ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week – ProductCart | A Customized and Fully Integrated Software Solution

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.  Each week ShopTab (www.shoptab.net) features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week ShopTab had a chance to talk with Massimo Arrigoni co-founder and CEO of Early Impact, the software developing company that produces quality e-commerce software used to build and manage Internet storefronts.

Early Impact creates software that blends seamlessly with existing Web sites and is used by thousands of online stores all over the world in virtually any industry. One of its very successful shopping carts, ProductCart, is sold both directly to businesses and through a network of Web designers and developers. ProductCart is a sophisticated, secure (officially PA-DSS validated), user-friendly shopping cart program used all over the world to build and manage professional Internet storefronts.

ProductCart is integrates with Google Checkout, all PayPal payment systems, dozens of other payment gateways, UPS, FedEx, USPS, CanadaPost, QuickBooks, Stone Edge, POS systems, and more. Fully customizable, it has been adopted as the solution of choice for building personalized ecommerce solutions by hundreds of Web designers and developers. (more…)

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week – VP-ASP

There are so many online shopping cart options for today’s entrepreneurs and business owners to choose from. Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week we spoke with Cam Flanigan, the product manager at VP-ASP an online shopping cart that prides itself on unrivalled e-commerce functionality. Established in the early 90’s, it was one of the first shopping carts available in the market appaearing together with Amazon and eBay.

Five years ago Rocksalt International acquired VP-ASP and YourVirtualStore, a software development company and reseller of VP-ASP Cart. The following release of VP-ASP combined the selection of the most popular features from both systems. The version 7.00 is a full-fledged and highly secure eCommerce software package.

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week Interview with PrestaShop – Open Source Cart with Discount for ShopTab Readers

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.  Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This we ShopTab got to speak with Bruno Lévêque from PrestaShop. PrestaShop is an Open-source e-commerce software, initially created by 5 informatics students in Paris. In May 2007, associated with Igor Schlumberger (former LeGuide.com CEO) Lévêque decided to launch the PrestaShop Company, making their software a real Open-Source project worldwide. The first stable version of PrestaShop (1.0) was published in July 2008.

Today, PrestaShop is used by more than 33.000 e-shops throughout the world, and gathers a community of more than 50.000 members who translated PrestaShop into 38 languages. (more…)

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ShopTab Interviewed SureSource’s Dan Forno On Their Services And ShopTab Review. SureSource Provides Direct To Consumer Services For Large Brands Such As Coca-Cola And Guinness

This week ShopTab interviewed Dan Forno of SureSource and wanted to share background information about where he works and his personal review of ShopTab.  If you need assistance with getting your products into the hands of the consumer this is a must read blog post.  SureSource has been in business for over 20 years and originally started as a fulfillment provider for manufacturers selling products directly to the consumer, and a call center to field “Where to Buy” inquiries from consumers.

SureSource Building Sign

With the advent of Internet, the transition from print to web made perfect sense and their business model followed suit.  Today SureSource runs turnkey ecommerce operations for 60 significant partnerships providing everything from merchandising the product selection and warehousing of the inventory, to fulfillment and post purchase customer service… all of this on top of the design, development and hosting of the stores themselves. (more…)

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week Interview with E-Junkie – Personalized eCommerce Shopping Cart and 5 month Free Trial

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.  Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week Robin Kohli, founder and lead developer of E-Junkie, was kind enough to grant us an interview. E-Junkie is an online shopping cart made with customer convenience in mind with its easy to set up, easy to use, and easy to maintain software.

E-Junkie launched in the end of 2003. Its operations are small and personal with all support and development handled by a strong team of 5 employees (including Robin) out of Tucson, AZ. After working as a freelancer for a few years, Robin began working on E-junkie, to meet his own requirements and later to fulfill the desire of building an easy to use e-commerce engine.

Today E-Junkie has evolved to offer an easy to use, centrally managed service, digital storage and delivery for files and codes, copy-paste Buy Now and Shopping Cart buttons,  shipping and packaging calculators, and sales tax & VAT calculators to many satisfied clients all around the globe.

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week Interview with FoxyCart – Simple Shopping Solutions

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.  Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week ShopTab had the privilege to speak with Brett Florio, co-founder and president of FoxyCart. Florio has been involved in web technologies and internet marketing for the past decade. He is responsible for FoxyCart’s marketing, business development, and researching new functionality that the programmers think is impossible. He lives in Seal Beach, CA, and enjoys discussing politics and religion over happy hour tacos if you happen to be nearby.

