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October 28, 2019

What Are Transaction Costs? How Ecommerce Reduces Costs

Ecommerce stores can reduce transaction costs in the overhead of running a business. But transaction costs still have enough of a presence to chip away at your profits. Transaction costs traditionally refer to any cost incurred by an entity that maintains or processes the exchange of currency for goods and services. It is not necessarily […]

October 24, 2019

20 Ways to Get Your Store Ready for Black Friday

It’s not too late to start circling the wagons the holiday season. Here’s 20 ways to make the most of your Black Friday that don’t involve new code or massive retooling. Use one, or all, or mix and match for maximum effect. #1 Enable Nexcess Cloud Auto Scaling One of the main arguments to go […]

October 22, 2019

6 Magento Alternatives You Should Be Considering After Magento 1

Magento 1 (M1) will be sunsetting June 2020. While the eCommerce platform will still be accessible and usable by both merchants and devs, it will no longer receive official support from either Magento or Adobe. That means that for the 180,000 merchants running M1, the hunt for Magento alternatives is on.  Are you unsure where […]

October 17, 2019

What Is a Dev Site?

Changes to your website are inevitable. Whether refreshing your theme or applying a critical security update, sites are living environments that can react unpredictably to well-intentioned changes. Any change, small or significant, can disrupt or even break your site when carelessly applied. Such disruptions torpedo both your sales and your customers’ trust. Properly executing these […]

October 14, 2019

8 Common Hosting Problems (and How to Avoid Them)

In our annual State of Hosting, we found that uptime remains the chief concern for most merchants. Uptime, though critical, is one of only many things that can go wrong with web hosting, and the measure of a solid web hosting provider often means more than 99% uptime.  Within, we highlight how to resolve or […]

October 14, 2019

The Cheapest Way to Ship Clothes

When you’re shipping clothing purchases to your customers, there are several considerations that can impact postage price. You’ll need to make some decisions about the presentation of your products, your brand image, how quickly you want products to arrive, and other key factors. All things considered, retailers can make an effective plan for shipping their […]

October 09, 2019

How to Get Ready for MagentoLive Europe 2019

MagentoLive Europe 2019 arrives in only a few weeks, bringing Magento merchants and innovators from around the globe to Amsterdam for arguably the biggest ecommerce event on the continent.  What and When is MagentoLive? The Magento community hosts various global events designed to connect and educate developers, merchants, and ecommerce influencers. The largest of these […]

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October 09, 2019

Why Your WordPress Business Needs A Niche And How To Choose One

Imagine that you’re a doctor finally pursuing the dream of starting your own medical practice and you need a website. You do some research online and find two local web designers. One is generalist who sells “results-driven websites” and the other is a designer who has a business niche in “websites for health and wellness […]

October 07, 2019

Content + Commerce: A Magento 1 End of Life Discussion

At the beginning of the year, the Nexcess research team put together a report on the State of Hosting at the start of 2019. In it, we predicted that Data Protection would only increase in importance, headless implementations would become more mainstream, and development would improve as hosting infrastructure continued to decrease in visibility.  It’s […]

October 03, 2019

The Many Ways to Check Your Grammar in WordPress

John McPhee, a renowned writer of non-fiction books and magazine articles, describes in his book “Draft No. 4” the editorial process his articles must pass through before publication in the New Yorker.