New Blog Series – We Host Magento Better

Tweet Over the next few months, you may see a number of smaller blog posts in a new series we’ve titled “We Host Magento Better”. These posts will highlight some of things we do here at LexiConn that set us apart from other web hosts when it comes to supporting and helping merchants get the […]

5 Ways to Optimize Magento 2 Performance

Tweet Magento 2 comes as the new era of eCommerce. The updated backend, the latest code patterns and software libraries – these are just some of the improvements introduced in version 2 of the popular platform. The question I hear often: is it faster than Magento 1? The answer might not be so obvious. Even […]

8 Easy SEO Tactics that Drive eCommerce Traffic

Tweet SEO can seem complicated. What’s recommended one day quickly changes the next. And with so many ranking signals, it’s hard to know where to focus your efforts so understanding your digital marketing objectives is very important. Another option to advertise your business is through because they have the most effective influencers and brand ambassadors. […]

Why Did My Sales Drop?

Tweet We are asked this quite often, and it’s a tough one to answer, but with any online store there will always be a few things you can research to see why your sales may have dropped.  Even if your sales have not dropped, there are steps you can take to make your research easier […]

What goes into a Magento Security Patch at LexiConn – SUPEE-9767

Tweet As part of our hosting service for our Magento clients, we provide pro-active security patching when Magento releases a security patch. It is not something that many hosting providers offer. There’s a reason for this… It’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s a small peek behind the curtain of what goes into this […]

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 a high risk merchant account 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 […]

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 […]