eCommerce Resources for Online Merchants

Ad Networks

Google AdWords

Affiliate Programs and Resources
[Over 10,000 downloadable products, indexes of bestsellers]

Commission Junction
[pay-for-performance services for publishers and advertisers]
["In 2001 Commission Junction served over 60 billion ads on over 100,000 different Web sites.." ]

["With over 10 million partnerships in the network it is the most successful pay for performance network of its kind."]
[Over 6,234 programs, searchable database]

Checkout/Shopping Cart Services
1st American Card Service
["Supplies Web-based shopping cart solutions and merchant account services with no application fees."]

AuctionInc ShopCart
AuctionInc's ShopCart provides accurate, highly configurable real-time comparative shipping rates to your customers from UPS, USPS, FedEx and DHL. International rates available from USPS and FedEx.  Our shipping "engine" knows how to intelligently package your items into one or more packages to match your "real-life" shipping requirements.  Supports drop-shipping, insurance, handling, sales tax, etc.

CORESense: Web Shopping Cart Solutions
["Integrated solution that provides shopping cart functionality to multi-channel retailers, and includes online marketplace designed to manage sales." Used by sporting goods seller]

Commercial PHP shopping cart with an open source code and modular architecture. Includes with range of skins, supported payment and shipping systems along with cutting-edge features like AJAX-based interface and one-step checkout.

["allows credit card customers to purchase your products securely over the Internet." Customers include Biblical Archaeology Society, US Bank, and Tropicana Hotel Resort and Casino].

[offers free demo cd]

Interspire Shopping Cart
Interspire private label ecommerce software is for businesses searching for a simple way to build and manage an online store with the intrinsic ability to increase conversion rates.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Interspire has offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific. Interspire software is used by more than 20,000 businesses worldwide.

GoECart is a customizable turnkey eCommerce solution that allows merchants to set up and operate an online store quickly and cost-effectively.

Content Management software with Shopping Cart features for eCommerce Software for small and large corporations

[for both "small business" and "large corporations." Customers include WinnDixie, US Open Official web site,, and many others]

Nexternal Solutions, Inc.
Nexternal develops innovative web-based e-commerce software that maximizes merchant profits. The intuitive always-onscreen shopping cart and traffic generation tools maximize revenue, while the Order Management System minimizes administration costs. Nexternal is affordable for companies of all sizes and is the choice of Alcoa, Hanes, Hershey, K2, Time-Warner plus hundreds of others.

QBaroo eCommerce Shopping Cart Software
Shopping Cart Software and eCommerce solution for small to large retailers. QBaroo operates online stores for retailers that want simple hosted operation or complete outsourcing of all aspects of selling online.

ScanAlert is the world's largest ecommerce security auditing company, protecting and certifying more than 80,000 web sites in 50 countries to the HACKER SAFE standard, the world's most widely used security benchmark. ScanAlert also provides PCI DSS compliance validation services.

["Customizable Web shopping cart solutions, including site design, order and inventory management, and payment processing."]

[ "More than 45,000 merchants from over 70 countries around the world who have built their e-business operations on LaGarde's award winning StoreFront e-business platform." Customers include, Branching Out Pottery, and XBox revolution. Testomonials. 30 day, money back guarantee.]


Ecommerce Resources
eCommerce Guide
[ daily news, feature articles, product guides, case studies, an e-commerce events calendar ]

Retail Systems Alert

Dr. Ralph Wilson is an ecommerce guru. Sign up for his free email newsletter. He has many publications for sale on his site on the topic of ecommerce and Internet marketing and offers consulting services.
Email List Hosting Services

Email List Hosting Chart Here

Entrepreneur Resources

Awarded one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company magazine (March 2008) and Forbes "Best of the Web" 7 years in a row, is one of the world's premier e-commerce brands and the largest business website connecting small and medium-sized buyers and suppliers.

