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E-COMMERCE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1996

Site-Wide Information Banners

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All store-owners want to make sure that the time spent on their website results in a satisfying and productive experience. You go to great lengths to ensure the buyer’s journey throughout your site is as pleasant as possible. Unfortunately, making sure your customers are fully aware of all important information is half the battle of […]

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MIVA: Simplify Your Category Maintenance

Category Maintenance Tool

Critical to any online store, categories play a huge part in how your customers view and access your products. So as a store owner, you understand why it’s so important to maintain the structure of your data. What exactly does that mean?  The way in which you organize your products on your website represents a […]

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Selling Custom Products in Your Online Store

Selling custom products online

Do you remember when Mars Inc. had the genius idea of offering custom printed m&m candies?  They capitalized on the idea of unique all the way back in 2004, in the infancy of eCommerce. The trend of getting customized products has only grown since then. Shoppers have the chance to make a mark on their […]

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Make Multiple Payment Methods a Priority

Multiple Payment Options

As technologies change, so do customer expectations. Ever a top priority, convenience matters for online shoppers. That applies to payment options, and from that customers are expecting multiple payment methods to be standard. […]

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How-To: Explaining Miva Price Groups

Explaining Miva Price Groups

Glendale Designs performs site customization and maintenance work on an ongoing basis for our clients. One of the most requested areas that clients ask for assistance with is the Price Groups feature in Miva. […]

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12 Ways to Test Your Site on a Regular Basis

Typwriter Beginning a To Do list

Have you ever received an email or a call from a customer, complaining because some feature on your site doesn’t work the way it should? Perhaps you roll your eyes to yourself at first, sure that the customer just isn’t following directions properly. But then you try it and your heart sinks a little. “Oh no. How long has this been broken?”. This is the perfect illustration of why you should be testing your website on a regular basis. […]

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How-To: Test Your Site Speed

Speedometer reaching 220 mph

If you’ve been finding that your bounce rates are high, and your conversions are low, your site speed may be the culprit. There are, however, some simple and free ways to test that theory. […]

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Miva Tutorial: How & Why To Use Content Sections

Using Miva Content Sections

If you’ve had your site done by Glendale Designs, then you’ll be making use of Miva’s ReadyTheme Content Sections. If you aren’t using them, then you absolutely should. We’re going to give you a brief overview of exactly what content sections are, and why you should be using them. […]

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