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  1. Dec

    Speed up your uCommerce checkout pipeline

    Speed is key when it comes to e-commerce. Regardless of which platform you use to sell online it has to be fast and no-where is this truer than the checkout processes. uCommerce is a great platform

    Posted by: Tim on Thursday, December 08 2016
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  2. Prices including tax on uCommerce

    Most of our retailers price point their products to include tax i.e. a shirt that costs you £100 would include a proportion of VAT that the retailer would have to pay (at the moment about £16.67).

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, December 14 2012
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  3. Nov

    Periodically hit a url with Windows Scheduler

    Sometimes you have a task that you want to run every x minutes i.e. updating order statuses or sending abandoned cart emails. There are a few ways you can do this but our preferred method at The Site

    Posted by: Tim on Monday, November 28 2016
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  4. May

    Stop windows lowering the music volume when a call starts

    We've started using Sqwiggle to aid remote working which is awesome. The only issue is recently I've noticed that when someone starts a conversation or sends an instant message Spotify and Windows

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, May 30 2014
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  5. Oct

    Do you know where your company's skills are lacking?

    We're recruiting again and to work out what type of recruit we would benefit from the most, we decided to try and assess our strengths and weaknesses. It was a really useful exercise and meant that we

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, October 30 2012
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  6. Retrieve the customer's last address when logging into uCommerce

    Probably one of the most common features of an ecommerce systems is to "retrieve my details" when logging in -after all that's why you create an account with the seller isn't it? Out of the box,

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, October 26 2010
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  7. Jan

    There's never a right time

    I'm about to go on holiday (yay me!), but have you ever worried beforehand because there's not enough time to complete everything you need to get done before you go? Lets face it:- There's rarely

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, January 27 2012
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  8. Umbraco tip of the day -sort your document types

    I thought I'd share this as it's something I've been thinking about trying for a while. Umbraco is great but sometimes you want the default document selected when creating a page to be one that isn't

    Posted by: Tim on Wednesday, January 21 2009
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  9. Jun

    uCommerce is now free and why it's great news

    .style1 { text-align: center; } Those of you who were lucky enough to make it to CodeGarden 11 (or have been following the #CG11 hash tag) will no doubt already know that

    Posted by: Tim on Friday, June 17 2011
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  10. Apr

    Fix Visual Studio's crappy HTML formatting and automatic addition of id when pasting

    Today I discovered two settings in Visual Studio that are about to transform my life (yes I realise that by just writing that I need to get out more.). Anyway, the first stops Visual Studio

    Posted by: Tim on Tuesday, April 19 2011
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