What We’ve Been Up To Lately

Tweet If it seems “quiet” here on the blog, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy… Just the opposite. Behind the scenes we’ve been working on a number of things… From infrastructure improvements, to making sure all servers will support TLS 1.2, there has been a lot of activity going on at LexiConn these past […]

PayPal Certificate Expiring? What You Need To Do

Tweet Did you recently receive an email from PayPal with the subject “Certificate Expire Notification” talking about your API certificate needing to be replaced? If you use PayPal Express or PayPal Website Payments Pro, you will want to pay attention to this email. You have until December 31, 2017 to update the API certificate from […]

Payment Processor Popularity Among Small Online Stores

Tweet There are so many payment processors available for online stores that it can be a daunting task for a new merchant to choose one.  It usually comes down to which are the most popular, what their rates are, and of course – what processors your ecommerce solution supports. Today we’re going to review what […]

2016 Small Business Ecommerce Holiday Stats

Tweet Last month we reviewed the 2016 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Stats so now we’re going to review the whole shopping season. This is our fourth year reviewing the season and as always we like to compare our small stores to some larger merchants. Large Stores – Holiday Shopping Season This year we’re looking […]

2016 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Stats for the Small Online Merchant

Tweet It’s time again for our Black Friday & Cyber Monday stats report for small online stores.  We’ll start by listing the stats for large merchants that have come out so far: Big Merchants – Ecommerce Sales Adobe Digital Index has their numbers out for this year: Thanksgiving sales up 7.1% over 2015 Black Friday […]

How Magento Can Easily Handle 8 Orders Per Second on a Budget

Tweet One of our Magento hosting clients was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show in the Steals and Deals segment highlighting discounted items for the holidays. It is always an exciting event that generates tens of thousands of visitors in a short period of time, and results in thousands of orders in a few short […]

Last Minute Tactics to Improve Online Sales During the Holidays

Tweet With the holiday season almost in full swing, consumers are starting to shop ‘til they drop! With such an influx of holiday traffic to your site and new customers purchasing from you, conversion rate optimization is crucial! November and December drive 30% more ecommerce revenue than non-holiday months and it’s not too late to […]

ShopSite Version 12 SP3 Now Available

Tweet ShopSite has recently released version 12 SP3 of its ecommerce software. The new version adds a number of new features including: New payment gateway updated for Braintree and WorldPay Merchants can respond to product reviews by customers 50 additional product custom extra fields added New responsive themes Reports can be exported to Excel Lots […]

ShopSite Tip – Configuring Ordoro

Tweet Ordoro is an inventory management and shipping system which easily integrates into ShopSite with just a few settings.  Below we’ll go over screenshots showing you where to enter the settings and which values to use from your store. Sales Channel Settings Click on the gear icon in the top Ordoro menu, followed by “Sales […]

Tips for Keeping ShopSite Safe and Secure

Tweet In our previous blog post on Keeping Your Ecommerce Store Secure, we looked at a number of things you should do with any online store to minimize the chances of the store being compromised by hackers. In this post, we’ll look at some specific actions you can take if you are running a ShopSite […]