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Now with even more ways to get paid!

By Adam Judd | April 14, 2014

While we already support over 70 different payment gateways - we often get requests from users asking if we can integrate with a new gateway, and we’re happy when we can make those requests a reality. In this post, Adam Judd shares our latest additions to the supported payment gateways you can use with your store. read more

The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug

By Fred Alger | April 08, 2014

As you may have read in recent news there’s a new SSL bug in town: Heartbleed a.k.a CVE–2014–0160. There certainly is a lot of buzz about this right now. Is it a serious vulnerability? Yes. Does it impact you as a FoxyCart customer? No. We have checked our systems and ensured that they are not affected by this security bug.

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The Right Tools for the Job (part 2)

The Right Tools for the Job (part 2)

By Evgeniy Abduzhapparov | March 31, 2014

Over the years I have worked with many editors. Some good and some bad. I started with PHP Expert Editor, the best editor I could imagine in 2007. (though in 2014 I had to Google its name to remember it.) After moving from Windows to Ubuntu Linux I couldn't find an editor that would suit me fully. I tried to make Vim my default editor but it wasn't a successful attempt. The console looked too scary for everyday programming.

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The Right Tools for the Job (part 1)

The Right Tools for the Job (part 1)

By Josh Bartolomucci | March 17, 2014

Lets face it. Running a business is hard. But imagine how much harder daily operations would be without modern tools and technology, specifically software and web apps.  At FoxyCart, like other companies, we use different tools for different tasks. Over time we have learned what works and what doesn’t work for our team, dropping and adding new tools as needed. The reality is that each team has specific needs that must be met and tasks that must be completed...

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Version Control at FoxyCart

Version Control at FoxyCart

By Fred Alger | March 03, 2014

Here at FoxyCart our business is code. And, as anyone who's written code in the last 10 years knows, version control systems are the best place to keep your code safe. Having a living record of "what worked when" is invaluable in the day-to-day development and running of any software project. That, tied to a bug database, makes it possible to manage the huge complexity that comes with software development.

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We Took a Risk with Bitcoin. Should You?

We Took a Risk with Bitcoin. Should You?

By Luke Stokes | February 26, 2014

In April of 2013, we started supporting Bitcoin on our platform (and accepting it as payment ourselves). It was a risk because Bitcoin was (and still is) an experiment. Nothing like this has ever existed.

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A Service Architecture Approach to Ecommerce

A Service Architecture Approach to Ecommerce

By Luke Stokes | January 27, 2014

When it comes to ecommerce, one size does not fit all. Since 2007, we've been building a flexible ecommerce solution for develpers and have come across just about every possible need you can imagine. The number of different ways people want to sell things online is mind-numbing. Trying to fit that all into a "turnkey" solution rarely works.

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New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

By Adam Judd | January 12, 2014

New Years Resolutions - those lists that people create (possibly after one too many drinks on NYE) in an effort to improve something about themselves in the upcoming year. That’s great for you, and it can be great for your online store too! We’ve collected a handful of some of the most common support requests we receive that are nice and simple to fix, and once fixed, can help improve your stores conversion rates and set you up for an even better year in 2014. It should only take around 10 minutes to run through the list and check your store to get it ready for the new year ahead, so let’s get started!

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QA - The First Impression (part 2)

QA - The First Impression (part 2)

By Sami Fiaz | December 31, 2013

A couple of weeks ago we discussed how finding a bug can be a blessing in disguise and help protect your company's reputation.  Today Sami Fiaz dives into the importance of communication and the benefit of becoming a better developer.

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FoxyCart Forum Security Breach

By Brett Florio | December 18, 2013

On Tuesday, December 17th, our server that hosts our forum, wiki, and affiliate program was compromised. (Our application environment was not compromised. No customer data, credit card data, or any other data for your stores was impacted.)

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QA - The First Impression (part 1)

QA - The First Impression (part 1)

By Sami Fiaz | December 16, 2013

FoxyCart's QA Manager, Sami Fiaz, shares why QA is so important for your company/product and how finding a bug is a blessing in disguise.

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Why Shouldn't You Accept Bitcoin?

Why Shouldn't You Accept Bitcoin?

By Luke Stokes | December 09, 2013

"Why am I not accepting bitcoin?" This is the question you should be asking yourself. Some believe Bitcoin, the decentralized crypto-currency, is a revolutionary technology that could change the world. Others think it's a Ponzi scheme...

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Basic Guidelines for Ecommerce Video Marketing

Basic Guidelines for Ecommerce Video Marketing

By Winston Hearn | December 02, 2013

Video is everywhere online except, often times, on the pages of small online businesses selling awesome products. And, as a small business selling a product we think is awesome, we thought we’d offer some help for any companies interested in increasing sales and gaining new customers. Earlier this year, I created a video for FoxyCart, and our results were right in line with all the studies I mentioned above. We tested our homepage with and without the video and simply adding a video doubled new user signups in a comparable amount of time.

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The 3 B’s of Healthy Remote Teams: BBQs, Beer, & Bourbon

The 3 B’s of Healthy Remote Teams: BBQs, Beer, & Bourbon

By Brett Florio | November 18, 2013

Remote working. Virtual teams. Telecommuting. Whatever you call it, we’re big fans ourselves, and by all accounts we’re just a small part of a rapidly growing number of companies embracing it. The new technologies enabling this are truly revolutionary, but here at FoxyCart we’ve discovered the oldest of old school technologies have proven far more important than we’d ever imagined when we started this in 2007. Team members meeting each other in person has made us stronger.

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Could Bitcoin Be More Disruptive than the Internet?

Could Bitcoin Be More Disruptive than the Internet?

By Luke Stokes | November 10, 2013

Bitcoin could disrupt the financial systems of the world and change history. At least, according to our very own Luke Stokes who spoke recently about it for 30 minutes at a Nashville Barcamp.

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