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E-commerce is not only enterprise sites like Amazon, but also medium and smaller sites for growing companies. What are strategies and tactics you can use to improve your e-commerce site, and increase sales?

Shared Hosting Won’t Cut It For Your E-commerce Site

I’m going to cut right to the chase. Shared hosting is inadequate for your e-commerce site. Period. End of story. As a site owner, I admire the fact that you’ve made it this far running on the hosting that you’ve had. But that hosting company you’re with? The one that’s less than $20 a month? […]

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Change Proceed To PayPal Checkout Text in WooCommerce

A reader asked how to change the Proceed To Paypal button text on the WooCommerce Checkout page. I figured there would be a filter for this, because it’s WooCommerce. but because it’s a payment gateway, there’s no built in hook for this button, like there is for the Place Order button text. What I found […]

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WooCommerce 2.5: Add SKU On New Order Email

Update: This bug has been fixed in WooCommerce 2.5.1 for Admin New Order notifications only. If you are running WooCommerce 2.5, test the 2.5.1 upgrade on a staging server. Once you’ve determined everything is functioning normally, upgrade to WooCommerce 2.5.1 on your production (live) server. The WooCommerce update to version 2.5 was a major update, […]

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What Is VAT Tax? How Does It Affect Your Online Store?

If you own a regional e-commerce store based in the United States, you may or may not be aware of something called VAT. VAT stands for Value Added Tax, and it’s most common use is in the European Union, though other countries have similar systems. VAT is similar to sales tax, except that while sales […]

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Do You Need To Pay Sales Tax On E-commerce Stores?

Site owners with e-commerce stores face a unique challenge when it comes to sales tax. Here in the United States, each state has it’s own laws concerning what sales tax you pay on your online sales form your e-commerce store. To make it more confusing, depending what state you live in, you have to compute […]

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