July 1, 2010 is quickly approaching. I know this, because I am currently working on a couple of ecommerce projects. One thing that struck me is the number of custom built shopping cart solutions out there. Personally I like these custom solutions, because they can be tailored to the specific needs of a client’s customers. You can support odd configurations and logic that an off-the-shelf solution may not support. The challenge is making sure the solution is compliant with credit card regulations otherwise known as PCI-DSS.
I spoke yesterday with someone looking to add ecommerce to his website. With so many options in ecommerce applications it is often tough to find the right one. I evaluate carts based on how easy they are to customize, features, price, and community. Here are some of the must have features that often get overlooked by ecommerce developers and business owners alike. Not having them will mean headaches in the future.
What do you do if the wordpress e-commerce (wp-ecommerce) buy now shortcode doesn’t work? In WP-ecommerce you can add a shortcode to allow customers to buy your product from any post or page by entering a shortcode like this:
What if nothing displays?