offers a 15 Day Free Trial with no credit card required. This review covers […]

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Subfolder Vs Subdomain for your Blog

June 8, 2011

There has been a long debate between Search Engine Optimizers about whether if it is best to integrate a blog with your online store as a Subfolder (ej. www.domainname.com/blog) or as a Subdomain (ej. blog.domainname.com). Many claimed that a Subfolder is best because then it is part of your same domain or site and a […]

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Uploading Your Products to Google Base

June 3, 2011

Google Base (aka Google Shopping) is a FREE service from Google. Using this free tool can generate a lot of new traffic to your online store. Google Shopping results get indexed and displayed on the Main Search Results Page of Google. You can upload your inventory to Google Base in 2 ways: Upload File (Manually) […]

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Google Search Results Page Has Changed

June 3, 2011

Well, it came as a nice surprise to see that Google Search Results’ page has changed. For some reason it just looks and feels more open and clean. Here is a snapshot: URL’s are now at the top and Descriptions look significantly shorter. I guess they realized people just scan and don’t really read much […]

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Using Cookies to Increase Conversion Rates

May 30, 2011

Using a shopping cart that can deploy Cookies to your visitors’ computers can help you increase your conversion rates and save incomplete orders. Scenario; lets say that you have a visitor browsing your store. He or she adds several products to the shopping cart, then the visitor gets distracted or runs out of time and […]

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Translating Your Shopping Cart into a Different Language

May 24, 2011

There are 2 pieces to translating a Shopping Cart: Translating the front-end (for the users) Translating the back-end (for the merchant)   Depending on which Shopping Cart you are using for your website, you will need to inquire with the developers whether or not they have their back-end software in different languages. This is something […]

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