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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by zinc » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:29 am

RZ's E-Com suite is BY FAR the most flexible and totally customisable solution. It was developed from ground up and not just developed from a coder's point of view but a designers point of view. Very soon I will be releasing a site that we are developing using his extension and you will see it in action (Well you can see his own site for a live demo) and furthermore his level of support is unrivalled.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by HORIZON » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:39 am

[RZ] wrote:
was the only one that allowed me to calculate the shipping cost BEFORE going out to PayPal
should be: the only one <<in the list you tested>> that allowed... etc
otherwise you are meaning that this option is not available in any other e-com solution ;) and fyi the extension i suggested in the link i provided to the op has this option :)
Looking at the link you provide to your demo RZ, if I choose a delivery option from the dropdown, then wish to change that option within the cart, there doesn't appear to be a solution other than to remove entirely from the cart and go through the whole process again?

To be a workable shopping cart, there needs to be either weight based shipping or a per item charge to allow for multiple purchases that take into account the geographical destination. Without that, you can end up with web sites that charge double the postage if you buy two items, which doesn't reflect real world shipping costs and is perhaps the quickest way to lose a potential customer.

I always look at carts (any cart) from the viewpoint of an end user, as well as to the site owner. After all, none of us are buying things from our own sites.. :shock:

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by [RZ] » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:49 am

yes it has per item charges, per unit or units bunches, different delivery options/costs for different products, etc...
as you right said, is just a demo, internally, you can do many combinations/configurations
anyhow i just suggested the op a link to view and if applies, to ask questions
give him some time to think about all the available options :)

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by zinc » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:54 am

HORIZON wrote:I always look at carts (any cart) from the viewpoint of an end user, as well as to the site owner. After all, none of us are buying things from our own sites.. :shock:
This is where you are wrong! As a designer & developer you SHOULD buy from yourself to test out all the functionalities of your site. That's why PayPal has SandBox option.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by HORIZON » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:25 pm

zinc wrote:
HORIZON wrote:I always look at carts (any cart) from the viewpoint of an end user, as well as to the site owner. After all, none of us are buying things from our own sites.. :shock:
This is where you are wrong! As a designer & developer you SHOULD buy from yourself to test out all the functionalities of your site. That's why PayPal has SandBox option.
Oh I do.. :wink: All the sites get thoroughly tested in a xampp environment, then uploaded to a folder on a live development site and deliberately try to get broken by myself before they go live on their final domain.

I lose count of how many sites I have encountered on the web over the years, that have broken links, poor quality product images, database error messages in abundance, an inability to see the shipping charge without first registering all my details on the site, or such an overlong and confusing checkout people lose interest. Pretty colours are of little use if the customer cannot purchase quickly and simply..... :roll:

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by HORIZON » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:29 pm

[RZ] wrote:yes it has per item charges, per unit or units bunches, different delivery options/costs for different products, etc...
as you right said, is just a demo, internally, you can do many combinations/configurations
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You should perhaps give consideration to putting some of that information on your site, or maybe have a more intricate demo on there to show off more of its capabilities RZ. :wink: Sure it will give your more potential sales that way.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by [RZ] » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:40 pm

of course there is information in the site, just visit the developers' area for more technical info
however, users can ask further questions if there is something not fully explained
anyway thanks for the suggestion

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by ColinM » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:12 am

Hi Guys - sorry for the delay in responding - been insanely busy with all sorts of things...
adex1 wrote:Hi,

Check my signature for Alternative eCommerce extension by one of the strong member of this forum.
Hi Adex will check that out.
HORIZON wrote:Hi Colin. I looked at a few e-commerce solutions to use with WWB, but found George's Webshop Plus was the only one that allowed me to calculate the shipping cost BEFORE going out to PayPal. The Smartcart and Nopcart extensions fail miserably in that respect, as few customers are realistically going to log into PayPal just to know what the shipping charges are. :(

With PayPal Express, if memory serves me correctly, it requires a correctly certificated SSL site, otherwise it 'falls over' during the checkout process, which is why I use standard PayPal as far less hassles.

There is a free javascript cart called Nopercart that allows you to set up shipping but that is a manual html entry for every product listed. Probably one of the best integrated cart solutions I have come across though, with a very sleek (and rapid) checkout.

I have moved onto responsive sites now and use Webshop plus with WWB10 and for the more product laden sites I use Opencart, although the latter ties you to rigid templates that limit you to tweaking colours rather than free design AND you have the added complexity of setting up SQL databases.
Hi HORIZON - Quite a considerable response - appreciate that mate! and I think you may be right with Paypal Express.
[RZ] wrote:
was the only one that allowed me to calculate the shipping cost BEFORE going out to PayPal
should be: the only one <<in the list you tested>> that allowed... etc
otherwise you are meaning that this option is not available in any other e-com solution ;) and fyi the extension i suggested in the link i provided to the op has this option :)
So yours does RZ?

Wow - so many choices - tough decision!
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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by [RZ] » Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:26 pm

yes

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by adex1 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:01 pm

ColinM, good check it out. It is powerful than you think or comparing with others. Everything is manage at the backed CMS, you can add SEPA or Check or other gateway payments.
Buy Automation Shopping Cart for CMS WEBSHOP + 2.2 Using WB10!
- Use secure gateway to buy using PAYPAL website.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by maxime » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:09 pm

the Adex solution is more suitable (best solution) than the others suggestion because it is managed by a CMS.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by ColinM » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:50 pm

OK guys - firstly, thank you HEAPS to EVERYONE that made the time and effort to contribute and offer their advice - it's VERY much appreciated.

I have respect for you all, and it's been a hard decision - made harder by the fact that I've had a fair bit to do with Navaldesign and RZ, so, with that in mind, especially given RZs excellent extensions and reputation for support I'll be going with RZ - will be in touch my friend.
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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by zinc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:53 am

Good choice Collin!!! Well done mate.

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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by ColinM » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:58 am

zinc wrote:Good choice Collin!!! Well done mate.
Cheers Zinc! 8)
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Re: Which Ecommerce Solution?

Post by ColinM » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:39 am

Hi RZ (wish we had tagging here and PMs)

In the absence of PMs in here, I've send you an email - used the magnamail one - hope thats right.

Chasing the EXACT link and description of what I have to buy (sorry, only doing websites part time now( and have very little) - so don't have time to read and decipher volumes of posts and links. :D

Also a confidential question on one of my staged clients.

Looking forward to your reply ! 8)
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