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 […]

Extending Magento

Tweet While Magento CE has a robust built-in feature set, there are times when desired functionality is seemingly non-existent (e.g Full page cache, Google Shopping feeds, Affiliates program, etc…).  In this post, we’ll review some “best practices” for addressing functionality gaps in Magento.   Requirements To get started, we highly recommend outlining known requirements, expectations […]

ShopSite Tip – Add a Contact Us Page

Tweet Our customers all need to reach us at some point.  Maybe they need to call, send an email, fill out a contact form, or visit in person – and a Contact Us page allows them to get the information they need to reach you. In this blog post we’ll show how to easily add […]

Magento Go Shutting Down – Where to Go Next?

Tweet Back in July 2014, Magento (owned by eBay) announced that it would be shutting down its Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) ecommerce platform known as Magento Go. Merchants on Magento Go have until February 1st, 2015 to move their stores to another application. Magento will be focusing on their standalone products – Magento Community Edition (CE), a […]

Google Shopping Adds Product Reviews

Tweet Last week Google announced plans to begin displaying aggregate product review information within Google Shopping Campaigns (formerly known as Product List Ads).  Meaning Google will display stars and review counts next to each paid product listing. You can read the full announcement at: This is a BIG, long awaited development, that is sure […]