Social Media Tips in the New Year

 We are about a month into the New Year and many of us are still digging for creative ways to spark interest in your site and products to generate sales. Below are some various tips to get you rockin’ in 2012.    People and search engines enjoy visuals:As many of you are aware, search engine…

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Using Holiday Feedback to Better Your Business

 The holiday season is the busiest season for many online retailers. With this busy season comes an opportunity to see what your customers like about your business and what they don’t like. Holiday feedback from customers is a great way to get the information you need to improve your business and have more traffic and…

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Why do I need a Payment Gateway?

 Many of you have probably asked the question, “Why do I need a payment gateway in order to process credit card transactions?” This is a very good question. An online payment gateway is what allows your shopping cart to communicate with the credit card processor. If you are operating without a payment gateway, then your…

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Best Practice Tips on Making your Computer More Secure

 Modern operating systems have come a long way in regard to “out of the box” security features. Many utilities like application firewalls and spyware blocking software now come native with the operating system. However, even though the utilities are preinstalled, some are overlooked and others not used at all. Here are some tips that will…

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Facebook Like Gate

One of the most used but often criticized features on Facebook is a “Like Gate.” A like gate shows one set of content to people who already like your page and different content to those who do not yet like your page.  It is a great way to increase the number of people liking your…

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Joomla! Integrated Shopping Cart Plug-In

 Already using Joomla and want to integrate Cart32? Look no further. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Cart32 Joomla plug-in! The Cart32 Joomla plug-in works with the highly popular K2 plug-in. It allows you to add a price, options and the shopping cart button to Items in K2. Just add an item in…

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Maintaining Ecommerce Sales: Post-Holidays

 As Vance had mentioned in our last blog post, the months following the Holiday Season can be some of the slowest of the year. In order to combat the slow times, he provided some ways to continue revamping / building up your business to stay prepared and keep sales up. One of the most commonly…

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Holiday Recovery for Your Ecommerce Site

 January, February, and March can be scary times for many retailers as they often experience declines after the holiday season. Don’t let the plateau get you down or think that it is time to take a break. There are many online shoppers still seeking great deals and you may have just what they want in…

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Merchant Services: Reviewing Your Statements

 If you are reading this then you SURVIVED the 2011 Holiday Season! WOOHOO! Pretty soon you will receive your December merchant statement from your current merchant services company. I would highly suggest that you all set down and review this statement. For most of our clients December will be one of your highest months for…

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