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    Cart of the Week: Shop Maker

    September 18, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    Cart of the Week: NitroSell

    September 11, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    The PeC Review: PowerReviews

    September 3, 2009 •

    The term "Web 2.0" has come to describe web design and architecture that facilitates user interaction. And on ecommerce sites, that interaction often takes the form of customer-generated product or service reviews. PowerReviews and PowerReviews Express offer online retailers—from multi...

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    Cart of the Week: GoEmerchant

    August 28, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    Cart of the Week: Beanbasket

    August 21, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    Twenty Design Examples of Magento Commerce-based Stores

    August 14, 2009 •

    Magento Commerce is perhaps the most popular open-source ecommerce platform available today because of its rich feature set, excellent backend, and extremely flexible theme structure. Magento's theme structure is of particular interest to ecommerce web designers because it allows for a...

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    Cart of the Week: Fortune3

    August 14, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    Cart of the Week: CS-Cart

    August 7, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    The PeC Review: Silkfair Is An Easy and Flexible eCommerce Platform

    August 5, 2009 •

    The Silkfair marketplace and ecommerce platform gives small ecommerce entrepreneurs an easy to use and flexible solution. It could have some online merchants selling in less than an hour without a single dime in out of pocket costs. Silkfair's market shops, which are somewhat analogo...

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    Cart of the Week: Modular Merchant

    July 31, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it and use it. Thi...

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    Cart of the Week: KonaKart

    July 24, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who built it and use it. Thi...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Should You Host Your Own Website?

    July 22, 2009 •

    For some ecommerce businesses, operating an in-house HTTP server and the associated server software can improve website performance, increase data security, and lower overall costs. But hosting your site yourself is not for everyone. Ecommerce businesses rely on the Internet. It is the...

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    Cart of the Week: Squirrelcart

    July 17, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it an...

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    Google Operating System May Speed Mobile Ecommerce

    July 13, 2009 •

    Google recently announced that it had begun work on a computer operating system that might accelerate interest in the popular mobile Internet device market. Mobile Internet devices (MIDs), which are sometimes called netbooks, are physically small and application-lite laptop computers d...

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    Cart of the Week: Vendio

    July 10, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it an...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Mobile Commerce in Four Steps

    July 7, 2009 •

    Internet-enabled mobile handsets, mobile Internet devices, and new wireless broadband standards are all making it easier for consumers to shop online while on the move. So, is your store ready to serve these mobile customers? In the evolution of modern shopping, consumers have very rec...

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    Cart of the Week: Tiger Commerce

    July 3, 2009 •

    There are more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart from the people who build it an...

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    Cart of the Week: Tradingeye

    June 26, 2009 •

    At Practical eCommerce, we are aware of more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart f...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Picking the Right Shopping Cart

    June 22, 2009 •

    An online retailer is an online marketer. Often the difference between a successful online business and a failed one is not the product or products available for sale, but how the product is promoted. As an example, consider the case of Marcel Salathé, a Swiss artist and theoretical bi...

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    Cart of the Week: Flying Cart

    June 19, 2009 •

    At Practical eCommerce, we are aware of more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping cart f...

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    The PeC Review: KompoZer is a Capable, Free Web Authoring System

    June 16, 2009 •

    KompoZer is a complete, open-source, and free web authoring system that combines web file management, coding hints, and a what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) page editor that is easy for non-technical site owners or designers to grasp. The KompoZer editor has an interesting history...

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    Cart of the Week: Shopster

    June 12, 2009 •

    At Practical eCommerce, we are aware of more than 350 online shopping carts. And each week, we feature one, interviewing both the cart's developer or management and a customer. "The Cart of the Week" is not a review or an evaluation, but rather an opportunity to learn about a shopping c...

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    Cart of the Week: Merchant Metrix

    June 5, 2009 •

    There are over 350 online shopping carts by Practical eCommerce's count. We feature one of them each week, by interviewing both the cart's developer and a customer of the cart. This feature is not a review or an evaluation. This week we profile Oklahoma-based Merchant Metrix. The compa...

  • Design & Development

    The PeC Review: Magento User Guide eBook

    June 2, 2009 •

    Magento Commerce is becoming one of the most popular and, perhaps, most exciting ecommerce platforms available. But with all of its online retailing prowess comes some level of complexity that at least a few merchants find daunting. A new ebook seeks to make using this powerful ecommerc...

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    Ecommerce Know-How: Cloud Computing in the Ecommerce Forecast

    June 1, 2009 •

    If meteorologists predicted ecommerce and computing trends, the forecast would be at least partly cloudy as more computational and transactional applications join the cloud computing front. But are the wispy clouds on the near horizon the harbinger of a gentle, growth-encouraging rain o...

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    Cart of the Week: Shop-Script, by WebAsyst

    May 15, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart systems. In this weekly “Cart of the Week” feature, we profile a specific cart, asking the cart's owners and users about its strengths and weaknesses. Here we profile Shop-Script by WebAsyst, based in Delaware. WebAsyst offers...

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    Cart of the Week: eCommerce Framework, by Mediachase

    May 8, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart systems. In this weekly “Cart of the Week” feature, we profile a specific cart, asking the cart's owners and users about its strengths and weaknesses. Here we profile the ASP.NET eCommerce Framework (ECF) by Mediachase. The Lo...

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    Interview: Miva Merchant CEO, EVP on Moving to a SAAS Business Model

    May 1, 2009 •

    Miva Merchant is among the most prominent ecommerce brands. The company was launched in 1995 as HTMLScript Corporation, and it’s one of the early day shopping cart providers. It rose, and then fell, with the first dotcom boom and bust. In 2005, the company sold to Findwhat.com, a publi...

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    Cart of the Week: RomanCart

    April 30, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart systems. In this weekly "Cart of the Week" feature, we profile a specific cart, asking the cart's owners and users about its strengths and weaknesses. Here we profile RomanCart, a U.K.-based hosted cart solution, offering cart...

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    Cart of the Week: ProductCart

    April 24, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart systems. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature, we profile a specific cart, asking the cart's owners and users about its strengths and weaknesses. Here we profile ProductCart, by Early Impact, Inc. Based in Mission Viejo,...

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