Tips to Selecting the Right Merchant Services Provider

 Merchant Service companies are notorious for having great introductory pricing for new clients. Though these deals can be look good on paper, it is important for you to look into what they are offering and see if it is a good fit for your company. Here are some tips in what to look for when…

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WordPress Compatible Online Shopping Cart

 Why do I appreciate WordPress so much? Well, for one it is simple ignorance due to my very limited experience with other content management systems, and two, it does everything that I need it to and more. Content Management Systems are designed to make producing and managing content for your website simple, regardless of your…

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PCI: Level 1 and Level 2 Service Providers

 In the vast world of PCI, service providers can qualify as either level 1 or level 2 providers depending on a few different factors.  You may be asking yourself, “What exactly is a service provider?”  Visa defines service providers as, “organizations that process, store, or transmit Visa cardholder data on behalf of Visa clients, merchants,…

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How-To Pick the Right CMS for your Ecommerce Site

 Earlier this month we discussed what a Content Management System is and we talked about how easy they can be to use and integrate with shopping cart software. That all may sound great to you, but you may still be confused on which CMS to use or if it can handle your robust store and…

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Joomla! and Cart32 Integrations

Cart32 is pushing into the realm of content management systems with our ecommerce shopping cart software. Specifically, we are pushing heavily into the Joomla! market. To give you a little insight on Joomla! and it’s abilities, I figured I would “interview” (read: force to answer questions) the developer in charge of creating some exciting new…

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Content Management Systems with Online Shopping Carts

WordPress (2003) and Joomla! (2005) have changed the way websites are designed. Prior to these open source template solutions websites were most commonly designed by developers, which could be a pretty large expense. With these inventions it is extremely easy for new ecommerce businesses to pop-up with a professional looking website in no time.   …

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What is a Content Management System?

 A Content Management System (CMS) is a web design program that usually is stored on a database (often MySQL) and allows users to create, edit, and store HTML content in a simple way. Content Management Systems vary in functionality, but it’s possible if you’ve put up a website before on a free server or ISP you…

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Countdown to the Holiday Ecommerce Season

Man, it just seems like a few weeks ago I was writing articles to prepare you for the 2010 Holiday Season… And now I am giving you the first holiday countdown for 2011! We have… 58 days ‘til Cyber Monday!And…85 days ‘til Christmas!   Doesn’t seem possible does it? Earlier this year our blog celebrated…

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Tips to get Exposed using Social Media

 Are you creating content on your ecommerce site regularly but not seeing the type of exposure you would like to see? Perhaps all you need is a little bit of spice in your approach and content to catch the eye of someone who may have overlooked you before.      Get Visual Add a pictureDid…

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Top 10 Customer Service Mistakes Part 2

 If you recall, a week or two ago I wrote a blog about some of the top ten customer service mistakes as outlined by AllBusiness.com. Well, ten points in one blog was running a bit long, so I split it up into two separate blog posts. So here it is, the moment you’ve all been…

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