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BoostBear is an eCommerce shopping cart that allows you to create your eCommerce online store, manage your orders, attract traffic and much more.

With BoostBear you can build a fully customizable SEO friendly eCommerce online store with a secure one page checkout.

To be able to use BoostBear site builder, you have to know HTML and CSS. If you don't know HTML and CSS, you can ask us to help you. You don't need to know any programming language.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart is using templates engine to build pages. BoostBear allows you to create a template (any number of templates) and use it to build any number of pages. In the future, if you need to change your pages, you will need to apply your changes only once - to the template. When template is changed, all pages will be changed accordingly.

Let's say, you have 100 products in your online store and you need to change the menu structure. Without BoostBear site builder, you will have to spend 1 minute per page or total of 100 minutes. With BoostBear site builder it will take you only 1 minute!

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart saves you time and your money!

Right now, I'm working on BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart 2.0. Release date is 28th of January 2013.

BoostBear 1.0 was created a long time ago - in October 2007. It was created for one of my clients to handle their eCommerce online stores. For almost 4 years, we were making BoostBear better to fulfill client's needs and to be able to successfully compete on the internet market.

At the end of 2011, I have decided to release a public version of BoostBear. BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart 2.0.

I have dedicated 12 months to make BoostBear better. To make it simple and easy to use. To make it really fast and competitive.

I'm really good with deadlines. You can be sure - on the 28th of January 2013 BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart 2.0 will be launched and fully functional.

Today, you can preorder BoostBear. No credit card needed. Preorder means that you will get BoostBear on the 28th of January 2013 and that you will get the first 6 months for free! Just go to the create your store page and create your order. Believe me, it is a really simple process and it will take you only 2 - 3 minutes.

Yes, you need to know basic HTML and CSS to create your eCommerce online store with BoostBear site builder.

You don't need to know HTML and CSS to add - edit products to your eCommerce online store or to check orders.

If you don't have necessary knowledge - contact us - we can help. Or you can use services of a web-designer who can help you with creation of your eCommerce online store.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart helps you to create and maintain your eCommerce online store with ease. There is no eCommerce online store that you will not be able to create with BoostBear. Just use your imagination and knowledge.

Your experience with HTML and CSS will help you significantly in creation and maintenance of your eCommerce online store.

No, you don't need to know any programming languages to build your eCommerce online store with BoostBear site builder.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart is using templates and keywords to build your eCommerce online store. HTML templates will provide design. Keywords will provide all the necessary logic for your eCommerce online store.

For example, if you want to insert "order" button in your page - there is a special keyword "". Just insert it into the template where you need it and it will provide all the necessary functionality.

Or, let's say, you want to create a contact form. Again, there is a special keyword. With just two clicks you will have a contact form on your eCommerce website.

If you are not sure whether BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart have all the features you need to contact us and we will be happy to help you.

Yes, BoostBear has a built in site builder.

BoostBear is an eCommerce shopping cart that allows you to build your eCommerce store using site builder, manage your orders, attract traffic and much more.

Site builder is a built-in tool that allows you to create your eCommerce store.

Site builder uses the templates engine. It allows you to create any eCommerce store you want. BoostBear's site builder is very flexible, powerful and easy to use. You can create any number of pages (custom pages, categories, products), reviews, buy buttons, shopping cart and many more.

Site builder will be the main tool for your designer or web developer.

BoostBear is a family-owned company. We have only two employees. I am the developer and my wife is the designer.

BoostBear is a small company. And we want to stay this way. This is how we can keep our prices low and make enough money for our family. We are interested in your success and we want to know each client by name. That is why you have to choose BoostBear - our service is fast and personalized.

PHP developer, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Java Script

I'm the only person who is responsible for the BoostBear's eCommerce shopping cart and for functioning of your eCommerce online store. I'm the person you can rely on. I have more than 10 years of experience in web-developing and database maintenance. I have 7 years of experience working for big eCommerce companies. I have also created dozens of eCommerce online stores for my own clients, and most of the stores are successful.

