Why You Shouldn’t Use Stripe

Stripe is, hands-down, the best payment gateway out there for most online stores and eCommerce sites. Stripe is the default payment gateway for both WooCommerce and Shopify for several reasons: they’re the easiest to use, have great customer service, and don’t cost an arm and a leg. It makes you wonder why there are over a hundred other payment gateways out there—why shouldn’t you use Stripe?

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WordPress Security Decoded

WordPress security is a topic that gets a lot of attention, both good and bad. If you listen to some people they’ll tell you that WordPress isn’t secure and using it will leave you wide open to hacks. True, WordPress sites are constantly being targeted by hackers but not because WordPress itself is inherently insecure.

WordPress is a target for two reasons: one, it’s used more than any other website platform, and two, there are some common but easy-to-fix mistakes that people make when it comes to WordPress Security. Here’s how to fix them to make sure that hackers have no luck on your WordPress site.

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Five Myths Etsy Sellers Hear about Building Your Own Website

There are dozens of reasons that you should be building your own website if you’re an Etsy Seller. A website of your own lets you decide who to market to, how to price your work, and how to present your brand. It also protects your business in case anything ever happens to Etsy or to your shop. But there are some myths that Etsy sellers hear about websites that keep them from taking this important step in growing their businesses. Read on for five of the most common ones—and why they’re nothing to be afraid of. Continue reading “Five Myths Etsy Sellers Hear about Building Your Own Website”

How to Migrate Etsy Shipping Profiles to WooCommerce

Etsy and WooCommerce might do basically the same thing—give you a platform to sell goods online—but they do a lot of things very differently. One of those things is how they approach shipping. Etsy has Shipping Profiles that can be applied to individual products, while WooCommerce sets up everything under Shipping Zones, each containing different Shipping Methods that can be customized with Shipping Classes. Is your head spinning yet? Well don’t worry: in this article I’m going to give you a tour of WooCommerce’s shipping settings and show you how to migrate Etsy Shipping Profiles to WooCommerce.

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