Jims eCommerce Connection

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MCommerce – Bathroom Stalls and Mobile Web Crawls

Today I want to discuss Mobile Commerce, or what has become known as MCommerce. To help with this, I enlisted the support of a friend of mine, Luke Jordon of DesignForest (www.mydesignforest.com) a web design firm that specializes in affordable web sites for small businesses using QuickBooks. I asked Luke to talk about Responsive Web […]

August 5, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

Vend POS for QuickBooks Online

When I first heard there was a FINALLY a point-of-sale (POS) product – Vend – that will work with QuickBooks Online I was excited. A little apprehensive, perhaps, but excited. According to the Vend website, “Vend is point-of-sale, inventory, and customer loyalty software that makes it easy to set up, manage, and grow your business.” […]

May 20, 2014 | By | 6 Replies More

How to Build a Successful Ecommerce Business

I get many calls every week from people who started an ecommerce business only to find themselves in the position of having to manage the mess they’ve created. My purpose in writing this article is to list some of the mistakes I’ve seen people make and then to illustrate the best methods to guarantee you […]

January 15, 2014 | By | Reply More

The Marketplace Fairness Act: Is it Really Fair?

There has been a lot of talk about the Marketplace Fairness Act lately. For those of you that don’t know, it is a bill that has already been passed by the Senate and is now in the House of Representatives. The Marketplace Fairness Act gives states the authority to require online retailers (“remote sellers”), no […]

October 9, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More

What’s all this talk about PCI Compliance?

One of the most misunderstood aspects of eCommerce is PCI compliance. It is a term that is often used, but rarely explained. In eCommerce, it is generally used to define whether your web store or shopping cart is compliant. That is one aspect of PCI compliance, but there is actually much more. Compliance is defined […]

July 17, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More

Shopping for a QuickBooks Shopping Cart?

When I talk with new or potential customers, the question I get asked most is “What shopping cart should I use?” My answer is usually “It depends”. Generally I try to remain unbiased as I work with lots of different ecommerce products and try to remain “product agnostic”. In a previous article, I covered what […]

April 25, 2013 | By | 11 Replies More

Is Your Business “Open for Business”?

Intuit doesn’t provide eCommerce features in QuickBooks or QuickBooks Online, but there are many good products on the market that you might not know about. I want to take the next few articles to delve into some of the apps that I use and recommend to our eCommerce clients, and this week I’ll start with […]

February 6, 2013 | By | 10 Replies More

Handling eCommerce Marketplace Payments and Fees in QuickBooks

One of the most tedious tasks when dealing with an eCommerce marketplace is dealing with the fees that come with every transaction. Every sale is generating income for you, but also generating a transaction fee expense. How do you handle this with QuickBooks? Let’s take a look. For starters, a marketplace is defined as a […]

November 13, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More

Finding the Best All Purpose QuickBooks Ecommerce Vendors

In past articles, we have talked about shopping carts, merchant services and other various components of ecommerce. In looking at all the pieces, wouldn’t it be nice if there were one vendor that you could deal with that could put all of the pieces together and be able to handle multiple shopping carts and marketplaces […]

August 28, 2012 | By | 13 Replies More

Get Off of My Cloud

If there is one term that is overused these days, it has to be “the cloud”.  You can’t have a conversation with anyone without the subject coming up.  In fact, it has gotten to the point where it has become so over-used, I am not sure what it even means anymore.   I just got back […]

July 5, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More

In Search of the Perfect QuickBooks Shopping Cart Integration

In my previous blog article Ecommerce, Shopping Carts and QuickBooks I talked about how to choose a shopping cart. Now let’s take a deeper dive into some of the areas that should be considered before choosing a shopping cart or a software program that integrates a shopping cart with a back end accounting system. As […]

May 14, 2012 | By | 31 Replies More

What the Heck is EDI and Why Should I Care?

One of the backbones of eCommerce is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), a standard method of exchanging files that has been around since the 1980’s. EDI is used in some degree in almost every industry. Over the years, it has become widely adopted throughout the retail, manufacturing, transportation and health care industries for exchanging data between […]

April 2, 2012 | By | 20 Replies More

Merchant Services-Intuit and Beyond

Is it just me, or is merchant account processing way more complicated than it needs to be? Take for example, Intuit Merchant Services. If you look on their website at http://payments.intuit.com, you will see the following account options: Intuit Online Terminal Intuit Go Payment Intuit Merchant Service for QuickBooks Intuit Merchant Service for Web Stores […]

March 5, 2012 | By | 22 Replies More

eCommerce, Shopping Carts and QuickBooks

Technology has changed the way we shop and it continues to evolve at a dizzying pace.  In my last article, I talked about eCommerce and all of the various components.  This time around, I will take a look at the first point of contact in the online purchasing process: the shopping cart.   Shopping cart software can be […]

January 26, 2012 | By | 23 Replies More
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