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New month, new features. We've upgraded our latest Ozcart shopping cart with new features. Here's what each one does: Send text messages to your clients with SMSBump If you wish to expand your business and start texting your customers (transactional and/or marketing messages), you can now do so with Ozcart using SMSBump. You can even schedule messages and have your own dedicated phone number with SMSBump. We do not charge you to use SMSBump. All charges come from SMSBump...

When you create website links in your store/website, whether banner links, links in any text editor for a certain word that should lead others to another page, a menu link, and more, you can either copy the whole URL or copy a part of it (that is after your Top-Level Domain (TLD), such as '.com', '.com.au', '.ca', etc.). Important note: If you want to link to another website with a different domain name, or even your...

We've got some exciting new features released and some bugs fixed. Here's the list and a description of each one: More email notifications The store owner will now receive email notifications for when a return (RMA) is requested by a customer (the customer will also receive an email when he submits an RMA). When an affiliate signs up, an email will be sent to the store owner and to the affiliate. When a product review is submitted,...

With the advent of ecommerce in Canada, how can Ozcart™ help Canadians sell to Canadians and to worldwide customers? Opening your online store has never been easier than now. You either use a self-hosted ecommerce system or a hosted one. Ozcart is a hosted shopping cart that aims to provide a multitude of features all the while retaining an easy to use administration area (as we're told by our clients). Ozcart includes features that are important to...

Building trust is one of the most important things that you’ll need to do in your online store if you want it to be successful and profitable. How can you do it? In a physical store, a shopper has a number of visual and physical reference cues to help them make a judgement about the trustworthiness of a store. For example, the shopper can look at cues like the store’s decor and ambiance, where the store...

If you create the bulk of your website and your online store in isolation, it will show through in terms of duplication of content or confusing navigation. And your customers will notice it. They'll vote with their feet and buy from your competitors. How can you avoid this disastrous result and create an ecommerce website that actually flows, has a consistent message across all of its parts and encourages strong conversions of your visitors into website...

Titles and Meta Descriptions are the place to start for getting your online store noticed by search engines. You've started your online business, and opened your online store. How do you get your store noticed by the search engines? Whatever you want to sell online, if you want the best return on your shopping cart investment, you will need to get noticed by the search engines. So how do you go about promoting your ecommerce website? One...