Design and creativity

Design for us is not just a combination of images, colors and fonts. Design of your eCommerce online store should help your clients to find what they need and to make ordering process easy. We try to make the design of your eCommerce online store easy-navigable and user-friendly.

Tech support

Our tech support is fast. We are a small company and value each client. We are polite and knowledgeable.

I used to work for big eCommerce companies for a long time and I was not impressed by their tech support. It was not uncommon when a tech support person has 7 chat windows opened at the same time while he was answering the phone.

Believe me - this is not customer service we provide at BoostBear. I'm a regular person and have to use tech support from time to time. And I know what I like and what I don't like.

You have several options:

Do it yourself or you can use services of a web-designer who can help you with creation of your eCommerce online store.

Ask us to help you - there is an option to "order web design" on the create your store page.

Below is the instruction on how to build your eCommerce online store if you decide to go with option #1. As an example, I will use SimpleBookStore (login: "guest", password: "123abc").

Settings -> Theme

Theme is a set of CSS files. Using themes it will take you several clicks to change design of your eCommerce store and several clicks to change it back.

  1. Go to "Settings" (icon on the top right).
  2. Click on [+] under the "theme" on the left sidebar.
  3. Enter the name. Make theme name self descriptive, like "Blue store with right nav bar" or "Green store with top nav bar", etc.

You will need at least one theme to start building your website with BoostBear eCommerce software.

Settings -> Store

BoostBear eCommerce software allows you to have several online stores within one admin ( BoostBear's price list ).

  1. Go to "Settings" (icon on the top right).
  2. Click on [+] under the "store" on the left sidebar.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Website -> Template

  1. Go to "Website" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "template" on the left sidebar.


There are 8 templates to add

1. "Empty template"

template name: "Empty template"

type: "custom"

Template text:

2. "Category template"

template name: "Category template"

type: "category"

Template text:

3. "Subcategory template"

template name: "Subcategory template"

type: "category"

Template text:

4. "Home page template"

template name: "Home page template"

type: "custom"

Template text:

5. "Product template"

template name: "Product template"

type: "product"

Template text:

6. "Custom page template"

template name: "Custom page template"

type: "custom"

Template text:

7. "Cart template"

template name: "Cart template"

type: "custom"

Template text:

8. "Thankyou page template"

template name: "Thankyou page template"

type: "custom"

Template text:

Website -> Template

  1. Go to "Website" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "custom page" on the left sidebar.

"common.css"

custom page name: "common.css"

template: "empty template"

site map: "no"

Template text:

Website -> Template

  1. Go to "Website" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "custom page" on the left sidebar.

1. "Index"

custom page name: "Index"

file name: "index.htm"

template: "home page template"

site map: "yes"


2. "Terms of Service"

custom page name: "Terms of Service"

file name: "terms_of_service.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "yes"


3. "Privacy Policy"

custom page name: "Privacy Policy"

file name: "privacy_policy.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "yes"


4. "About Us"

custom page name: "About Us"

file name: "about_us.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "yes"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


5. "Contact Us"

custom page name: "Contact Us"

file name: "contact_us.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "yes"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


6. "Site Map"

custom page name: "Site Map"

file name: "site_map.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "no"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


7. "Site Map XML"

custom page name: "Site Map XML"

file name: "site_map.xml"

template: "empty template"

site map: "no"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


8. ".htaccess"

custom page name: ".htaccess"

file name: ".htaccess"

template: "empty template"

site map: "no"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


9. "404"

custom page name: "404"

file name: "404.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "no"

Page content:
custom field 1 (content)


10. "Contact Us Sent"

custom page name: "Contact Us Sent"

file name: "contact_us_sent.htm"

template: "custom page template"

site map: "no"


11. "The Cart"

custom page name: "The Cart"

file name: "cart.php"

template: "cart template"

site map: "no"


12. "Thank You Page"

custom page name: "Thank You Page"

file name: "thankyou.php"

template: "thank you page template"

site map: "no"


Website -> Files Storage

  1. Go to "Website" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "file storage" on the left sidebar.
  3. Add file "favicon.ico" to the dir "icons".

