Alternatives to Magento

Alternatives to Magento

Are you seeking alternatives to Magento? Magento stormed onto the scene several years ago as a new open source shopping cart. It was highly configurable and full featured and the developer community jumped on board with great enthusiasm. Then normal people tried to use it and the wheels fell off. It was difficult to use, very slow … [Continue Reading]

Which carts are affected by Heartbleed bug

what shopping carts are affected by heartbleed

Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) is a security vulnerability found in OpenSSL which is an open source library that is used by numerous developers and companies to protect your username, passwords, and other sensitive information online. What this vulnerability gives hackers the ability to do is force your browser to dump 64 kilobytes of unencrypted data from the server’s … [Continue Reading]

Six Second Shopping Cart Reviews

Six Second Shopping Cart Reviews

If you just want to compare the carts on what they will cost you per year check out my Shopping Cart Pricing Comparison. Welcome to 2014 and an updated list of to the point bite sized shopping cart reviews to help you filter out the best shopping carts from the nonsense. If it saves you time, … [Continue Reading]

Bigcommerce vs Shopify

Bigcommerce vs Shopify

Trying to get a useful comparison of Shopify and Bigcommerce is almost impossible. The websites both do everything in the universe and they both do it easier than all others. Using our own unique method, we will take you through a few scenarios and let you quickly fight through all the marketing nonsense to the … [Continue Reading]

Which Bigcommerce Blogging Solution is Best

Bigcommerce Blogging

With the release late last week of Bigcommerce Next Bigcommerce has improved the internal blogging functionality of their eCommerce platform leaving customers and newcomers to the shopping cart wondering which Bigcommerce blogging choice to run with. The original News and Updates features – been there since Bigcommerce was Interspire The new Blogging engine functionality – … [Continue Reading]

Bigcommerce Next

Bigcommerce Next

Bigcommerce Next is the 2014 update to Bigcommerce but apart from a new name there is quite a lot of back-end functionality that is being upgraded or simplified. Existing customers have probably stumbled across many of these features in the last few weeks as they were incrementally dripped into the Bigcommerce stores. What is Bigcommerce … [Continue Reading]

Bigcommerce vs Volusion

Bigcommerce-vs-Volusion

As of late 2013 my Bigcommerce or Shopify wizard is live and takes all the guess work and reading out of choosing between Bigcommerce and Shopify. try it now it only takes a minute For more in this series of see BigCommerce vs Shopify or CoreCommerce vs BigCommerce Two of the biggest (in temrs of signups) hosted … [Continue Reading]

Why I switched to Genesis

Genesis Themes by Studio Press

Did you notice I changed things up around here? After many successful years I decided to clean things up a little and the easiest way to do that was to switch to Genesis. I needed: A responsive design so I could drop the plugin mobile theme that was ugly A theme that was super clean … [Continue Reading]

Lemonstand Cloud

Lemonstand Cloud Review

I was all set to spend the week writing a Lemonstand review now that they have released the second all SaaS version but I took a quick look and decided it wouldn’t be fair. The software is looking great and under the hood there seem to be a lot of very positive changes but there … [Continue Reading]

Bigcommerce Complaints

Bigcommerce Complaints

First of all I dont think Bigcommerce sucks, but a few people out there do. This isn’t a post I wanted to write particularly but I felt it would be a useful exercise for people to see what I think are Bigcommerce’s most complained about issues and offer you a number of alternatives to Bigcommerce … [Continue Reading]