AuctionBytes publishes AuctionBytes-Update, a free email newsletter for online auction sellers. (AuctionBytes is publisher of

Entrepreneur Magazine,6292,,00.html
Entrepreneur Magazine's Web site has free content and useful resources.

EntreWorld is designed to increase your productivity by getting you essential information as quickly and easily as possible. Recognized by USA Today, Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company as a premier online resource for small business owners, the EntreWorld search engine delivers the best and most useful information, guidance and contacts for you, the entrepreneur.

Paul & Sarah Edwards
Web site of Paul and Sarah Edwards, the home business gurus and authors of many popular books.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
"Counselors to America's Small Businesses"
A resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE is a nonprofit association comprised of 11,500 volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. There are 389 SCORE chapters in urban, suburban and rural communities. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. These services are offered at no fee, as a community service. You can go to email counseling and pose a business question to one of the SCORE business counselors who have joined the SCORE CyberChapter to provide you with email answers to business questions.

US Chamber of Commerce
Resources plus a "Locate a local chapter" button.

US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Over the past 47 years, SBA has grown in terms of total assistance provided and its array of programs tailored to encourage small enterprises in all areas. SBA's programs now include financial and federal contract procurement assistance, management assistance, and specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans. The SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.
Loyalty Programs
E-Loyalty Program to encourage repeat sales. The service allows eBay sellers to create a bonus store credit as a thank you for every buyer at the close of each sale and then send monthly update emails to those buyers who opt-in. The update e-mails remind the buyer of their open store credit and promotes up to 12 of the original seller's active eBay each month. These listings are the same place the buyer can apply their store credit by making a second sale.

PayCodes allows sellers to reward their customers and attract new buyers by providing PayPal coupons. PayCodes coupons can be applied toward any PayPal purchase. Coupons can be of any value with preset limitations and specific expirations.

TrialPay is a conversion tool for turning window shoppers into buyers. By offering over 2,000 options for a consumer to “pay” by taking an advertiser offer, TrialPay significantly increases the likelihood that your consumers will convert to paying customers. The consumer receives your product for free or at a discount, the advertiser gets a new customer, and you get a sale.
Marketing Resources
As Was
Full service consulting firm specializing in eBay and online sales, business creation and operations management, marketing, and custom website development.

Campaigner Email Marketing
Campaigner is an email marketing service used by businesses of all sizes. Getting started is quick and easy with one-on-one coaching, 24/7 phone support and 500+ ready-to-use email templates.


Creative Marketing Solutions with Marcia Yudkin
[free newsletter, consulting, special reports, books and tapes]
["Knowledge source for market research, marketing plans, internet marketing, marketing careers & much more"]

[covers real-time news as it relates to the email list industry. "Subjects include list-software, list-hosting, email list media, list-advertising, email list research, opt-in/permission based marketing systems, list archiving technologies, list content, list publishing, and anything else to do with email lists."]

Marketing Sherpa
["publishing useful Case Studies, and best practices data about Internet and integrated marketing for advertising, marketing and PR professionals." Offers 8 weekly newsletters about content and marketing, and an ebookstore]

Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
[The book that started the permission marketing craze. He offers four free chapters for your email address.]

Profit Boosters Copywriting
Contains tips on writing effective sales and marketing copy.

Shel Horowitz's Monthly Frugal Marketing Tip
["affordable, effective marketing & copywriting services"]

Virtual Feedback
["third party provider hosting feedback for Individuals and Businesses that are interested in learning more about their customers likes and dislikes of their product or service."]

Public Relations Resources

Joan Stewart's Publicity Hound

Susan Harrow's
Search Engines






Search Engine Resources
Search Engine Watch

SearchDay Newsletter

Spam Checkers
Web Design
E-Commerce & Web Designers Directory
[directory of web designers; listed by special services, country, state (in U.S.), and more]

The List of Web Designers
[search by services offered, company name, or location]

Web Developer Directory