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Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader Review

the Shopify card reader is unfortunately no longer free for new signups. However, an inexpensive chip card-capable card reader with competitive pricing for card transactions is a big deal.

GoDaddy Website Builder Review

GoDaddy has invested in improving the functionality of the website builder. The editor is truly one of the easiest means to getting a business website up and running that you’ll come across. And with such features as online ordering and appointment booking, GoDaddy Website Builder has a lot to offer businesses of a certain type.

5 Website Builders With Great eCommerce

Website builders were once spartan affairs, providing little more than a canvas onto which you could plop your best (or your worst) HTML. As the years have rolled by, website builders have emerged from the primordial digital soup, adopting WYSIWYG code-free editing, jumping on the freemium business model, and adding an increasing number of ready-made […]

Shopping Cart Elite Review

Pros Suited for large businesses Impressive feature set Scalable Cons Expensive monthly cost Moderate learning curve Poor public reputation Overview Like so many other eCommerce platforms, Shopping Cart Elite (SCE) was born of necessity. There weren’t many options by way of eCommerce shopping cart software in the early parts of this century, so in 2001, […]

Prep For Holiday eCommerce With These Holiday Selling Tips

Is your online store ready for the holidays? With 20 – 30% of all annual sales taking place during the holidays, it should be. Here are our top tips to prepare your eCommerce store for the holiday sales rush.

How To Reduce & Reclaim Abandoned Shopping Carts

What if you could prevent customers from abandoning carts at checkout? What if you could recover even a small percentage of those abandoned sales? There’s a lot of money left on the table there, and to recover even a small fraction of it could be well worth the effort. To start, you must first understand why customers abandon their carts — and how you can entice them to stay.

SunShop Review

SunShop used to be an inexpensive licensed eCommerce solution with a solid feature set. However, due to pricing increases, outdated themes, and the lack of modern add-ons, I cannot recommend using SunShop for your eCommerce needs. If you’re looking for licensed software, consider Magneto or Shift4Shop. They are both more advanced in terms of functionality and add-ons.

ShippingEasy Review

ShippingEasy is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application that promises to simplify the fulfillment process for your business. The mission is pretty simple: Give business owners the most streamlined shipping experience possible, integrating your eCommerce platform with an automated shipping system that provides deep postage discounts. Does ShippingEasy deliver on its promises? Read our unbiased review to find out.

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. […]

BigCommerce VS Volusion

These days, most online merchants are turning their attention to SaaS solutions. These web-based selling platforms give you all the tools you need to set up an online shop, including web hosting, web security, rich feature sets, full-time technical support, and beautiful design templates for your storefront. And, best of all, you can operate a […]

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