Posts From the monthly archives: "November 2011"
Thank You

As we approach Thanksgiving and the ensuing holiday rush, we want to thank our extraordinary clients. We feel honored to be their web development partner. Our e-commerce clients are small business owners who focus on specific product niches, have expertise in the industries they represent, and answer the phone when customers have questions. They…(Read More)

Holiday Online Shopping

The news on the economy continues to be a drag on holiday spirits. Everyone from presidential candidates to the local barber make the current state of our country’s financial malaise the most important topic of conversation. The outlook for the coming weeks and months overshadows other topics which, in other times, would be argued…(Read More)

Cyber Monday 2011

Are you ready for Cyber Monday 2011? This is the day many online retailers kick-off their holiday season by offering special incentives to their shoppers. And it’s just around the corner; this year it falls on Monday, November 28. Over 1 billion in 2010 Last year, comScore reported that consumers spent approximately $1…(Read More)

E-Commerce Growth

“The third quarter 2011 e-commerce estimate increased 13.7 percent from the third quarter of 2010.” – US Census Bureau News, 11/17/2011 The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce released their third quarter findings* today. Adjusting for seasonal variation, but not price changes, the report shows US retail e-commerce sales for…(Read More)

Search Engine Report

Google tops search engine rankings — continues its dominance in the search market. comScore released their search analysis for October 2011, and the results were predictable. Google continued to lead the search market with 65.6 percent of the search queries. This was an increase of 0.3 percent over the previous month. Yahoo was down…(Read More)

Fixing Magento Session IDs

We often use shared SSL’s when building e-commerce sites. It’s a convenient way of hosting multiple stores without having to purchase separate SSL certificates for each site. Most of our e-commerce clients manage multiple stores within a single Magento or OpenCart installation. Recently, we found a problem with Magento where the…(Read More)

E-commerce Tips

Recently, someone we met at a social gathering asked us if we could take a quick look at their e-commerce web site and make some quick recommendations. They were not having great success in getting ranked in Google, and even less success in converting visitors into buyers. After taking a look at their site…(Read More)