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Our coverage of platforms and apps includes innovations and updates to shopping carts, content management systems, mobile shopping, digital-product selling, headless commerce, social media, and much more.

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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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    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...

  • Platforms & Apps

    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...

  • Platforms & Apps

    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...

  • Platforms & Apps

    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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