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VendorFuel: Now Supporting Payments via Stripe and Square

We’ve recently made a few significant upgrades to VendorFuel, including the much anticipated addition of both Square and Stripe as Payment Processors!

Now you can accept payments in VendorFuel using..

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Here are the major changes you will find with the following new version releases:

2.8.3

  • Fixed an issue preventing PayPal SDK from being enqueued properly

2.8.2

  • Payment Processor JS/CSS will only be enqueued if enabled

2.8.1

  • Resend Order can now be used to resend Failed Orders
  • Order Notifications can be viewed in View Order

2.8.0

  • Reactivated Quickbooks oauth menu
  • Added publishable key field to Authorize.Net payment processor. Now uses accept.js hosted form
  • Added enable as primary cc field to all payment processors. Only one may me enabled at a time
  • Added enable PayPal Checkout separate from primary cc processor
  • Stripe and Squareup have been added to payment processors
  • Separated full name for store subscriptions into first name and last name
  • Began work on SEO improvements
  • Added WP Rest API endpoints to retrieve and set Authorize.Net/Stripe publishable keys
  • Localize publishable payment processor keys

Download VoendorFuel 2.7.1

Check out our Documentation & Support site to learn more details.

Update: Download VendorFuel v 2.8.3

Download VendorFuel from the WordPress Plugin Respository

And if you haven’t already, download VendorFuel v 2.8.3 from the WordPress Plugin Repository and Ignite your eCommerce!

Monitor Giveaway Winners Announced from WordCamp Boise 2019!

And the winners are…

Congratulations to both CC Horton and Kelli Wilson of Boise, ID! They will both be receiving a brand new LG 21:9 UltraWide Monitor, courtesy of VendorFuel!

VendorFuel would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of the amazing Organizers, Volunteers, Sponsors and Attendees that we met at the first-ever WordCamp Boise! We were excited to get to talk with so many Boise WordPressers about building eCommerce websites with VendorFuel, the next-generation, enterprise grade shopping cart Plugin for WordPress!

And if you missed your chance to win a brand new LG monitor at WordCamp Boise, you could still be in luck! All you have to do is Tweet us your new VendorFuel Store URL to @VendorFuel for another chance to win at the next WordCamp we sponsor!

Remember, real winners decide their own destiny!

So if you’re ready to start winning with your own online store..

Download the VendorFuel shopping cart and start selling your first five products 100% free at your WordPress powered website today!

Because YOU could be the next big eCommerce success story — with VendorFuel!

Monitor Giveaway Winners Announced from WordCamp Seattle 2019!

And the winners are…

Congratulations to both Stephanie Wicker and Wendell Harness of Harness Media, LLC! They will both be receiving a brand new LG 21:9 UltraWide Monitor, courtesy of VendorFuel!

We also want to offer a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came by our Sponsor table at WordCamp Seattle 2019 to learn about VendorFuel, a next-generation, enterprise grade shopping cart Plugin for WordPress!

And if you missed your chance to win a new LG monitor at WordCamp Seattle this year, you could still be in luck! Just Tweet us your VendorFuel Store URL to @VendorFuel for another chance to win at the next WordCamp we sponsor!

Remember, real winners decide their own destiny!

So if you’re ready to start winning with your own online store..

Download the VendorFuel shopping cart and start selling your first five products 100% free at your WordPress powered website today!

Because YOU could be the next big eCommerce success story — with VendorFuel!

VendorFuel™ Announces Sponsorship of the First-Annual WordCamp Boise, ID

Rocklin, CA Mon, Oct. 14th 2019 – VendorFuel™, the advanced single-page application shopping cart Plugin recently re-released for the WordPress platform, has announced it’s official sponsorship of the first-annual WordCamp event to be held in Boise, ID.

WordCamps are community-organized conferences that focus on all things WordPress for users at every skill level. WordPress users come to the typically multi-day events to improve their skills with WordPress during teaching sessions, share ideas, network and get to know vendors in the WordPress Community.

“We’re excited to help sponsor the first WordCamp event to happen in Boise! An annual WordCamp in Boise will be a great resource for the WordPress community in the Treasure Valley” remarked Kevin Hoffman, founder and CEO of Hoffman Technologies, Inc., the company behind development of the VendorFuel shopping cart.

WordCamp Boise will be held November 15th-16th 2019 at the Boise State University Campus. Tickets and complete event information can be found at https://2019.boise.wordcamp.org.

VendorFuel offers an enterprise-grade e-commerce solution for WordPress users with advanced features and capabilities not commonly found in other shopping cart plugins available on the WordPress platform.

Built using AngularJS and Laravel, VendorFuel is designed to be a modern, lightweight shopping cart served as a single-page web application.

All VendorFuel pricing plans begin with an extended risk-free trial period so WordPress users are free to download VendorFuel and start selling products at their website for up-to ninety days with no cost or obligation.