Products -> Category

  1. Go to "Products" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "category" on the left sidebar.
  3. You can add categories and subcategories here.
  4. Make sure you select the right template.

Products -> Product

  1. Go to "Products" (top middle).
  2. Click on [+] under the "product" on the left sidebar.
  3. Follow instructions on the screen.
  4. Make sure you take a look at the each tab.
  5. Make sure you select the right template.

Settings -> Shipping Method

  1. Go to "Settings" (top right).
  2. Click on [+] under the "shipping method" on the left sidebar.
  3. Follow instructions on the screen.

Settings -> Payment Gateway

  1. Go to "Settings" (top right).
  2. Click on [+] under the "payment gateway" on the left sidebar.
  3. Follow instructions on the screen.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart will not charge you any transaction fees.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart is an affordable powerful eCommerce store creator.

BoostBear is a small family owned company.

We have only two employees.

Our office is our house.

We created BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart by ourselves.

You can check our prices now.

When you order BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart, we have to setup the following services:

Ecommerce hosting.

SSL.

BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart.

Domain registration.

No, you don't need a credit card to create your eCommerce online store with BoostBear.

You can use BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart for free for 30 days. No credit card required.

During these free 30 days your eCommerce online store will be hosted on boostbear.com subdomain (your_store_name.boostbear.com) and the following features will not be available to you:

your own SSL

payment gateways

free domain registration

All other BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart features will be available to you.

You can switch to the full version of BoostBear eCommerce shopping cart at any moment during the 30 day free trial by providing your credit card information.

After the free trial, you will be asked by BoostBear to provide your credit card information. If you register domain with us, your store will be moved to this domain. If you don't register domain with us, you will be provided with a manual on how to point your domain name to your eCommerce online store.

Yes, custom pricing plans are available.

We understand that each client is different. Please, feel free to contact us to discuss your custom pricing plan.

Choosing the right price plan is easy. Just follow the instructions.

Decide how many products (SKUs) you are going to sell in your eCommerce online store.

Decide if you want to sell all your products in one eCommerce online store, or if you want to have more than one store that will share product information, but will have different prices and design. For example, you can sell all laptops on the best_laptops.com, or you can sell your laptops in two stores: best_blue_laptops.com and best_green_laptops.com. Sometimes it is a good SEO decision to split keywords on several URLs.

If this is your first eCommerce online store, I would recommend choosing the price plan "#2". It has everything you need to start with.

And yes, you can change your price plan at any time at no charge.

BoostBear Terms of Service

BOOSTBEAR IS ONLY WILLING TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES (the "SERVICES") TO YOU UPON THE CONDITION THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered between BoostBear, and the Customer, who wishes to use the Services of BoostBear.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth, the parties hereto agree as follows:


SERVICES, RESTRICTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The Services are provided subject to the following terms and conditions and any operating policies that BoostBear may establish (the "Agreement"). BoostBear may make changes to this Agreement, and continued use of the Service constitutes Customer's acceptance of any such changes. In addition, when using particular BoostBear services, Customer and BoostBear shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services that may be posted from time to time.
  2. The Services are available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Services are not available to individuals under the age of 18. If you do not qualify, please do not use the Services.
  3. The Services provides a collection of tools and resources to manage and create an eCommerce online store, process orders and sell products online.
  4. Customer must complete a registration form in order to use the Services. Customer will provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about Customer as requested in the registration form, and will update the information to keep it current. As part of the registration process, Customer will identify an e-mail address for Customer's BoostBear account. Customer is responsible for maintaining the security of the Customer account, passwords, and files, and for all uses of Customer's account and of the Services in Customer's name. BoostBear reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel, accounts it deems inappropriate.
  5. BoostBear reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
  6. You may only use BoostBear's Services for lawful purposes.
  7. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services without the express written permission by BoostBear.
  8. Verbal or written abuse of any kind (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any BoostBear customer, BoostBear employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.
  9. By uploading images and item description content to BoostBear, you agree to allow other internet users to view them and you agree to allow BoostBear to display and store them and you agree that BoostBear can, at any time, review all the content submitted by you to its Services.
  10. BoostBear does not pre-screen Content and it is in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service.
  11. BoostBear prohibits the following:

