WooCommerce and Cart66 are both e-commerce solutions for WordPress. In this article we’ll talk about the similarities and differences between WooCommerce and its marketplace of WordPress plugins versus the suite of services and e-commerce features you get with Cart66.
Historically there has been a big difference between Shopify and other hosted solutions and WordPress when it comes to e-commerce. With WordPress it was up to you to install your own SSL certificates and worry about PCI compliance. Then you try to find and assemble a bunch of different WordPress plugins to get all the features you need for your store while hoping that all the plugins work properly together and all the different plugin authors keep their plugins up to date. Cart66 Cloud solves these problems letting you harness all the power of WordPress to design your store while giving you a rock solid, secure, e-commerce platform that includes everything you need in one easy to use package.
We recently compared Shopify vs WordPress for e-commerce and wanted to do the same for BigCommerce. Like Shopify, BigCommerce offers an all-in-one hosted solution for running your own online store. In this review, we will compare BigCommerce to using Cart66 with WordPress so you can decide what the best solution is for you.
If you are going to run an online store, you have to have a good web host. There are several things you want to look for in a good host, and popularity is not the number one criteria. In this article we’ll look at some of the key things you want to look for in a good web host.
If you want to sell something online you need both a payment gateway and a merchant account. But, do you know the difference between a payment gateway and a merchant account? If you don’t, setting up an e-commerce website can get confusing and you could get hit with unexpected fees.
It seems like giving your customers lots of choices would be a good thing. The more choices, the more likely they are to find exactly what they are looking for right? It turns out that too many choices actually results in fewer sales. In this article, we’ll talk about why too many choices is a bad thing and how you can increase conversion rates by reducing choices.
When it comes to e-commerce you need a lot more than just “know how” – you need to “know why” you make your decisions. My friend, popular blogger, and WordCamp presenter Chris Lema gave an excellent talk at WordCamp Los Angeles where he said, “Know Why eats Know How’s lunch every day of the week.” In these notes from my presentation at WordCamp Raleigh we’ll go deeper than just how to install a plugin and uncover the reasons why you choose one payment gateway over another, why you want to store digital files somewhere other than your WordPress file system, why you should use a transactional email service with your e-commerce site, and more. So let’s get started.