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For 8 years One Take Media has created great Ecommerce templates and custom designs. We can help you with BigCommerce coding, SEO, store maintenance, and store setup. As well as migration to BigCommerce from any other ecommerce platform. Don’t use BigCommerce or aren’t involved in ecommerce? We have Web Design Services as well!

“One Take Media is true to their name: They do great work across SEO, development and marketing, and they do it fast. They’re a pleasure to work with!”

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CEO & Founder

“When eBay announced they were shuttering the ProStores e-commerce platform, I was forced to migrate so I settled on BigCommerce. I quickly learned I was in way over my head. Then I hired Matt Montgomery’s team at OneTakeMedia, they took care of the migration including all URL re-directs for the entire product catalog, product images, and design elements.  They served as my liaison with the BigCommerce Migration Team, Google, and my domain registrar. Once the new site was complete and approved to my needs, we turned the site on and I had my first sale within an hour. Since launch my bottom line is up 26% and I never skipped a beat.”

The our team consists of e-commerce experts and Web professionals. We listen, we consult, we strategize, and help plan for the future to bring our client’s business dreams to realization. Whether you are a new start-up online company or a seasoned entrepreneur with several retail locations, we enjoy working with all levels of businesses. In the last 8 years we have helped our clients succeed and partnered with them and their business to the next level. We understand the concerns of running a business and look forward to guiding you each step of the way. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our e-commerce specialists!.

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Live Facebook Video Blog with TheEveryDayChefandWife.com

TheEveryDayChefandWife.com  is a great food blog and private chef and catering service that is one of out long term seo clients. We have worked with them for over a year now and have seen great results, good rankings progress, engagement and a 150% increase in overall business in 2015 compared to 2014.

Earlier today The Wife and Marcella (one of their talented cooks and writers) posted their first LIVE video blog: https://www.facebook.com/chefjasonmcclearen/videos/989712767809545/ – “Trial attempt at making homemade Port Ice Cream” ‪#‎homemade‬ ‪#‎icecream‬ ‪#‎wine‬ ‪#‎food‬ ‪#‎foodblogging‬ ‪#‎live‬

NOW! Livecasting via Facebook part 2 of “Making homemade Port Ice Cream” – https://www.facebook.com/chefjasonmcclearen/videos/989734437807378/

How I could have been scammed!

I got several emails and texts earlier this year that i never got around to engaging with, they sent me txts too. But this one was a different topic and i got curious so I started up the conversation: Note: I’m leaving out my replies.

 


Email 1:

>
> Hello
> I’m Kelvin i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards  kindly get back to me ASAP so i can send you the job details and also are you the owner of your facility???

Email 2:

Well i have a small clothing business for both male and female which i run here  in city am trying to expand the business and i want you to build an informational website for it for advertisement and to increase my sales rate..so i need you to checkout this site but i need something more perfect than this it is possible,http://www.missrebel.co.uk.The  site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate .the estimate should include hosting and i want the site to have not more than 8 pages since it is informational.i have a private project graphic designer ,he has the text content, images and the logos for the site.

Note:
1. I want only English language
2. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as selfie-wears.com or selfie-wears-Al.com
3.You will be updating the site for me.
4. I will be proving the images,logos and content for the site.
5. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
6. My budget is $2000 to $5000 Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number  
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??
BUSINESS NAME ; SEFIE WEARS.
MY CELL PHONE NUMBER: 817) 890-2914

for selling i just want it informational please get back to me with an estimate and i can payment to get started thanks

Email 3:
Thanks for getting back to me,Well i only wanted an informational site,i  like the layout of the site that is why it was sent to you as sample,i will like to with the selfie-wears.com think that will be better as a domain name you can purchase that for me.I am not selling on the site yet that is why i want it informational for now.I have up to 50 items i want to upload on the site for now .i want the site updated monthly each time i have new designs i want to upload on the site.I will like the search engine optimization ,It will make it easier for people to get to my site my budget is for the website alone ,i will have my private project graphic designer forward the information you will be needing as soon as you come up with an estimate.i will like you to get back to me with your estimate so we can proceed.

get back to me with your quote.

Email 4:
Okay good  am okay with the cost of  $****  does that include processing  fee + tax and am ready to make down the payment Asap??
and also what type of merchant processor are you using for processing payment??

So can you also get back to me with your personal cell phone so i can text you and call you??


I was suspicious at the start, so i googled and found this blog post: http://blog.ihenix.com/nearly-got-scammed/ that helped confirm what I suspected it was.

I’ll be posting about this blog and this scam attempt on me on my Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin/and blog.

Thanks again to Robert Bowick, iHenix!

Dealing With Slashes “/” in Magento Category Names

Recently I had a client that had a traditional html site where he sold his antiques, complete with html/cgi order form. 🙂 A client of mine suggested that he upgrade to an actual ecommerce site and gave him our information. A large number of his categories had slashes in the name, Artists/Prints, for example. 

So I needed to find a way deal with Magento’s understanding that a / denotes a category/subcategory assignment rather than it just being part of the category name.

I spent a fair amount of time researching on google and I found a few articles that talked about it, but no clear way to deal with it (enclosing the category names with quotes didn’t work and neither did escaping the character as some posts suggested) until this morning when it hit me.

Ascii html Characters! Could I substitute / with / and would that still display a / on the storefront, but be accepted by the store input? so i did a test and indeed it worked perfectly! I had already created a Import/Export profile for categories, so just deleted the categories that had a / in the name, edited the category csv file subbing in / for any / and uploaded. Then i uploaded a test product to Artists/Prints and it worked! So on the storefront i had Artists/Prints showing as a category and my test product in it.

So here are the steps I took and hopefully this helps anyone that’s run into this problem that doesn’t want to change their category names to remove their /’s all together.

  1. Manage Categories > replace / with /
    1. I had over 70 categories to deal with so it was easier to make a import/export profile http://www.templatemonster.com/help/magento-how-to-exportimport-data-in-csv-files.html#gref and edit using Find/Replace in excel/openoffice or you can download an extension to help you.
  2. Open your product spreadsheet, go to the Categories column, using Find/Replace to do the substitution.
  3. Import!

Hopefully this is helpful to you all!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you all!