Monthly Archives: April 2018
Pricefalls Marketplace is a relatively new and somewhat overlooked 3rd party catalog style marketplace where online retailers can list their products. Although it is fairly straight forward with a $19.99 dollar fee monthly and then a percentage of every sale much like the Amazon system we can happily say that this marketplace is indeed different than some others so not a complete "cookie cutter" approach as it were. For those looking into the catalog formula and maybe less and less into the cost per click advertising platforms available this really does appear to have a fully self contained shopping environment such as Amazon where the customer completes the entire transaction from beginning to end through the Pricefalls marketplace website however the actual payment goes directly and immediately to the retailer. Side note: Seems to date that fees are NOT taken out until monthly bill arrives from Pricefalls team. Lets Lay out the basic Pros and Cons to Pricefalls...
ASIN stands for "Amazon Standard Identification Number" and acts very much like a UPC except that it is unique to Amazon and not unique to an actual product but really is unique to an actual Amazon AD. This is a crucial difference and one of the most overlooked opportunities on Amazon. Let 's just break it down simply. Lets say we have a particular toaster oven. It will have a UPC that is a unique identifier to that actual toaster. If you goto multiple appliance stores and look at that same toaster as you're shopping around the prices and description from multiple stores may vary however the UPC should still be unique. Now an ASIN is for the ad and not the product. This is the equivalent of going store to store and there is the same price, same description, and yes the same product. The ASIN is generated by an Amazon seller for a particular product. There are in many cases if not most multiple ASINS per UPC. Yes this means that for that toaster oven there maybe 5 or 6 different ads for
Restoring mysql from the command line
If you’re restoring a database from a file that’s over a few megabytes in data uploading the file directly to Mysql can stall. You can zip or tarball the file which may solve this however at some point you really just need to do the restore from the command line which is simple enough;
mysql -u username -pdatabase_name < /path/to/file/file.sql
Note: No space between the -p and password. ie: -ppassword
Doba is a middleman company that offers an amazing assortment of products ( over two million and over an amazing array of categories) and will either wholesale or drop ship to you or directly to your customers. The technical and customer service support is unparalleled in the industry and the software is completely user friendly. The only downside is that Doba is a complete and utter waste of time and money with the absolute minimum cost yearly of about $700 dollars and the actual cost provided on products at least that we have compared (and yes we have) are certainly not wholesale prices .
We've all heard of snake oil salesmen and flim flam artist and the like. Doba is not a scam but certainly a company that is not setup to make any of their clients profitable in contrast to other wholesellers and drop shippers. They have aligned themselves up as a middleman to multiple distributers and offer to basically dropship your orders offerring the software and service for a
Integrate Buyseasons aka buyseasonsdirect datafeed directly into your Magento store. Automatically update inventory several times daily, remove outdated products and integrate new items.
Buyseasons is a large online wholeseller and drop shipper that has approximately 20,000 products at any given moment mostly pertaining to costumes and novelty products.
With a Magento store allow us to fully integrate their product feed directly into your database including everyrhing form Images to size charts and match those to your specific categories.
- Full Buyseasons Catalog integration with all products imported into your online Magento storefront. Approximately 20,000 products at any given time
- Full Buyseasons Details will also be integrated from pictures to descriptions and Sizing Charts. Videos and multiple imagesalso available on select products.
- Attributes for sizing will be integrated on the fly into
How to setup your Buyseasons account to sync with Storegrab.com
Getting started with Buyseasons integration is simple. This is a step by step instructional guide to help.
1) Log into Storegrab App Website.
Simply log into our Storegrab's secure application site with the username and password provided. The address is https://app.storegrab.com, to create an account with us simply purchase any of our software packages or give us a call.
2) Choose Vendors Category.
From the left hand column menu please click on "Vendors > Overview".
3) Choose Buyseasons from dropdown Menu.
There should be a dropdown menu
How to secure Plesk 12 admin using Let's Encrypt
For those unfamiliar with "Let's Encrypt" its an addon that comes integrated with newer versions of Plesk allowing one to encrypt any site and/ or subdomain with SSL for free. So of course lets start with taking the opportunity to secure your Plesk panel which should only take a few minutes if that.
1) Log into Plesk. *
If you're logging in under the IP address ie 123.123.133/etc you're doing it wrong. Instead choose the domain and port https://mydomain.com:8443
This should take you to your plesk login screen.
2) Goto domain plesk is on.
For 1and1 users it looks something like subdomain.onlinehome-server.com
Manually adding Magento 2 to 1and1 Linux box with Plesk
Added a Magento 2.0 template from Templatemonster of all places and ran into substantial problems even after making sure we were in full compliance with Magento 2’s prerequisites. If your planning on this venture there are a few things you need to know.
Basics for Magento 2
- MySql 5.6+ or greater
- PHP 5.6.+ but NOT some of the 7+ packages so be cautious
Link for Magento official prerequisites: Here
These are for the basics for specifics please go to Magentos requirement page. If it caught you by suprise that some later packages as of this date are not compatable you’re certainly not alone. As we delve into this it becomes increasingly more resemblant of a beta and not a full fledged final software package.
So lets take the template from templatemonster which is