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Datasets for returned merchandise (ecommerce)

I need to get hold of datasets for online purchases, more specifically those that include product returns for a (self funded) project I'm working on. [more inside]
posted by a non e mouse on Jul 17, 2014 - 2 answers

A various amount of giving and shopping

I''m setting up a webstore which will sell a limited run artwork, but I have two pony requests and have a hard time navigating all ecommerce options. Looking for flexible pricing & donation handling. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on May 3, 2014 - 6 answers

What is the equivalent of Magento on Windows .NET platform?

Magento is one of most popular e-commerce software platform on Unix. What is the closest equivalent on Windows .NET platform? [more inside]
posted by applesurf on Apr 24, 2014 - 0 answers

How to Protect PDF Files for Online Distribution?

I have a client who wants to sell ecourses in pdf format, but doesn't want the pdfs to be able to be easily shared. The only solution I can find is a monthly DRM subscription but they think that's too expensive and that there must be another alternative... [more inside]
posted by kooop on Apr 22, 2014 - 5 answers

Ecommerce solution for one-time payments to a website?

I'm one of the owners of a site with job postings, and we need an easy payment solution to let users pay us to post. [more inside]
posted by unreason on Mar 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Wordpress order scheduling solution?

I run a business where people order equipment online and then I have to call them to arrange pickup. I have a Wordpress site and using WooCommerce. I am trying to find a solution where someone could place and schedule an order using a drop down calendar 48 hours or more in advance . any advice on plugins or solutions I should be looking at?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Absolutely cheapest merchant fees?

How can I arrange for the absolutely cheapest possible merchant fees when processing a credit card online? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Etsy vs. creating your own e-commerce website

I am creating an online marketplace and want to keep costs and infrastructure to a minimum, at least in the initial stages of the project. I am yet to make up my mind about whether I should use Etsy as the ecommerce platform or not. [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on May 28, 2013 - 18 answers

Detailed descriptions or just the specs, ma'am?

When you're shopping online, do you like to see detailed descriptions or just the bare bones specs? Or have you seen research that says one or the other? I'm responsible for adding new products to our online shops, and I'm trying to justify the time spent writing detailed descriptions. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on May 28, 2013 - 34 answers

Alternatives to Amazon

I am trying to avoid shopping at amazon.com because of the company's predatory business model. What are the best online alternatives for each product category? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 22, 2013 - 33 answers

Thriving as a small brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer?

How can a small (3-5 employees) brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive market (outdoors/sports products) when it cannot compete on price? Any good examples of small companies doing just that? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Chicken or Egg? Who comes first, copywriter or designer?

I want an awesome website and I have wireframed the whole thing. I am planning on using the design contest process on 99designs and I have found an amazing copywriter on Odesk. Who should do their part of the work first? [more inside]
posted by gravitypanda on Mar 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Small Deli wants to allow online ordering, needs advice

I'm helping a small local deli with a website redesign using Joomla, and they're really interested in online ordering. I'm familiar with setting up standard shopping carts, but this is a bit different. Does anyone have advice on what cart to use (one that's fairly customizable) and how to best receive and process orders? [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Feb 23, 2013 - 6 answers

What makes an online store usable for the owners?

If you've ever paid $10 to $30 a month for a hosted online e-commerce solution, I have some questions for you about your experience. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Why aren't top commerce sites using AOSSL?

Question for the hard-core commerce and security geeks: Always-on SSL, or AOSSL. Last spring The Online Trust Alliance, or OTA, started a PR campaign to convince folks who manage web sites to use SSL to secure the entirety of their web sites — not just forms and checkout pages. OTA points out that some large social sites (Twitter, Facebook, Google) — folks for whom the customer is the product — have implemented AOSSL, or are in the process of doing so. Who I *don't* see coming on-board are large and highly trafficked e-commerce sites. By my survey, none of the top 100 eCommerce vendors (using Internet Retailer's list) have implemented AOSSL, and I'm wondering if there's a reason why... (more inside). [more inside]
posted by deCadmus on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Facebook to Blog

Getting Facebook page posts into a blog? [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo on Oct 31, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me help a customer find the right product

Joe goes to webpage. He answers a few A-or-B questions. After Joe answers the last question, the page shows him which product he should buy. a) What do I call this decision-making tool? b) Where do I learn how to make it?
posted by itesser on Oct 22, 2012 - 21 answers

Online book reviews in Brasil

Why is it that in Brazil, there are no reviews / ratings of books on any of the online book stores? Does anyone know of any stores that might have this seemingly basic functionality?
posted by mikeanegus on Sep 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Eccommerce Startup Question

I have grand ideas for an ecommerce web site and am curious about how to get where I need from an inventory perspective. [more inside]
posted by kmurray24 on Sep 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Order or Project Management System Suggestions... I am drowning!

My business is booming and it's driving me crazy! The process that worked when only a few orders trickled in isn't scaling and I am finding myself prisoner to my workflow. Email and google spreadsheet is clearly not cutting it and I need input on a project management or order system. [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Sep 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Where can I sell event photos from marketing conferences & summits?

Where can I sell event photos from marketing summits? [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Sep 9, 2012 - 2 answers

I want to buy your stuff, not join your club

What is the deal with e-commerce websites that force you to "become a member" before you can even see the items that they are selling? I'm thinking about Fab, Everlane, etc. [more inside]
posted by alms on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Can't Login??