FoxyCart had an “accidental” launch mid-2007.  Without any intention to go live or any prior marketing they started to receive signups thanks to some #1 rankings on Google.  Despite having “just a few more” pieces of functionality to implement, they were pushed out of the nest.  In the two years since the launch, they have developed the functionality on their roadmap even more than they initially anticipated thanks in large part to their amazing community.

FoxyCart puts a large focus on customers and their satisfaction, effectively utilizing their inputs and ideas to continuously improve and develop FoxyCart’s service. FoxyCart is designed to eliminate frustration for web retailers, store owners, and entrepreneurs. It is extremely easy to use, fully customizable with CSS and HTML, and built to cleanly integrate with your existing CMS systems via XML & JSON. (more…)

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week X Cart Fully Integrated and Easy To Use eCart

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.    Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week we sat down with Vyacheslav Petrov, Director of Marketing for X-Cart and Qualiteam Software employee for nearly 7 years. X-cart is an online shopping cart on a mission to create the best shopping cart in the world by making the Internet a convenient and productive business environment for them, their customers, and customers of their customers.

X-Cart shopping cart is fast, requiring no need for a dedicated server. It comes with several professional, ready-to-use e-commerce design templates, and is easy to modify without great programming skills and knowledge. Perhaps most importantly is that X-Cart is search engine friendly. You can add meta-tags and define custom titles and URLs for product and category pages, which improves standing of your web store with popular search engines. (more…)

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ShopTab eCommerce Cart of the Week – Avactis

With so many online shopping cart options, finding what is best for your business can be overwhelming.    Each week ShopTab features one online shopping cart, interviewing the featured cart’s developer to provide an opportunity to learn about why their cart may be right for your business.

This week we spoke with Avactis, an online shopping cart that prides itself on its fast and easy integration into an existing Web site.

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ShopTab Interview with Web Retailer Patricia Pepe Founder of West Florida Components and Satisfied Customer!

Recently, I have had the pleasure of speaking with Patricia Pepe, retail business owner and vice president of the Internet Merchants Association, after discovering her praise of ShopTab’s ease of use on our Facebook Fan page.

Patricia Pepe

We were thrilled to find out her satisfaction with ShopTab service had surpassed her expectations with ease of use and setup. We wanted to properly thank her by showcasing her background, her business, and a little about why she thinks ShopTab is so great!

First, a bit about Patricia and her business ventures. West Florida Components is an internet retailer that was founded by Patricia in 2004. Its warehouse and offices are located on the west coast of Florida in historic Tarpon Springs. In addition to running West Florida Components, she is the vice president of the Internet Merchants Association a non-profit trade organization. The IMA’s primary focus is to educate eCommerce merchants to help grow their online businesses so we definitely recommend eCommerce Business Owners check out IMA. Patricia is also a frequent speaker on a broad range of topics relating to eCommerce and social media.  You can follow Patricia with West Floria Components on Twitter as well as Internet Merchants Association on Twitter too. (more…)

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Interview with Author of A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization – How social media can benefit your business

An increasing amount of companies are beginning to monetize their presence in social media and  are taking advantage of the many resources available to small businesses on the web. Deltina Hay, author of A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization, is the owner of the Austin-based literary press Dalton Publishing, the Web 2.0 development and consulting firm Social Media Power, and the social media optimized Web site service, PlumbSocial.

A long-time advocate of open source technologies, Hay has been programming and doing Web development in one form or another for over 25 years. Her graduate education includes computer science, applied mathematics, nonlinear dynamics, and psychology.

A Survival Guide to Social Media and Web 2.0 Optimization provides insight into the world of social networking media such as blogs, social bookmarking sites, media communities and more to educate entrepreneurs on how to fully utilize social media.

Her book helps small businesses become part of the social media movement and shows business owners how to use tools such as Web 2.0 to establish their presence on the web. Business owners, authors, publishers, students, PR and marketing professionals can learn to apply and integrate valuable web tools such as Squidoo , YouTube, Facebook, WordPress, wikis, widgets, blogs, RSS feeds all by themselves.

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