Tag Archives: Shopify

Etsy marketplace getting tougher on sellers, move on to Etsy Alternative

With Etsy having to answer to its stock holders since its IPO two and a half years ago, sellers on the marketplace are feeling the strain of an ever-changing platform: While Etsy’s cut of sales hasn’t changed, it does offer services … Continue reading

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Which website builder companies use their own website builder for THEIR website?

If the website builder is the best, then the company selling it should use it too, right?  Well, sometimes that is just not possible because of the website builder software limitations.  How many companies do you know that stand by … Continue reading

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What is SaaS, pros and cons for using it for your website

No typo, we are talking about SaaS – the acronym for “Software as a Service”.  It means that you pay to get access to the software online; once you stop paying, you lose that access.   The software and associated data are … Continue reading

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Shopify Review – Expensive, Limited Functions, Software Issues, & Transaction Fees Deceptive Marketing

We reviewed Shopify a couple years ago, comparing its transaction fees and limitations with Yahoo Store Builder, both sharing similarities in these respects.  Recently in the Fall 2013, Shopify updated their pricing plans to advertise their own new payment gateway … Continue reading

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Mixing and Matching Website Builder, Web Hosting, & Domain Name

It’s almost like we are coordinating an outfit.  But unlike clothes, you can’t always make it all work together. Domain Name: This is your website address, i.e. your-website.com, how people will access your website.  Generally, you can get your domain name … Continue reading

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Hosted Solution, Self-Hosted website, and the Best Option

There are two standard ways you can create, manage, and host your website online. 1) Hosted Solution.  This means that you are using an online service to both design/create your website, and host it online.  It is an all-in-one deal with … Continue reading

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Online Store Transaction Fees on Yahoo Store Builder and Shopify e-commerce website builder solutions

Did you know that some e-commerce website builder solutions actually not just charge you monthly fees, but also transaction fees?!  It’s true.  The more money your online store makes, the more money they make.  If you build your online store with … Continue reading

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