I can not log in to this website from any computer in our house. Why? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jul 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Shopping carts to accept credit cards over the Internet without leaving the site

Please help me understand how to accept credit card payments online for a fussy merchant, who wants to set up a shopping cart to sell luxury items, but fears using PayPal will make him look like he is "selling toys on eBay." [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Jun 29, 2012 - 18 answers

Shopping cart for a static website?

I have a completely hand-coded website. I want to start selling things on the website, but I don't want to change the site's design. How can I most easily accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by lobbyist on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

You know, like Netflix....

I am looking for a shopping cart solution that specializes in subscription based sales. I have a small product that comes in several "flavors" that I would like to ship to each customer's house every month. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Passing the savings on to the peoples ...

Is there such a thing as a free, no-frills online store? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

New B2C ecommerce platform

New B2C ecommerce platform - Magento or Open Cart?? [more inside]
posted by asye288 on Jun 15, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I get email to an outside domain to my Exchange server?

How can I redirect all email coming to one domain to an Exchange server in another domain? [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Jun 9, 2012 - 3 answers

Amazon.cn doesn't seem to have an English option...

Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English? thanks!!
posted by Bwithh on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

How to track affiliate sales on PayPal

How do I track affiliate sales with a tracking pixel using PayPal checkout? [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Moving from BigCommerce to WordPress

First time using WordPress as an ecommerce site. Help! [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Mar 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Information wants to be free

A question about software that turns Wordpress into a paid-membership-only platform. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Mar 1, 2012 - 6 answers

How to build ecommerce website from scratch?

Ecommerce starting out - 1. Can anyone suggest the best way to do a highly custom ecommerce web site? 2. I know there is Drupal, but haven't really seen any example Drupal sites that impress me. Is it possible to build a "from scratch" custom web site and still integrate ecommerce? Thanks so much for your help and opinions! [more inside]
posted by kmurray24 on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Best Wordpress ecommerce plugin for digital goods?

What is the best Wordpress ecommerce plugin for digital downloads only? I am setting up a small store for digital goods (e-books, etc.) on a Wordpress site. [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Feb 22, 2012 - 5 answers

We Can Program It For You Wholesale

Should I knuckle down and learn to use Magento, or is there a friendlier option that will do everything I need? I am building an commerce site for a small business that needs to serve both the general public and their wholesale clientele. I've got some experience with several Wordpress-based ecommerce solutions, but am I going to find them limiting in the long run? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

importing a small item from the USA

I want to buy a $12 item of clothing from the USA and have it delivered to the UK. Can I do this without spending $30+ on shipping? Also, are the Carhartt Leather Fencer Gloves (or something as good) available in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jan 14, 2012 - 7 answers

How to add coverflow to joomla?

I am looking to design a custom Ecommerce site and from talking to people it looks like the way to go is Joomla. I have an idea what I want my site to look like and it will need to have coverflow. Is this something I will be able to include in my Joomla site? A google search was not very helpful with this for some reason. [more inside]
posted by kmurray24 on Jan 11, 2012 - 5 answers

What should this sort of project cost? How long should it take an experienced programmer to implement?

Freelance filter: how many hours should it take to put together a re turn tracking extension/plugin/module for an existing online store? What would you charge as an hourly rate? What would you charge for a flat fee? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Non-amazon online stores?

What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Can a non PCI DSS business pre-populate form fields on a credit card field?

I'm working on a project that takes credit card payments online but wants to avoid the overhead of PCI DSS by not storing people's card details. This is fine, but it seems to be making our checkout process unwieldy. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Nov 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Integrating fulfillment with Shopify

Integrating Shopify + Google Checkout + custom fulfillment place XML API. Can they all talk to one another, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Nov 4, 2011 - 0 answers

Looking for online community platform

Looking for an ecommerce platform suitable for building a web community such as Etsy... [more inside]
posted by slim on Nov 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Find me cheap stuff in Hong Kong!

Find me some bargains in Hong Kong! [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Drupal for e-commerce?

I need to replace an old e-commerce website with something more modern. Can you make recommendations for a non-programmer - Drupal or other CMS? Something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Wordpress shopping cart?

Any decent wordpress shopping carts? FOSS or for sale doesn't matter so much as good to go right now and stable for at least a few years into the future. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I want chocolates from a specific shop in Paris delivered to the US: please help me figure out how to do it.

I want to order from a chocolate shop in Paris, Jacques Genin, and have it shipped to the United States. But, Jacques Genin doesn't seem to even have a website, let alone online ordering. Is there a service I can use to buy and ship the products for me? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Sep 4, 2011 - 1 answer

How to Maximize My Chances for a Job a Year From Now

My wife will begin school in Boston in the Fall of 2012. I've got a great job in Chicago right now. What's my best bet for keeping this job as long as possible, while locking in a new job in Boston for when we move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 7 answers

What else besides Google Commerce?

On-site search for e-commerce: What's out there besides Google Commerce? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me get the book-smarts for a job in web merchandising

Looking for book/author/website recommendations on email marketing, search analytics, trend recognition, and content curation. The job I am preparing for is in Merchandising, at an ecommerce website dedicated to fashion, art, and design. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 - 2 answers

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