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E-COMMERCE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1996

Every member of Glendale Designs has owned or run an online store at some point. That means when we work on your site, we have the unique perspective of an eCommerce business owner. We understand, more than most, that your online retail store will have its own particular needs based on the products you sell and the way you work. 

 

To help make your lives easier, our developers love coming up with special pieces of code that tweak the system to run just the way you need it to. We’re happy to offer these custom Miva modifications. You can find details about each customization in the blog posts below.

 

If you’re looking for something that you don’t see in the list below. let us know. We’ll work with you to come up with a custom Miva solution tailored to your needs.

“Sold in Sets Of” – Incremental Quantity

Oftentimes, you as a store owner are at the mercy of your suppliers, manufacturers, and your bottom lines. While you may always want to give the shopper exactly what they want, in some cases, you do have to enforce certain restrictions on the products in your store. Selling in sets, lots, cases, or batches is […]

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Quick Add Tool for Easier Conversions

Quick Add

Depending on the products you sell, and your client base, you may have some shoppers that know what they want and want what they know. This is most typical in wholesaler-purchaser relationships, where the shopper returns time and again to reorder the same trusted products. Reduce friction and make those shoppers happier with our Quick […]

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Waitlist for Variants: a Creative Solution

Waitlist

Offering a waitlist option is a great supplement to your site to help draw shoppers back in – especially if your items are in high demand, in short supply, or are part of limited releases! Also perfect for seasonal product lines and upcoming product launches, the waitlist can remind your shoppers to come back once […]

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Product Price Ranges For Variants in Miva

Product Price Ranges

Being able to offer product variations gives you flexibility with your catalog, and your shoppers get more choices – that sounds pretty great, all around! It can, however, cause some confusion and bloating on your site. Our developers have created a way to display your product price ranges that won’t lead to overflowing categories, duplicate […]

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Materials Calculator for Product Pages [Video Demo]

Materials Calculator

Life is hard. As adults, we constantly have to make calculated decisions about the way we live our lives. Projects like refinishing your bathroom, building a deck, or reupholstering furniture can be taxing enough, without also having to do math while you shop. Shopping should be fun and happy; formulas and calculations are not. Our […]

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Automate Your Recommended Products

Automated Recommended Products

Our developers have created a feature that will automate your related and recommended product sections, so you don’t have to do the work. We’ve spoken before about how important it is to properly use your related and recommended product sections. They can help boost sales, improve awareness of other product lines, and provide useful guidance […]

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Display Your Inventory Status as a Facet

Inventory Status Facets

Facets and filters are a super powerful tool for both you and your shopper. They allow you to sort your products without having to use an overwhelming amount of subcategories. And they allow your shoppers to narrow down the product catalog until they find exactly what they need. Our developers have created a way for […]

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Tax Exemption for B2B Accounts

Tax Exemption for B2B Accounts

A file upload option for clients can help you efficiently collect and process tax exemption for B2B accounts. Being able to offer your B2B buyers the same conveniences that retail shoppers get is a huge draw these days. Studies have found that while buyers used to do their purchasing via catalog, sales rep, and phone […]

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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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Sorting Numeric Search Facets in Miva

Sorting Numeric Search Facets

Search facets are an eCommcerce staple; they allow you, the store owner, to categorize and differentiate between your items without having an unruly number of product categories. And they allow your shopper to see the available options, and find what they need easily. Unfortunately, you’ll find you run into trouble if you need to sort […]

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