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  • VirtueMart Solution for your Ecommerce Site » Cart32
    Written by Published in Blog Leave a reply Permalink You may have heard of the plug in for Joomla called VirtueMart before but previously it hasn t worked with Cart32 Well in the near future this is going to change Cart32 users who also use Joomla will now be able to manage all of their cart functions as well as their products in Joomla administration So what exactly is VirtueMart you may be asking VirtueMart is just one of many plug ins that you can get for Joomla It was designed for ecommerce websites The VirtueMart Control Panel includes many tiles to help manage your site The layout is a nice sleek design It s easy to navigate to where you want to be At first glance the VirtueMart might be a bit more difficult than the Cart32 store manager but after playing around with the administration you will quickly get the hang of how things work I m sure you will end up liking how VirtueMart has been made With the combination of VirtuMart and Cart32 this will just give you more options on how you want to run your site Flexibility is key to running your own business Stay tuned for more information on when VirtueMart may be released for Cart32 users Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Recent Posts Cart32 wants to help you collect your shipping refunds too August 3 2015 Net Neutrality Begins Some Info For You June 26 2015 Mobile Friendly Checkout Pages June 11 2015 Search A Key Component of Web Presence June 5 2015 Cart32 and PayPal Security Update Information May 21 2015 Blog Tags Archives August 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 January 2014 October 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January

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  • Preventing Fraudulent Orders on your Ecommerce Site » Cart32
    do not match If the billing and shipping address do not match it could be a fraud order Someone could be using a form of payment that isn t theirs and shipping it to a different location Also if the addresses don t match AND they have next day shipping this could be a sign of a fraudulent order Turning on the AVS setting or address verification could help deter these orders away The downside of this logic is that maybe your customer is buying your products for a friend or relative located elsewhere Foreign Orders According to the Merchant Risk Council fraudulent orders with international addresses are 2 ½ times more frequent than orders with domestic addresses So unless the customer with the international address is a frequent customer you should be careful accepting the order If you get a lot of fraudulent orders it may be best just to ignore international orders all together Use Card Verification Codes CVC Most online business owners use this option but I just want to reiterate it This is the 3 or 4 digit code on the back of the credit card If the customer provides this and it goes through the verification system successfully then the customer probably has possession of this card Post a Warning This is a simple way to help keep fraudulent orders away In your checkout process just state somewhere that you have anti fraud procedures This simple text could make criminals think that it will not be worthwhile to try and steal from you One or two fraudulent orders every 6 months or so isn t too bad but having fraud orders often really adds up and could be the difference maker for your website Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in

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  • Personalized Shipping on your Ecommerce Site » Cart32
    door step One thing that I ve noticed is that many of the boxes are visibly branded with the company name Amazon comes to mind as an example This box tells everyone in the neighborhood that you just received something awesome from Amazon Why not do the same for your business Think of the shipping box like the shopping bags that you see all around you at your local shopping mall You re seeing where people shop and if you see a lot of the same bags pass by you may be tempted to see what is so great about that particular store Same thing goes with your shipping boxes Not only will you be delivering your product to your customer but you will be advertising your business to everyone that sees the box Add a Surprise This doesn t have to be anything major It could be something as simple as a thank you Or if you are the creative type it could be any number of things from a joke to put a smile on the face of your customers to a poem to add that little something to a case of chocolate Anything that shows the customer that you go that extra mile will make them order from you again and pass your business along to their friends Dollar Shave Club puts little notes in their packages talking about completely random things like talking about a new label maker they have in the office But these random things connect the people behind the business with their customers and adding that personal connection can only help your business These are just a couple of ways that you can spruce up and get more use out of your shipping boxes They can help create a brand for your business

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  • Credit Card Fees and the Merchant: Part I » Cart32
    to seek reform that will provide transparency and true competition among financial institutions we encourage all merchants to put consumers first and reject the settlement Throughout the article Mr Fisher brings up some interesting points in regards to Walmart s statement such as Who actually pays for credit card fees If credit card fees went away would prices decrease Should we set a cap on how much we can charge for interchange Why don t retailers offer a discount to customers to pay with cash Most retailers understand that accepting credit debit cards is just part of the game now The antitrust lawsuit that Walmart referred to was started to help regulate how Visa and MasterCard set their interchange rates To be honest I am not 100 sure how the rates are set but I am determined to find out how and let you all know Every quarter Visa is posting record breaking profits In the third quarter alone they profited 1 06 billion which is 173 000 000 00 over their projected earnings Visa s profits do not come from processing fees alone they also profit from credit card interests annual fee rates and much more I am all about businesses making a profit but I only think a profit should be made when a system is built properly and is fair for both parties Currently it seems as though credit card fees and processing is a one sided ball game The big credit card companies set the rate and the merchant pays it The consumer uses a credit card that can have frequent flier miles and they get the miles The merchant ends up paying a higher fee for processing that card for them The way the system is currently set up there are three people on the

