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Annette Fowler

Clearing cookies from just one site

Recently, I needed to be able to clear a single site’s cookies on my computer in order to test an issue that a client was reporting.  I certainly did NOT want to clear all cookies on my computer, which is the default and easiest method for most browsers (how would I remember those thousands of [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Cart Abandonment

Just read a great article from our friends over at AspDotNetStorefront and wanted to share- “7 Tips for Boosting Conversion at Checkout“.  The most stunning stat that the article notes is that “according to 15 highly reputable studies of shopping cart abandonment (including studies by Listrak, MarketingSherpa, Forrester Research, and Coremetrics), the average shopping cart [...] read more »

Mike Wood

Displaying the Cart Total in the Page Header on a ASPDotNetStorefront site.

Recently a client wanted the customer’s cart total to display in the page header. Not having done this before, I scratched my head and came up with this solution. (This is for a version 9.2 site) First I created a package , “cart.total.xml.config “, that displays the cart total. It looks like this. <?xml version=”1.0″ [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

The iPad arrives

Recently I won my very first iPad by providing the winning suggestion in a product detail page review for AspDotNetStorefront and it arrived today!  The contest involved reviewing a product detail page for a current AspDotNetStorefront customer and my suggestion involved modifying the color drop down box to display different images, based on the color [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Credit Card Processing Diagram

The process of accepting credit cards on an online store is fairly complex– involving gateways, processors, banks, merchants and more. Authorize.net (one of our preferred gateways for Aspdotnetstorefront because of the ease of set up and range of options for the merchant) provides this multi-step diagram that I think does a great job of explaining [...] read more »

Rick Boccard

ASPDNSF’s 2012 eCommerce Conference

Beacon returned from ASPDotNetStorefront‘s user conference with a ton of great takeaways, new friendships, stregnthened partnerships and awesome experiences.  Ashland, Oregon’s amazing scenery, great restaurants, friendly people and downtown park rival the eTail West conference in Palm Dessert for the best eCommerce conference destination. The conference kicked off with a welcome reception and continued full [...] read more »

Rick Boccard

See you in Oregon!

Beacon kicks off its 2012 conference series with ASPDotNetStoreFront’s user conference in Ashland, Oregon on March 20th.  Members of our Development Team have been participating in the conference for several years, but this year Beacon wanted to exhibit the great things we have been doing with the platform in regards to design, development, marketing and [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Super quick Aspdotnetstorefront site setup

There are literally thousands of settings that you can configure for a new AspDotNetStorefront site, but here is a set of instructions that we use to quickly set up a very basic non-eCommerce (catalog only) site in Version 8 of AspDotNetStorefront: Follow manual instructions to do a base install: Installation Guide Skin/Template set-up Review the available [...] read more »

Beacon News

Texwipe Site Launch

We launched another great site for ITW Texwipe at http://www.texwipe.com! This site seamlessly blends the functionality of Hannon Hill’s CMS (the Products, Industries and Technical Data menus) with a full-featured ecommerce store (the Buy Texwipe menu), with shared navigation and design. This is the first project that integrated both products at the same time and, thanks [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

AspDotNetStorefront Features, Tips and Resources

Beacon is a development partner for the eCommerce platform ASPDotNetStorefront and has been developing successful eCommerce websites with them since 2007.  Here are some features and functionality that we love about the software as well as a few “tips and tricks” that hopefully you will find helpful!  Please be sure to chime in with your own thoughts and [...] read more »