Entrepreneur
Khurram Aziz, Mar 24

Adding Configurable Products to Your Magento eCommerce Site

Building an eCommerce site is a deceptively complex undertaking. Even when using an off-the-shelf CMS solution like Magento, doing something as simple as adding a configurable product requires the setting up of many variables and stock-related options. Anything you sell online, whether it’s a downloadable zip file or a shippable item, can be classified as a configurable product if it comes attached with options. Configurable products in Magento need to be assigned attributes, such as size and colour, before they are given prices and descriptions. This bottom-up way of creating products in Magento is entirely rational. It’s much easier, for example, to keep stock control and assign SKU’s to individual variations this way.
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Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, Mar 03

Magento vs. X-Cart (+ Screencast)

A brief discussion of the Magento and X-Cart e-commerce frameworks, followed by a screen cast comparing the two.
1 COMMENT
Entrepreneur
John Tabita, Feb 25

How to Create Ads People Want to Click

If you’ve been in the web industry less than 10 years, you don’t realize you’ve been standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s commonplace for those in digital media to disparage print advertising like Yellow Pages. But were it not for countless media studies conducted over the years, we’d have no clue how to make an effective ad.
2 COMMENTs
Mobile
Martin Watson, Dec 31

Building a Responsive Quick Access Box for Magento

2 COMMENTs
Web
Khurram Aziz, Dec 19

5 Security Essentials for Ecommerce Sites

If you're not taking at least these five steps to secure your ecommerce sites for your customers, your clients and yourself, they are simply not as secure as you might think.
Web
Khurram Aziz, Dec 16

Social Marketing for Ecommerce

Programming
Khurram Aziz, Nov 25

MySQL Tweaks to Streamline Magento

Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, Nov 23

First Look at Thelia 2: Next Generation E-commerce?

Web
Khurram Aziz, Nov 07

SEO Guide for Magento Ecommerce Sites

Web
Kinjal Adeshara, Oct 29

10 Reasons People Abandon Online Shopping Carts

PHP
Lukas White, Oct 23

Selling Downloads with Stripe and Laravel

Lukas White takes you through the process of implementing the Stripe payment system into Laravel for selling digital goods.
Web
Chris Nanninga, Sep 30

PayPal Credit Card Tokenization in Magento

7 COMMENTs
Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, Sep 12

Self Hosted Shopping Carts: Prestashop vs. OpenCart

Web
Daniel Rusling, Sep 02

A Thumbnail Guide to 15 Shopping Carts

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Entrepreneur
Ula Lachowicz, Jul 17

Change Your APIs - Without Losing Customers

PayLane was caught between upgrading to better technology to improve services and staying with what customers were comfortable with. Ula Lachowicz explains how they resolved the dilemma.
9 COMMENTs
Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, Jun 04

BigCommerce and Volusion: Comparing Set-up and Mobile

Jacco Blankenspoor compares hosted shopping carts from BigCommerce and Volusion, focusing particularly on their ease of set-up, mobile capabilities and developer partnering opportunities.
2 COMMENTs
Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, May 27

More Hosted Shopping Carts: BigCommerce and Volusion

Jacco Blankenspoor continues his exploration of online shopping cart options, profiling the hosted options offered by BigCommerce and Volusion.
15 COMMENTs
Web
Jacco Blankenspoor, Apr 29

Self Hosted Shopping Carts: Magento and WooCommerce Compared

Self Hosted Shopping Carts: Magento and WooCommerce Compared
7 COMMENTs
Web
Anh Ho, Apr 26

Testing 3 Hosted Shopping Carts: Operations

Testing 3 Hosted Shopping Carts: Operations
10 COMMENTs
Web
Anh Ho, Apr 24

Testing 3 Hosted Shopping Carts

Jacco Blankenspoor tests three hosted shopping carts: Shopify, Yahoo Small Business and Magento.
Entrepreneur
Anh Ho, Mar 05

Merchant Account Providers: What to Look For

Danille Thomas profiles merchant account providers.
5 COMMENTs
Programming
Anh Ho, Jun 28

An Introduction to Building Shopify Themes

25 COMMENTs
Web
Anh Ho, Mar 22

The World of Ecommerce Solutions: Simplified For Your Business

6 COMMENTs
Entrepreneur
Brandon Eley, Jan 11

How To Increase Conversions by 50% Overnight

Brandon Eley finds user testing can be a very effective way to reach out to the unconverted.