    The transmission of material that:

    is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

    harasses or advocates harassment of another person;

    involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";

    promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

    promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

    provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18;

    provides instructional information about illegal activities, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

    solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;

    involves commercial activities and/or sales such as sweepstakes, barter, or pyramid schemes;

    online gambling;

    any attempt to undermine or cause harm to a server, customer or other third party;

    server abuse;

    use of pirated software;

    use of password cracking systems;

    copyright or trademark infringement;

    programs that run continuously in the background without prior consent of BoostBear;

    unauthorized use of other people's accounts or computers;

    use of any additional applications or executables on BoostBear servers;

    transmission of any material in violation of any Federal, State or Local regulations;

    is deemed by BoostBear to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this Terms of Service.

BoostBear reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending information from the website and terminating the Services to such violators.


WARRANTIES

CUSTOMER USES THE SERVICES AT ITS OWN RISK. BOOSTBEAR DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES IT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND BOOSTBEAR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.


INFORMATION

The utilization of any data or information received by the Customer from the utilization of the \service to be provided by BoostBear is at the Customer's sole and absolute risk. BoostBear specifically disclaims and denies any responsibility for the completeness, accuracy or quality of information obtained through the Services to be provided hereby.


DOMAIN NAME

If BoostBear shall acquire an Internet Domain Name on behalf of the Customer, then in such case the Customer hereby waives any and all claims which it may have against BoostBear for any loss, damage, claim or expense arising out of or in relation to the registration of such Domain Name in any on-line or off-line network directories, membership lists or registration lists, or the release of the Domain Name from such directories or lists following the termination of the providing of this service by BoostBear for any reason.


HOSTING

If BoostBear shall acquire Hosting on behalf of the Customer, then in such case the Customer hereby waives any and all claims which it may have against BoostBear for any loss, damage, claim or expense arising out of or in relation to the acquisition of such Hosting from the third party.


PAYMENT

The set-up fee, first payment and any deposit for BoostBear software use are due at the time the "Create Your Store" application is filled out and submitted to BoostBear. Subsequent payments are due according to the selected fee schedule following the establishment of the eCommerce online store on the Internet. You will be billed a minimum of one (1) month in advance depending on the selected fee schedule. In the event that the Customer fails to pay for such services in advance, BoostBear shall be entitled to unilaterally terminate this Agreement and discontinue the service until payment is made. Reconnection fees and or disconnection fees may be applied accordingly at BoostBear's discretion. Any and all services rendered will be paid in full and are none refundable. This includes but is not limited to domain names, SSL, web design services, SEO services, setup fees, Domain Search Services, and hosting accounts. Prepaid fees are non refundable.


UNILATERAL SERVICE REVOCATION

In the event that BoostBear may at any time believe that the service is being utilized for unlawful purposes by the Customer or in contravention with the terms and provisions herewith, BoostBear may immediately discontinue such service to the Customer without liability.

INDEMNIFICATION

You, the Customer, agree to defend, indemnify and hold BoostBear, its affiliates and its sponsors, partners, other co-branders and the respective directors, officers and employees of each harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities and costs (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs) arising out of or relating to your breach of any of these Terms or use by you or any third party of the Services. BoostBear reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, the Customer.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING

This Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the parties, and represent the complete and entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.


