Questions tagged [ecommerce]

eCommerce, consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. This is a generic tag for all ecommerce systems. Frameworks that facilitate development of such systems like magento, nopcommerce have their own tags as well.

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Are “trustmarks” such as McAfee Secure worth the cost?

There are a number of services that will scan a website for vulnerabilities and allow the display of a trustmark image if the site passes their tests. This allegedly increases the level of trust a ...
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Why do “Registration-bots” exist? What do they gain from registering on my site?

I've been developing some anti-bot procedures for a website, but only because I see others doing it. Why is this necessary? What do the bots gain from registering hundreds of accounts? I'm building an ...
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ecommerce item deleted by user, 301 redirect to HOME PAGE or 404 not found?

I know this question is someway similar to this one where they recommend using 404, but after reading this other one where they suggest to use 301 when changing site URLs (in the specific case was due ...
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Can I use imgur as a CDN?

I have an e-commerce site and I want to use imgur.com as a CDN for my product images by setting the image source of my image. I did not see anything in the ToS specifically about this. Can anyone ...
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Which shopping cart / ecommerce platform to choose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I need to build an ecommerce website within a tight budget and schedule. Of course, I have never done that before, so I have googled out ...
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How to evaluate a web developer? [closed]

I want to hire someone to set up a website. What do I ask to determine competence and integrity of the individual? Is there a chart of reasonable charges/costs? How do I know if I am being over-...
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How to deal with obselete product pages on an e-commerce site?

Let's say on www.site.com, some products are discontinued from time to time. Each product page has nicely laid out information for users like, product features, manuals, buyers guide etc., So, in ...
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Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use?

This is a general, community wiki catch-all question to address "I need a eCommerce script that does x, y, and z..." questions. If your question was closed as a duplicate of this question and you ...
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Using HTTPS on the entire sites 2011 and beyond

I know this has been asked before, but I am curious what all of you guys think, with the advent of programs like firesheep, released only 6 months ago. Is it a good idea to use https on an entire site?...
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What's the difference between Brand and Organization in Schema.org?

What is the difference between a Brand and an Organization? If you have a clothing website, and you sell clothes and shoes from popular names like Adidas, Reebok, Puma, etc. When displaying these ...
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Recurring Profile and Bundled Item (Magento)

I have a subscription service that people pay monthly for, so I’ve setup a “Virtual Product” with a Recurring Profile. At the same time, I want to have it so they can add different one time products. ...
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Site launch do(s) and don't(s)

The major do(s) and don't(s) to ensure a smooth launch. Any tips ranging from A to Z would be very helpful. I hope this question isn't too broad, but I'm pretty sure that this community has had ...
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Accepting money on a website as payment: when do I move past PayPal?

I have a website I accept payments via PayPal. This works well, at what point does it make sense to change providers, given PayPal takes a higher percentage than some other services. What are the best ...
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Online gift certificates: Systems to avoid fraud

What good methods are there out there for avoiding fraud with electronic gift certificates (ones which are created and the information distributed electronically via website)? I'm looking to audit/...
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Orchard CMS Internet shop

Does anyone know where to find tutorial how to make an Internet shop by using Orchard CMS? I'm new at web programming, but I have experience with .Net technologies.
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Is it good to use social login into ecommerce website?

We have our ecommerce site to sell company's products. I have read about social login (like stackeoverflow.com) and my boss wants to use social login into our site, but I thought it is not good for ...
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Where is the data for items added to a shopping cart stored if not logged into the site?

Sites like Amazon allow you to add items to your shopping cart without requiring you to first log in. My question is where do they store this data? This data still seems to be there even if you ...
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Should Schema.org structured data for products be used on category pages on an e-commerce site?

I use schema.org structured data markup on all of my product pages. The products are well indexed in Google, and the meta data shows up mostly as expected. My question is a sub-question to the ...
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Is there a simple shopping cart I can add to my existing website? [closed]

I created a website for my wife, who knits scarves. The site simply displays the 18 different colours she has created, with a Lightbox-like large photo available when clicked. She would now like to ...
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How to measure the conversion rate of your Amazon affiliate program?

I plan on selling products through the Amazon affiliate program. What I know I can track is: -what products people view on my website (default Google Analytics pageview behaviour). -what affiliate ...
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How to determine if I should hide a page from search robots

We have hundreds of duplicates detected on our site but, these pages are not actually duplication's, they're just really thin content. Our site is an eCommerce site and these are product pages but ...
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Google Shopping: beyond the basics, how can I optimize for high placement?

Of course, including keywords in the product page title/description and associated feed. But what else? Would be interested to hear your thoughts on: PageRank of destination page how product ...
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Are there open solutions for fraud detection?

I've been dealing with an inordinate amount of bogus payments, mostly people using PayPal. I am aware of services that provide an API that returns a score, but I'd like to first explore the ...
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Shopping cart for service providers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? From my limited exposure, it seems to me that most shopping cart/eCommerce platforms are specifically for products-based retailers. On ...
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Case for and against different URLs for rel=“canonical” and og:url meta tags

I am trying to decide whether it is a good idea to use different URLs for the rel="canonical" and open graphs og:url links in the following use case: A pretty standard product page: https://www....
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Analytics vs AdWords E-Commerce Data - doesn't add up - Attribution?

