If you’re one of the last remaining site owners who haven’t moved to https:// yet, an important date is coming up that may just be the push you need to get this long-overdue task completed.
The next update for Google Chrome, the world’s most widely used web browser, is set to be released on April 7, 2020, and will be version 81. This update will automatically force content from http:// to https://.
What does this mean? The simplest example I can give is this – if you have images located at http://www.yourstore.com/image-1.jpg BUT your site does not use https://, Google Chrome will force that image to load from https://www.yourstore.com/image-1.jpg and display it as broken.
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If your small business has been negatively impacted by the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, there is help available from the federal government. Below is information on some of the various programs your company may be eligible for.
In order to be eligible for COVID-19 financial assistance under these programs, businesses must have less than 500 employees, have been in operation as of February 15, 2020, pay salaries for employees, and pay payroll tax and/or independent contractors.
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SiteSpeed Booster Pro is a comprehensive suite of tools designed to decrease load time and enhance the performance of your eCommerce store on desktop and mobile devices.
Website speed is more important today than ever before. Slow loading sites not only turn customers away but can be excluded from organic search results. In order to capture sales, a land coveted real estate in SERPs, and gain a leg-up on your competition, a fast loading website is critical.
Amazon tested and found that for every 100ms added to load speed of their pages (that’s 1/10th of a second), they saw a decrease in revenue of 1%. So adding half a second to their load time would cost them 5% of their revenue. What would you do if you could increase your revenue by even a few percentage points?
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Let’s be frank, competition is tougher than ever and with the state of the current economy, it’s only going to get tougher. Many online stores and brick-and-mortar retailers are offering additional incentives to get people to spend money.
One incentive that has always been a staple of eCommerce is free or reduced-cost shipping. Consumers tend to believe that online retailers who charge for shipping are doing so at a profit when many times, in reality, it’s a loss.
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As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop and evolve with each passing day, there may be a point where you and some of your employees may have to work remotely. While not all functions of an eCommerce business can be run from a home or remote office, some can such as marketing, finance, customer support, and more.
Yesterday, I shared information on how to prepare a contingency plan for your business. In it, I addressed how businesses should be ready to have employees work from home or an alternate location if necessary. Today, I’m sharing tips on how to efficiently work remotely.
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In today’s changing environment and the uncertainty that surrounds us in regards to COVID-19, it’s important not only to keep you and your family safe but your business as well.
As eCommerce entrepreneurs, we work hard day in and day out to grow our business, take care of our customers, and meet the needs and expectations of our employees.
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There are several key technology “ingredients” used in any retail business:
- The customer management system that stores information about shoppers and their behavior,
- The inventory management system that keeps track of product stock and locations,
- The fulfillment system that gets the products shipped out to customers, and
- The ecommerce storefront that holds it all together and makes the shopping experience presentable to customers.
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Yahoo! Small Business has begun to notify merchants on the Yahoo! Store / Yahoo! Merchant Solutions platform of an important security update which will roll out on April 10, 2020.
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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing valuable information with our readers about platform migrations. Why? Because one of the most frequently asked questions from our clients surround whether or not it’s time for them to move their eCommerce store from one platform to another.
While migrating to a new platform may seem like an easy process, it’s not. Nor should it be something that is decided upon without thoroughly researching your options as well as the pros and cons that go along with a move.
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