Horrible or Awesome #7 – Terms, Privacy, Conditions

Adding Terms of Use, Privacy, Conditions of Sale statements etc is a MUST Some might say that customers like to know who they are dealing with, but those people are full of it. Customers don’t care about your return policies, what to do if they receive a broken product, or what to do if the… Read More »

Top 100 osCommerce Sites Update

2 more sites added by readers today; Gardins Animes Comptoir Discount These two are different to normal osCommerce, so of course, they get added – take a look then vote them at the Top 100 list! I don’t know why but someone also added a few osCommerce sites that are pretty much out of the… Read More »

The Checkout Success Page

The very last page in the checkout procedure is “checkout_success.php” – this is a completely useless page which needs attention. My idea would be to remove the page entirely, and simply redirect the buyer to “account_history_info.php” to show him/her the summary of the order that they just made.  Obviously, you, the shop owner would need… Read More »

Top 100 osCommerce Sites Update

Another 3 great looking osCommerce Shops found and added today: Latin Territory Power Smart Velvet Ego And the Top 5 as at this moment in time are; TexereSilk Online Store 6.9/10 Click A Deal 6.1/10 Templates Shop 6.0/10 IT Stuff 5.5/10 Assault Shirts 4.9/10 Go vote for your favourite shops at the osCommerce Hot 100.… Read More »

Get a FREE Book from osC Books

Here’s another special deal that I’ve been able to come up with. If you order any book at osC Books, you’ll get another one to equivalent value for FREE. So, if you were to order “Designing for osCommerce”, you could choose “SEO for osCommerce” or “Faster osCommerce” for free! All you have to do to… Read More »

You want a FREE osCommerce Template for RC2 ?

Ade asks; Do you know of free templates for the latest rc2 of oscommerce? Put simply, I don’t – for starters there are not that many outfits who are yet supporting RC2 and those that are charge a fair amount. However, I’ve struck a deal to offer you this template: For NOTHING!!! This is an… Read More »

Horrible or Awesome #6 – SSL

All that junk about customers “Caring about their privacy” and being “Worried about identity theft” is unfounded. Just ask my friend “John” from Indonesia. Hey, by the way, he has $30,000,000.00 he wants to send you- he just needs your credit card number along with your name and billing address. Never mind that SSL certificates… Read More »

How to use PHPMyAdmin to load SQL

Sometimes it is necessary to action a SQL file when installing contributions into osCommerce. This is really simple, and consists of you making changes to your shop database. You will need to have access to a piece of software called “PHP My Admin” – thankfully this is supplied as standard on 99.9% of all hosting… Read More »

Another 4 sites added to the HOT 100

Another 4 sites have been added to the HOT 100 list, bring the grand total up to 54 best osCommerce sites.  We still have another 46 to go before the magic 100 is reached! Todays additions are (in no particular order); Kustom Tees TexereSilk 3hmp3 Lewiskit And the Top 5 best osCommerce Stores presently look… Read More »

Adding A Delivery Date

Over in the official osCommerce Forum, someone wanted the ability to add a “delivery date” that the customer can choose to select. I have no doubt that there is a pre-existing contribution that can handle this, bt I thought it would make an interesting exercise, to see if I could come up with something that… Read More »