Systems Administrator

Sean has been programming since first learning BASIC back in 1990. He has worked in the website development industry since its inception and has been working with IntuitSolutions since January 2006. Prepared for a career in systems administration by Drexel University, Sean is our Server Administrator and he works hard to make sure our equipment is efficient and reliable. He has been working with PHP and other powerful, web-friendly languages since the 90′s.

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What’s New In ProStores 10.3.3?

**NOTE: As of July 2014, we are no longer working on the ProStores platform. Please contact us if you would like to migrate your store to BigCommerce.** IntuitSolutions’ servers are now running ProStores Version 10.3.3! What’s new and different in this version you ask? Here’s the run-down: Google Feed File Change – Merchants can specify…

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Homestead StoreFront is ProStores

**NOTE: As of July 2014, we are no longer working on the ProStores platform. Please contact us if you would like to migrate your store to BigCommerce.** HomeStead StoreFront is actually the ProStores eCommerce application. HomeStead (Intuit) decided to rebrand ProStores as Homestead StoreFront. Since then, plenty of folks have hosted their ecommerce site with…

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Rely on QuickBooks? Then Depend on BigCommerce

Plenty of merchants out there rely on QuickBooks in one form or another. Their suite of inventory and funds management software is second to none for cost, convenience and compatability – three very important factors for most small businesses. But what happens when the shopping platform you use doesn’t play well with the particular version…

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How to Handle Expired Capture Authorization

When collecting payments online you’ve generally got two options regarding when you get paid. Either your payment processor captures the customer’s funds as soon as they click on the Confirm button, or they Authorize the order at that point and actually capture the funds when the order is marked as having been shipped. When Authorization…

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ProStores Can Resize Your Product Images For You!

Many people are unaware of a useful feature of the ProStores platform. You can submit oddly sized/shaped product photos to the system (one per product) and not only have it generate the thumbnail for you, but have it generate a properly sized main image as well. There are two ways to get to these settings,…

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ProStores and PayPal Part 3 – Sales Tax!

It’s amazing that even after all these years I’m still finding out new bits of information regarding PayPal and how it works with ProStores. This may be new and it may not, but it’s definitely worth bringing up in my ongoing series of short articles about how these two eCommerce products interact. I just recently…

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ProStores and PayPal Part 2 – PayPal Express

PayPal Express is another option for the PayPal friendly merchant using the ProStores ecommerce platform. It is not to be confused with PayPal Standard, which is a completely separate method of checkout. This means that when you offer PayPal Express as a checkout option, you are allowing your customers to skip the process of creating…

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What Makes a Good Password?

Security is an ever increasing concern in this day and age. As home computers get more and more powerful, password hacking is becoming more and more of an issue. The more varied the contents of your password, the less likely it is that someone can hack it. To undetstand this, it helps to understand some…

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ProStores and PayPal Part 1 – PayPal Standard

Over the years, I’ve been asked many times what exactly PayPal Standard offers and how it works. Basically, once you’ve gone to Store Settings > Payment Prefs in your Administration Panel and setup PayPal Standard (by at least adding your payment email address and checking the box accepting PayPal Standard Payments before clicking Submit at…

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Make It Go Faster!

While some things may be out of your hands (like the speed of the internet connection your web server uses), there are always plenty of small changes you can make that are sure to increase the performance of your site no matter where you are hosted! In this post I’m going to cover one of…

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