The 2009 Shop.org Strategy and Innovation Forum kicked off today at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando. The convention is filled with the top names in ecommerce, a variety of vendors, and a small but fun and elite crowd of attendees.
Most online businesses set up email lists of some sort, then proceed to just send out emails. This document will show you, from the perspective of the person RECEIVING the emails, what mistakes many people make. Avoid these mistakes to ramp up your email list to profitability.
Because we do a lot of redesigns and offline development, our customers usually have at least two stores operational at one time – the live store and a development platform. Sometimes that makes it hard to test, though, if links from the development site link back to the live site half of the time. You […]
Until 2006, Glynn Gallagher’s life was "really, really hectic to say the least.". She started work every morning at 8 am, printing out her previous day’s orders from her website LockPickShop.com, along with a picklist, and trudged out to the makeshift warehouse building in her backyard. The rest of the day was spent answering customer […]
The great thing about having a blog for your business is that it gives customers and search engines new content to view. It can increase sales by convincing customers of your product’s benefits, or teaching them how to use it, or giving them ideas for incorporating the product into the lives. But it’s essential to […]
Nothing looks less professional than an ecommerce site full of broken images! However, if you’re running a site with a lot of products, it’s bound to happen every now and then. Here’s how to stop it from happening.
Many e-commerce packages available today provide some search capability out of the box. These out-of-the-box search utilities typically are good for searching through product names and description. Some even provide advanced capabilities to search other fields or order the data in some unified fashion – like showing you categories of interest, related products, and more.
For web development purists, the holy grail of coding an ecommerce site using an off-the-shelf package is the ability to write a fully standards-compliant site. The upcoming Miva Merchant 5.5 release brings this desire into full reality for Miva Merchant developers. Version 5.5 offers a completely-open page templating system, where all aspects of the site […]
URL Rewriting is a way of changing the URLs within a website to a more logical and/or more search engine-friendly format. The default URLs within a Miva Merchant site are long and full of querystring variables, and can easily be rewritten to cleaner formats, as described below. To find out if this is available for […]
To get sales, your website has to get visitors. And one of the best ways to get visitors to your website is to rank well within the search engines. That is an entirely different subject, but one of the easiest things to consider is implementing a weblog for your business.