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Ecommerce Black Friday Tips

This article is part of our Guest Blogger Series. Its content was created by Lesley Paone, a PrestaShop Global Forum Moderator (Dh42) and the owner of Nashville-based Designhaus 42.
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With Black Friday fast approaching, here is some advice to maximize your sales for the holiday season.

Announce your sales on coupon sites or Black Friday sites

How are people supposed to know about your sale unless you announce it? You want to plaster your sales on every Black Friday themed site that will let you post sales. These sites get huge amounts of traffic this time of year because people are trying to find the best deals and are a great way to let people know about your sale.
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PrestaShop's Barcamp 7 Highlights

The entire PrestaShop team is still buzzing from the largest, most beautiful and memorable event in our history! Yes, the 7th Annual PrestaShop Barcamp was an enormous success and it is due to YOU! Your support and dedication made this event. We grow as your grow and from the core of our hearts, the PrestaTeam would like to say THANK YOU!

2,000 Barcamp Registrations lead to nearly 1,500 in attendance. The entire Red Carpet was filled; the conferences, workshops and even the hallways were packed with developers, merchants and Ecommerce experts.
There are countless stories we could share with you. First, let’s do a quick summary of the 2013 PrestaShop Barcamp highlights.
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PrestaShop’s Barcamp 7 Highlights

The entire PrestaShop team is still buzzing from the largest, most beautiful and memorable event in our history! Yes, the 7th Annual PrestaShop Barcamp was an enormous success and it is due to YOU! Your support and dedication made this event. We grow as your grow and from the core of our hearts, the PrestaTeam would like to say THANK YOU!

2,000 Barcamp Registrations lead to nearly 1,500 in attendance. The entire Red Carpet was filled; the conferences, workshops and even the hallways were packed with developers, merchants and Ecommerce experts.
There are countless stories we could share with you. First, let’s do a quick summary of the 2013 PrestaShop Barcamp highlights.
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The busiest shopping season of the year calls for maximum data security for e-commerce transactions

As more and more consumers are turning to E-commerce to conveniently shop for the holiday season, security continues to be a growing concern for both merchants and customers. How can you make your customers feel confident shopping on your e-commerce site? How can you avoid credit card fraud for your online store?

Now online merchants and their customers can shop at ease with the highest level of data security provided by BluePay for PrestaShop users.
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Creator of Bootstrap Mark Otto Speaks to attendees at PrestaShop Barcamp 2013!

Weren’t able to make it to this year’s PrestaShop Barcamp? Then you missed Mark Otto, creator of Bootstrap, who answered a few questions submitted by our Community and development team via video during a fully packed conference session! In case you’ve missed the news, Bootstrap is one of the new technologies we’ll be integrating in the upcoming PrestaShop version 1.6. Check out what Mark has to say!

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Barcamp PrestaShop 7 : First Pictures!

Thank you so much to all who attended the 7th Annual PrestaShop Barcamp yesterday!

The event was a great success with almost 2,000 ecommerce enthusiasts sharing, exchanging and networking. Merchants, developers, designers, speakers, partners and the PrestaShop team were able to share their e-commerce experience and advice making it a memorable event for all!

Weren’t able to attend this year? Stay tuned! Our team will be sharing photos, videos and interviews throughout the week!

Until then, here are a few photos from the event and check out #PrestaCamp7 for more tid bits of the biggest PrestaShop Community event of the year!

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HTTP 404 Not Found Error – How to fix it

A 404 Not Found Error can mean big trouble for an online store and it’s customers. Sales and customer satisfaction will drop. It is a lose-lose situation in Ecommerce. Now, because I know you all are winners, we aren’t going to lose out with this pesky 404 Page Not Found Error. I’ll explain the Error and show you how to fix it for your Online Store. The next time you see this error, you’ll have the knowledge needed to fix the error fast and continue to make sales.

How to Recognize the 404 Not Found Error

There are many different ways that you might see this error message on your computer. Be aware that 404 Pages can be entirely customized by the owner of the domain. It can show up any way imaginable but these are some common words that you can look for to know if the Error you see is an HTTP Not Found Error 404
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Introducing PrestaShop v.1.6 New Dashboard

As we’re all anxiously awaiting the release of PrestaShop v.1.6, our team wants you to know exactly what we’re working on. Today, I’ll share what you can expect from the upcoming new back-office dashboard. We took our time sitting with real PrestaShop Merchants to design and develop the perfect back-office. Managing your inventory and sales will be better than ever with advanced data technology coupled with a brilliant design.
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The Official Cyber Monday Checklist: 18 things every e-commerce site should do

Cyber Monday (December 2nd) is just around the corner, kicking off the biggest online shopping season of the year. For e-commerce sites, this means there’s limited time to prepare but we’ve made it simple with an Official Cyber Monday Checklist covering the 18 things every e-commerce site should do.

According to comScore, E-commerce spending grew 13% in Q3 when compared to last year. With this consistent year-over-year growth, we can be confident to see a double-digit up in spending this holiday season. Don’t let your shopping cart get snowed in, let’s make this the most successful and profitable Cyber Monday to date!
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