Scheduled Pickup and Delivery On Your Miva Store

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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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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Website Maintenance: Checking Your Site on a Regular Basis

Website Maintenance: Checking Your Site on a Regular Basis

We’ve written before stressing the point that a successful site is not “set it and forget it”. In order to maintain your SEO rank, industry reliability, and relevancy to your shoppers, you need to be constantly updating. But, good news: website maintenance doesn’t need to be a daily chore, or take days on end to […]

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How to Submit a Google Shopping Test Feed

Upload a Google Shopping Test Feed

Want to get started with Google to take advantage of their free and paid services? This step-by-step guide will show you how to submit a Google Shopping test feed, your first step to a broader reach. Google Shopping feeds allow you to do more than just sell your products on Google; however now that it’s […]

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Agile vs Waterfall in Modern Web Design

Agile vs Waterfall

When most people think of the website development process, the waterfall approach still guides their decisions. But agile web development is proving to be a preferred methodology while revealing the flawed process of the traditional waterfall. So what exactly are the differences in agile vs waterfall design? Both the waterfall and agile methods share many […]

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Are Social Share Buttons Really Necessary on Your E-Commerce Website?

Social share buttons have become something of an expectation. Look at almost any eCommerce website and you’ll likely see the familiar icons of Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest accompanying individual products or blog posts. But are all these social share icons really necessary? The answer might appear to hinge on whether or not you’re using social […]

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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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How to Display Stock Status for Attributes in Miva

Display stock status

The powerful product attribute abilities in Miva allow you to offer your shoppers a very wide variety of items without having to upload and maintain thousands of combinations. But there are limitations that may prevent your customers from having a truly intuitive experience in your store. One of these limitations is the inability to display […]

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DIY Website vs. Professional – Do You REALLY Need UX/UI?

DIY Website vs. Professional

Since the dawn of the handyman, people have been trying to weigh the benefits of “DIY vs. Professional”. That hasn’t changed as we moved into the tech era. As a web development company, you probably expect that we’ll tell you, you should hire a developer. But that’s not necessarily the case. We don’t want our […]

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