Online Shopping Carts

Shopping Cart Alternatives

If you have an eCommerce site one of the most important, and most difficult, decisions you’ll make is what shopping cart solution to use.  If you have a WordPress site WooCommerce is a popular choice. But what if your site isn’t built with WordPress or what if you don’t want to use WooCommerce?  No worries. […]

Adding WooCommerce Product Categories to Custom Menus

A few weeks ago I received an email from a customer named Travis.  He’s got an online store powered by the WooCommerce plugin.  The store has been up and running for months.  However Travis recently had a problem adding product categories to the store’s custom menu. WordPress Custom Menus and WooCommerce If you’re unfamiliar with WordPress custom […]

Shopping Cart

Mobile Buy Flow on

I’ve done a lot of work with over the years.  They have great technical support.  I love their newsletter system.  In general, the cart works great. Did you notice the “in general”? is doing something that has me pulling my hair.  It’s their mobile buy flow.  For customers using PayPal Payments Pro […]

Stop Shopping Cart Abandonment

Periodically studies come out about shopping cart abandonment.  Shopping cart abandonment is when people start to buy from an online store and then leave the site before they complete the checkout process. The percentage of customers that abandon their carts during the buy process was calculated to be 63.83% by the Baymard Institute.  It’s a […]

Safe Ways to Collect Credit Card Information

Last week I did an emergency website fix for a new customer.  I hadn’t built the site and wasn’t familiar with its functionality.  As I worked on their payment page, I realized what I was looking at.  The page collected credit card information and then emailed the credit card details to the website owner.  The […]

Self-Publishing and eBooks

Isn’t it amazing  how much the Internet and computers are changing our lives?   Last week I read a news story that  that proved, once again, that we live in exciting times. Amanda Hocking turned to self-publishing when the traditional route of finding an agent and a publisher just didn’t work.  She began selling digital […]

What is the Secret to Making Money Online?

Recently Darren at ProBlogger posted a video about making money online.  What’s the biggest secret about making money online?  The really big secret is that there is no secret.  Love what you do.  Try and provide value to your readers.  Take a long term approach.   As someone with multiple websites that bring in advertising […]

Premium CafePress Shop

I’ve written about CafePress shops before.  They’re fairly easy to set up and it’s one way that website owners can make money online.  The CafePress interface allows you to make a wide variety of products.  There are t-shirts, greeting cards, water bottles, Thermos containers and even thongs.  Too much information?  Sorry.  The point is that […]

Five Interesting Links – November 2010

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!  In between the turkey and the football games I also hope you have time to enjoy these five articles: 12 Top Online Entrepreneurs Share How Hard They Work –  We’ve all seen get rich schemes for making money online.  “Work just one hour a day. You too […]