Drop Shipping or Inventory

When opening up an ecommerce shop, one of the major things to consider is how to supply your products.  There are two main ways to do this, drop shipping and having inventory on hand.  Depending on your business one may be better than the other.  Take a read below and see what these options present…

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The Marketplace Fairness Act and Your Ecommerce Site

In late 2011, Congress presented a new bill entitled Marketplace Fairness Act. The purpose of this bill is to set standards for online sales tax for the eCommerce community. Currently, the tax code is set by individual states. For example, some states only require you to pay Sales Tax if you are shipping product to…

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Utilizing a Blog for your Ecommerce Site

A good blog can really bring a lot of traffic to your website and they are free! Blogs will not cost you a dime. Plus, it takes very little time to setup. It’s like free advertising to search engines and the truth is, search engines such as Google and Yahoo love blogs. Adding a blog…

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Hidden Jewels of Cart32

Cart32 is a powerful shopping cart solution for anyone looking to start or improve their eCommerce business.  The cart has many features, some of which go unnoticed or underutilized.  In this article I will go over some of the “hidden jewels” of Cart32.   Gift certificates I’ve seen many of our clients use discounts and…

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Return Policy Transparency

Have you ever needed to return something to an ecommerce site and found it difficult because there was no return policy or the policy was buried within their site and you couldn’t find it?  I have, and it is quite annoying.  Below you will find some tips on making the return process for you site…

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Tips for the Holiday Ecommerce Season

And now, it’s time for a poem written by me: T’is 152 days ’till Christmas when all over the Internet, Ecommerce Sites were bustling so you mustn’t forget. Site designs were refreshed for usability and ease, In hopes that new customers would find what they please. Social media was adopted on many a site, So…

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Tools to Help Mobilize Your Ecommerce Site

So you have your website ready to go. Everything is working fine and looks good. Of course there is always room for improvement, but no more changes needed right now. How about mobile browsing though? Is your website mobile friendly? In today’s world there are a lot of people that browse the web on their…

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Shipping Rate Manipulation

So, Cart32 can do many different things when it comes to creating shipping types.  We tie in with FedEx, UPS, and USPS real time shipping rates. You can also set up your own shipping grid based off different criteria such as total cost or number of items in the cart.  However, the cart also has…

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PCI-DSS Version 2.0

The rules and requirements for PCI Compliance are found within the PCI Data Security Standard, or PCI-DSS.  The PCI-DSS is updated on a regular basis to address new security concerns as well as to elaborate on existing requirements.  Version 2.0 of the PCI-DSS has been made publicly available here.   For those of you who…

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