GOVERNING LAW

The laws of the State of California shall govern the validity and construction of this Agreement and any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, without regard to the principles of conflict of laws; and you hereby consent to (and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non convenes with respect to) the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of in San Diego County, California, USA. You agree to waive the right to trial by jury in any action or proceeding that takes place relating to or arising out of this Agreement. The parties specifically exclude from application to this Agreement from the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

If a ruling by any court that one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement. Thereafter, this Agreement shall be construed as if the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision had been amended to the extent necessary to be enforceable within the jurisdiction of the court making the ruling and to preserve the transactions originally contemplated by this Agreement to the greatest extent possible. The section and subsection headings have been included for convenience only, are not part of this Agreement and shall not be taken as an interpretation of any provision of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and there are no representations, promises, warranties, covenants or understandings with respect thereto other than those contained in this Agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is expressly agreed that the terms of any purchase order issued by Customer with respect to the Services provided under this Agreement shall not be applicable and that any acceptance of such purchase order by BoostBear shall be for acknowledgment purposes only.

Failure to insist upon strict compliance with any of the terms, covenants or conditions of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of that term, covenant or condition or of any other term, covenant or condition of this Agreement. Any waiver or relinquishment of any right or power hereunder at any one or more times shall not be deemed a waiver or relinquishment of that right or power at any other time. The remedies set forth in this Agreement are cumulative and are in addition to any other remedies allowed by law. Resort to one form of remedy shall not constitute a waiver of alternate remedies.


CANCELLATIONS

  1. BoostBear does not provide a money back guarantee for new account registrations under any circumstances.
  2. Cancellation of Automatic Renewal of Account or Domain. To cancel Automatic Account Renewal or Automatic Domain Renewal, Customer must notify BoostBear of Customer's intent to cancel at least thirty (30) days prior to the account or domain expiration date in writing via email to tech_support at boostbear dot com. BoostBear agrees that on receipt of Automatic Account Renewal Cancellation Notification and/or Automatic Domain Renewal Cancellation Notification under the conditions stated above, no additional charges will be billed to Customer, and Customer's hosting account and/or domain, as applicable, shall expire on the account expiration date.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Technical support is only provided to paying account holders and is only available via email.


TERMINATION

  1. Customer may terminate this Agreement at any time by sending an e-mail message to tech_support at boostbear dot com.
  2. BoostBear may terminate this Agreement or the Services at any time with or without cause, and with or without notice. BoostBear shall have no liability to Customer or any third party because of such termination.
  3. Upon termination for any reason, BoostBear may delete any Customer archived data within 30 days after the date of termination. All sections of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination will survive termination, including, without limitation, warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  1. We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the BoostBear. All material you upload remains yours. You can remove your BoostBear eCommerce online store at any time by deleting your account. This will also remove all content you have stored on the Services.
  2. You retain ownership over all content that you submit to a BoostBear eCommerce online store however, by making your eCommerce online store public, you agree to allow others to view your content.
  3. This is an Agreement for Services, and Customer is not granted a license to any software by this Agreement. Customer will not, directly or indirectly: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code, or underlying structure, ideas, or algorithms of the Services or any software, documentation, or data related to the Services ("Software"); modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Services or any Software; or copy (except for archival purposes), distribute, pledge, assign, or otherwise transfer or encumber rights to the Services or any Software; use the Services or any Software for timesharing or service bureau purposes or otherwise for the benefit of a third party; or remove any proprietary notices or labels.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

In no event shall BoostBear or our suppliers be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with our site, our services or this agreement (however arising including negligence). You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, BoostBear partners, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.


ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The failure of BoostBear to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and BoostBear and govern your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and BoostBear (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). BoostBear reserves the right to change this Terms of Service at any time, with or without notice. Your continued use of the BoostBear website shall be deemed as an assent to such changes.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent using contact form

This Privacy Policy applies to BoostBear's services available under the domain and sub-domains of BoostBear. By visiting BoostBear's website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree please do not use or access BoostBear's website or BoostBear's services. This Privacy Policy is governed by the BoostBear Terms of Service which can be found http://www.boostbear.com/terms_of_service.html.