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  • The Importance of Updating Your Web Browser » Cart32
    you to update it Let s take a look at a few good reasons for keeping your web browser up to date Pages will not display properly in old browsers New web pages that are developed using modern coding standards and practices will often not display as they are intended to in old web browsers Internet Explorer 7 was released on October 18 2006 nearly six years ago A lot has changed in terms of web development in that amount of time so make sure you are seeing the web as it is supposed to be seen by updating that dusty browser of yours Security holes are still open in old browsers This somewhat goes without saying but if you are using ANY piece of software with security issues that have not been patched in newer versions your system is at risk Get your browser and your operating system and your email client and your awesome 3D Spider Solitaire game updated and keep it that way Performance increases and new features Wondering why your web pages are loading as if a sloth was delivering them to you while riding on the back of a snail Sure your internet connection may not be the best but browsers are constantly improving in performance which may make your dial up connection a little more bearable New browsers also allow you to install plug ins add ons and other gizmos and gadgets that make browsing the web a more enjoyable experience It s free of cost There may be no such thing as a free lunch but basic economic principles aside web browsers are free to download and use Don t like the browser you re currently using Switch It s just that easy Browsehappy com is a great website that links to the

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  • eCommerce and International Holidays » Cart32
    Many countries celebrate Valentine s Day on February 14 th However other countries have holidays similar to Valentine s Day but are on different days with different traditions For example in Japan on the 14 th of February the women give their Valentine a box of chocolates One month later the men return the favor and give their sweetheart a box of white chocolates on White Day If you specialize in selling chocolates this piece of information can help you capitalize on their traditions and turn March into a success by advertising White Day Summer Bonus Season Japan In Japan the summer is when big firms give out bonuses to their employees This sudden influx of money obviously spurs more spending Even in this economic climate that we are in right now there is a noticeable increase in sales during this time So if you do a lot of International business in Japan do some digging and figure out when these bonuses start rolling out and start promoting Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year is based off the Lunar Calendar so the date changes from year to year The weeks leading up to the Chinese New Year are what prompt an increase in spending and sales that you would want to focus on if China is a major market for your business Keep in mind with the Chinese New Year many businesses shut down for the actual day so you should focus your promotions on advanced sales to ensure arrival of the product in time What you need to take away from this is that there are many other occasions outside of US Holidays that may help you increase your sales Take a moment and see where your sales come from If you find that your international sales are

    Original URL path: http://www.cart32.com/blog/ecommerce-and-international-holidays/ (2016-01-08)
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  • Campaign Calendar on your Ecommerce Site » Cart32
    give specialized discount codes for each marketing medium For instance if you are running 20 off of a purchase you could have a discount code for your Email subscribers such as Email20 For Facebook followers it could be Face20 and so on Using specialized codes will allow you to track how well your promotions are performing in that marketing space Have an OUTRAGOUS deal one day or more Everyone loves a steal of a deal so why not create an opportunity for your business Throughout the holiday season make it a point to give an OUTRAGOUS deal to your clientele Pick an item for a certain time period and lower the price I am talking slash around 50 or more This will bring shoppers to your site and hopefully generate a lot of business I know when I buy something at a great deal I always throw in a little something special simply because I saved so much money Make the calendar available to your employees Employees need to know what is going on during the holiday season It is a busy time for all so having the information readily available will give them the ability to answer questions quickly and correctly A great way to create a campaign calendar is to put it online If you use Google Apps for your email provider you can share a calendar with your employees You can also use an old fashion paper calendar and post it in your facility Start Early Now is the time to start thinking through your campaign calendar Your mind is clear and the craziness of the holiday season hasn t rushed over you The calendar does not mean the promotion is set in stone it can be changed The calendar does however give you a game plan

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  • Ensuring Accurate Shipping on your Ecommerce Site » Cart32
    element as much as possible in your checkout process the more likely you are to get accurate shipping information for each and every one of your orders For example instead of allowing your customers to manually input their shipping state or country let the Cart create a drop down box with that information Not only does that take out mistakes by error prone individuals like myself it also allows the shipping address to match how you ve set up your shipping type Hide Shipping Types If you have multiple shipping types that may be used depending on the shipping information I would suggest hiding shipping types that don t return a cost Let s say you have two USPS real time shipping types setup USPS Priority Mail and First Class Mail Let s also say Joe Shmo orders an item off your site that weighs 10 pounds and has a shipping location that qualifies him for both Priority Mail and First Class Mail The Priority Mail shipping type will return a weight but the First Class Mail won t because the max weight for first class mail is 13oz This is where the potential problem arises If you don t have your First Class Mail shipping type to only show if the weight of the cart is less than or equal to 13oz or to hide shipping type if no rate is returned that shipping type will still be able to be selected So for Joe Shmo he will have a cost for Priority Mail but no cost for first class Joe will then be able to select the shipping method that did not have a rate and not be charged shipping So there you go a couple of tips to help alleviate any of your shipping woes Also check

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