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DIY E-Commerce Revealed – Friday, December 6

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DIY E-Commerce Revealed – Friday, December 6

by Firecat
September 5, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013: DIY E-Commerce Revealed

Choices abound for integrating e-commerce functionality into a website – so many choices that it’s hard to know where to start. And there are serious legal and financial repercussions for getting it wrong.
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From accepting credit card payments using Paypal or Square, to implementing a full shopping cart solution with a system like Loaded, Magento, BigCommerce, or Shopify, selecting the right e-commerce platform has far-reaching implications for success, liability and the bottom line.

BigCommerce partner executive Justin Platt will walk us through typical e-commerce project requirements, discuss several popular e-commerce solutions and explore situations that make them a good fit. He’ll also share valuable best practices for optimizing performance and streamlining maintenance for any e-commerce program.

About the Session

Bring your questions and your own experiences with e-commerce to share.

    • What are some options for simply accepting credit card payments? What does it cost, and what are the risks?
    • Some e-commerce platforms promise a “point and click” setup. What’s the catch?
    • Should we self-host our e-commerce site?
    • How do I set up an e-commerce site to maximize SEO?
    • What design techniques really make a difference to conversions?
    • What does a typical e-commerce team look like?
    • How can I ensure our e-commerce platform is positioned for growth?

About Our Presenter, Justin Platt

Every day, Justin Platt works to help people understand and articulate their e-commerce goals, needs and requirements. As a Partner Executive at BigCommerce, Justin helps agencies, designers, developers and strategic partners understand the benefits of the cloud-based BigCommerce platform and determine whether BigCommerce – or another platform – is the best fit. He’s well versed in the feature sets, strengths and weaknesses of the most popular e-commerce platforms, and has helped hundreds of e-commerce teams make the journey from the drawing board to sustainable online business.

When?

Friday, December 6, 2013
Coworking (open house) 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch workshop Noon – 1:30 pm

Where?

Firecat Studio 918 Nolan #104, San Antonio, TX 78202 [i’m the map]

You’re welcome to come get some work done anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Coworking is like working from a coffee shop – but with cooler people and free coffee. Yes, you are welcome to invite others, but there’s limited space, so please make sure your friends register!

Register for Coworking & Brownbag in San Antonio, TX on Eventbrite

Next Month: Maximize Your Personal Productivity

Firecat First Friday, January 3, 2014, noon – 1:30 (don’t forget Firecat Studio is open for your coworking pleasure and mind expansion 10:30 am – 3:30 pm)

Block out noon – 1:30 pm on each first Friday of the month – make lunch plans with Firecat coworkers and your own brain. And yes – please feel free to contact us to suggest upcoming brown bag topics and presenters. Thanks!

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