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 […]

Changes Coming to Mobile Buy Flow at 1ShoppingCart.com

Last month I wrote about problems with the mobile buy flow at 1ShoppingCart.com.  You can read the whole article here, but in general there are two problems. For customers using PayPal Payments Pro as their gateway, the mobile buy flow doesn’t allow people to buy with PayPal. The buy flow doesn’t work for Droid devices using Chrome. […]

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Mobile Buy Flow on 1ShoppingCart.com

I’ve done a lot of work with 1ShoppingCart.com over the years.  They have great technical support.  I love their newsletter system.  In general, the 1ShoppingCart.com cart works great. Did you notice the “in general”? 1ShoppingCart.com 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 […]

Do Not Try This at Home – Part Two

This is the second part of a response to an article on the Wall Street Journal entitled How to Create a Successful Web Site For Nothing (or Almost Nothing). You can see part one of my response here. In part one I analyzed points one through three of the article. Today I’m going to take […]

The PayPal Shopping Cart

PayPal is a great way to enable visitors to your site to buy things online. The system is reliable, safe, inexpensive and simple to use. As I’ve covered in an earlier post PayPal acts as a shopping cart AND a credit card vendor. There is a minimal fee for each transaction but no monthly or […]

Websites 101 – The Basics of Selling Things Online

Are you ready to sell products online?  It’s really pretty easy.  I can help you with the four basic things you need to sell things online.  You just need: A website Shopping cart software – Shopping cart software is used to handle all the details of the transaction.  It totals up the transaction amount and […]