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 […]

Our Experience With Hosting Magento 2 Stores

Tweet We’ve been working with Magento 2 since it was in its early beta stages last year. We have helped the project along by submitting code fixes (pull requests via github), opening issues with detailed steps to reproduce, and helping to improve the documentation. With each release, we’ve tested the install process, documented issues, and […]

Keep Your Ecommerce Store Secure

Tweet Keeping your ecommerce store secure from hackers is something every store owner must address on a continual basis. It’s not a “one and done” type of approach. As a web host, we see a lot of compromised accounts and stores. They affect all types of ecommerce solutions such as ShopSite, Magento, and WooCommerce. We’ll […]

Your Website Should Be All SSL, All the Time

Tweet We recently updated our website to use SSL (i.e. the green secure padlock) on all pages. It took a bit of work, but is worth it for many reasons I’ll explain below. It is something you should seriously consider for your website as well. Google likes secure websites Back in August of 2014, Google […]