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Category Archives: eCommerce

OpenCart: How to exclude tax from your Google Products feed

Due to an odd design decision, OpenCart will always factor in sales (or VAT) taxes in your Google Products feed (or Froogle or Google Base or Google Shopping or Google Merchants or whatever the heck they’re calling it this week). … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 eCommerce, PHP Tips

Is OpenCart link duplication getting you down?

OpenCart is a great e-commerce package, but its default link scheme leaves quite a bit to be desired. Install OpenCart, carefully add all of your products with their associated descriptions and images. Make your template pages pretty, add your brands, … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 eCommerce

OpenCart Stripe Payment Gateway

After recently setting up an OpenCart store, I was surprised at the poor selection of Stripe payment modules. I only found a few and they were either really expensive ($40+) or had too many rough edges to use on a … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 eCommerce codecanyon, opencart, stripe payments

Adding canonical URLs to your OpenCart pages (for free)

OpenCart is a pretty good free PHP shopping cart system. Despite its popularity, some of its missing features are glaring, especially when it comes to SEO. OpenCart does implement the rel=”canonical” tag on its product pages. However, there’s no canonical … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 eCommerce, PHP Tips canonical, opencart