September 5, 2012
The Google Trusted Stores program helps online shoppers identify stores that offer a great experience. When customers see the Google Trusted Stores badge on your site, they’ll know you offer great customer service and ship on time. To earn the badge, stores work with Google to demonstrate that they ship on time, have low occurrence of customer issues, and resolve customer issues quickly. The badge shows customers a detailed report card of your store's performance in these areas.
June 22, 2012
Shopping online has always had one big advantage over shopping in a physical store - no sales tax. If the online store you are buying from has no physical presence (nexus) in the state where you live, the seller is under no legal obligation to charge Sales Tax on the order. If you are making large purchases online, this can result in hundreds, even thousands of dollars in savings. But, as you can imagine, with online sales accounting for more than $250billion in revenue last year in the U.S. alone, this online tax-free joyride is costing the States, Counties and Cities millions of dollars in lost revenue each year, and unsurprisingly, they are making aggressive moves to put an end to it. Today, online merchants must make sure their operations are Sales & Use Tax compliant. Any merchants that are not, are leaving themselves wide open to an audit, and the result of that audit will be stiff fees and penalties when it is proven that sales tax has not been calculated or collected properly.
February 19, 2012
We are heavily involved with Google here at MyCommerce. We use most (if not all) of Google's products - Gmail, Analytics, Webmaster Tools, Merchant Center, Places, Search, AdWords, Google Checkout - the list goes on and on! The most heavily used of Google's products is almost certainly Google Analytics. All our sites are fully integrated with this enterprise-level, FREE, web analytics and statistics service. Not only does it provide tons of useful data on traffic and user behaviour, but also has an e-commerce component to track goals, conversion and sales. So we were delighted to receive a recent "thank-you" e-mail from the Google Analytics Team which gave us not one, but THREE $100 Google AdWords vouchers to give away to anyone that signs up for a new Google AdWords account.
December 20, 2011
We're delighted to announce that our BOGO module (Buy One Get One Free) for Ubercart has been completed. Why is this a big deal? Firstly, Ubercart (awesome solution though it is) is lacking when it comes to specials offers and incentive-based purchases. Secondly - because we have provided far more functionality than just the standard "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" deal and instead given Store Admins a powerful BOGO Discounting System.
November 2, 2011
Stationery is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US. As more stationery and invitation companies flock online to sell their products and increase their customer base, we started to receive a lot of inquiries all concerning the same thing. An online tool, where customers can type in their own wording, colors and fonts and get an instant online preview of any invitation.
August 21, 2011
Powerful image manipulation and optimization tools have always been built into the MyCommerce platform. These tools are a great help to our clients as they have to spend far less, indeed zero, time doing this work themselves on all their product shots. These tools can crop, scale and rotate large images on-the-fly, and then generate a smaller, lighter version for fast download.
July 14, 2011
Advanced SEO on your website (On-Page) is automatically handled by our software platform. But your Off-Page SEO (i.e. the number of external sites linking to you using pre-determined keywords) is actually more important when it comes to your search engine ranking. Most people are put off by Off-Page optimization because of the great deal of time, effort and expertise it takes to implement. External blog posts, press releases, articles, directory listings, social networking etc., are all needed to generate links that point back to your site. These increase the authority of your domain name in search engine's eyes, and the more authority your site acquires - the higher up the rankings you will go. Our Off-Page SEO Packages are 6-months in duration and focus on getting you listed in the top spots on all major search engines for a number of main, pre-selected keywords.
April 12, 2011
We're thrilled to announce the launch of our latest project - a brand new online store for New York fashion boutique Mul Mul. Named after the fine cotton muslin once exclusive to Indian royalty - the site features (among other things) our amazing Discount Code, E-Gift Certificate and Dynamic FAQ modules and is integrated into a beautiful design which perfectly represents Mul Mul's soft aesthetic and amazing product line. We launched in time for a big Groupon promotion that owner Puja Chodha was running so we're delighted that the store is open for business and looking so fantastic!