Directory of eCommerce Stores with COVID-19 Supplies for Sale

Your Store Wizards is creating a directory of eCommerce businesses that are selling supplies to help others in the online store community during the COVID-19 crisis.

From masks and gloves for warehouse and delivery drivers to take-out containers for restaurants, if you sell supplies B2B or B2C that can help fellow eCommerce merchants who may have a hard time obtaining them, consider listing your business.

There is no cost to list your small business and we will keep the list updated with new additions, so be sure to check it often if you’re looking for supplies.

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Google Chrome Update to Force Unsecure Content to HTTPS

If you’re one of the last remaining site owners who haven’t moved to https:// yet, an important date is coming up that may just be the push you need to get this long-overdue task completed.

The next update for Google Chrome, the world’s most widely used web browser, is set to be released on April 7, 2020, and will be version 81. This update will automatically force content from http:// to https://.

What does this mean? The simplest example I can give is this – if you have images located at http://www.yourstore.com/image-1.jpg BUT your site does not use https://, Google Chrome will force that image to load from https://www.yourstore.com/image-1.jpg and display it as broken.

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A Guide to Working Remotely

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and evolve with each passing day, there may be a point where you and some of your employees may have to work remotely. While not all functions of an eCommerce business can be run from a home or remote office, some can such as marketing, finance, customer support, and more.

Yesterday, I shared information on how to prepare a contingency plan for your business. In it, I addressed how businesses should be ready to have employees work from home or an alternate location if necessary. Today, I’m sharing tips on how to efficiently work remotely.

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Important Yahoo! Store Update Effective April 10, 2020

Yahoo! Small Business has begun to notify merchants on the Yahoo! Store / Yahoo! Merchant Solutions platform of an important security update which will roll out on April 10, 2020.

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Does the CCPA Apply to Your eCommerce Business?

By now you probably have heard of a new law that went into effect on January 1, 2020, in the state of California.  Designed to protect consumer rights in relation to how businesses collect, use, and share information from website visitors, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may or may not impact your eCommerce business.

While the CCPA impacts any for-profit business that transacts in the state, whether or not your company needs to comply is an important question on the minds of many small business owners.

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Happy New Year!

Your Store Wizards is proud to celebrate our 20th year in business in 2020.  We were founded in December of 1999.  We wanted to take a minute to thank each and every customer and partner we’ve met over the years.  Let’s make 2020 the best year ever!

Let’s face it, we have the best customers. Our customers are the best in the business and working with every one of you is why we wake up every day and move ahead.  Without our customers, we’d be nothing.

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Mixed Content Will Soon Be Blocked on Google Chrome

Store owners take heed.  Google is set to roll out updates to their Chrome web browser that will automatically block mixed content on web pages.

What does this mean?

When a user loads a secure website via https:// any content such as scripts, images, etc., being called via http:// will be blocked by default.

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October Internet Sales Tax Update – Four Additional States Start Collecting Tax

While confusion still abounds concerning sales tax on Internet purchases, it’s important for eCommerce store owners to remain in the know when it comes to this important issue.

On October 1, 2019, four more states have enacted or updated economic nexus laws according to our partner, TaxJar.  These states are Arizona, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Tennessee.

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Survey Says! Let Us Know What You Think About an eCommerce Meet-Up

The question always comes up, “are the wizard’s ever going to do a meet-up or some type of get together for eCommerce store owners?”

Well, I’m here to say…. maybe!  That’s right, we’re considering many different options for such an event and I’d like your feedback.

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Your Store Wizards July 2019 Update

Scott SanfilippoIt’s hard to believe the year is half over, but it is and now is the time to take the next few months getting prepped for the busy holiday season.  Online shopping will still reign over bricks-and-mortar and the number of transactions taking place on mobile devices will eclipse years past. Which forces me to ask a very serious question…

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