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5 Marketing Tips to Increase Orders This Holiday Season

Marketing Tips to Increase Holiday Season Orders

The holiday shopping season has a way of sneaking up on us, and before you know it, you’re ankle deep in orders but wishing you’d had time to do more. Now is that time! This will be an unprecedented year for holiday shopping, and no one is really sure what’s going to happen. You also […]

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A/B Testing: Is it Right For You?

A/B Testing: Is it Right For You?

Regardless of your industry, you’ll never be able to escape trends that change the way you’re expected to do business. Like trends in clothing, some are worthwhile staples that will never fully go out of fashion like a dark, tailored blazer. And some are mustard-colored corduroy bell-bottoms; fly-by-night fads that seem like a good idea […]

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Scheduled Pickup and Delivery On Your Miva Store

Pickup and delivery module checkout

Miva has released a new module that will allow store owners to offer scheduled pickup and delivery for their products. We are going to explore that module, and how we chose to modify it to suit our client’s needs. Having a website for your business has been standard protocol for years now. Customers have come […]

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How To Become the Most Improved Website of the Year

Most Improved Website

In August, we were honored to learn that the site outlined below was the recipient of Miva’s 2020 Blades Award for Most Improved Website. Let’s take a look at how we were able to breathe fresh life into a struggling website. Early in 2019, a small family-owned business approached us looking for a website upgrade. […]

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How to Use Recommended Product Sections Effectively

Recommended Product Section

Recommended product sections can give your shoppers a carefully curated look into the rest of your product catalog… if they’re used correctly.  UI/UX developers and designers work diligently to create a balance on your website. They need to be sure your shoppers are being provided all the necessary information and options (which can be plentiful!) […]

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Should You Update Your Miva Store?

Should I update Miva?

Glendale Designs has worked with Miva products since… well, since before Miva was Miva. Back before the fancy interface and the store-owner usability, the owners of Glendale Designs have been building with it. As such mainstays in the Miva community, it’s no wonder we field the same questions again and again when it comes to […]

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Best Practices for Product Images

Product Images Best Practuces

As important as good site design, comprehensive descriptions, and organized categories are, the real pièce de résistance when it comes to selling your products, is the product image. Arguably the biggest drawback about selling exclusively online, is that shoppers have a tough time really knowing what they’re getting before they make a financial investment.  Some […]

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How to Write Effective Product Descriptions

Writing Product Descriptions

Learning how to write effective product descriptions can improve the user experience, lower your customer service costs, and increase your SEO ranking. For eCommerce websites, a beautiful product page is the crown jewel. It’s where you carry a large portion of your customer interaction, communicate all the important details about the items you sell, and […]

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Interactive Features To Improve UX and Impress Shoppers

Interactive Site Feature

An excellent user experience is critical to a successful online store. Oftentimes, sustaining the user experience refers to regular site maintenance; keeping the site running smoothly and quickly for a frictionless shopping encounter. But part of staying fresh and relevant in your industry means having an innovative user experience, as well as just a functionally […]

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How to Set Up A Google My Business Account

Set Up Google My Business Account

Google seems to have an endless roster of tools and resources for businesses. They operate under the model of making things easier for their users (aka searchers), by improving how you do business. There are a variety of avenues by which this is achieved, like advanced analytic, tracking, and testing tools, to help run things […]

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