Ecommerce

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...

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...

As more and more people shop online, the number of criminals taking to the web has also grown. As a business owner starting an online business, what can you do to protect yourself against online fraud? As sales in your online store grow, it's important to protect your business against online fraud. While there's no one way to 100% insulate yourself against the risks of online fraudsters, there are many things you can do. Here's a...

Need some promotional inspiration for your online shop? Here are a few promotional ideas that you could use to generate more sales. Sales for products in a particular category A store wide offer like "Take 20% off everything in store" can be an easy way to market your sale offer on your website, but sometimes you can achieve a more effective result by putting just a specific category of products on sale in order to better match...