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    How far away is your Woocommerce integration Zhenjiang?

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    Hi Bev

    I’m late to the table but thought I’d weigh in for anyone else that stumble across this thread. I’ve been using Press Loft for their 60 day trial and love it – I’ve had 2 magazine features and a lot of communication with bloggers interested in featuring our products (both free and sponsored with sample products). The trial includes all the features which gets you attached to them – continue and it’ll be $350/month. Great for large retailers but not tailored to smaller business or creators – but of course, it’s about ROI.

    I do recommend at least signing up for a trial but make sure you have plenty of quality, styled product photos to upload straight away to take full advantage of the trial period.

    In saying that, the reason I found this thread is because I’m searching for alternatives, perhaps something cheaper but I don’t think I’ll find anything more suited for my genre (homewares and gifting).

    Good luck!

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    I moved from Shopify to Woocommerce because I prefer the flexibility without added costs.

    Shopify is very easy to use but any added functionality will cost you (if using apps).

    WordPress (I think) is better for SEO and has much more flexibility and both free information and plugins available. You need some technical knowledge to maintain it though.

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    [USER=39970]@tom@egroup[/USER] I’ve found SG to be really good – keen to hear your feedback if you are still with them..?

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    Bit late to the part on this one [USER=77347]@JbytheBay[/USER] but I’ve recently upgraded our Siteground shared hosting to cloud – more expensive but very reliable and after some tweaking, it’s working really well. The best part is the service – they’ve helped me fix issues that aren’t even hosting related!

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    I use Let’s Encrypt for all my websites too, [USER=1348]@Leisa D[/USER]. My WordPress websites are hosted using Siteground. Their shared hosting has been really good, especially when I was first getting started. We’ve since upgraded to Cloud Hosting due to a much higher volume of traffic.

    We use Stripe too and have always had a SSL certificate. Firstly instance was a paid cert with a WordPress website, then we moved to Shopify with a free certificate and now have a handful of free Let’s Encrypt certificates with our Siteground hosting. It’s relatively easy to set up if you are tech savvy.

    I’m not too sure about implementing it with Volusion though, couldn’t come up with anything after a quick search…

    Hosted WordPress websites come with SSL through Let’s Encrypt too, read here.

    Another good option is Shopify which also issues free sitewide SSL certificates…

    Good luck!

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    We use Stripe and have negotiated a cheaper rate but on first sign up it’s 1.75% +$0.30. Pretty straight forward and easy approval.

    Otherwise if you are after Australian, eWay is the go. I used them many years ago when it was only the merchant facility option – now they have an all-in-one solution (no need for a merchant facility with a bank). They charge 1.9% +$0.30 per transaction.

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    Brooke Curline, post: 259127, member: 6874 wrote:
    Hi Jamie,
    I’m just about to take the plunge and send my first products to Amazon USA FBA. How was your experience ?
    Brooke

    I’d be interested to hear how you are going with USA FBA Brooke..? What product did you decide on? How have sales gone? I listed my first product in the US not that long ago either and sales started really well then tapered off…

    Will make another move and send some of our stock over there to test it out with a bigger commitment…

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    Warehousing Fulfillment, post: 253169, member: 100292 wrote:
    hi everyone
    Not sure if this is something of interest however we operate a fulfilment service for startups and small business, would this be something your interested in?

    Need some more info on your website – went to check it out but can’t click on the links for more detail..

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    Damn! I had no idea about the pricing change.. just checked and yep, I’m on 2.6% + $0.30. I was on 2% in December…

    Hmmm, I’m making the Paypal option less obvious now!

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    I ended up upgrading to the Dymo4XL – no regrets! That thing prints so fast it’s awesome. Also changed to compatible labels which work a treat and no where near as pricey.

    Check out Label King, he did a good bundle deal for paper and printer.

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    All very true but [USER=28729]@Helen27[/USER] is selling party supplies where the average spend is (I’m guessing here) $30-$50, $2.80/click will heavily cut into your margin.

    Even if the website converted at 10%, that’s $28 of ad spend.

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    [USER=39970]@tom@egroup[/USER] Thanks Tom – all good so far. Very happy with the extremely fast support. I’ve contacted them about 3 separate issues/changes and I have had responses with 30 minutes (and all the issues were not hosting related, plugins, activating SSL, etc.)..

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    [USER=78928]@Paul – FS Concierge[/USER] – I understand that it is about ROI rather than $ spend – I meant that it sounds expensive for that product / industry.

    :-)

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    PRO, post: 233177, member: 44325 wrote:
    I pay over $20 per click for some keywords. It is relative to the competition.

    True Darryl – $20 is crazy though! Finance?

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