The current version of VendorFuel is now available for download directly from the WordPress Plugin Repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/vendorfuel).

For more information about the VendorFuel Plugin for WordPress contact Kevin Hoffman, CEO Hoffman Technologies, Inc. at [email protected].

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VendorFuel™ Announces Sponsorship of WordCamp Seattle 2019

Rocklin, CA Mon, Oct. 7th 2019 – VendorFuel™, the advanced single-page application shopping cart Plugin recently re-released for the WordPress platform, has announced it’s official sponsorship of WordCamp Seattle 2019.

WordCamps are community-organized conferences that focus on all things WordPress for users at every skill level. WordPress users come to the typically multi-day events to improve their skills with WordPress during teaching sessions, share ideas, network and get to know vendors in the WordPress Community.

“We’re proud to support the WordPress Community in Seattle as a sponsor of WordCamp Seattle 2019” said Kevin Hoffman, founder and CEO of Hoffman Technologies, Inc., the company behind development of the VendorFuel shopping cart.

WordCamp Seattle will be returning to the Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center in Downtown Seattle November 9th-10th 2019. Tickets and complete event information can be found at https://2019.seattle.wordcamp.org.

VendorFuel offers an enterprise-grade e-commerce solution for WordPress users with advanced features and capabilities not commonly found in other shopping cart plugins available on the WordPress platform.

Built using AngularJS and Laravel, VendorFuel is designed to be a modern, lightweight shopping cart served as a single-page web application.

All VendorFuel pricing plans begin with an extended risk-free trial period so WordPress users are free to download VendorFuel and start selling products at their website for up-to ninety days with no cost or obligation.

The current version of VendorFuel is now available for download directly from the WordPress Plugin Repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/vendorfuel).

For more information about the VendorFuel Plugin for WordPress contact Kevin Hoffman, CEO Hoffman Technologies, Inc. at [email protected].

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Monitor Giveaway Winners Announced from WordCamp Sacramento 2019!

And the winners are…

Congratulations to both Suhir Haranay of DesignCodes and Sergey Leongardt from Webdogs! They will both be receiving a brand new LG 21:9 UltraWide Monitor, courtesy of VendorFuel!

We also want to offer a big thank you to everyone who came by our Sponsor table at WordCamp Sacremento 2019 this last weekend! We had a great time meeting so many new WordPressers this year, and, re-connecting with many old friends in the WordPress Community.

If you missed your chance to win a new monitor at WordCamp Sacramento, you could have four more chances to win this year — because we’re going to be giving away two more monitors at both WordCamp Seattle and WordCamp Boise!

Just come by the VendorFuel Sponsor table at the upcoming WordCamp Seattle and WordCamp Boise 2019 and signup for another chance to win!

And remember, real winners decide their own destiny!
So if you really want to start winning online with your own online store..

Download the VendorFuel shopping cart for WordPress and signup for your 90 day free trial so you can start selling products at your website today!

Because you just never know..

You could be the next big eCommerce success story — with VendorFuel!

Adding eCommerce Makes Dollars (and Sense) for Nonprofit Organizations

Adding eCommerce for your nonprofit (501c3) organization is easy and smart.

What is your why?

Many 501c3 organizations are founded with a basic goal in mind: to improve the world around them in a meaningful way. Many of their objectives can be reduced to the basic concept of helping real people with real problems needing real solutions. That’s really the heart of most nonprofits — to have a heart.

Many organizations consider themselves to be primarily mission-driven who are focused on delivering services to their constituents to make a real impact in the world.

But as altruistic and well-meaning as they may be, they still face the harsh reality that they need funding to survive and grow. Without adequate funding, it’s awfully hard to succeed with a cause, no matter how noble.

Every Nonprofit Needs a Little Breathing Room

An organization’s cash-flow (for profit and non-profit) has been aptly likened to it’s oxygen supply. Obviously, without a healthy supply of oxygen, there is zero chance of survival. The need to raise funds is clearly an integral component of every nonprofit’s operations.

The ways in which nonprofit organizations secure this much-needed funding varies widely. Some choose to focus on grant writing, while others raise funds directly from tax-deductible member contributions, whether in the form of cash or asset based donations like vehicles, real estate, etc.

Nonprofits struggle in fundraising when taking a singular approach to addressing their cash-flow needs. Instead, a multi-pronged approach is more effective. The wisdom of developing multiple streams of income applies directly to the nonprofit world every bit as much as it does in the for-profit world.

Unfortunately, a number of very well-meaning and big-hearted people working in the nonprofit sector can take the dangerous view that fundraising for the organization is somewhat of a “necessary evil” and, therefore, avoid tackling the issue like they should. Often to the direct detriment of the organization’s short and long term cash-flow needs.

