Tips for Creating an Online Store

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Change the order of departments

Friday, May 15th, 2009

You can now change the order that departments are listed in your store.  Log in and go to the Products > Departments page.  Each department has a “Move Down” and “Move Up” button next to it. Use these buttons to organize the list in the exact order that you want it to be displayed in your store.

Departments page screenshot

Hot off the press: Store Search Box!

Monday, May 11th, 2009

It’s been in the works for a long time and we’re happy to announce that our newest addition is a search box in each Flying Cart store. This should help your customers find exactly what they are looking for. You can find the search box above the list of department names on the left side of the screen in your store. Search results come from the following fields (in order): product name, product description, department name, brand name, item number.  You may want to tweak the content of these fields to improve your store search results.

In the following example, I searched for “Albert” at Retro Beer Items ( and it brought back seven related products. Cool!

Search at Retro Beer Items

This has been one of our most requested features ever.

Store networking takes off

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Social networking is a huge web phenomenon, linking people to other people with similar interests on sites like Facebook and MySpace. My friend Jeremy’s life (an 8th grader) seems to revolve around his Facebook profile. That’s some powerful stuff.

In pondering the ubiquitousness of social networks on actual social real-life social lives, I wondered, can I bring the benefits of social networking to Flying Cart? In the world of online retail, it would not only help store owners meet and talk to each other, but it would also help bring in more customers by linking stores. Stores would no longer be islands, they would be part of a retail network. Voila — store networking was born!

We just launched this new feature on Monday and we are already seeing lots of our stores putting up their public profiles and finding other stores to connect with. It’s an instant hit.

I love pictures

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Let your pictures do the selling!

Flying Cart supports 3 Types of File Formats for your sweet product pictures
(1) .JPG/.JPEG: Supports 16 million file formats. More Info
(2) .PNG: Portable Network Graphics format is a completely loss-less compression. More Info
(3) .GIF: The format uses a palette of up to 256 distinct colors from the 24-bit RGB color space. More Info

Automated Custom Domains

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

You no longer have to contact us to setup your own personal domain!

Check it out:

So… Go nuts! Buy a great domain name and setup a store!