BoostBear reserves the right to modify, amend or otherwise alter the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, without notice. All users of this site will be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and any subsequent modifications, amendments or alterations thereto.

A special note about children's privacy

Children are not eligible to use BoostBear's services. You must be at least 18 years old to use this website and BoostBear asks that minors under the age of 18 do not submit any personal information to BoostBear. BoostBear does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information about visitors under 18 years of age.

Information collection and use

General non-personal information

BoostBear gathers non-personal information about what portions of the BoostBear website that you visit. This information allows BoostBear to see which areas are most frequented by visitors. This helps us improve the quality of your shopping experience by recognizing and delivering more of the features, products and services that BoostBear visitors prefer. Additional non-personal information (i.e., browser version, service provider, domain type, and IP address) may be collected which will provide information regarding your use of the BoostBear website.

Cookies

BoostBear uses a browser feature known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer. Cookies also allow BoostBear to make its sites more responsive to your needs, by delivering a better and more personalized experience to you. Cookies are typically stored on your computer's hard drive. You are able to set your browser to reject cookies. If you elect to reject cookies, certain functions of the BoostBear website may not operate properly or in an optimal fashion.

Personally identifiable information

The security of your personal information is important to BoostBear and BoostBear takes a number of steps to safeguard it and protect the loss, misuse and alteration of you information under BoostBear's control. Although BoostBear uses standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as Secure Socket Layers, perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Any information you provide to BoostBear when you establish or update an account, make purchases or request information is maintained on BoostBear's secure server and BoostBear's internal systems and enables BoostBear to deliver services to you. BoostBear reserves the right to disclose your personal information for legal purposes, for the protection of any BoostBear website, for the protection of BoostBear (or any of its officers, directors, employees, third party vendors, independent contractors or affiliates) and/or for the protection of other users of any BoostBear website. Specifically, BoostBear reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information as allowed by law or share your personally identifiable information with third parties if required by law to do so, or if BoostBear believes such action is necessary to either: (a) conform with the requirements of law enforcement or government agencies in response to subpoenas, court orders, federal/state audits or similar circumstances, or as otherwise required by law, (b) protect or defend BoostBear's legal rights or property, the BoostBear website, or other users of the BoostBear website, or (c) investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.

Disclosure to third parties

BoostBear does not sell, rent or trade your e-mail address to third parties. BoostBear may, however, use third parties to help us provide services to you, such as fulfilling orders, processing payments, monitoring site activity, conducting surveys, and administering e-mails. If personally identifiable information is provided to any of these third parties, BoostBear will require that such information be maintained by them in strictest confidence.

Notice to California residents only

As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits those who are residents of California to request information as to BoostBear's disclosure of their information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request please contact tech_support at boostbear dot com.

Updating personal information

It is your responsibility to ensure that your personal information accurate and up-to-date.

Anti-spam policy/opt-out procedure

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SEO - Search Engine Optimization - helps you to increase your online traffic by optimizing your website for search engines.

SEO is a huge industry with several professionals and a big number of companies who just want to get your money. As soon as you start learning about SEO, you will want to pay...

There is nothing bad in paying money to a SEO professional. The problem is to find a strong SEO professional. You have to be careful - do not start paying money for links, SEO optimization, SEO advises right away. It will not be only waste of your money, but it can also affect your eCommerce store traffic in a very bad way.

Stay calm, read, think, learn and only then make a decision if you want to pay someone or if you want to use BoostBear and your own SEO knowledge to optimize your eCommerce store.

I would recommend you to play with BoostBear's SEO tools first and only then, when you have some SEO knowledge, start looking for someone who can help you with SEO of your eCommerce store.


