Category Archives: eCommerce

Merchant Accounts and Payment Gateways

Read about opening an online store and the first thing that up is merchant accounts and payment gateways. What are these things and why is it so complicated? Short answer … MONEY is what it is about … and complicated? Yes, but I’ll try to simplify it.

This confused me completely when I first started the journey into online selling. And the more I read the more confused I was until I finally chose the easiest solution rather than the best.

Merchant Accounts

First, you’re told you must have a Merchant Account. So what is a merchant account, anyway? Continue reading

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Is WordPress and eCommerce Really Possible?

A question I began asking a few years ago “Is WordPress and eCommerce really possible?” is ready for an answer. The short answer is “Yes.” The longer answer is still “Yes”, but with the caveat that it is still a lot of work to get a fully functioning eCommerce website up and running.

If you read some blogs, they make is sound super easy. First, WordPress is famous for it Five-minute install. Then you use an eCommerce plug-in from the repository, that installs with a single click … and YOUR DONE! Except your not. Continue reading

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Are You Excited About eCommerce


I have been interested in eCommerce since I first heard the term and understood what it meant. I read and researched to see how it worked.  My wife and I set up our first eCommerce website in January 2007 and I’m excited about eCommerce. I think you should get excited about eCommerce, too.

I believe it offers greater opportunities than just a stand-alone brick and mortar store. If implemented properly, and with the attention it deserves, your eCommerce site can make you rich. You do want to be rich, don’t you? Take a trip to the Virgin Islands, buy that new Dodge Challenger Hellcat, or buy a nicer home? Whatever your goals, eCommerce should be a component whether you have a physical store or not.

Aren’t sure about eCommerce?

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