Preparing your eCommerce Store for the Holidays

Tweet With the seasons changing and warm weather winding to a close, online retailers are gearing up for the Holidays. With the beginning of the Holiday rush only a few weeks away, many online retailers are looking for last minute tips and trick on how to optimize their sites for the Holidays. Last year, the […]

Our Thoughts on the Magento 2 Merchant Beta Release

Tweet Back in July, Magento announced the availability of the Magento 2 Merchant Beta release. This release is the last major milestone before the official Magento 2 version is released in the 4th quarter of 2015. A few links for more information about the Magento 2 Merchant Beta version: Magento 2 Blog Post on […]

5 Helpful Websites for Image Creation

Tweet When I first started working in the marketing industry after graduating from college, I couldn’t help but notice all the amazing graphics that most companies were posting along with their content. I automatically assumed that they had a graphic designer on their team or that their marketing coordinator was a pro at Photoshop. The […]

ShopSite Tip – Viewing Your Customer’s Cart From A Contact Form

Tweet Customers don’t always provide enough details to answer their question on the first attempt, so wouldn’t it be great to see what they have in their shopping cart? With just a few lines of JavaScript code, you can! In this post we’ll show you how to include a link to the customer’s shopping cart […]

Passwords – Securing Your Store and Living with a Necessary Evil

Tweet Passwords, just the thought of dealing with them can make people groan. We know they are necessary, like eating right and exercising; but we all cheat when we can. The problem is cheating never leads to good things. While breaking into web sites via passwords is not the most common way of getting in, […]

Four Methods to Handle Taking Phone Orders in ShopSite

Tweet Depending on how your business operates, you may find yourself or your staff entering customer orders directly into ShopSite as part of your daily routine. If that’s the case then you may run across a notification message when entering orders that says: Ship to Zip/Postal Code has changed. Shipping rates need to be recalculated. […]

The Reports of the Magento Core Being Vulnerable are Greatly Exaggerated

Tweet To borrow from Mark Twain’s famous quote “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”… Sucuri, the security company, recently published a blog post, Magento Platform Targeted By Credit Card Scrapers. In this post, the author seemed to indicate that hacks were happening in the wild, and it was unknown how the hackers were […]

Latest PCI guidelines cause headaches all around

Tweet In April 2015, The PCI Security Standards Council released its latest PCI DSS 3.1 requirements. Included in this document is a small paragraph that has lots of major implications… Note: SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control after June 30, 2016. Prior to this […]

ShopSite Tip – Quick Tips For Template Editing

Tweet Custom templates are very powerful and are easy to edit in ShopSite, but when you first get started with them it can be confusing to find what you need to edit and how to go about making those changes. In this blog post we’ll review the following: Where templates can be viewed/edited How to […]

USPS Rate Change Issues with Priority Mail International

Tweet On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the US Postal Service (USPS) released an update to their rates and services. One of the changes they made was: Origin ZIP Code required for Priority Mail International to Canada Sounds like a harmless change, but it has caused a few headaches with many ecommerce applications that offer USPS […]