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Subscriptions are hot. ProductCart is ready (and getting better!)

News that The Honest Company – an online merchant that sells diapers and other baby essentials as a monthly subscriptions – recently pick up a hefty $27 million in venture funding caught our eye today. Subscription-based businesses have been around for a long time, but a new trend is now emerging: ecommerce stores that sell […]

New ProductCart case study: Direct Pet Supplies

First of all, we love their mascot. Secondly, they did a fantastic job overall with their ProductCart-powered store. So, meet Direct Pet Supplies, the latest addition to our popular gallery of ecommerce case studies. More or less every month, we take a closer look at an online store that uses our awesome shopping cart software, […]

New ProductCart case study: MONO Cases

MONO designs and produces great looking cases for all sorts of musical instruments, backpacks for busy DJs, and many other products. The design in all of their products – modern and clean – gives them a very distinctive personality, while conveying an image of great quality. Their ProductCart-powered store blends beautifully with the rest of the […]

Why we chose PayPal for mobile checkout

Mobile commerce is getting hotter and hotter, with over $10 billion worth of products and services being purchased on mobile devices this year – according to Internet Retailer – and over 60% of shoppers saying that they are willing to buy using their phone during this upcoming, 2011 holiday season. Now, there are two main reasons why mobile shopping is […]

AddThis integration in ProductCart v4.5: a handy little feature

A handy, little feature in v4.5 of our shopping cart software is the AddThis integration. It makes it easy for you to add social networking icons to your store, letting visitors share those pages on social networks such as Twitter or Facebook. Here’s a screencast on how to use this feature. AddThis is a free, […]

Introducing the Sales Manager for ProductCart v4.5

One of the most important new features introduced with ProductCart v4.5 is the Sales Manager. The idea was to make it really quick and easy for a store manager to: Pick products in the store catalog Put them on sale Start & stop the sale Keep an archive of all pending, running, and completed sales […]

ProductCart v4.5 starts shipping today

Today we started shipping ProductCart v4.5 to new customers. The ProductCart v4.5 Update for existing customers should be available on Monday (we’re doing some final testing on the update script to make sure everything works right!). We’re excited about ProductCart 4.5 (… and apologize for the delay in making it available to you!). From an updated […]

Amazon’s new look: what to learn

We recently published an article about the Target.com redesign. Target launched a new Web store after deciding to run its ecommerce operations independently of Amazon.com, which the US retailer had been using for some time as the ecommerce platform. Amazon too is in the process of launching a new design for their massive online store, and […]

FedEx Web Services update

A number of things slowed us down over the past two months, but we are now really (really!) close to releasing ProductCart v4.5. Among other new features, ProductCart v4.5 will include an updated integration with FedEx, which was necessary as FedEx has been phasing out the “old” FedEx API, will complete the phase out in May of 2012, […]

Learn more, sell more

Running a successful online business is no walk in the park, and sometimes it feels like you just don’t have the time you need to keep on top of everything that’s going on, from social media to search engine optimization. Reading books is too time consuming, and hiring consultants to train you might be out of budget. Practical eCommerce […]