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MagentoGO Shutting Down – Now What?

Published on September 30, 2014 By Daniel O.

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 […]

How to Add Content Below Nivo Slider – CoreCommerce

Published on June 21, 2013 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Cart2Cart Shopping Cart Migration Review

Published on January 12, 2013 By Daniel O.

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

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 […]

Shopify 2 (PREVIEW)

Published on June 21, 2012 By Daniel O.

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)

Published on June 15, 2012 By Daniel O.

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.

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 […]

What is an Online Shopping Cart?

Published on February 13, 2012 By Daniel O.

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

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 […]

BigCommerce Support Review

Published on November 8, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

WHEN to Sell Online

Published on October 17, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Breaking Down The Category Column – BigCommerce

Published on September 29, 2011 By Daniel O.

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:

Pinnacle Cart Review Version 3.7.10

Published on September 23, 2011 By Daniel O.

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, […]

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. […]

Google Maps Street View Car

Published on September 13, 2011 By Daniel O.

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?

Published on September 12, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

Published on September 7, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

Published on August 25, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

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 […]

WHAT to sell Online

Published on August 22, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

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 […]

BigCommerce Steps Up Its SEO Features

Published on August 9, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Hosted Shopping Carts – Top 10

Published on July 8, 2011 By Daniel O.

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!

Published on June 28, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Selling on Facebook – Shopping Cart Integration

Published on June 21, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

Published on June 8, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

Published on June 3, 2011 By Daniel O.

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) […]

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 […]

Translating Your Shopping Cart into a Different Language

Published on May 24, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

BigCommerce 7 Upgrade Frozen Temporarily

Published on May 16, 2011 By Daniel O.

Affecting ONLY BigCommerce 6 users. BigCommerce decided to temporarily pause software upgrades to existing BigCommerce 6 users. They found that some stores had their inventory levels wiped out after the upgrade to Version 7. This problem did not affect ALL customers but it did make some red flags come up and the people from BigCommerce […]

Open Source Shopping Carts

Published on May 5, 2011 By Daniel O.

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

Published on April 7, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

CoreCommerce Review + Coupon

Published on March 12, 2011 By Daniel O.

CoreCommerce is a Hosted Shopping Cart Platform with plans starting at $19.99 / month. It is owned by a company called Sum Effect Software. They took the licensed version of DigiShop Pro that used to be sold for $799 and created a Software As A Service (SAAS) product that would allow small to medium sized […]

The Good – BigCommerce Reviews

Published on January 25, 2011 By Daniel O.

Have you had a GOOD experience while using the BigCommerce Shopping Cart? Please use this space to share your true and honest reviews about the POSITIVE things that BigCommerce has to offer. Users from around the world are encouraged to share their experience. Important information to share with other users may include: Your name. Your […]

The Bad – BigCommerce Reviews

Published on January 25, 2011 By Daniel O.

Have you had a BAD experience while using the BigCommerce Shopping Cart? Please use this space to share your true and honest reviews about the NEGATIVE things while using BigCommerce. Users from around the world are encouraged to share their experience. Important information to share with other users may include: Your name. Your store’s URL. […]

Customizing the BigCommerce Mobile Store

Published on January 13, 2011 By Daniel O.

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 […]

Avoiding 15 Minute Log Out in BigCommerce

Published on December 8, 2010 By Daniel O.

Since I work in BigCommerce most of the day I find it irritating that now there is a 15 minute inactivity log out. It may very well be for PCI compliance and security purposes but it sure is annoying. This post relates to working on the Source Code on a separate tab under “Browse Template […]

Adding a Dynamic Cart Content Panel to Your BigCommerce Store Header

Published on November 21, 2010 By Daniel O.

Tonight I was working on a new client’s shopping cart and one of his requests was to have a Dynamic portion of the Header updated every time a visitor added something to their cart. This panel will not show until the first item is added to the shopping cart, then it will remain visible at […]

BigCommerce Coupons

Published on October 31, 2010 By Daniel O.

If you have already decided that your want to sign up to use the BigCommerce shopping cart you might as well get something extra for doing it! These are the only BigCommerce Coupons* available on the web and using one of these coupons will get you FREE ONE-ON-ONE training and professional advise from a web […]