Advertise in Calgary with Christie Martel


About Your Calgary Advertising Specialist

Helping businesses and individuals achieve their financial goals has been my passion for the last 13 years. Using Calgary premier radio stations Virgin 98.9CJAY 92 and Classic Country 1060 I can show you how you can get your business noticed before your competitors.

I combine a mix of radio advertisingonline advertising and social media (twitterfacebookand linkedin) initiatives to increase your ROI and drive business to your product, service or event.

I have sat with business owners, both large and small, and seen the challenges they face when deciding how to most effectively market their business. I implement a successful formula utilizing great ads in conjunction with effective scheduling . The businesses I work with see increased traffic, increased revenue and an over-all boost to their business.

I specialize in maximizing your advertising budget using creative messages that stand out on the radio.

CONTACT ME to see how you can reach over 100,000 listeners in Calgary.

DukaPress a simple and free WordPress e-commerce system


DukaPress is a simple and free WordPress e-commerce system. It is open source. With DukaPress you can quickly and easily set up a fully featured online shop which can be used to sell digital or physical goods to customers all over the world.

The main reason why we chose to build DukaPress instead of using already existing platforms was because no other WordPress based e-commerce tool provides its users with what we feel are essential features of an e-commerce system. With DukaPress, we have made these features both free of charge and simple to use.

E-commerce Features

You can use DukaPress to sell:

  • Tangible regular products
  • Tangible products with selectable options (size, colour, etc)
  • Digital products

E-commerce Modes

  • Regular mode: sell digital and/or physical products just as normal
  • Catalogue mode: just display goods without the option to sell them on your site. Instead viewers are presented with a way to contact the shop owner.

Other Features:

  • Easy to implement ‘related’ products feature to encourage cross-seling and up-selling
  • Supports ‘checkout as guest’
  • One-page checkout
  • Simple inventory tracking
  • Custom product search widget
  • Printable bills/invoices
  • Front end customer login and registration and protected custom client account area

Coupon/Voucher Codes

  • The coupons can be set to be One-time use or multiple use
  • You can manage all your coupons in one place
  • You can have an unlimited number of coupons

DukaPress supports several payment options

  • Paypal
  • Worldpay
  • Alertpay
  • Bank transfer
  • Cash at store
  • Cash on delivery
  • Mobile Phone based payments – MPESA, ZAP & yuCash

Shipping/Delivery options:

  • Free delivery
  • Flat rate delivery
  • Flat Limit (same as flat rate but above a certain amount shipping is free)
  • Weight-based flat rate system
  • Delivery charged ‘Per item’
  • Location-based shipping

Other features:

Order Management features:

  • View details of each order received
  • Manually send emails to customers
  • Print order invoices
  • Change status of each order
  • View simple sales statistics

Upcoming Features
These features are not yet available but we’re working on them (or thinking about them).

  1. Tangible products with price-affecting options (e.g ‘build your own PC’ or ‘buy a three-piece suit’)
  2. Affiliate management system
  3. Supplier management system – whereby third parties can list their goods for sale in your shop and track sales
  4. Customer wishlists
  5. WordPress Multisites support
  6. Improvement of the mobile payment processing to enable any mobile payment system in the world to work
  7. and others…

Are you ready to have an eCommerce website build with DukaPress? Contact Us Today and let us to be your Calgary eCommerce Solution Provider

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VirtueMart a Free Shopping Cart Software for Joomla!


VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution to be used together with a Content Management System (CMS) called Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL environments.

General Features

  • capable of using Secure Sockets Layer (https) Encryption (128-bit)
  • flexible Tax Models
    • Model 1: ShipTo Address-based Tax Calculation
    • Model 2: Store Address-based Tax Calculation
    • Model 3: EU Mode (Store Owner based Tax Calculation when Customer comes from an EU Country)
  • Shoppers can manage their User Accounts (registration required)
  • Shipping Address Management (Customers can enter their own Shipping Addresses)
  • Order History: Shopper can view all their previous Orders (and Order Details)
  • Order Confirmation Mail (customizable!) is sent to Shopper and Store Owner
  • Multiple Currencies (you can allow Customers to change the Currency and buy using an alternative Currency)
  • Multiple Languages (using the Joomla! Component Joom!Fish or Nooku).

Product Catalog Features

  • Powerful Web-Administration Interface (Javascript-powered)
  • Manages an unlimited Number of Products and Categories
  • Can be used as a Shop or just as an Online-Catalog (you can even turn off Price Display)
  • quick Search for Products, Categories and Manufacturers; filter by features or discounted Products
  • Product Ratings & Testimonials (moderated or auto-published)
  • feature specific Products by setting them “on special”
  • Product Availability: show how fast a Customer can expect delivery
  • Handles downloadable Products (virtual Goods)
  • “Product is back in Stock”-Notification for subscribed Customers

Administration Features

  • multiple Images and Files (like Spec Sheets and Flyers) per Product
  • Product Attributes (like Size or Color) can be added to Product
  • Product Types for Classification (like “Car”, “Motorbike” or “Music Album”)
  • Shopper Groups for Customers (allows different Price Levels and Payment Options),
  • multiple Prices per Product (Quantity-based and/or Shopper Group-based Prices)
  • flexible Price Display (number & currency formatting; including or excluding tax)
  • On-the-Fly Price Conversion between different Currencies using Live Rates from the ECB or other banks
  • Shop Statistics / Control Panel with a Summary of new Customers, new Orders….
  • Stock Level Control for Products and Item
  • Order Management with Order History, Customer Notification and Order Edit Functionality
  • basic Reporting Feature: sold Items, monthly/yearly Revenue
  • Order Status Management
  • manage different Currencies, Countries & States

Payment Modules

  • capable of live Credit Card Processing
  • pre-defined Payment Gateways like®, PayPal, 2Checkout, eWay, Worldpay, PayMate and NoChex
  • extend your Shop with other Payment Modules using the Payment Module API!

Shipping Modules

  • flexible Shipping Carriers and Rates Configuration
  • Live-Shipping Rates using Shipping Modules (e.g. InterShipper, UPS, USPS, FedEx or Canada Post; Modules can use the Shipping Rate API).
  • extend your Shop with other Shipping Modules using the Shipping Module API!

Are you ready to have an eCommerce website build with VirtueMart? Contact Us Today and let us to be your Calgary eCommerce Solution Provider

Find out more about VirtueMart eCommerce component for Joomla! at

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