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Landing / Checkout Page – Direct Checkout

Published on September 11, 2013 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Get a $50,000 Investment

Published on July 23, 2012 By Daniel O.

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

Published on July 18, 2012 By Daniel O.

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 […]

eCommerce is Booming in the U.S.

Published on June 12, 2012 By Daniel O.

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

QuickView Option in BigCommerce

Published on April 18, 2012 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Quest to Find The Best Shopping Cart

Published on April 3, 2012 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Right-handed Left-handed Shopping Carts

Published on April 1, 2012 By Daniel O.

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 […]

How (not provided) keyword affects eCommerce

Published on November 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Volusion Announces Improved Site Performance Through CDN

Published on September 21, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Changing the Landing Page of a QR Code

Published on September 19, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Mobile Shopping and QR Codes

Published on September 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Top Shopping Carts for QR Codes

Published on September 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

3dCart and QR Codes

Published on September 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Volusion and QR Codes

Published on September 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

BigCommerce and QR Codes

Published on September 15, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Affiliate Marketing for BigCommerce Stores

Published on September 14, 2011 By Daniel O.

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. […]

WHERE to Sell Online

Published on August 24, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Viral Marketing for Online Stores

Published on August 11, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Using Cookies to Increase Conversion Rates

Published on May 30, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

The Importance of Up Selling Tools

Published on May 13, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Getting Help with Email Marketing

Published on January 12, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Taking Credit Card Payments

Published on September 11, 2010 By Daniel O.

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

Published on September 7, 2010 By Daniel O.

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 […]