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Category archive: Ecommerce

Zend Framework with Recurring Billing Payment Gateway Integration For Membership Site

While we have developed a school management system using Kohana Framework in the past this was our first project in Zend. Given the tough deadlines our team did rather well, I must say. Here is the brief on the Zend Framework project which we completed recently. The application is meant for a US Mail Forwarding…

Where to place your ads or call to action for best effect

Have you ever wondered which are the ideal places on a page for placing the ads or call to action? Here is the answer from Google for a sample layout. Needless to say Google insists on putting the users first. Here is tool to show click heat map of web pages ClickHeat Map If you…

eBay Acquires Magento

eBay Acquires Magento ebay agrees to acquire magento/ Good or Bad?

Multivendor Shopping Cart For WordPress-Marketpress Ecommerce Plugin

We have been asked by a client to setup a multi vendor marketplace. Our original suggestion was XCart Multivendor as we know that it is a proven solution as we have implemented it. However since the budget was a limitation we had to hunt further and our search ended with MarketPress Ecommerce plugin for WordPress…

Comparison Of Shopping Cart Software

With so many shopping cart software being available in open source and proprietary categories and also hosted and self hosted versions of these you often get confused. So how does your chosen cart compare with others or simply how do you compare various shopping cart? The answer could be here. Comparison of Shopping Carts Hope…

XT Commerce CSV Import Script

For one of our clients from Germany we developed a script to import product data in CSV format. The client also needed a few bug fixes for the XT:Commerce 3 site. Though we have not handled XT:Commerce before we were quite happy to help. Once again our passion and eagerness to learn something new showed…

Show Prices in Different Currencies Worldwide In Your Shopping Cart

If you are selling to customers worldwide, one of the ways to improve conversions (read increase sales) is to display prices in the local currency of the visitor. Shopping carts don’t provide this function out of the box, so how do we do this? The answer is, by using a geoIP database like Maxmind we…

Google Farmer Update Implications

Farmer update ,rolled out in Feb 2011,is aimed at content farms ie. sites that copy content from other sources. So if you content is not unique then you are affected by this. As for ecommerce sites,if your product descriptions are copied verbatim from wholesalers product catalog you may be in trouble. Now how can you…

Automate Magento Shopping Cart – Product Import Script

A script for automating product feed import into a Magento shop has been developed recently. Following were the requirements Download and process .txt files from another server(merchant) via FTP. Only latest files have to be picked up via FTP. The files will have a date suffix to help the FTP script to identify which ones…

How to get more traffic to ecommerce sites?

One of the obvious ways to get more traffic to an ecommerce site is to add more pages. I hear you ask, how? The answer is by adding proper categories and sub-categories. In the case of one of our clients we found that the best converting keyword was something “widgets for men”. We found it…

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