Bandwidth Evaluation – 3D Cart vs Volusion

Most e-commerce platform reviews are awful - they're based on subjective criteria like customer service and ease of use. I've been wanting to do some comparisons and reviews on e-commerce platforms for a while now, but I didn't know where to start - until I got these stats on a large e-commerce store transitioned from Volusion to 3D Cart just over a month ago. Writing is exhausting enough already, and I do a lot of it every day. When I consider the possibility of my reviews getting pretty … [Read more...]

Become a Bandwidth Master with Your Own Subdomain CDN

Back when my company was paying out three times our monthly plan allowance in bandwidth overage fees to Volusion, I wrote a guide to offloading content to Amazon's Cloudfront CDN. While this method has saved e-commerce store owners a ton of money, there is still more to be done to cut costs and give your site a truly professional touch. Let's break free and make our very own subdomain CDN! Note about HTTPS Before we start, you should know that CloudFront doesn't support CNAMEs with HTTPS. More … [Read more...]

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...]