Category "Ecommerce User Guides"

eCommerce: things you absolutely must know about sales on mobile devices, eCommerce security, UX & Conversions. Call to consult about your site today: (316) 247-6051

eCommerce Projections 2015: Bricks & Mortars, Move Over!

Online sales have been enjoying a steady increase in the U.S. over the last few years. In fact, eCommerce sales are expected to out-pace bricks and mortar sales over the next 4 years! Worldwide total retail will continue to grow between 5-6% through 2018 Worldwide eCommerce will grow at a rate between 13-25% U.S. total retail will grow at a rate around 5.5% U.S. eCommerce will grow at a rate between 11-16.5% Mobile Users are…

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Label

Click here to test your site to see if Google thinks it is mobile-friendly. If not your site will be missing Google’s most recent mobile search label.

Shopping Cart Comparison – 2014

Miva Compared to the Top Shopping Cart Choices From our research, there are has never been any eCommerce platforms that can be evenly compared with Miva Merchant concerning pricing, features, and usability. A quick, on the fly, analysis of our experiences is this: BigCommerce – is too limited in add-ons/modules. Shopify – is closer, but you have to use their credit card processor, or they take 1% of your sales off the top. Volusion –…

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Miva Multi-Seat Billing FAQ

Changes in Miva User Billing is Imminent! “Starting with the release of Version 9, or in 90 days, whichever comes first, Miva Merchant is changing to a per-administrative seat pricing model. Every installation of Miva will come with 1 simultaneous user. If a merchant needs 2 or more people logged into the Miva Merchant admin at the same time, they will need to purchase additional seats.” Click to read all the details about this change.

Miva Default USPS Tracking Link Not Working

If you have gotten feedback from client that your USPS tracking links are not working correctly, they are right. In July of 2014 USPS changed the URL for their tracking page. Click for the fix.

MD5 Hash Mismatch Error: Miva Merchant

Over the last decade our Miva clients have complained that their customers got this message when they tried to place an order in their store: Error: “Unable to authorize payment: MD5 Hash mismatch. Please contact the store administrator if you continue to experience this problem.” Urgency Level: HIGH Cause: if a store owner changes their MD5 Hash Code in their Authorize.net admin area, and forgets to change it in their Miva store, this causes a…

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Open SSL Security Nightmare: Heartbleed

Critical Information about Heartbleed, an Open SSL vulnerability that is affecting most of the internet. Go through this checklist NOW to ensure the security of your website!!

Magento Layoffs – Is Magento a sinking ship?

If you are worried about your Magento store, and need a consultation about switching to a stable, constantly improved shopping cart with 24/7 support, please call us! 316-247-6051

Miva Production Release 8 Update 9 Bells and Whistles

Miva Merchant Users: Click here to see all the new exciting things that Miva rolled out on this update. http://www.mivamerchant.com/pr8-9-features Some of the features replace certain third party modules, which will allow for a little less overhead in your store and speedier page loads times. You do not HAVE to remove the modules you are using, but you may wish to eventually. If you need help understanding which modules are being replaced by streaming updates,…

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Website Usability via Proper Website Construction

Good Web Site Design Notes from the WebMasterWorld Convention, Las Vegas, 12-2004. This conference covered all bases from website design, usability, stickiness, structure, dynamic content, flash to marketing. The conference covered a great deal of info about websites, customers, browser compatibility and customer usability. Why has your customer hired you to design them a website? They just want a website on the internet so they can say they have one. Because they just want one…

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