Monthly Archives: October 2008

Make Sure You Answers Enquiries

The other day I posted about a site where I was going to buy a product, but they only offered Google Checkout payment method. I emailed them to ask if they take other forms of payment – specifically Paypal. As of yet, 4 days later, I have received no reply. Which ain’t good. Do you… Read More »

Blacklisting a Customer in osCommerce

The other day, one of my cliets approached me as she has been having major problems with one particular person signing up, buying and doing a chargeback. Of course, this is not desirable, so we had a brainstorm to see what could be done about it… Blocking the IP: not really, as people can still… Read More »

Allow Buyers to Pay You

It seems obvious that when you run an online shop you need to make sure that people who want to buy from you can actually pay you. Have you thought about it? Yesterday, I came across a site and was ready to buy the product – after getting halfway thru the checkout process I see… Read More »

Regarding osCommerce Templates

Vaibhav emailed; I can design my own template and I have one with me. But my problem is that how should I integrate it with Ecommerce? Please help me out for this. Really easy for me to answer this one. As you already have the design (I guess in HTML format) the best option for… Read More »

Version 4 of Coupon Discount System

STOP PRESS: This contribution is now updated to Version 5 and has all sorts of cool extras. Please see the latest post about this. – I’ve been slowly but steadily working on this contribution when I can find time in my schedule to do so 😉 Seems as though there are a lot of requests… Read More »

Stripping the Languages Box in osCommerce

Jan asks; I’ve googled for a solution for my problem and found your web site, so I’m wondering if you can help me. It’s about Oscommerce of course:) I’m trying to move language icons (not the full ‘languages box’) to header but so far no succes. I’ve managed to move the whole box with frame… Read More »

Asking for One on One help

The reason I use Open Source is because most of it is Free…. Sorry but it sounds like your selling this , since it’s definitely not a 1 minite Install !! This quote is part of a message I received today. The person had tried to install an Admin Template that I uploaded to the… Read More »

Sales to Canadians only

A question found on one of the freelance sites; Hello, I am seeking an OSCOMMERCE programmer to adjust our shopping cart so it will only accept orders from Canadian customers. The shop only ships products to Canadian addresses at this time. However, at some future date we will allow the shopping cart to ship to… Read More »

osCommerce Diary for w/c 20 October

Monday AM; install coupons for Client A Monday PM; start makeover for Client B Tuesday AM; finish makeover for Client B Tuesday PM; Free Wednesday AM; finish makeover for one of my own sites Wednesday PM; Free Thursday AM; Coupon & featured products install for Client C Thursday PM; Free Friday AM; Free Friday PM;… Read More »

Credit Crunched? Special Offer for readers of clubosc

I’ve made a special “Credit Crunch” offer over at www.oscbooks.com… BUY ONE, GET ONE (to equivalent value) FREE! Times are hard, so if I can do something to help with people getting started correctly with osCommerce then it can only be good. My suggestion would be to go for the STS and Designing ebooks (both… Read More »