September 2011

Essential Magento Extensions for your eCommerce Store.

Magento is arguably the most popular open source eCommerce platform. There is a huge collection of useful extensions to add functionality to your web store, and Slodive has selected a bunch of the best. Check it out.

Ten things you must know about eCommerce.

Setting up a new business in the real world is complex, difficult and fraught with dangers. Your livelihood depends on getting the details right and being wary of pitfalls. It’s no different when you create an online business. In fact, doing business online presents additional concerns that can send you to the wall. Newfangled answers ten frequently asked questions about eCommerce that newbies must know and understand before taking the leap.

July 2011

Psychological Manipulation in eCommerce Design.

Web designers and architects use an array of psychological tricks to manipulate users into specific behaviors. What can be learned from these tricks? And, more importantly, is it ethical? UxBooth has some answers.

May 2011

How to Plan an eCommerce Website.

Due to the ease offered by them, the demand for eCommerce websites is increasing day by day. Although planning a site may seem a bit tedious and time consuming, it will ensure that everything runs smoothly and also helps to save a lot of time. CreativeFan describes the various phases of the planning process.

Elegant Magento Themes for Online Stores.

TripwireMagazine showcases free, cool, and elegant Magento themes to meet every online store owner’s taste and target goals. You can also use this either as an inspiration for the themes that you will be working on, or as foundation for the themes that you will customize.

April 2011

How to use YouTube for eCommerce.

When selling online, it is simply easier for you to show someone how to do something rather than to write it all down, edit it, and illustrate it in a written format. Most of us have a video camera and when you talk to the camera like a person, you easily come across as conversational. HubSpot explains why the use of images, voice, and narration makes videos the perfect tool for eCommerce.

Taking Credit Card Payments Online.

If you’re looking to integrate a credit card payment solution onto your website, the following steps at SmashingMagazine are a guide to applying for, enabling and taking payments online. They break down the entire process into bite-sized pieces, helping you understand the process much better.

March 2011

Creative Clothing eCommerce Website Designs.

Although most clothing or fashion website designs are unattractive, there are still some creative web designs left for this industry. In this post at OneExtraPixel, you will find 30 creative clothing eCommerce website designs for your inspiration, with an explanation of what or how each of them demonstrates the excellence of eCommerce design.

Inspirational eCommerce Web Designs.

Some eCommerce designs are easier to use than others.  Allowing the user to find what they are looking for in the right size, color, flavor or other criteria, and then allowing them to purchase it quickly, safely and easily is crucial to a successful site. CreativeFan has gathered up some eCommerce web designs for your inspiration.

January 2011

Showcase of beautiful (or creative) eCommerce Websites.

Designers are constantly striving to create eye-catching designs without losing the usability features that add significant importance to the experience of online shopping. Today’s showcase at SmashingMagazine presents a variety of websites with elegant design solutions and innovative design techniques.