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MagentoGO Shutting Down – Now What?

Posted by on September 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

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 […]

Ecwid Review

Posted by on May 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm

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 […]

Landing / Checkout Page – Direct Checkout

Posted by on September 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

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 […]

Cart2Cart Shopping Cart Migration Review

Posted by on January 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

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 […]

Get a $50,000 Investment

Posted by on July 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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). […]

CoreCommerce Updates

Posted by on July 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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 […]

Shopify 2 (PREVIEW)

Posted by on June 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

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 […]

CoreCommerce Named as Finalist (2012 American Business Awards)

Posted by on June 15, 2012 at 11:42 am

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 […]

eCommerce is Booming in the U.S.

Posted by on June 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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

Vendio Pulls It’s Free Service

Posted by on April 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

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. […]

Quest to Find The Best Shopping Cart

Posted by on April 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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 […]

Bad Name for a Shopping Cart Platform?

Posted by on March 28, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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 […]

What is an Online Shopping Cart?

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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 […]

How (not provided) keyword affects eCommerce

Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

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 […]

WHEN to Sell Online

Posted by on October 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

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 […]

New Google Instant Previews

Posted by on September 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

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 […]

Pinnacle Cart Review Version 3.7.10

Posted by on September 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

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, […]

Changing the Landing Page of a QR Code

Posted by on September 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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 […]

Google Maps Street View Car

Posted by on September 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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 […]

WHY to Sell Online?

Posted by on September 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

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 […]

Security Warning Popup on Mobile Shops

Posted by on September 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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 […]

HOW to sell online

Posted by on August 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

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 […]

WHERE to Sell Online

Posted by on August 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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 […]

WHAT to sell Online

Posted by on August 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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 […]

Viral Marketing for Online Stores

Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

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 […]

Hosted Shopping Carts – Top 10

Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

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 […]

We Help You Find THE RIGHT Shopping Cart!

Posted by on June 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

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 […]

Best Blog for BigCommerce Stores

Posted by on June 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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 […]

Magento GO Review

Posted by on June 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

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 […]

Selling on Facebook – Shopping Cart Integration

Posted by on June 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

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:    

Subfolder Vs Subdomain for your Blog

Posted by on June 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

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 […]

Uploading Your Products to Google Base

Posted by on June 3, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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) […]

Google Search Results Page Has Changed

Posted by on June 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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 […]

Using Cookies to Increase Conversion Rates

Posted by on May 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

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 […]

Translating Your Shopping Cart into a Different Language

Posted by on May 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

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 […]

The Importance of Up Selling Tools

Posted by on May 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Up Selling tools are like the impulse buy racks at your local grocery store. These racks contain easy-to-grab products while you are waiting to checkout. On the online world, up selling tools can be really useful and quite profitable. Lets say for instance, your visitor has added a black pair of sweat pants and you […]

Open Source Shopping Carts

Posted by on May 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

While there are many paid shopping cart platforms to choose from, there is also a handful of what is called “Open Source Shopping Carts“. These platforms are FREE to download and do not have a monthly fee to keep them running. What are the benefits of using an Open Source Shopping Cart? Well, basically it […]

Migrating to a New Shopping Cart

Posted by on April 7, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Migrating your online store to a new shopping cart platform may be just exactly what your business needs to grow to the next level. Thinking about migrating your store can really seem like a HUGE project depending on how many products you currently carry on your online store. It also depends on how much help […]

New Comprehensive Shopping Cart List

Posted by on April 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Because at ShoppingCartsForWebsites.com we are all about saving you time; we have now added a new Shopping Cart List to our Home Page. Today it lists 14 of the most popular shopping carts and we are looking to expand that list to not only Hosted Shopping Carts but also Licensed Shopping Carts as well as […]

Providing a Way to Log Out

Posted by on February 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Providing a way for your customers to log out adds security and builds trust in your website. We all are (or should be) very careful when we purchase something online; we look for the HTTPS on the address bar, maybe a lock icon in the browser window, some kind of authentication seal, or anything that […]

Working Remotely with an eCommerce Developer

Posted by on February 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

When you need help with an Online Store you have a couple options; finding someone locally to do the work or choosing to hire someone to do the work remotely. Since we already know the advantages of hiring someone local, today I want to address the advantages and precautions of hiring someone who can do […]

Customizing the BigCommerce Mobile Store

Posted by on January 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Is the BigCommerce link getting in the way of you signing up for service? Don’t let that happen! I am glad to inform you that it is possible to customize a few things on the BigCommerce template. Besides removing the BigCommerce link from the footer of your store you can Enable and Disable a few […]

Getting Help with Email Marketing

Posted by on January 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Email Marketing is the best marketing tool this days. Do you wonder why you get so many emails from stores and retailers with their special offers? It is because it works! It may not work on you every time, but when you are sending the same email to hundreds or even thousands of recipients, your […]

Personalized Shopping Experience

Posted by on November 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Personalization is important when it comes to making your visitors feel welcome and secure while shopping on your website. Do you like arriving at your favorite place and having the host greet you by name when you approach the door? It gives you a sense of security and makes you feel important and appreciated. Right? […]

Using QR Codes for eCommerce

Posted by on September 16, 2010 at 7:23 am

Say “Hello” to the brand new QR Code for Shopping Carts for Websites. This weird, funny looking code is called a “QR Code” which is short for “Quick Response Code”. Originally developed in Japan back in 2002 has grown in popularity on that side of the world as a Hyperlink for printed media. Although this […]

Taking Credit Card Payments

Posted by on September 11, 2010 at 10:19 am

Ever wonder why you need to setup a Payment Gateway for your online store? Why is it necessary and what does it do? If you want to accept credit card payments from your online store you will need to setup what is called a Payment Gateway and a Merchant Account. What is a Payment Gateway? […]

Average eCommerce Conversion Rates

Posted by on September 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm

If you are like most people starting on the eCommerce business, you will be asking yourself “What’s a good conversion rate?”, “How can I know if my conversion rate is high or low?”, “How can I know my competitor’s conversion rates?”. So let’s start with the first question. What is a considered a Good conversion […]

Content Freshness to Boost Conversion Rates

Posted by on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

For eCommerce businesses to be successful it is essential that you let your visitors know that there is a team of people on the other side of the screen ready to take their order. An easy way to do this is by displaying time sensitive content on your website or online store. Things like promotional […]

Set-up Your Online Store in 10 Easy Steps

Posted by on August 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Starting an on-line store may seem very complicated with a lot of technicalities that are very hard to understand. That’s why I have created this easy to follow checklist for you to Get Started in 10 Easy Steps. Feel free to print this out and check them off as you go on your way to […]

A lot going on this weekend!

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 10:42 pm

(Originally posted on 7/25/2010) WOW! You wouldn’t believe how busy I was this weekend! Starting with Friday morning I called Volusion and Network Solutions (2 of the Top 10 Shopping Carts of 2010). I am going to be setting up trial stores to learn more about their features and be able to provide my customers […]