Add iOS and Android Home Screen Icons To Your Website

Tweet So you have a slick mobile or responsive website… congratulations!  Now what?  How about a custom home screen icon to help further build your brand with mobile users!  In this post, we will review the steps required to enable home screen icon support for your website.  Mobile devices which support custom icons will display […]

2014 Black Friday, Cyber Monday Stats for the Small Online Merchant

Tweet As we’ve done each year, we’ll take a look at how a few hundred small merchant ecommerce stores fared during this holiday season. We’ll compare this to the big players as reported by IBM and comScore. Big stats first IBM reported the following: Thanksgiving sales up 14.3 percent over 2013, Average Order Value (AOV) […]

Can a Magento Store Handle Five Orders Per Second? You Bet!

Tweet Last week one of our Magento hosting clients was featured on the very popular Jill’s Steals and Deals segment on the Today Show on NBC. Being featured on this list results in tens of thousands of visitors going to your website at the same time, and results in thousands of orders within a very […]

ShopSite Tip – Fixing Failed Searches

Tweet Getting customers to your website is one of the most difficult things to do when running an online store, so don’t risk losing them once they arrive because they can’t find a product on your store – especially if it’s one you carry! Enable Search Logging If it’s not already enabled, turn on “Enable […]

Magento Store Slow? Here’s How it can Hurt and How You Can Fix it

Tweet A slow online shopping experience for your customers is not a good thing. These days, it not only angers your customers, it also gets the attention of Google in a not-so-good way. Luckily it can be fixed with a proper set up and a host that knows Magento well. Before we dig into the […]

Top Ecommerce Blog Posts and Articles for October 2014

Tweet With Black Friday and the holiday shopping season looming ahead, here are a few posts you may want to take a look at as a final tune-up… 10 Scariest Things That Can Happen to Your Checkout – Get Elastic Don’t make these mistakes this year. 5 Ecommerce Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season […]

POODLE SSLv3 Vulnerability – A Recap

Tweet Earlier this month, Google announced the discovery of a potential vulnerability in the SSLv3 protocol that is used in many web servers for secure page delivery. This was hot on the heels of the latest vulnerabilities to be announced, Heartbleed and Shell Shock, both of which were actually major security holes. Why isn’t POODLE […]

ShopSite Tip – Merchant Alerts and Shipping Errors

Tweet A while back, we wrote about Payment Processor Errors and how they can be easily reviewed with the addition of the Merchant Alerts feature in ShopSite Pro v11 SP2.  Today we’re going to review another common alert tracked in Merchant Alerts – Shipping Errors. Where Is It? Merchant Alerts is in ShopSite Pro starting […]

Ecommerce Tip: Social Logins For A Better Customer Experience

Tweet According to a recent survey by Janrain, a majority of customers (perhaps as many as 50-80%) prefer to use an existing social media account for log-in/registration on e-commerce sites.  The most popular of which has been Facebook Connect which accounts for 55% of all social logins. Providing social login options to customers simplifies the […]

It’s Never Too Early To Start Preparing For The Holidays

Tweet September is here, fall is on its way, and it’s the time for pumpkin spice everything, but it’s also a great time to spend some time preparing your online store for the holiday season. 1. Mobile & Responsive Design Online store purchases made with phones or tablets account for over 11% of sales on […]