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 […]

An Updated robots.txt File for Magento 2 Stores

Tweet  The stock robots.txt file that worked well for Magento 1.x stores does not work perfectly for Magento 2.x stores. A store’s robots.txt file is used by search engines like Google and Bing to tell them what to index and, more importantly, what not to index, in your website. For a complex ecommerce store like […]

Don’t Mistake Silence For Inactivity

Tweet Although we haven’t posted to the blog in a bit, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes. Quite the opposite! Here are a few things we’ve been busy working on lately…   Upcoming TLS 1.0 End of Life Preps (PCI related) I’m actually quite shocked this isn’t a much bigger issue […]

PCI, TLS 1.2, and the Upcoming Deadlines for Ecommerce Stores

Tweet As we discussed in a previous PCI blog post, the PCI council has pushed back the date for ending support for TLS 1.0 to June 30, 2018. However, many ecommerce related services are still going forward with removing support for TLS 1.0 this year. What does this mean for ecommerce merchants? Confusion abounds We’ve […]