Please, Please Patch Your Magento Store

Tweet Here at LexiConn, we help migrate a number of Magento stores over to us from other hosting providers. We’ve noticed an alarming trend that many of these stores are not fully updated with the latest security patches released by Magento. More alarmingly is that a good portion of these stores often have hacked files, […]

What’s in a name – Naming conventions for file names, products, and more

Tweet Whats in a name? For Mr. Shakespeare and his cast of players perhaps nothing but when it comes to computers, the make up of a name can have great meaning and power. It’s important to note that how you name a file, product, SKU, etc. can become an issue especially if you become too […]

Magento 2 – Import Configurable Products

Tweet The built-in import feature in Magento can often be frustrating due to its complexity and less than forgiving nature. In Magento 1, many extensions were created to aid in importing products quickly and easily. With the recent release of Magento 2, there are not many extensions to help with importing products. Documentation is also […]

2015 Small Business Ecommerce Holiday Stats

Tweet Last month we reviewed the 2015 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Stats so today it’s time to review the shopping season as a whole.  We’ve been doing this for a few years now (2014, 2013, 2012) and as usual we like to compare our small stores to some larger merchants. Large Stores – Holiday […]

Magento 2 Fully Supported at LexiConn

Tweet Magento 2 was officially released on November 17, 2015 for general availability. It had a short merchant beta period that helped get the product ready for the masses. Magento 2 is a new ecommerce application, not just an update of Magento 1. Re-written from the ground up, it incorporates modern architecture and developer friendly […]

PCI Council pushes back TLS 1.0 End of Life Date to June 2018

Tweet On December 15th, the PCI Council updated its date for when TLS 1.0 (an older security protocol used on SSL secure web pages) would be considered obsolete and a PCI violation. Originally, they listed June 30, 2016 as the End of Life (EOL) date for TLS 1.0. They have now extended that deadline to […]

Dealing with ShopSite Date Formats in Custom Reports

Tweet Previously we went over creating your own reports from the data that ShopSite collects via orders. Another source of information is registered customers. A question that comes up for both of these is how to deal with the date information provided by ShopSite. Unfortunately Excel does not understand this date format so we’ll have […]

2015 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Stats for the Small Online Merchant

Tweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, so what does that mean?  It’s time for all the Ecommerce Sales Stats posts and there are a pile of them out this year!  Before we get into reviewing our stats for small merchants,  we’ll highlight some sources and the large merchant stats being reported: Big […]

Successful Big Traffic Event with Magento on a Budget

Tweet We recently had one of our hosted Magento clients appear on The Today Show in the “Jill’s Steals and Deals” segment. This promotion results in thousands of orders in a short period of time, with tens of thousands of visitors. Needless to say, it’s a big deal for a small merchant. Although there are […]

ShopSite Version 12 SP2 – Product List Changes

Tweet Since the release of ShopSite version 12 SP2 the most surprising update for many customers has been been the new List of Products screen.  A variety of new options have been added and prior features have changed a bit but are all still there.  In this blog post we’ll highlight those changes. The New […]