Do you tend to keep using the same shopping cart extension over and over, for every Joomla project? If so – is it honestly because it’s the right solution for every client? Or is it because that’s what’s familiar and comfortable, and you know where the proverbial skeletons are buried?
While it can be efficient to continue to refine your skills and deepen your expertise in only one cart, you also could be limiting yourself, and your clients, in ways you don’t realize. This presentation uncovers what you might be missing that’s available today in the world of Joomla eCommerce.
This presentation is a comparative analysis of several popular eCommerce extensions for Joomla! 2.5. Deb Cinkus highlights the relative strengths of each extension, along with some of their potential downsides. This presentation provides objective insights into how different eCommerce extension features stack up against each other, to help you decide which cart(s) might be the best fit for your next project. Deb also includes some subjective considerations to keep in mind before investing your time, energy and money into learning yet another new shopping cart.
-- About the Speaker --
Deb Cinkus is the CEO of Polished Geek, a Raleigh, NC based Joomla web development company she co-founded February 2009. Deb enjoys helping clients take broad, brushstroke concepts through requirements analysis and the solution design process. It’s a great satisfaction for her to help guide ideas that are barely a twinkle in a client’s eye, to become new or improved extensions and customizations for Joomla. Deb is the product manager responsible for designing the administrative power features of JoomLister, the only native Joomla component certified by eBay™ for listing management and inventory synchronization with Joomla ecommerce stores. She enjoys solving complex problems, and relentlessly works to find the elegant, and often simple, solutions that are hidden within many challenges, if one only looks hard enough. In addition to the satisfaction she gets from creating custom Joomla solutions, Deb admits to having two other addictions: sushi and the color purple.
Deb holds a B.A. degree in Business Management from NC State University and a Master’s Certification in Project Management from the George Washington University School of Business. She is a certified Project Management Professional by PMI, with over twenty years of application development experience across multiple industries and platforms. Her experience also includes five years as an international IT project management consultant working with multiple Fortune 500 companies.