Domain Transfers – The Elusive AuthInfo Code

Tweet It is the necessary evil of domain name ownership.  The official name is AuthInfo Code, but registrars use a variety of names: Auth Code Authorization Code EPP Authentication Code EPP Authorization Code EPP Code Transfer Key What Is It? No matter what name is used, its goal is the same – to protect you […]

Google Mobile Deadline – The Sky is Not Falling

Tweet April 21, 2015 is the day Google launched their new “Mobile Friendly” ranking algorithm. We wrote about it in a previous blog post. Google had many blog posts about it, even sending people emails through Webmaster Tools, and mentioning it in phone calls during AdWords support. Since Google has been harping on this topic […]

ShopSite Tip – Creating a “Special Order” Product

Tweet Do you ever need to charge an extra fee to your customer’s credit card, or someone needs to place a custom order for something that isn’t available on your site?  It’s easy to process that payment online through your store using ShopSite’s Variable Price feature.  In this post we’ll show an example of how […]

ShopSite Version 12 SP1 – A Must Have Upgrade

Tweet ShopSite recently released Version 12 Service Pack 1 (SP1) of its award-winning ecommerce software. The new version has a number of new features, many bug fixes, and improvements that make this a “must upgrade” version for any ShopSite store owner. A list of all the new features may be found on the ShopSite website. […]

Google Wants Your Ecommerce Site to be Responsive

Tweet If you missed the news, Google published a blog post recently stating: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to […]

Google My Business – Display Your Business Info On Google Maps & Search

Tweet Sure, we’re all about websites here at LexiConn, but many online stores have a physical store as well.  How does your listing look on Google for your store?  What does it look like on Google Maps? Smartphone usage continues to climb and with that comes people searching on their phones for businesses while they […]

ShopSite Tip: Universal Analytics Tracking and Shared SSL

Tweet Are you currently using or planning to use Universal Analytics to track e-commerce transactions in your ShopSite store?  Is your store also configured to use a shared SSL certificate during checkout?  If you have answered yes to both, you’ll want to keep reading. If you are unsure on the SSL question, here is a […]

Magento Tip: Setting Up Free Shipping

Tweet Magento has several built-in options to facilitate free shipping promotions.  In this post, we’ll review each type of setup, as well as their pros and cons. Step 1: Enable a free shipping option Free Shipping as a standalone shipping method (Option 1) Stores configured to use Flat Rate or Table Rates as shipping methods […]

2014 Small Business Ecommerce Holiday Stats

Tweet It’s January, which means it’s time for us to compile reports on the holiday sales trends for small ecommerce merchants! Continuing our trend from 2012 and 2013, we’ll start by taking at a look at how the big e-tailers fared… The Big Store Stats comScore is our go-to source for holiday reporting for large […]

Magento 2 Developer Beta – What You Need to Know

Tweet  Magento recently released its first look at Magento 2 to the developer community. Magento 2 is a completely different product from Magento 1. From much of the code being re-written, to new features and new requirements, it’s not simply a version with some improved functionality. I’ll go over a few items to be aware […]