The one sticking point that I've come across is autoresponder integration.
In the checkout process, there will be a checkbox for "receive updates/promos, etc" to join my newsletter. I need this to be seamless. They check the box, they place an order, then they're ON MY LIST.
Aweber has those neat-o Email Parsers that would do the job, but...
THEY MAKE THOSE LEADS CONFIRM!
I'm not gonna make someone who just made a purchase from me confirm their opt-in. It's stupid.
So what do I do? I didn't really want to go with 1shoppingcart.
ProStores "says" they have integration with ConstantContact. Anyone using this? Would that provide the functionality I need?
It seems like this should be ecommerce 101.
I'd love some input from some people with succesful eCommerce (physical good) businesses, as far as what works, and what doesn't.