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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

From the field: SportsCloseouts.com on Checkout



At SportsCloseouts.com we specialize in selling name-brand sporting goods at steep discounts. We decided to offer Google Checkout because we wanted to provide our customers with a more convenient checkout process.

In addition to improving our customers' shopping experience, Google Checkout has helped us generate more sales and lower costs. Since we first started offering it last week, we've processed over $2,000 in sales through Google Checkout. And because of our investment in AdWords, we've already saved $50 in transaction fees. The Google Checkout badge has also substantially increased the traffic we receive from AdWords?in just the last week, our average clickthrough rate has increased by 67%, from 1.5% to 2.5%. We've also seen our cost per conversion come down.

Overall, we're very pleased with our experience with G oogle Checkout. In only a week, it's exceeded all of our expectations, and we're excited about growing with the product. [more]

The more the merrier



In addition to the stores we announced last week, we are delighted that more merchants have just joined Google Checkout. Some new places to shop include

FogDog
Russell Athletic

Russell Athletic is a well-recognized seller of quality athletic wear (e.g. football, track or volleyball). And stop by FogDog for such action-packed brand names as Oakley, Adidas, and Reebok. [more]

Daily Hardware Reviews

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From the field: Odimo



As an early partner in Google Checkout, we at Odimo anticipated an increase in traffic and sales to both of our sites, www.WorldofWatches.com and www.Ashford.com. The results thus far have been impressive: the Checkout badge on search results has definitely increased our clickthrough rates and driven sales.

The ease of use and the confidence of the security of Google Checkout has enhanced our ability to meet the online shopping needs of our new and existing customers. Through both our sites, Odimo has benefited greatly from our involvement in the Google Checkout program. As the badge becomes more and more recognizable and more users begin to use Checkout for their online purchases, we should see even more revenue. An d we look forward to working with Checkout through the upcoming busy holiday season and taking advantage of all of the benefits it offers. [more]

Google Checkout Modules for osCommerce and Zen Car...



If you're using or considering using osCommerce or Zen Cart to power your online business and want to offer Google Checkout, I have good news for you. We recently released Google Checkout modules for both open source shopping cart systems. With a minimal amount of configuration, these modules will enable you to quickly start offering Google Checkout to your buyers.

You can download the modules from the contributions sections of the osCommerce and Zen Cart sites. Also, if you want to talk about the modules, we've started discussion threads here and here.

Finally, these modules are open source projects on http://code.google.com, so feel free to make any improvements or report any issues about what you might find. The project homepages are: http://code.google.com/p/google-checkout-oscommerce/ and http://code.google.com/p/google-checkout-zencart/. [more]

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PSP 3.00 Firmware Released

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Newly Supported CSS Selectors in IE7

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Playing with CSS selectors

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IE 7 Supports More CSS Selectors, Whip-e-dee-doo-da

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Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds

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CSS Styling for Print and Other Media

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Security module to eliminate 70% of unwanted e-mail

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Required Reading

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NASA Rebadges With Identity Management

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CDC to acquire more product, services companies

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