Starting an Ecommerce Store? Some things to consider before you begin.

Think you are ready to set up your own online store? Here are some things you should consider before you begin the development process. Tax and Shipping Collecting sales tax and determining the optimal shipping methods are probably the least glamorous aspects of selling online, but they are very important to establishing an online business. … Read more

Expand your WordPress E-commerce Marketplace in WooCommerce with WCMP

WooCommerce is the de facto standard in getting an eCommerce setup quickly with a WordPress environment. Like all eCommerce solutions, it does have it’s own learning curve, and for very specific customizations you will need a web developer to assist you with some heavy lifting. That’s why it is always impressive when a plugin comes … Read more

WooCommerce Shipping Methods: FedEx, USPS, UPS

WooCommerce: E-commerce powered by WordPress WooCommerce is a powerful ecommerce solution for WordPress. Woo’s feature set is impressive out of the box , but what is perhaps most useful is the number of WordPress plugins you can add to further enhance your storefront for your customers, and maximize the efficiency of running the store for … Read more

Auditing usability in your Magento site

Magento is one of the most powerful and robust eCommerce platforms available. It provides solutions for any product you can imagine, from highly complex product bundles, to digital download products and online training and event ticket sales. Any product under the sun can be configured and sold through Magento. But despite its power, your Magento … Read more

5 Reasons Why Your E-Commerce Site Isn’t Working

You’ve got a great product, a solid business model, and your website is up and running, and yet… the sales aren’t coming in. What gives? In this article we take a look at some of the most common issues that can torpedo your e-commerce site. 1) No clear focus for your store: Can you describe … Read more

Magento vs WooCommerce: which open-source ecommerce system is right for me?

Note: Our original Magento vs WooCommerce post was written July 2014. Since then we have developed and maintained numerous WooCommerce and Magento sites. The following is an updated version of the original post with almost 2 additional years of experience under our belts. Magento vs WooCommerce? For many small business owners the most important decision … Read more

How do Google and other search engines rank my website?

Google is often the ‘bar’ set for how well a website is doing. Top search results for a given search term are highly valued and sought after by website owners. Higher visibility means greater search traffic to your website, and in turn, more conversions and sales (if you are an ecommerce vendor.) And while most … Read more

PCI Compliance and E-commerce

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a set of standards that is required for any business (of any size) which accepts credit cards. It was created by Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover and JCB (as a group) to reduce credit card fraud and increase controls around credit card data. If your company accepts … Read more