1 Shopping Cart
What does it do?
1 Shopping Cart brings all of a the functions of an internet business under one roof.
Every online business needs:
A way to process your customer order
A way to send emails automatically to your customers
(also called 'auto-responders")
A way to track your affiliates
A way to track your customers and newsletter subscribers
A way to create email capture forms and pop-over boxes linked to your autoresponders
1 Shopping Cart brings all of these functions into one software.
Things I Like:
I can't say enough about this program. Before switching to 1 Shopping
Cart, I had a shopping cart with one company, I sent my newsletter with
another company, I generated pop-ups through another company and I was
about to start an auto-responder through yet another company!
Now, all of these
functions are in one place and the program controls all my emails to
affiliates, customers and prospective customers. It also handles all my
newsletter subscriptions, "thank you's" and confirmations. I can even
send my downloadable products and bonuses through it. It has one of the
coolest pop-up scripts around. A pop-up that can not be blocked and
slides in from the side...very professional looking!
Adding products is
fairly easy and you can even upload a database of current products if
you wish. You can designate certain bonuses for particular products and
you can even automatically subscribe your clients to your newsletter
when they purchase your product. Or perhaps you may want them to
automatically receive emails describing other products you sell.
Perhaps you may want to insert an affiliate email in the other products
auto-responder. Who better to sell your product as an affiliate than
one who has already purchased your product?
Things I Would Change:
The only beef I have
with 1 Shopping Cart is that they request your old clients to "opt-in".
Meaning, you can not move your clients from another list or
newsletter all at the same time without having them confirm with 1
Shopping Cart that they want to be moved. What this means is that half
of your list will be just too busy to "opt-in" even though the still
want to receive your newsletter. I know that 1 Shopping Cart is
concerned about spam, but it is really hard to get old clients to take
the time to opt-in (Again! Since they opted in the first time when they
joined the other list). I got a special "dispensation" from the
spam-general at 1 Shopping Cart, so I have everyone on board now.
Also, creating html
links for your affiliates is very cumbersome in 1 Shopping Cart. One
would think that you could just create a small page in Front Page and
then cut and paste, but unfortunately...no.
1 Shopping Cart doesn't
like Front Page's way of generating html code (or any other WYSIWYG
program for that matter), so you basically have to create your media in
their very clunky html editor and even then, it doesn't work
Some other things to watch out for:
1 Shopping Cart does not give partial returns (you must do them manually)
1 Shopping Cart
does not allow you to over-ride the general shipping setting so that a
certain product can have its own shipping cost. (you have to select the
no-shipping option and add the unique shipping price in the description)
Of course, the reason I know about these glitches is because I use 1 Shopping Cart as my own shopping cart!
Other than a few problems, I am pleased with the convenience and power
of 1 Shopping Cart. It has automated my marketing and sales are
climbing. I now have an affiliate program that runs on auto-pilot and a
way of capturing emails for my newsletter that works while I am away.
They offer a free trial for a month, but after one week, you will want
it for keeps!
Oh, did I mention that you can call and talk to a real person whenever you want? Very important!
Rating: (Featuring the Beefy/Nacho Cheese Rating System)
Highest rating is five "T"-bones
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