I have a friend who uses Zoovy for her e-commerce system. That is the only way — until today — that I had heard of the company.
But today I was very impressed to discover that they have already integrated their e-commerce services with Google Analytics, Google Base and Google Site Map.
My friend really likes Zoovy. Now I can see why.
Most companies I know dedicate all or most of their developers to longer term projects–projects that take weeks or months to implement. They don\’t have resources available to rapidly respond to outside opportunities.
Zoovy seems different. I am impressed at how quickly they have responded to Google\’s new services.
Has anyone seen any other e-commerce service provider already announce an integration with both Google Analytics and Google Base?
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I’ve hosted three websites with Zoovy since 2001 — nearly the beginning of their existance. While I pay more for hosting than some folks, I too have been highly impressed with the ever-changing, ever-developing servces. For example, I used to host my three sites (www.stopdirt.com, http://www.garagestyle.com and http://www.worldsbestmats.com) as three separate entities. Now, thanks to changes at Zoovy, I can host them all seamlessly, sharing product pages between the sites. And now, the best part is that I am set up with Google’s products through my host. NICE!
I too have been a user of Zoovy for about 4 years and I have had a different experience, while they zoovy system is full of great bells and whistles, it has a history of not being reliable and prone to unusual problems. If you are looking for a very stable system that also integrates with Ebay, then you better be ready for a rollercoaster ride if you are going to use Zoovy.
I’ve had ecommerce stores on Yahoo, Zoovy, Shop Site and OS Commerce. I’ve looked into tons more. My experience was pretty similar to what has been described above. It is impressive how they are forward thinking and have the feeds setup already for Google Base and many other outlets. They truly are one of the most innovative shopping carts around. But, it is true that there are bugs and quirky things that can happen. When I used them a few years ago, I was paying a $150/month flat rate fee. Now, as I am getting ready to launch my 5th drop ship web site, I was on the verge of using them again and I was even willing to put up with some of the bugs, but the fees have changed so that it is now ~2.5% of sales or ~$80/month (whichever is greater)… So, starting out, it would be lower, but if my revenues from the site are $20K/month, then I’d be paying $500/month or $6000 a year…. and so I opted to just setup another OSCommerce store similar to the other stores I have on my server. I know there are many store owners where that would work great for, but I just prefer the fixed cost approach, if I can help it…Plus, there are additional customization features that I plan on adding….and all of these orders from the various sites come into one centralized order management system that handles them with ease.
First my business I sold as a business broker (http://www.ibdeal.com) was yahoo store. I was able to learn more about Yahoo stores through the selling process, and I’m until this day believe that they are one of the best solution for small e-commerce business owner. It’s easy to make, integrated with a shopping cart, great control panel, and if you are eventually planning to sell your business it has outstanding statistcs tools to prove the buyer your performance. I would vote for yahoo stores.