30+ CRE Loaded Templates

CRE Loaded is a popular open-source option (built on osCommerce) for running an e-commerce website. You can use CRE Loaded to build a site that meets the Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. If you’re interested in using CRE Loaded for your site, there are a number of premium templates available for purchase. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 of the best templates.

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CRE Loaded Templates

15 Resources for Setting Up an E-Commerce Site with WordPress

This post is part of e-commerce week, which features e-commerce related content on DesignM.ag and the Vandelay Design blog, as well as e-commerce design inspiration at CartFrenzy.

WordPress is a popular blogging platform and content management system, but it can also be used for powering e-commerce websites. Although its primary purpose is not e-commerce, there are a number of plugins and themes available that will allow you to use WordPress for your online store (some are free and some are premium).

In this post we’ll take a look at some of the resources that can help you to set up your own e-commerce site on WordPress.


WordPress e-Commerce Plugin
An extremely popular plugin that offers a lot of options for setting up an online store with WordPress. WP e-Commerce integrates with PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net and more. Designers will have the flexibility to tweak and customize the appearance as well.

WordPress e-Commerce Plugin

E-Commerce Web Design Toolbox

In this post we will provide links to more than 45 resources to help you in your work of designing and developing e-commerce websites. The resources found in this post include shopping cart options, tutorials, template resources, inspiration and more.

Shopping Cart Options:

Choosing the right shopping cart for your site is a critical decision. There are plenty of options to choose from and most designers prefer to get to know 1 or 2 of them very well, rather than having a little bit of experience with many of the options. Here you will find some of the most popular choices, but if you are looking for more, please see 37 Shopping Cart Options for Developers.



Win Free Business Cards Courtesy of UPrinting


If you’re looking to impress some potential clients by handing them a high-quality business card, you could be in luck. UPrinting has offered to give 1,000 free business cards each to five readers of DesignM.ag. We ran a giveaway from UPrinting at Vandelay Design a few weeks ago and the response was very positive from designers who need new cards, so UPrinting has offered to extend the giveaway to help out 5 more people.

Win a Free License for Fanurio Time Tracking and Invoicing Software

A few weeks ago we ran a giveaway on Vandelay Design for free licenses to Fanurio‘s time tracking and invoicing software. That giveaway drew a great response from readers, so I’ve teamed up with Fanurio to give away another four free licenses here at DesignM.ag.

Fanurio Time Tracking and Invoicing

Win Free Flash Components from FlashMint.com


FlashMint.com has offered to give free Flash components to five readers of DesignM.ag. If you’re not familiar with FlashMint.com, they offer a variety of premium Flash templates, Flash CMS templates and Flash components. There you can also find templates for CMSs, such as WordPress, osCommerce and Joomla.

$2,500 Giveaway from ProofHQ

ProofHQ has offered to give a total of $2,500 in credit to some lucky DesignM.ag readers! Five readers will win $500 each in credit that can be used towards any plan with ProofHQ.


Win Some Awesome Cards from MOO


MOO.com has offered to give away a great set of prizes to five of our readers. If you’re not familiar with MOO, they print custom business cards and postcards with Printfinity technology, which allows you to put different images on each card. Their cards are perfect for creative designers because they print in high quality and because of the Printfinity technology, which allows you to showcase work from your portfolio on your cards.