Archive for the ‘Talk’ Category

Website Magazine Not Accurate

August 10th, 2010

In their defense, only the September 2010 Issue is not accurate -

We consider ourselves Ecommerce veterans and we typically read Website Magazine cover to cover.

Last night I passed around the Top 50 Ecommerce review (page 16) and was sorely disappointed in how the information was gathered and ranked based on the site traffic and basically no other metrics?

We have reviewed, Installed, and hosted several shopping carts and one of the grandaddy of problematic shopping carts, X-Cart, made by a Russian group is ranked 14? OSCommerce ranked 6, has been a derivative of X-Cart.  X-Cart and similar ones should not even be on the list… but it is… Open source, ok, yeah I get it.

In short and I am certain that the Website Mag guys know that Ecommerce carts should be ranked based on  Security, Reliability, Installation,  SEO, Usability, Features, customers needs, etc.
Note: I think very highly of Website Magazine and it’s writers and I hope they will be more cautious next time.

Shopping Carts, Talk

Pinnacle Cart over ShopSite A Quick Review

July 27th, 2010

Pinnacle over ShopSite?

One Sentence – Dynamic database vs Static Database pages is the KEY answer. Pinnacle is NOT as SEO friendly as ShopSite .

Compare Links to one site for Pinnacle address does not have understandable category and product links -

Pinnacle shopping cart –

ShopSite cart – (all words can be easily crawled)

We just finished writing about ShopSite vs others –

I did some research on the web about Pinnacle Cart and came up with some favorable reviews, but we are always cautious with carts as time and time again we have seen some real troubles in one way or another.

One of the main reasons we have stuck with ShopSite is security and it being SEO friendly. ShopSite does not break and its  support system is great.
We have been working with ShopSite as a partner since 1997.

Maybe someone will comment on it.


Ecommerce, Shopping Carts , , ,

ShopSite stil holding its own SP2 New Features

July 24th, 2010

Is Shopsite still the best platform? We can all agree that this answer is  yes. If you have known management and staff for any amount of time, you know that we do not stick our heads in the sand when it comes to shopping carts and what new technology has to offer. ShopSite continues to be a steady and stable ecommerce tool .

Over the past 15 years, others systems have come and gone. Some stick, but have their challenges.

ShopSite is like the Tortoise and the Hare in its offerings and it still stands out. staff is continuously getting feedback from it’s customers and from our internal design staff as to what we would like to see improved.

We are fully aware that ShopSite could use a short list of items and we are working with ShopSite to improve.

One of the big improvements we have seen in the past updates is templates (request a peak from tech), especially in the new release SP2 that is coming in a few weeks. Learn More

See SP2 Theme Demos -

One of the new themes on ShopSites new release -

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To –

Note, there are 15 demos so if you change the number in this url from 25 down to 10 you will see other templates.

Ecommerce, ShopSite, ShopSite, Web Design

Tell your customer service experiences whereever you are

February 26th, 2010

People want to hear about customer service experiences so put in ones that you may encountered, especially your technical experiences.

Customer Service

What is an RSS feed and how can i use it?

February 25th, 2010

RSS feeds are defined as (Rich Site Summery) and it is a way of delivering updated and changing web content.
Many news-related sites and publishers use RSS feeds to syndicate their content to anyone on the planet that has an interest.

I want to go into many different areas of blogging but let’s first see if we can get the RSS feed understood. What benefit is it to your reader? They save time as they are connected to your site updates without having to regularly visit your site just to see if you have added articles and or content that is appealing to them.

If you have not been to a page with the RSS feed symbol and want to experience it got to an example at the New York Times and click on the RSS feed you like.