The Next Web PayPal X Startup Rally 2010

Apr 12, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Apr 12, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product

We are excited to announce that Ecwid is a finalist of The Next Web PayPal X Startup Rally!

Continue reading

Ecwid v3.0 has been released

Mar 28, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Mar 28, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product

We’re glad to announce a new release of major Ecwid version (3.0). What features does this release bring to all Ecwid stores? Let's highlight them:
 — PayPal Standard
 — Discount coupons
 — Advanced integration with social networks
 — New Google Gadget
 — Affiliates features
 — E-Path payment gateway
 — Multilanguage

Continue reading

Interview with an Ecwid Merchant: Amy Vander Vorste, the owner of Ojamiya.com

Mar 23, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Mar 23, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product

Today we're announcing a new format of our blog posts: interviews with store owners about e-commerce.
Below is our interview with Amy Vander Vorste, the owner of Ojamiya.com.

Continue reading

Speed matters

Jan 26, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Jan 26, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product

Have you ever thought about how fast your shopping cart is? We suggest doing so. According to many investigations your store speed directly influences your sales.
It's a well-known fact that every 100ms of latency costs Amazon 1% of profit. A 2 second delay is 20%, and so on.

Customers don’t like waiting. There are a zillion different web stores they can go to. So don’t irritate your visitors with delays, your pages should open fast, period.

So what are the ingredients of a really fast store?

Continue reading

How to add your shopping cart to Myspace

Jan 13, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Jan 13, 2010 by Qetzal, Head of Product

One of the Ecwid advantages is the ability to deploy and use the application on different sites or social networks at the same time. This enables an enormous grow of number of your potential customers.
We already described how to create your own Facebook shopping cart and make your store available to 350 million of active users.

In this post we’ll instruct you on adding your Ecwid to Myspace — another large social network with millions of users.

Continue reading

Ecwid v2.0 has been released.

Dec 15, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Dec 15, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

We're pleased to announce that a new major Ecwid version(2.0) has been released. All Ecwid users have been upgraded.
This upgrade brings many highly anticipated features. Main of them are:

- New modes of displaying products: grid and table
 — The list of available currencies is greatly extended
 — Ecwid is now available as Google Gadget
 — Integration with Google Analytics
 — Support of Australia Post real-time shipping rates
 — Ability to import products from CSV files in X-Cart and LiteCommerce formats

Continue reading

How to add OpenSearch support to your shopping cart

Nov 30, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Nov 30, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats to share search results and discovery of search engines.
It allows accessing search engines directly from search boxes in some browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

In this post we will describe how to add OpenSearch support to your Ecwid shopping cart. So your customers will be able to search your products right from their browsers' search boxes.

Continue reading

Ecwid November news 2009

Nov 22, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Posted Nov 22, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

- New version of WordPress module is released.
 — We're looking for help with Ecwid translation.
 — A pilot video tutorial describing on how to add taxes to Ecwid.

Read more...

Continue reading

How to Integrate Your Shopping Cart With Facebook

Nov 7, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product
Follow Ecwid on social media
Posted Nov 7, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

There are more than 300 million active users on Facebook — such a great opportunity to get more customers to your e-store!
Win over more buyers by adding Ecwid to the Facebook ecosystem. It will take you 5-7 minutes at that. No PHP knowledge is required, no code changes or hosting expenses.

Read more...

Continue reading

Follow Us on Twitter

Oct 7, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product
follow Ecwid on Twitter
Posted Oct 7, 2009 by Qetzal, Head of Product

If you want to stay on top of all the latest news and happenings with Ecwid, you can follow Ecwid on Twitter (@ecwid). We will post announces, tips, suggestions and thoughts about e-commerce, and other interesting things.

If you don't want to get all the updates, but only want to know important news about current Ecwid health status, follow @ecwid status.

Continue reading