Archive for the ‘Magento’ Category

USPS Rate Change Issues with Priority Mail International

Tweet On Sunday, May 31, 2015, the US Postal Service (USPS) released an update to their rates and services. One of the changes they made was: Origin ZIP Code required for Priority Mail International to Canada Sounds like a harmless change, but it has caused a few headaches with many ecommerce applications that offer USPS […]

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Google Wants Your Ecommerce Site to be Responsive

Tweet If you missed the news, Google published a blog post recently stating: Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]