Limited thinking, when it comes to fundraising methods, leads to limited funds on hand. Organizations often bring in just enough to get by for the year hoping and praying that they’ll somehow miraculously have the funds to be able to keep the doors open again the next.

Nonprofits and eCommerce

Many people working in the nonprofit sector often say “We’re a nonprofit, so we can’t sell things” which is not exactly true. In fact, many large and extremely well funded 501c3s have adeptly integrated some form of eCommerce into their fundraising efforts. Ever bought something from the local Goodwill store? They also happen to have a very popular online store.

It’s important to point out here that nonprofit organizations are still a business. Although 501c3s have different rules and reporting requirements, they still must abide by reporting income.

Even though there are some genuine constraints in how 501c3s organizations raise funds, there are also common misconceptions regarding exactly what they can and can’t do to generate funds.

A Feel Good Way to Funding

Incorporating eCommerce can be as simple as adding a “Donate” button on an organization’s website. But investing in more advanced eCommerce capabilities can yield significantly better results.

Adding an eCommerce component to a nonprofit’s fundraising methods can not only increase funds for the organization, but it can also be a great way to allow members to promote the organization with branded materials. A basic online store that sells branded t-shirts, hats, and mugs may not bring in enough funds to replace the need for grant writing, but it helps the organization get more exposure in the community.

Offering branded merchandise is a great way for members to feel more connected with the organization. Every time they use that mug, or wear that t-shirt out in public, they’re proudly proclaiming to everyone around them that they’re a supporter. That kind of connection creates a real sense of belonging and good will toward the organization. This ultimately leads to more opportunities to reach potential members and contributors.

Modern consumers have also come to expect the ability to transact online. Forward-thinking nonprofits are making it easy and convenient for individuals and organizations to contribute directly through their website. This can be done by collecting donations online or ordering something from their online store.

A Gift Makes a Way

If directly selling branded merchandise somehow seems unpalatable, there are many organizations who use their online store to reward contributors with gifts as a way of thanking donors for contributions. It’s all in the semantics, but the effect is the same. Nonprofits taking advantage of eCommerce make it easy for contributors to submit donations and feel like they’re part of the team when they enjoy the branded swag.

If you’re looking for a new way to help spread the word — and help improve the oxygen supply for your nonprofit — consider adding an eCommerce component to your fundraising methods. Every little bit adds up.

Vendor Fuel and Nonprofits

We are committed to helping your 501c3 organization incorporate eCommerce into your fundraising operations. If your organization is looking for a new way to generate funds, let us know and we’ll do our best to help you succeed in adding eCommerce for your 501c3 organization.

VendorFuel 2.7.0 Released

This maintenance release of VendorFuel includes various bug fixes and polish. We fixed an issue preventing users from entering fresh SMTP credentials, and with placeholder image names. The template map now initializes if missing as well as checkout options.

Download VoendorFuel 2.7.0

Check out our Documentation & Support site to learn more details.

Update: Download VendorFuel v 2.8.3

Download VendorFuel from the WordPress Plugin Respository

And if you haven’t already, download VendorFuel v 2.7.0 from the WordPress Plugin Repository and Ignite your eCommerce!

VendorFuel™ Announces Sponsorship of WordCamp Sacramento 2019

Rocklin, CA Mon, Aug. 26th 2019 – VendorFuel™, the advanced single-page application shopping cart Plugin recently re-released for the WordPress platform, has announced it’s official sponsorship of WordCamp Sacramento 2019.

WordCamps are community-organized conferences that focus on all things WordPress for users at every skill level. WordPress users come to the typically multi-day events to improve their skills with WordPress during teaching sessions, share ideas, network and get to know vendors in the WordPress Community.

“We’re proud to support our local WordPress Community by helping sponsor our home WordCamp Sacramento again this year” said Kevin Hoffman, founder and CEO of Hoffman Technologies, Inc., the company behind development of the VendorFuel shopping cart.

WordCamp Sacramento 2019 will be held September 21-22, 2019 at The Falls Event Center in Roseville, CA and is expected to attract up to 500 attendees this year. Tickets and complete event information can be found at https://2019.sacramento.wordcamp.org.

VendorFuel offers an enterprise-grade e-commerce solution for WordPress users with advanced features and capabilities not commonly found in other shopping cart plugins available on the WordPress platform.

Built using AngularJS and Laravel, VendorFuel is designed to be a modern, lightweight shopping cart served as a single-page web application.

All VendorFuel pricing plans begin with an extended risk-free trial period so WordPress users are free to download VendorFuel and start selling products at their website for up-to ninety days with no cost or obligation.

The current version of VendorFuel is now available for download directly from the WordPress Plugin Repository (https://wordpress.org/plugins/vendorfuel).

For more information about the VendorFuel Plugin for WordPress contact Kevin Hoffman, CEO Hoffman Technologies, Inc. at [email protected].

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