American Tax Decision

2018-06-22T00:04:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

In case you missed it yesterday, there was an unfortunate taxing decision made yesterday that will end up effecting every American e-commerce site. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states can collect sales taxes on orders placed on the internet. This is a huge blow to small businesses in the US that operate online. The crux of the decision that was made, is that a business no longer needs a nexus in a state to be liable for collecting that state's sales tax. If you want to read more about the decision and some of its implications, this [...]

Cookiebot Module

2018-06-14T07:22:03+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

As we are finishing up our GDPR module, I would like to point out that we do have a solution already that will make most sites GDPR compliant.   Setting Cookiebot up Once you install the module, you will need to go to the Cookiebot site and register. Once you sign up for an account, you should see a screen like the one below. Cookiebot will send you a registration key by email, you will need to enter that key here. Then you can start setting Cookiebot up. The module will ask you for your Domain Group ID. This is somewhat [...]

You did it!

2018-06-04T00:17:49+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

I just wanted to take a minute to reach out and thank everyone that donated to our latest crowdfunding campaign to create a new updater for thirty bees. It really means a lot to us here that our community believes in us and what we do, believes in us enough to put their money on the line to help support us. We are so grateful to have such a great community around thirty bees. In the next few days we will release an update on the updater. We are going to try to nail down a timeline to get it finished [...]

Partner Agency: PrestaRock

2018-05-23T00:49:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

Today we are proud to announce that we have a new partner agency joining the thirty bees partner program. PrestaRock has decided to support thirty bees and open source by joining us as a certified partner agency. About PrestaRock PrestaRock has worked in e-commerce for over 9 years, making them one of the most experienced companies working with the PrestaShop and thirty bees core. They are based out of Lithuania in the EU, where they are lead by Ričardas Šmaižys, their director. I actually remember Richard from the PrestaShop forums, he was active around the same time I was active on the [...]

Nochex Payment module

2018-05-20T23:34:54+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

Today we are happy to announce that we have another compatible payment module for thirty bees. Nochex has made their module and payment service compatible for all thirty bees shops. If you are currently using Stripe or PayPal, it might be time to consider switching to Nochex. To view more information about Nochex you can visit their website.   Why Switch? Nochex is based in the UK with dedicated support from the UK, this means you can get localized support for any issues you might have. They also have a host of features that are convenient to merchants such as; taking [...]

thirty bees marketplace

2018-05-14T00:49:02+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

Have you checked out the thirty bees marketplace lately? Our marketplace is growing, with over 115 modules for thirty bees by both us and different developers in our community. If you are looking for a module that is compatible for thirty bees, our marketplace is the first place you should look. Our marketplace contains both free and paid modules, with a good selection of both. We even have modules that have been specially developed by our community for thirty bees. Some of the modules have quite a bit of features, more than others that are paid. This article is going to [...]

thirty bees podcasts

2018-05-09T04:11:13+00:00 May 9th, 2018|

You might have noticed that our articles all of a sudden have a player at the top of them. We have started toying around with releasing all of our future articles and blog posts as podcasts. I am sure by now you know we love technology and automation here. We are using the Amazon Polly service to automatically convert our text blog posts to audio. It doesn't sound too bad does it?   Why podcast? Why not podcast? Using Amazon Polly is incredibly cheap, for a blog our size it is actually free. It charges per character on the conversions, after [...]

Crowdfunding a new updater

2018-05-07T01:02:39+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Its time for another crowdfunding adventure. Last week we released thirty bees 1.0.4 without an updater. This is how all new releases are going to be released until we can have more time to focus on the updater.   Why do we need to crowdfund an updater? The reason is simple, time. We have all spent a lot of time working on other parts of thirty bees that needed to be fixed. The updater is one of the last pieces of the puzzle. Some of us here have spent so much time working on thirty bees that our work has started [...]

Version 1.0.4 has been released

2018-05-05T22:35:35+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

After a long wait we have finally released version 1.0.4 of thirty bees. This latest version of thirty bees includes many new features and speed improvements to make our software more modern and feature packed. It also includes a ton of bug fixes as well. Statistics New in the 1.0.4 release is our core Stats module. This module replaces 23 modules that were installed in the earlier versions. No statistics features have been lost with the new stats core. This is our first effort in cleaning up the modules page in your shop. Having 23 less modules in the list means [...]

thirty bees scalability

2018-05-06T00:46:04+00:00 April 29th, 2018|

At some point in the life cycle of your shop it might be wise to consider scaling your shop either vertically or horizontally. Vertical scaling is pretty straight forward, that pretty much encompasses getting a bigger server or hosting account for your site. Horizontally on the other hand is not as straight forward. Today we are primarily going to focus on horizontal scaling, the uses for it, and how it is accomplished. Why Scale Horizontally? This is a question you could be asking yourself, what is the need for this type of scaling? The main reason is shop speed. Everyone should [...]