Integrating Endicia with 3D Cart in 64-bit Environment

I recently completed a big move of my company's online store from Volusion to 3D Cart's platform. Whew! I'm glad it's over and I'm so happy with the results, but more on this big move later. One problem I encountered was getting Endicia USPS shipping to work with 3D Cart. Here's a brief overview of the fix. I'm currently working with a Dymo Endicia Professional installation on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. It works great and there are no problems. But after following 3D Cart's installation … [Read more...]

Must-Have Greasemonkey Scripts for Volusion Back-end

No web-based e-commerce software is perfect. They're full of inefficiencies, wasted space, poorly-placed buttons and tabs, and cluttered interfaces. At first glance, some of these oversights and ill-planned functions don't seem like a big deal - but for those of us whose daily job consists of working within this software, it is indeed an epic nightmare. Here is a collection of some free JavaScript solutions for the Volusion software's back end. These are all scripts intended for Volusion's … [Read more...]

E-commerce Bandwidth Fees Too High? Store Data in the Cloud.

Some e-commerce hosts offer very little bandwidth transfer per month for their customers. In the same way that wireless phone companies used to depend on overages for steady revenue (I would know, I because I worked in wireless back when no one had a phone), Volusion, for example, now depends on massive customer overages as a steady and reliable stream of revenue. Now, I can't disclose the monthly bill for my company's site, but I can say that it's well over five times the base price point … [Read more...]

4 Steps to Prevent Data Loss at Your Small Business

Your small business probably has a lot of important, perhaps even irreplaceable digital information. Think of everything you, your employees, your suppliers, and your customers interact with every day - trivial things from your digital letterhead or to critical accounting database files. Or maybe you have an e-commerce store with 5,000 product images that you've paid a professional photographer for. Unless you've taken the proper precautions, you're only one power outage or hard drive failure … [Read more...]