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6 technical aspects to set up before selling online

October 26, 2015 - 8 Comments

When you have an idea for an online store — especially if it feels like a killer, never-been-done-before, “I’ve got to do this right now” type of idea — there’s definitely some temptation to set things up as quickly as possible.

The reality of selling online, however, is that the best stores take time, effort, and plenty of technical preparation to set up. In fact, if you rush too much, you’re likely to miss one of the six most crucial technical aspects that go into any eCommerce website. The results could either hurt you immediately… or catch up with you in a few months, right when you can least afford it.

Today, we’re going to cover the six most important technical factors eCommerce newbies should cover before they add even a single product to their new store. From site software to security to payment gateways, here they are — plus how you can decide which provider or software is the best fit for you and your own unique situation.

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Questions to ask before recommending a host to your client

August 25, 2015 - 12 Comments

As a developer, you’re used to answering questions for your clients, both the easy ones and the tough ones. Some of the answers you give are the same for every client, but some answers are different for everyone.

“Where should I host my website?” is one of those tricky, every-answer-is-different questions. And it should be: every project is different, and no one host fits everyone. So it’s sometimes a challenge to answer that question immediately, or to even come up with a thorough response.

Today, we’re going to give you a list of questions you should ask when the topic of hosting comes up. These are questions you might ask the client, ask yourself as the developer, or even ask the hosting companies you’re considering. They’ll help you make a smart decision and well thought-out recommendation for each client you work with, both now and in the future.

Let’s go over the questions you should ask when you get the hosting question, one-by-one, to find out how you can use the right criteria to suggest the best solution possible.

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