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December 26, 2019

Goals and Events eCommerce Businesses Should be Tracking with Google Analytics

Tracking interactions between customers and your ecommerce store is essential if you want to gauge the performance of your business. However, it’s not always obvious which interactions you should be tracking. If you track too little, you’re not getting the most representative picture, and if you track too much, the important data gets buried.  In […]

December 17, 2019

The Magento 1 End of Life With Gary Smith

Gary Smith, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Nexcess, shares his thoughts on Magento 1, its history, and end of life. We cover the real story on PCI compliance, why staying isn’t the end of world, and how making the move to Magento 2 in your own timeframe comes with opportunities for growth.  Ready to begin […]

December 16, 2019

Find the Right Ecommerce Platform for Your Clients

Agencies have a clear charter for their clients: help them get the best ROI from their technology solutions.  Part of that is making the platform recommendations that help merchants achieve their vision and drive growth. Nexcess managed hosting makes those choices easier, but the decision process still requires navigating a range of different options, each with […]

December 09, 2019

7 Ecommerce Blueprint Considerations You May Be Overlooking

An ecommerce blueprint is your agency’s lifeline. As a vital foundational document, it helps you create a clear strategy for delivering results to a client; results that go beyond just KPIs and metrics.  A well-executed blueprint should not just be a list of requirements and solutions. Instead, it should be seen as an evolving guide […]

December 05, 2019

Five Tips To Build A Sustainable WordPress Agency

Success and income posturing are a constant throughout social media. Across the Internet, freelancers and agency owners tout their high-dollar contracts and big money months. The hustle, grind, and slay lifestyle is glorified through staged luxury lifestyle photos. But eventually, these same people making a big splash, and even bigger claims, slowly fade away or […]

December 02, 2019

Elasticsearch Makes Magento Search Faster and More Accurate

Product search is perhaps the most overlooked feature of ecommerce stores. When it works well, nothing is said. When it doesn’t, consumers flock to the competition, where they don’t have to try and hunt down the product they want. Despite the importance of search, many merchants continue to ignore it. If you’re not sure if […]

November 29, 2019

8 Ways to Break Through the Holiday Clutter

Starbucks has rolled out their Eggnog Latte, which means the holidays are upon us. For consumers, this means being overwhelmed with deals, advertisements, and offers. For you, as a merchant, it means finding a way to separate yourself from your competition, so you don’t lose revenue this holiday season.  It’s no longer enough to create […]

November 25, 2019

Website Speed Optimization for 2020

From SEO to conversions, to user experience and beyond, page speed has a direct correlation to the success of your website. The investment of time and resources into developing a well thought through website speed optimization plan is worth the effort – because when done right, the actions you take can expand your reach, increase […]

November 19, 2019

Special Considerations for Streamlining Mobile Checkout on WooCommerce

While the data tells us that many sites are seeing more mobile traffic than desktop traffic, conversions on mobile devices still lag far behind. So people are using their phones more but they use a computer to actually make the purchase which is a point of friction. Today we’re going to look at some things […]

November 14, 2019

What Are PHP Workers and Why You Should Care?

What are PHP Workers and Why You Should Care

Have you ever browsed through your favorite coffee shop’s website and as you check out with that new order of coffee, you end up getting a 504 error after a delay? Or maybe you were browsing your favorite sports website and as you try to load the next page, it takes a while to load […]