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  1. 7 Reasons to Invest in Internet Marketing for Raleigh Businesses

    The fourth quarter is rapidly approaching and if you are looking for a way to boost sales and awareness of your company, then now is the time to start your campaign(s) and get your plans in place. And, while there is more than one way to promote your business, internet marketing is one of the most popular choices for businesses in Raleigh.

    Internet marketing (aka online marketing or digital marketing) is nothing new, however, there are still many companies that have not yet taken advantage of its benefits. If you are debating whether to venture into web marketing or stick with the traditional methods then now is a great time to learn how internet marketing can benefit your business.

  2. WooCommerce Sales Tax with Taxjar: What it Means for You

    In a recent blog post, we shared that the Supreme Court changed a 20-year-old ruling regarding taxes. Now, taxes can be collected on ecommerce sites. However, it can be a bit of a challenge to determine the proper calculations – especially when it comes to implementation on a website.

    If you are a US online business with a retail aspect, then there are a few questions you will need to ask before getting your website set up for charging sales tax. These questions are –

    • What states are the primary ones with which you do business – in particular, those with more than 100K in sales or 200 transactions in a state, states with brick mortar locations, and those with inventory/warehouse(s)?
    • From and to which address(es) do you ship your products?
    • Are any of the items you sell tax exempt?
    • Are any of your customer entities or resellers who are tax exempt?
    • How do you collect payments?
  3. “Try Gutenberg” WordPress Update – What You Need to Know

    As website developers and designers, we also endeavor to keep you aware of any changes in policies, upgrades, or website design requirements. One such change is the release of the Gutenberg plugin by WordPress.

    Gutenberg is being released on July 31, 2018 with a beta version being released as early as July 17. It is named for Johannes Gutenberg- the inventor of the printing press- and is part of WordPress’ plan to make the default editor in WP version 5.0. Gutenberg was created with a goal of making it easier to utilize short codes and HTML.

  4. ecommerce in NC

    Sales Tax Changes for Ecommerce

    It’ been said that the only two things we can depend on in life are death and taxes. Perhaps a sobering thought, but no less a true one. After all, we pay taxes on virtually everything we consume and thanks to a recent vote in the Supreme Court, one more taxed element has been added to the list – sales tax on online transactions.

    In times past, non-physical vendors were limited as to how they applied tax. Essentially, unless a company had a physical presence they could not charge a sales tax. This original ruling was made more than 20 years ago, long before ecommerce was imagined. The ruling was passed with the belief that doing otherwise would place an undue burden on interstate commerce, thus being unconstitutional. At the time of the original decision, it was determined that states were losing between $694 million and $3 billion annually. However, as e-commerce has grown and online shopping has become more prevalent, those numbers have grown, to the tune of $8 billion and $33 billion per year. A much larger loss of revenue for states.

  5. Wordpress Website Hosting, Raleigh, Charlotte

    7 Advantages of a Managed WordPress Hosting Provider

    Over the past couple of months, we have posted about various aspects of web hosting;  what type of hosting to use, what to look for in a reliable managed WordPress Hosting provider, and tips for selecting a secure WordPress host. If you are looking for a web hosting provider then there is a myriad of choices.

    But the fact is you need a hosting provider that you can depend on for all your hosting needs. If you have a WordPress website,  typically the most dependable option is a “Managed” WordPress hosting provider.

  6. 4 Tips to Choose Secure WordPress Hosting 

    If you run a WordPress website, it’s important to have the right type of hosting. You can read more about choosing a reliable Managed WordPress Hosting Company here.

    In this article we are going to get a little more geeky into some server difference that often (or at least should) be addressed on a good WordPress hosting plan.

  7. Wordpress Hosting - Raleigh & Charlotte

    Choosing Reliable Managed WordPress Hosting

    If you have a WordPress website, it’s important to have a hosting plan that is optimized specifically for WordPress performance. There are several Managed WordPress hosting providers out there, so it can be tough to determine who you should trust and rely on for your company’s website. Should you choose a large company with a national marketing presence or do you opt for a local hosting company serving the Charlotte or Raleigh areas?

    It is important to note that just because you purchased your domain name from a specific company, it does not mean that you must use their hosting services. In fact, it a common practice for people to buy from one domain provider but choose someone else for web hosting, but most hosting companies can provide both services if you need it.

  8. GDPR Compliance: We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy

    In order to comply with the recent GDPR requirements which go into effect on May 25th 2018, we have updated our Privacy Policy.

    If you have a website and have questions about how the GDPR may affect you, check out this article by WP Beginner.

    You may also want to consider a plugins such as this one for adding GDPR compliance to your website.

    If you have any questions about how we handle your data, please don’t hesitate to  contact us.