Annette Fowler

AspDotNetStorefront 9.5 – Exploring the new release

I recently had the opportunity to set up a brand new eCommerce store with AspDotNetStorefront Version 9.5 (released in January 2015) and have the following review. Please note that some of these features may have been available in versions before 9.5, but they were new to me. Stuff that I like (love?) Admin site user interface- Just WOW! [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Another Nextopia integration project completed

Beacon is proud to announce the completion of another successful integration project with our first-class partners at Nextopia. With Beacon’s development assistance, Nextopia’s premier search and navigation products have been integrated on the Tufenkian Outlet and Tufenkian Carpets websites.   With this project, Tufenkian’s AspDotNetstorefront ecommerce store and back-end administration were merged with the powerful search and [...] read more »

Jordan Burleson

Day 2 at IRCE

Day 2 at IRCE was extremely busy and full of breakout sessions from notable guests like Al Gore and Beacon clients/partners Bronto & Delta Apparel. The exhibit hall opened at 9:00 a.m. and after a quick breakfast Beacon team members manned the booth and started meeting attendees and giving away prizes. Our team member Annette, [...] read more »

Jordan Burleson

Day 1 at IRCE

IRCE is a huge event. When I say huge, I mean HUGE. Walking into the conference you have to do a double take to make sure this is where you should be. Massive RV’s, cars, three-story booths and awesome lights are a great welcome to Chicago and McCormick Place. But wait, I am getting ahead [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Google Analytics and Search Engine Optimization in AspDotNetStorefront

Aspdotnetstorefront offers lots of great search engine optimization opportunities (including the ability to pretty quickly add Google Analytics tracking to the entire site) which is one of the primary reasons that Beacon selected it as our go-to eCommerce platform many years ago. However, the resources to set up these items are scattered about a bit, so I [...] read more »

Zedric Myers

A Great E-commerce Solution

There are a lot of e-commerce web solutions and can be hard to choose from. We prefer aspdotnetstorefront with its ease of use and great customer support. It provides great integration with new and existing sites and is also customizable with its settings to fit your needs. You can customize things such as your overall [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Display different product prices in AspDotNetStorefront

Recently one of our AspDotNetStorefront clients asked me to come up with a way to modify the display of his products that vary by price.  One of the things I really like about AspDotNetStorefront is that there are often “hidden gems” or functionality that you might not use one day, but come up with a way [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

Search Descriptions in AspDotNetStorefront

In older versions of AspDotNetStorefront (ML/8 and older), the built-in search functionality does not search the product or category description fields by default.  Though this seems strange, the explanation that I’ve been given in the past by AspDotNetStorefront Support is that this could cause a strain on the server’s performance due to the large amount of [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

New AspDotNetStorefront More-Store Site Launch

We are  pleased to announce the launch of a new AspDotNetStorefront site today – Artsy Abode. More accurately, this is actually a new “MoreStore” for the base site we launched last year for Flirties Earrings. Both sites are now administered in the same AspDotNetStorefront Admin, with one additional store being added later this year. Points [...] read more »

Annette Fowler

An ASPDotNetStorefront Wish list

Let me start off by saying, I”m a big fan of AspDotNetstorefront, have written several blogs about its benefits and features, and have been personally involved in over a dozen site launches or enhancements involving the ecommerce shopping cart. However, as with any out-of-the-box software, there are areas where I think it could be improved [...] read more »