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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Improve Product Search On Your Magento Store

Product search: you can’t live without it. At least, that’s until you start using cumbersome and awkward solutions that don’t deliver the right results. Choosing the right product search for your Magento store means finding an integration that allows for both easy customization and that delivers the results consumers are looking for. Magento’s default product […]

5 WordPress Plugins for Increasing Conversions

Staring down the WordPress plugins page, you find yourself asking what you should be installing. You want more conversions and you have a basic idea of what that entails, but you don’t know how that translates into what you see on the page. Here are 5 WordPress plugins that can help you to boost conversions.