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    The PeC Review: “Remember the Milk” A Helpful Organizing Tool

    April 20, 2009 •

    Ecommerce entrepreneurs are busy people who manage suppliers, web marketing, merchandising, accounting, and more. Many of these entrepreneurs keep lists on legal pads or stick dozens of yellow Post-it notes to the sides of their monitors like a mane on a lion. Australia-based Remem...

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    Cart of the Week: Shop2Cart

    April 17, 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 Shop2Cart, a Boca Raton, Florida-based hosted cart. We ask...

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    Cart of the Week: GoECart

    April 10, 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 GoECart, a hosted solution with two tiers of pricing, one ...

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    Cart of the Week: AspDotNetStorefront

    April 3, 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 AspDotNetStorefront’s ML shopping cart. We asked COO and E...

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    Cart of the Week: 3dCart

    March 27, 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 3dCart, a Margate, FL-based hosted cart, with prices rangi...

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    Calling All Carts for the Shopping Cart Roundup

    March 25, 2009 •

    Choosing the right online shopping cart is one of the most important decisions an ecommerce merchant will make. And carts are possibly the hottest topic we regularly explore here at Practical eCommerce. This has prompted us to develop a comprehensive guide of every known shopping cart o...

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    Cart of the Week: EC Express by Mercantec

    March 20, 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 EC Express by Mercantec, a Naperville, IL company that fir...

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    Cart of the Week: Cartweaver

    March 13, 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 Cartweaver, a licensed cart system based in Washington sta...

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    Web Design Tips: Compatibility with Older Browsers

    March 9, 2009 •

    As web technology advances and development standards evolve some web browsers are falling behind. Many lack the ability to support new technologies and file types or even provide the best available user experience. These lagging browsers put ecommerce businesses in something of a quanda...

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    Cart of the Week: AmeriCommerce

    March 6, 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 AmeriCommerce Shopping Cart Software, a hosted cart soluti...

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    Shopping Carts: Survey of Merchants Confirms Fractured Market

    March 5, 2009 •

    Respondents to a February 2009 Practical eCommerce survey collectively use more than 30 different shopping carts, an indication that there is no clear and decisive leader in the ecommerce shopping cart segment. 14.1 percent of respondents to the survey said that they use Go Daddy's Qu...

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    Cart of the Week: OXID eShop

    February 27, 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 OXID eShop by OXID eSales, a firm that offers open source ...

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    Cart of the Week: UltraCart

    February 20, 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 UltraCart, a California-based hosted cart solution that wa...

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    Cart of the Week: nopCommerce

    February 13, 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 nopCommerce, a free open-source cart first made available ...

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    Cart of the Week: Corncart

    February 6, 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 Corncart, a free open-source cart first made available for...

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    Cart of the Week: ShopVisible

    January 30, 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 ShopVisible, an Atlanta-based hosted cart solution that s...

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    Cart of the Week: X-Cart

    January 23, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. We profile X-Cart, a Cyprus-based licensed cart, in this installment. We as...

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    Cart of the Week: LiveCart

    January 16, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. For this installment, we asked Rinalds Uzkalns, owner of Lithuania-based UA...

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    The PeC Review: Magento Is the Open Source Powerhouse

    January 12, 2009 •

    Magento is an open source ecommerce platform designed to empower online merchants and remove barriers in business process and flow. The platform has been downloaded more than 600,000 times, Magento says, perhaps making it the fastest growing ecommerce solution in the market. With a fu...

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    Cart of the Week: Shopcreator

    January 9, 2009 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. For this installment, we asked Alex Stephens, marketing director at U.K.-ba...

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    Cart of the Week: SearchFit

    December 19, 2008 •

    There are over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In our ongoing “Cart Of The Week” feature, we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. For this installment, we’ve profiled SearchFit, a hosted cart with offices in Carlsbad, Cali...

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    Cart of the Week: Yahoo!

    December 12, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature, we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. For this installment, we asked Paul Boisvert, Product Manager at Yahoo! ...

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    Cart of the Week: Volusion

    December 5, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this, our "Cart of the Week" feature, we’ll profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart and ask its management about strengths and weaknesses. We’ll then ask a customer about the cart, too. This week, we ...

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    Cart of the Week: Mountain Commerce Emphasizes Search Engine Friendliness

    November 28, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this ongoing "Cart of the Week" feature, we profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart, asking about its strengths and weaknesses. For this installment, we asked Taunia Kipp, Chief Operating Officer and ...

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    Cart of the Week: Sure Solutions’ Actinic Shopping Cart

    November 21, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this, our "Cart of the Week" feature, we’ll profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart and ask its management about its strengths and weaknesses. We’ll then ask a customer about the cart, too. In this in...

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    Cart of the Week: MightyMerchant Offers Full-Service Ecommerce Platform

    November 14, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. In this, our “Cart Of The Week” feature, we’ll profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart and ask its management about its strengths and weaknesses. We’ll then ask a competitor or a customer about the cart, to...

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    Maxthon: China’s Ad Smashing, Proxy Switching, Web Browser

    November 11, 2008 •

    The Maxthon web browser brings several great features to the same platform as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and lets users pretend to be from other counties so they can access otherwise restricted sites. For the past several weeks, Practical eCommerce has been reviewing the leadin...

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    Opera 9.6 Browser: Links Email, Desktop, and Mobile

    November 4, 2008 •

    If you want evidence that there is a hot browser war underway, you need look no further than the new Opera 9.6 web browser that some believe is a response to Google’s game-changing Chrome browser. When Google launched the beta version of its Chrome browser on September 2, 2008,...

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    Cart of the Week: Interspire “Obsesses Over Quality”

    October 31, 2008 •

    Practical eCommerce counts over 300 different shopping cart platforms. This includes licensed carts, hosted carts, and open-source carts. In this, our "Cart of the Week" feature, we’ll profile—but not evaluate—a specific shopping cart asking about its strengths and weaknesses. We’ll the...

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    Google’s Chrome: The Prototype for Tomorrow’s Browsers

    October 28, 2008 •

    When Google introduced its Chrome browser on September 2, 2008, it began the foundation for an improved Internet experience—full of rich web applications—and launched the next round of commercial combat with chief rival Microsoft. If Google is going to compete against Microsoft for a sh...

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