BoostBear's SEO tools

BoostBear has several useful SEO tools that can help you to optimize your eCommerce store for search engines. And all these tools are free:

  1. Easy integration with Google Analytics. Google Analytics allows you to analyze your traffic and improve your online store. It has a lot of very useful reports.
  2. Easy integration with Google Webmaster. Google Webmaster allows you to check your site for HTML errors, duplicated meta tags, broken links and images. Fixing these issues is very important for SEO.
  3. Build your own SEO titles, metas and page names. You can optimize your titles, meta tags and page names for all the pages on your website in several clicks.
  4. BoostBear builds XML sitemap and HTML sitemap of your eCommerce store for you.
  5. SEO friendly website structure. The best eCommerce store structure is "home page -> category page -> product page". This is what BoostBear is doing by default. You just need to create your categories and add products there.

  1. Stay calm. Do not let numerous SEO companies and SEO friends make you pay for SEO. It is too early.
  2. Stay calm. Do not buy links or hire SEO professionals. You don't need them yet.
  3. Do not cheat. Google has hundreds of PhDs employees whose work is to make sure you don't cheat. And if you cheat they will punish you.
  4. Find right keywords. Pick a few words or phrases that describe your eCommerce store. Use these keywords, and words related to them, whenever it is natural to do so. Do not repeat them uselessly. Use them in sentences, headers, and links.
  5. Content is a king. If user does not find what he needs on your eCommerce store, he will never come back again. And user doesn't search for the design - he searches for the content, for the product.
  6. Clean code is good for SEO. Make sure your code is clean. This is very important for search engines. They can read clean code much easier, so they will like your eCommerce store more.
  7. Try to use <UL> for lists, <P> for paragraphs, <H> tags for headers and sub headers, and <STRONG> for important text. Do not use <DIV> too much.
  8. The home page is the most important page. It should describe your eCommerce store and should have reasons for users to jump to other pages of your online store.
  9. Links have meaning. Do not use links like "to read about Sony laptops, click here". Use links like "read about Sony laptops".
  10. H1 tag. It always has to be close to the top of the page. It should describe the page. And it should use your keywords. It is okay when H1 tag repeats your TITLE tag.
  11. TITLE tag. Should describe your page. Use your keywords.
  12. ALT tag. Every image on your eCommerce store should have ALT tag with short description of the image.
  13. DESCRIPTION tag. This tag should have a short description of your page. Google is using it in the search results. Make sure it is short and make sure it is making people click on your link in the search results.
  14. Make sure each of your pages have title, description, keywords. You can read more about meta tags on Wikipedia.
  15. Make sure your eCommerce store has a sitemap page with your entire eCommerce store's links on it. You can read more about sitemap page.
  16. Design for people, not for the search engines. Always remember - you are making your eCommerce store for people, not for search engines. Do not overdo SEO.

Yes, you have to use BoostBear's hosting. BoostBear's eCommerce hosting is free.

Yes, all BoostBear clients get hosting for their eCommerce online stores for free.

BoostBear can provide you with virtual hosting and with dedicated servers as well. We will also set everything up for you.

How to choose the right BoostBear's eCommerce hosting?

  • If your eCommerce online store has from 10 to 10 000 SKUs, BoostBear's virtual hosting will be the most suitable one.
  • If your eCommerce online store has more than 10 000 SKUs or if your eCommerce online store has more than 1000 visitors per day, it is a good idea to use BoostBear's dedicated servers.

Yes, you can use your own domain name for your eCommerce online store, or you can register domain name for free with BoostBear and let us set everything up for you and handle the renewals.

Why register domain name with BoostBear?

  1. Domain registration is absolutely free (.biz, .com, .org, .net).
  2. Domain renewals are also free.
  3. We will set everything up for your eCommerce online store.
  4. We can help you find a great domain name available for registration.

Please note. If you register domain name with BoostBear, we will own it, but it will be registered with your name (WHOIS will show your name). We will own the domain name to be able to maintain and renew it.

Why use your own domain name?

