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 […]

ShopSite Tip – Configuring ShipWorks

Tweet Are you having trouble configuring ShipWorks to connect to your ShopSite store?  Below we have screenshots from each step when adding a new store, and how to edit existing settings if it’s already configured but not working.  It’s quick and easy – you’ll be up and running in no time! Adding A New Store […]

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 […]