Everything listed under: store

  • MagentoGo is Go Go Going. Come to LightCMS Before it's Gone for Good

    We couldn’t help but notice that Magento recently announced it is doing away with two of its ecommerce platforms – MagentoGo and ProStores. As of February 1, 2015 the 10,000 small and mid-sized online retailers currently leveraging these platforms to run their online storefronts will be evicted and forced to find other ways to run their businesses. If you are a retailer who is being forced to find a new home, we want you to know that we are here for you and would very much like to become your&nb...

  • Retail Spotlight: Sugarillashop

    The women behind Sugarillashop share a passion for fashion. For several years, they talked about the idea of launching an online store in hopes of sharing their love of chic, sophisticated styles from names like Naven, Greylin, Mink Pink, and Parker with like-minded shoppers. But the technical details of such an endeavor were intimidating.

  • Choosing the Best Payment Processor for Your Online Store

    When setting up an online shopping cart, one of the first decisions you will have to make is which payment processing services to use. You’ll want to provide options that cover all of the most popular ways to pay, but without making the process too complex for you or your customers. Fortunately, LightCMS makes this process easy by offering a handful of carefully selected payment processing options.

  • Five Reasons to Take Your Store Online

    It's a common belief among many small businesses that online stores are for big companies with global markets. Selling online, they think, doesn't apply to the little guy. That's a misconception that may be keeping your business from growing to its full capacity.

  • New Feature! Sell Digital Goods with LightCMS

    We're excited to announce another major feature addition to the LightCMS platform. We're calling it Digital Goods and it's one of the features most requested by our LightCMS customers. We know you're going to love the seamless integration of Digital Goods with LightCMS's robust and simple-to-use online store functionality.

  • Introducing One-Step Credit Card Setup for Your LightCMS Store

    Ever since we introduced our store functionality in 2011, LightCMS has been working hard to simplify the challenge of accepting credit card payments on the web. Today, we're announcing another big step forward with one-step credit card set up through Stripe. It's no longer necessary to establish a merchant account outside of LightCMS.

  • Summer of Love This Week: Separate Product Option Dropdowns

    The Summer of Love continues here at LightCMS and this time, it's our built-in store functionality that's getting a little love with new, improved ways to display your product options. Thus far, all product options have been combined into a single dropdown list on a product's detail page. So, if you have a shirt that comes in three colors and each color has four sizes, customers have to select from a single dropdown menu displaying every possible variant of the product.

  • New Feature: The Store Manager Role

    We've got a new feature coming to the LightCMS platform. It's called the Store Manager role and it will allow you to grant store management capabilities to non-admin users on any website. Previously, users could not access the store management pages or manage product listings unless they were given the Administrator role, which gave them access to the entire website.

  • LightCMS Adds Support for PayPal Express Checkout

    Last week we rolled out an additional payment feature for the LightCMS store. PayPal Express Checkout can now be enabled alongside PayPal Website Payments Pro. Enabling Express Checkout with your Payments Pro integration means that your customers will be given a choice to "Check out with PayPal" or to check out using the built-in payment process.  If they click the "Check out with PayPal" button, users will be taken to PayPal's website where they will login and review their transaction befo...

  • LightCMS Adds Support for PayPal Website Payments Pro

    Another addition to our list of supported payment processors went live this week. Now you can accept credit card payments through your LightCMS store via PayPal's Website Payments Pro. Pro vs.

  • Case Study: Wild Ink Press Brings Letterpress Craftsmanship to LightCMS

    For those of us who spend our lives in the world of web development, the old-school charm of a business centered around printing on one-hundred-year-old presses may seem both curious and refreshing. So, when we came across such a business using LightCMS to promote and sell their beautiful products, we were intrigued and excited to spread the word about their work. Fortunately, Wild Ink Press was kind enough to oblige our request for an interview. I hope you'll take the time to learn about t...

  • LightCMS Integrates Two New Payment Processors: Stripe and Payflow

    The LightCMS store just got even better. We've added two new payment processors to the mix, giving you and your clients even more options when it comes to how you receive payments through your store. Take a look at what's new below.

  • Get Your Own Web Designers are Sexy T-Shirt and More On the All-New LightCMS Store

    A few years back, in preparation for our first visit to SXSW, we came up with our very first "Web Designers are Sexy" T-shirt. It was a simple concept, designed to express LightCMS's true affinity for web designers. After all, it is, in our humble opinion, the world's best CMS for said web designers.

  • New Feature: Carrier-Calculated Shipping

    Earlier this week, we released an exciting new feature to the LightCMS store that we know you are going to love. We wanted to take a minute to give you the details, so take a look at what's new below. Carrier-Calculated Shipping for Your Store You can now tie-in with Fedex, UPS and USPS to have your store calculate shipping rates in real time.

  • Case Study: Using JavaScript to Customize the Product Detail Page

    Since the launch of our Online Store functionality this summer, it's been exciting for us to watch as the talented designers and developers who use LightCMS have begun to integrate our store functionality into their work. As we come across interesting uses of the store, we love to share them and talk about them. Of course, we never mention our designers' work publicly without their permission, and so we're grateful when we have the opportunity to brag on one of our customers for the work they ha...

  • New Resource: Online Store Video

    Today we're releasing a brand new white-label video resource that you can use in promoting the CMS to your own clients. This video gives a quick overview and demonstration of the new Online Store functionality that's built right into LightCMS. Check out the new video below: This video joins our collection of white-label videos that have always been available for you to use.

  • New Store Feature: Discount Codes

    Today we're releasing a major new addition to the LightCMS Store -- Discount Codes! This feature is already live and running inside your LightCMS account. To set up discount codes, log in to your site and click Store on the top toolbar, then select Settings -> Discount Codes.

  • Updates Coming to Reseller Marketing Scripts

    As part of our free designer program, LightCMS offers a selection of marketing scripts which can be used on your own website to promote the CMS. Two of these scripts, the features script and the pricing script, will be receiving updates related to the addition of the LightCMS online store. Usually, we make updates to these scripts behind the scenes without any announcement, but because these are more significant changes, we wanted to give you a little advanced notice.

  • New Design Themes for Ecommerce

    While developing our online store, we also developed some great free designs that are specifically intended for Ecommerce. These designs have: Layouts built specifically with an online store in mind Product detail pages for customized product display Shopping cart tokens coded into the HTML As with all of our free designs, you can use them as is, resell them as is, or customize them for you own needs for free — as long as you use them on LightCMS. If you’re the kind of person that likes to see a...

  • The Big Launch

    The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived — your complete, fully-integrated online store is here! And while that development alone is huge, it's not the only thing we're launching today. Allow us take a moment to go over some of the great things we've released and what we're planning for the future.

  • The New Shopping Cart Status Token

    The launch of the new LightCMS Online Store is less than a week away and things are going well. We're so excited to bring these new features to you and we know you're going to love the new functionality they add to each LightCMS website. To help you get ready for the big release, I wanted to offer a few details on a new design token we'll be adding to the system to support the integration of shopping cart functionality into your designs.

  • Enabling and Disabling Store Features on Your Websites

    By now you are likely aware of the LightCMS Store coming on June 8, 2011. If you need a refresher, please see our announcement post from last week. We're very excited to bring you these new features, but we recognize that some of our customers may want control over whether or not the store features are enabled on their clients' websites.

  • Coming Soon: Build a Website AND an Online Store

    For months we've been telling you we're working on something huge. It's so big, in fact, we've given it a code name: "Project Tuscany." Now, it's time for the big reveal. We're so excited about this we can hardly stand it.