  1. You already have a very good domain name.
  2. You are an advanced user and you are ready to take care of domain maintenance and renewals.

Please note. If you are going to use your own domain name, please make sure you renew it on time. There are a lot of people out there whose business is to register expired domain names and sell them back for a very high price. Make sure you know when your domain name is expiring. If you are not sure - register domain with BoostBear for free and we will take care of it for you.

Yes, all BoostBear clients get domain registration for their eCommerce online stores for free.

BoostBear register follow domain extensions for free:

.com

.net

.biz

.org


Why register domain name with BoostBear?

  1. Domain registration is absolutely free (.biz, .com, .org, .net).
  2. Domain renewals are also free.
  3. We will set everything up for your eCommerce online store.
  4. We can help you find a great domain name available for registration.

Please note. If you register domain name with BoostBear, we will own it, but it will be registered with your name (WHOIS will show your name). We will own the domain name to be able to maintain and renew it.

Yes, you can move your existing eCommerce store to BoostBear.

There are 9 simple steps:

  1. Keep you current eCommerce store live. Do not forget to pay for hosting and shopping cart that you currently have.
  2. Order BoostBear's price plan that works best for you ( choosing price plan ).
  3. Decide what pages of your existing eCommerce store you want to move. Make sure, you keep URLs the same - it is very important for SEO.
  4. Decide if you want to keep your design the same or if you want to create a new one. If you want to create a new one, find a designer and make sure he creates what you really like. There are several main rules with design. First, you have to like it. Second, it should be simple - you don't want your clients to spend time searching for "buy" button.
  5. When you have your design ready, start working on creating templates for your pages. You can have any number of templates, but I would recommend keeping number of templates low - this will save you a lot of time in the future if you want to edit your pages.
  6. Generate your new eCommerce store. It will be generated to a temporary password protected location to prevent Google and other search engines to index it. You don't want search engines to index your eCommerce store if it is not ready yet.
  7. Test everything you can. Make sure, your new eCommerce store looks exactly like you want it. Make sure you like it. Create several test orders and make sure everything works right.
  8. Change your DNS settings. It usually takes up to 48 hours to populate new DNS all over the world.
  9. You don't need your old eCommerce store any more. Feel free to remove it.

You can always contact us if you have any questions. We can help you with design, hosting, choosing a right domain name, and so on - just let us know and we will help.

Creating an account

In order to be able to process payments, you have to create an authorize.net account.

  1. Fill the form
  2. Click "Start online application"
  3. Wait for the email from authorize.net with sales rep's contact information.

Configuring BoostBear for use of authorize.net

BoostBear needs the following information to configure the authorize.net account:

  • API login ID
  • Transaction key

Getting API login ID and transaction key

  1. Select Settings under Account in the main menu on the left
  2. Click API Login ID and Transaction Key in the Security Settings section
  3. If you have not already obtained an API Login ID and Transaction Key for your account, you will need to enter the answer to the secret question you configured at account activation.
  4. Click Submit.

Please, note - the API Login ID is a sensitive piece of account information and should only be shared on a need-to-know basis. Be sure to store it securely.

Creating an account

In order to be able to process payments, you have to create an authorize.net account.

  1. Go to the http://www.authorize.net/application/
  2. Fill the form
  3. Click "Start online application"
  4. Wait for the email from authorize.net with sales rep's contact information.

Configuring BoostBear for use of authorize.net

BoostBear needs the following information to configure the authorize.net account:

  • API login ID
  • Transaction key

Getting API login ID and transaction key

  1. Log into the Merchant Interface at https://secure.authorize.net
  2. Select Settings under Account in the main menu on the left
  3. Click API Login ID and Transaction Key in the Security Settings section
  4. If you have not already obtained an API Login ID and Transaction Key for your account, you will need to enter the answer to the secret question you configured at account activation.
  5. Click Submit.

Please, note - the API Login ID is a sensitive piece of account information and should only be shared on a need-to-know basis. Be sure to store it securely.