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UltraCart Review

Pros Scalable Good customer support Simple pricing plans Cons Moderate learning curve Developer skills required Overview My first impressions of an eCommerce platform are often based on random associations my brain conjures up upon hearing their names. When I first heard of UltraCart, of course, my mind automatically jumped to images of superheroes and villains. […]

Best Side Hustle Ideas You Can Do At Home Or In Your Spare Time

When you are looking for your very own side hustle, there are a couple of things you want to consider. Can it actually be a side hustle or is it enough work to be considered a full-time position? Do you have the time and energy to add it to your already busy schedule? Is it something you are passionate enough about (or that makes enough money) that you won’t get burnt out too quickly?

Quirky Review

Pros Connects inventors to each other Free to use Cons Quirky gets the rights to your intellectual property The process by which inventors get paid is convoluted The company warns against using them to make money Overview Over the course of the past decade, crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter have received lots of attention as […]

The Complete Shopify Fees & Pricing Guide 2023

In this article, we’ll explain how much Shopify costs to use and help you determine which Shopify plan is best for your business. You could go hunting around for all the pertinent comparison charts and support pages on the Shopify website, but we’ve saved you the trouble by gathering the most important information and visuals together in one place.

BigCommerce VS Shopify: Find Out What’s Really Different

How do you choose between BigCommerce and Shopify? We’ll compare these top eCommerce solutions head to head so you can choose the right option for your business.

Spree Commerce Review

Pros Free to download Deep design customization Customizable feature set Cons Developer skills required No customer support Limited integrations No design templates Overview Spree Commerce is open-source software for building eCommerce websites. Created in 2007 by programmer Sean Schofield, the platform has been honed over the years by a global community of coders, making it one of […]

Jimdo Review

Jimdo is not specifically designed for any one industry or business type. Users are simply given a choice between some different templates and can build their websites accordingly. As with many website builders, Jimdo’s templates are oriented towards restaurants, travel, photography, and design.

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With An mPOS

Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) systems make it possible for virtually any business to set up shop and start taking payments almost right away. They’re flexible. They’re affordable. And these days, they’re also feature-rich, delivering capabilities that can, at times, rival a traditional or iPad-based POS system. Are you getting the most out of your […]

The Complete Guide To Starting An Online Store For Your Brick & Mortar Business

Online selling is a growing part of our world. Every year, eCommerce accounts for a larger percentage of retail sales in the US. However, while online selling is often necessary, it is by no means easy. We know that building, marketing, and managing an online store is a major challenge for most sellers. So, to help you move into online selling, we’ve compiled a list of ten steps to starting an online store.

Stripe VS Shopify

Both Stripe and Shopify Payments are excellent choices for a multichannel business, but both providers offer several unique features that will make one a better choice than the other for businesses that need those features. Stripe is generally less expensive overall due to the lack of a monthly subscription fee for a basic account.


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