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Guest Post: "A Primer on Collecting Late Payments"

From a friend who is an established consultant, who has both worked for major consultancies and run his own shop. He gives us these useful pointers today -

"A Primer on Collecting Late Payments"

Anyone who has ever done business has had occasional difficulties collecting payments from customers. Experience shows that putting some attention (in advance) on a couple of key items can help resolve the lion's share of these issues.

First general rule: Your written communication style and professionalism can go a long way toward inducing unwilling customers to pay up more quickly than otherwise.

Let me clarify these two terms:

13 Shopping Cart Plugins for WordPress

On Zach Browne

WordPress Shopping Carts have become a very popular extension of WordPress for individuals and businesses who would like to start selling their products or services online. With a few mouse clicks and some products, a shopping cart can turn your WordPress website into an online store ready for business. There are many shopping cart plugins available and they all offer many strengths and weaknesses. Picking one really comes down to a few simple questions.

I have installed and configured a ton of shopping carts for WordPress and I've put together this list of shopping cart plugins that I've used at one time or another.  Some are free and some cost a few bucks but they are all used for building an online store with WordPress. I have to admit however that the PHPPurchase is probably my favorite for a number of reasons, primarily for their support, however I'm glad to work with any of the plugins below. I've included a video from PHPPurchase's website that goes over the features, it also does a pretty good job of explaining how shopping cart's for WordPress work all around. They all have their advantages and disadvantages, the best thing to do is a little research and make sure what ever product or service you are offering matches up with the feature set of the shopping cart plugin you end up using.

Here's the PHPPurchase video I was talking about. As you look over shopping cart solutions for WordPress, make sure to consider some of the following things.

What payment processors can it use? Here's a small list of some of the more popular ones:

I hope this helps you make a good decision on which shopping cart solution to go with. Good luck.

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