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Ecwid Renders a Web Store Inside Your Pages using Ajax

Posted · Category: eCommerce, License Free

Ecwid is an Ajax e-commerce platforms, which offers the performance and flexibility you need, with no hassles at all. it is well designed and provides a smooth experience for store owners and end users alike. Ecwid provides a lightning-fast interface, drag and drop functionality, and ease of integration.

Sign up with Ecwid, and immediately after you paste three simple lines of HTML into your website’s source code, your site will have full online selling capabilities. The code will render a web store inside your existing pages, using AJAX. Use the Ecwid Control Panel to add your products and to manage the settings of your online store. All changes will be reflected on your website right away.

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Requirements: -
Demo: http://www.ecwid.com/
License: License Free

12 Comments
  • http://www.simplenewsapp.com loplop

    Good idea. Too bad Drag & Drop doesn’t really work for shopping carts. Except for very few exceptions like the “Panic Goods”-Store (panic.com/goods), which has a plus-button aswell. Because clicking a button is just much more comfortable, and people are used to it.

  • http://www.colingreig.com Colin

    Ajax content isn’t read by the search engines (at this time) so your product pages would be literally invisible in terms of rankings. :S

    I can see how this would be convenient on certain projects where organic traffic isn’t an issue or a quick prototype is required for proof of concept.

  • http://www.ecwid.com Eugene

    loplop,

    You’re right. Some users can be unfamiliar with drag-n-drop or just miss this functionality.
    In this case they can always add a product in the usual old-fashioned way:
    - click the necessary product
    - click ‘Add to cart’ button

    —-

    Colin,
    Yes, most AJAX applications do have problems with search engines. That is why we created mobile catalog for all Ecwid stores. It is a plain-HTML version of each Ecwid store (with the automatic sitemap generation) that can be accessible by search engines without issues (e.g: http://www.google.com/search?q=ecwid+t-shirt).

    Moreover the mobile catalog is very convinient for evergrowing number of smartphone users who will be able to purchase from Ecwid store using their devices.
    (Demo of the mobile catalog can be found here: http://www.ecwid.com/demo-mobile-version.html)

    Also Ecwid can act not only as a stand-alone shopping cart, but as a part and addition to your current website/CMS. In this case Ecwid will have as strong SEO capabilities as your website/CMS has.

  • http://www.simplenewsapp.com loplop

    You’re right, I recognized that. Still, I would place another add-Button on the overview-pages.

    Another BIG usability-issue I just discovered: When you scroll down a page you can’t even use the drag&drop, because you then don’t see the place where you would have to drop it.

    In fact I have been working on a drag ‘n drop-cart. It’s a mess but some things I think I got right:
    http://www.zsberlin.de (german, unfortunately)

  • Ruslan

    @lolpop:
    While we expected that customers who scrolled away from the bag widget would prefer the old-fashioned way of “[click on the product][click add to cart]“, many customers said that they want to use drag and drop anyway.

    So we’ve added support for scrolling the page on drag-n-drop. But this feature is currently available on our internal test servers only. It will be released to the public servers in about 2-4 weeks.

    I had a look at your implementation of Drag-n-Drop too. Well tbh I prefer Ecwid. But yours is nice as well.
    It has one issue with IE8 / Windows7 though, tweet me at http://www.twitter.com/aznakai for details.

  • http://www.ecwid.com Eugene

    @loplop:
    While we expected that customers who scrolled away from the bag widget would prefer the old-fashioned way of “[click on the product][click add to cart]“, many customers said that they want to use drag and drop anyway.

    So we’ve added support for scrolling the page on drag-n-drop. But this feature is currently available on our internal test servers only. It will be released to the public servers in about 2-4 weeks.

    I had a look at your implementation of Drag-n-Drop too. Well tbh I prefer Ecwid. But yours is nice as well.
    It has one issue with IE8 / Windows7 though, tweet me at http://www.twitter.com/ecwid for details.

  • Nate

    It would be better if the bag thing scrolled with the screen when the user scrolls. It’s like the bag doesn’t want you to add things in the 3rd row to it. It says “Drag & Drop Products to ME” but it is impossible to do that for an item in the 3rd display row. Also the bag blends into the design too much, make it stand out more.

    This is a cool concept and all but honestly, this has got to be one of the worst uses of drag & drop I have seen. Drag & drop is very useful when there are multiple destination options. Why not just put a plus button or add to bag button to the left of the price. Seems like somebody got happy with drag drop and forced themselves to find a place to use it even though it wasn’t the best place to use it. The implementation on the site loplop linked is much better from a usability standpoint.

  • Jake

    Its nice, i do like the concept of it being so portable. But i still think it has a long way to go before i’d use it.

    All in all though, a very neat little way to sell some stuff :D

  • Jim

    Signed up, unable to login to get the code. Keeps saying I am not logged in. Site set email to me confirming signup. Still not able to login. Whats up with that?

  • http://www.ecwid.com Eugene

    Jim,

    This issue looks like some browser glitch.
    I’ve replied to your email.

  • http://thailand-amulets.net Spencer

    well i cant log in with either IE8 or Firefox 3.6.9
    can you tell me the browser glitch and the solution please, before i logged out after signup i created many catergories and a whole tree structuire it tool me ages to create, and now i cant get back in there to add products.

    Please help smebody

  • Eugene

    Hi Spencer,

    Please contact us at info@ecwid.com regarding this issue and we will of course help you.

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