Adwords imports E-Commerce tracking from Analytics. Under AdWords > All Campaigns > Conversion Value for a given period it says €7.004,70 For the same period in Analytics it says €7,912.97 under ...
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Google Analytics cookie across SagePay checkout

We use SagePay's Server integration for our online payments. We use Google Analytics to track activity on our website and Google Ecommerce tracking to log transactions. In Google Analytics, under the ...
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what is website security verification?

I have an e-commerce website and I recently came across a web page that talks about cyber crime and this has got me wondering what website security verification means. Does any one know what website ...
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E-commerce + CMS: 2 sites or one?

Ok, let's say that a customer already has a CMS managed web site but now wants to sell goods online using an E-commerce platform (Magento in this case). My question is, does it make any difference ...
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Does using h4 and h5 tags in a list of products improve SEO?

This is borderline 'too broad', but I'm hoping for some documentation about this, which is hard to find. Think of a webshop, specifically a product overview. The products themself need html to be ...
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Can alt text be the same for multiple product images?

On our product pages, we have a main image of the product as well as several "zoomed in" images that highlight different parts of the product. I am assuming that using the exact same alt text for the ...
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Abnormal Alexa score: the more popular site has a worse rank

I have 2 websites of ecommerce in France and for these websites I have a strange behaviour of the alexa results. Here are some statistics about the websites : Unique Visits January 2012 Website A : ...
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How do you get Google product rich snippets working on WooCommerce

I have just set up a WooCommerce site and I am trying to get the reviews on it to show up in the Google rich snippets. How can i do this? Is there any out-the-box plugins to make it work? Currently ...
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Which ecommerce framework is fast and easy to customize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I'm working on a project where I have to put online an ecommerce system which will require some good amount of custom features. I'm ...
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Analysing Bounce Rate and Time on Page

I'm working on an eCommerce site and there's a perceived problem with the bounce rates on product pages. The best performing page (in terms of views), tends to have a very high bounce rate, at about ...
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Attach a Wordpress.org blog to my BigCommerce Store as a sub-domain

I am stuck in a peculiar situation. I have a store on BigCommerce configured with a domain from GoDaddy (mystore.com). I recently created a custom wordpress blog and hosted it on 1and1 hosting (...
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Developing a new site over an existing site. How do I do this with WordPress?

Let's say I have an ecommerce site that is already up and functioning, www.widgets.com but I don't like the shopping cart that I got with the host and instead want to use Wordpress and a Wordpress ...
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How can I create a rule within BigCommerce to place a customer in a group?

Can I create a rule or script to automatically place customers who purchase a specific product into a customer group on BigCommerce? For example, if I want to sell a subscription, have those customers ...
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Is Schema.org's LocalBusiness just allowed for local business?

I have created an online shop for bikes. They do not have an offline (brick & mortal) shop. Can I use the Schema.org type Bikestore (e.g. in Microdata: itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/...
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Tagging different currency pages for multi-currency webshop

I present two selections in my site; one is language (which will change the URL and content) and currency. The currency setting is applied via querystring, like page?curr=EUR, then it'll remember for ...
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In Google Analytics, show eCommerce order numbers based on first click attribution

Google Analytics usually reports everything based on last click attribution. However, GA recently added some reports to compare metrics based on different attribution models like first click. Is it ...
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Shopping cart software for a site with a small number of products [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I have a client who requires shopping cart functionality for maybe 20 products. Is it worth installing dedicated shopping cart software, ...
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Best tools to build an auction website [closed]

Can I get your feedback on the best tools to build an auction website with the following features: The site takes a commission (like 5%) on each transaction Each user can assign a rating (like 4.5 ...
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Online E-Commerce Solutions - What To Look For? [closed]

In Today's market many shopping carts and ecommerce solutions are available on the web. What are the essential features someone looking to start an online store should look for before choosing ...
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How to identify a scalable (and appropriate) eCommerce platform for a medium-sized company? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? Maybe you can help me identify a scalable (and appropriate) eCommerce platform for a client of ours, looking to enhance their online sales....
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Youtube video as page background

I'm creating a page for the customer, and I wanted to use youtube video as a page background. I don't know if it's legit (or prohibited) to use youtube like CDN server (cuz it uses their bandwidth ...
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What is the best kind of checkout system for a website?

I have worked with quite a few checkout systems and eCommerce platforms. Are there certain kinds of interfaces that convert sales better than others? For me there are really only two questions: SSL ...
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Hierarchical vs Flat sitemap

I want to create a sitemap for my e-commerce website. On the home page, there is a multi-level menu like this: User can click on any of the following links from the Home Page: Fashion: enter ...
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Hash based commerce website

I'm planning for an e-commerce website based on ajax load and hash instead of query. I wonder how this effects search engins crawler and if it would, what is the best way to do it?
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PCI compliance when using third-party processing

My company is outsourcing the development of our new e-commerce site to a third party web development company. The way they set up our site to handle transactions is by having the user enter the ...

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